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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last Modified: September 18, 2013 By Jeff Gebeau Record-Journal correspondent WALLINGFORD — When Christine Liu, then an underclasswoman at Choate Rosemary Hall, approached Phil Ventre, the school’s Head of Music, about community service opportunities involving music, she had no notion of the cross-cultural bridge she would soon help build. Ventre told Liu about a past […]
Published: September 15, 2013 | Last Modified: September 17, 2013 10:48AM By Stephen Knight One of the recurrent themes that you will read in this space concerns why it is that Wallingford is a successful community. Because it’s election season, most of the coverage we will see concerns the municipal government and its elected officials. […]