Mexican folkloric youth dance group in Wallingford prepares for first performance

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Published: March 28, 2016 By Sandra Gomez-Aceves Special to the Record-Journal.

WALLINGFORD — Vibrantly colored skirts swooshed in time with rhythmic stomps as Jailene Ruiz led 24 other teens in a Mexican folkloric dance at the Spanish Community of Wallingford.

“Guys, let’s get going!,” said Ruiz, as the others lined up. […]

Liberty Bank Presents Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award to Maria Campos Harlow

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December 10, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, CT — Liberty Bank has presented Maria Campos-Harlow with the 2015 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award.  Harlow, executive director of the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW), received her award from bank officials at a gala reception Wednesday night that was attended by some 150 friends, family members, bank officers, and […]

Las Vegas Mariachi group offers workshop in Wallingford

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Published: July 6, 2015 | Last Modified: July 7, 2015 05:41PM By Leigh Tauss Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Fingers leapt nimbly over guitar strings, trumpets blared and voices soared as the Spanish Community of Wallingford headquarters filled with the festive music of mariachi Monday. Thirty-five children are participating in a weeklong workshop at the center with renowned […]

Midstate Chamber of Commerce gives out awards at 118th annual meeting

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Published: April 9, 2014 | Last Modified: April 9, 2014 11:14PM By Jeff Gebeau Record-Journal staff   MERIDEN — The Midstate Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce, presented its yearly business and individual awards at its 118th annual meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel Wednesday night. In the business […]

Community spirit

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Published: February 2, 2014 | Last Modified: February 2, 2014 01:00AM By Stephen Knight The political season is off to a somewhat quiet start, so this column will cover a couple of my favorite subjects: Wallingford’s special community spirit and, to no surprise, SCOW. And I intend to craftily weave the two subjects together in […]

Students talk to astronaut aboard the space station

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Published: January 19, 2014 | Last Modified: January 19, 2014 01:00AM By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Students from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy realize the difficulty in establishing communication with a space station traveling 17,500 mph about 300 miles above the earth’s surface. But perseverance was the theme Saturday morning as […]

SCOW members learn about Wallingford public transportation

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Published: November 22, 2013 | Last Modified: November 22, 2013 01:25AM By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — Local organizations are partnering with the town to encourage Spanish-speaking residents to use public transportation. On Thursday afternoon, about 20 mothers and their children received a free ride on the local bus route. They were picked up […]

SCOW mariachi players instructed by professionals

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Published: November 9, 2013 | Last Modified: November 9, 2013 01:30AM By Jeff Gebeau Record-Journal correspondent WALLINGFORD — Adam Romo, musical director of El Mariachi Mexico Antiguo, a professional mariachi band from Las Vegas that is composed of members aged 15 to 23, listened as members of the Spanish Community of Wallingford’s Mariachi Academy performed […]

Trying to talk with ISS: Static doesn’t squelch science lesson

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Published: November 4, 2013 | Last Modified: November 4, 2013 01:05AM By Eric Vo Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD — With more than 150 students’ eyes on him, Paul Ciezniak, an amateur radio operator, stood in front of a table in the gymnasium of the Parks and Recreation building with a microphone in one hand and a […]