Food Pantry Benefits From Annual Car Show

RHFP 09282014 171by Kathleen Pulek, Rare Reminder, October 2, 2014

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If Old Mother Hubbard had gone to the Rocky Hill Food Pantry last weekend, she would have found the shelves bare.

“We recently bought some basics but there’s not much on the shelves,” said Melissa Hicks, who became Human Services Director when retirement ended Mark Williams’ tenure earlier this year.

“The summer is the hardest part of the year for us, so we have to supplement with some financial donations to put the basics on our shelves. Our supply gets very low,” Hicks said of the Food Pantry, inaugurated by Williams 32 years ago. Continue reading

Cruising Newington – June 14, 2012

CN 140612 022by Kathleen Pulek

What would a car show in Newington be without Don Gallant, owner of the famous Don’s Speed Shop? If you’ve ever been on the Berlin Turnpike, you’ve seen Don’s shop. “I opened the Speed Shop when I was 20. I’m 82 now,” Gallant said.

Don and his family bought along their famed ’27 T-Bucket to the 2012 edition of Cruising Newington, held on June 14th in a packed Market Square. Continue reading