Volunteers from around the state came together to celebrate their dedication to Connecticut's only radio reading service for people with disabilities. Volunteers with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service were honored.
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The judges gave perfect scores to Taylor Kinzler, co-host of NBC CT-Live, who danced a salsa with Arthur Murray Dance Studios pro Kadeem Jordon, and to Eva Zymaris, WFSB reporter, who danced a cha-cha with Luis Cabasa, also a dance pro with Arthur Murray. The audience’s votes broke the tie, giving Kinzler the win for her performance.
Among the evening’s highlights were the dance performances of two CRIS volunteers who also are CRIS listeners, Diane Duhaime and Steve Famiglietti. Duhaime danced a waltz with Arthur Murray’s Crisen McKenzie and Famiglietti, manager of assistive technology at Oak Hill, danced a tango with dance pro Sally Nasatka. READ MORE
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Save the date: April 27, 2019
We will be back in the Bond Ballroom with celebrity dancers, Eight to the Bar and more fun than humans should be allowed.
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CRIS Radio honored its 300 volunteers from around the state at a reception at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Volunteers are individually recognized when celebrating 5 year increments of service. Last night they included:
- John Acey
- Karen Bedard
- Francine Goldfarb
- Kay Long
- MIchael Picozzi
- Rena Tobey
- Tim Ward
- John Sullivan
- Jennifer Gaffey
- Henry Gutterman
- Ernest Johnson Jr.
- Regina Strand
- Charles Wynn
- Steve Thal
- Paul Young
- Russ Wheeler
- Barbara Clark
- James Stewart
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The 2018 version of Dining and Dancing in the Dark is history and it made history. The past champions who competed, dazzled the crowd with flashy dressed, incredible moves and even some nostalgia. Billy Johnstone eked out victory over an energized pool of rivals, including Nicole Nalepa, Marilyn Alverio, Floyd Green and Hanna Mordo. Thanks also to the crew from Arthur Murray, Scott Haney, Ann Howard, Eight to the Bar and all of those who came out to support Connecticut's radio reading service.