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Souls on Fire Featured At “Concerts in the Park” on 8/17 — August 13, 2018

SOF LogoThe band Souls on Fire will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018. The concert will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free.

Souls on Fire is a 10-piece, soulful 1970’s band, featuring music from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Motown and lots more.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award Presented to Martin Cloudas — August 10, 2018

Martin CloudasMartin Cloudas is the recipient of the 2018 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award for his many years of “Giving Back to the Community”. The award was presented for the fifteenth time at the annual City of Groton Day celebration on August 3rd.

Groton Utilities presented a check for $1,000 to the Aluminum Falcon Robotics in his honor. The charitable donation from Groton Utilities is the symbol of the award.

The award recognizes Cloudas for his outstanding efforts over the years, especially for his roles as mentor, supporter, teacher, and counselor to the Fitch Senior High School robotics team, Team 2168:  the Aluminum Falcons.

Groton Utilities is pleased to present this award to this deserving citizen for giving back to our community selflessly, sincerely, willingly and with great pride.

Since 2015, his volunteer efforts, including his leadership position as president of the team’s booster organization, enhanced the business side of the team.  The new financial structure improved fund raising, giving the team the ability to attend more competitions.

The robotics team credits Cloudas as one of the largest contributors in spreading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics throughout the Groton Community.

“Martin has become a father away from home for the entire team,” the team members emphasized in its nominating application.  “His ability to communicate with students has produced a trust with students, inspiring them to fulfill themselves and become better people,” team states.

Groton Utilities named the award, The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award, to commemorate Mrs. Nixon’s service to her community. Jackie, as she was known to most, gave back to the community in many ways, including operating a food pantry in her residence for 24 years.  She distributed food on a regular basis to many needy families.  Jackie passed away July 6, 2004 after a brief battle with cancer.  Groton Utilities created the award in 2004 during its 100th anniversary year.

Earle A. Williams was the recipient of the first annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award.  Other winners of the award are: Robert “Bob” Leeney, Mimi

Orkney, Lillian “Lil” Hansen, Sarah Stanley, William “Bill” Welsh, Jr., Alfred Restivo, Robert “Bob” Austin LaFrance, Archie C. Swindell, Mildred “Milly” Carlson, Lian Obrey, James “Jim” Streeter, Charlie Ebbinghaus, and Marcia Gipstein.

Request for Proposal – Parks and Rec Storage Building — August 3, 2018

34th Annual City Day is Friday 8/3 — July 27, 2018

The Band 9Teen Featured Next at “Concerts in the Park 2018” — July 25, 2018

9TeenThe band 9Teen is up next at Concerts in the Park 2018.  Start your mid-summer, super weekend with a big, musical bang on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton.

9Teen will make you want to start clapping and stamp your feet with the “Brass Kickin’ Rock ‘n Soul” sounds of the band. 9Teen has performed all over New England, playing everything from classic rock to funk to R&B to Steely Dan to Chicago to Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

The remaining concert is August 17, Souls on Fire.

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Jay Dempsey Band Playing Washington Park on Friday — July 17, 2018

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The Jay Dempsey Band

The Jay Dempsey Band featuring country music at its best will be featured at the 2018 Concerts in the Park on Friday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park in the City of Groton.

Jay’s country band features some seasoned players from the bands “Highway Call” & “High Times.” Returning to the lineup are veterans Jim Pavelski on drums, Don Hemmer on pedal steel, electric guitar, Chuck Davis on bass & vocals and the talented Phred Mileski on vocals and keyboards.

Jay’s 2018 show includes some well-known traditional country tunes, featuring the pedal steel guitar, Texas Country, Southern rock and some favorite country contemporary radio hits. The band recently performed the Mohegan Sun 2018 BBQ Festival, the Taste of Mystic and North Stonington Fair.  A free, family fun City of Groton Concert not to be missed!

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series. Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

The remaining concerts:

July 27 –  9Teen

August 17 – Souls on Fire

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline. Food is available on site. The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Concerts in the Park Features The Cartells this Friday — July 10, 2018

What better way to celebrate your summer fun than listening to The Cartells, one of the area’s most popular and long-running bands.

The  Cartells will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday July 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton.  A local favorite band for more than 20 years, The  Cartells will present a wonderful mix of music of all styles, including jazz, swing, Motown, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series.

The remaining concerts:

July 20 –  Jay Dempsey Band

July 27 – 9Teen

August 17 – Souls on Fire

Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline. Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

All concerts are free.

Concert Postponement Notice – Souls on Fire — July 6, 2018

The Concert in the Park scheduled for 7/6, featuring the band, Souls on Fire, has been cancelled due to the inclement weather and wet grounds.

The concert has been rescheduled for Friday, August 17.

 

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Request for Proposal – Redevelopment/Placemaking Project — 

Proposal: No.: 2019-01

Opening Date and Time: July 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

 

“Souls on Fire” Playing at Washington Park on Friday (7/6) — July 3, 2018

SOF LogoThe sounds of the band, Souls on Fire will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2018 on Friday July 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Park in the City of Groton. All concerts are free.

Souls on Fire is a 10-piece, soulful 1970’s band, featuring music from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Motown and lots more.

Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor and co-produce the concert series.

The remaining concerts:

July 13 –  The Cartells

July 20 –  Jay Dempsey Band

July 27 –  9Teen

Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

Check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2018 schedule.

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Food is available on site.  The Groton Little League operates the concession stand.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.

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