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2018 DD: One for the Ages

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.

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The Perfect Romantic Gift

Dancing Through the Decades

Most years the champions are simply crowned, and when necessary, share the award; then there's 2015. What will The Clash of 2018 bring?

 

CRIS Radio will celebrate 40 years of broadcasting news and entertainment for people who have print disabilities at this year's Dining & Dancing Gala.

The 2018 event will bring together the champions of all the previous events for bragging rights and what promises to be the hottest, most glamorous Gala of all.

Save the date- April 28, 2018.  Better yet, what a romantic gift for Valentine's Day. Your partner will be impressed; you'll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!

Invitation:  PDF
Sponsorship Opportunities:  PDF

The Talent:

Scott Haney
Billy Johnstone
Nicole Nalepa
Floyd Green
Marilyn Alverio
Hanna Mordoh

The Music:

Eight to the Bar

Connecticut's premiere swing band will once again jam the tunes that will keep your feet moving all night long. Check out there site and listen to the band HERE.

Getting there, Ordering tickets & Eating:


(Please note a meal choice- beef, chicken, veggie- for each reservation.)


Select Number of Tickets:
Meals, eg: "2 beef, 1 veggie"
Desired seating:




The Perfect Romantic Gift

Clash of the Champions 2018

Most years the champions are simply crowned, and when necessary, share the award; then there’s 2015. What will The Clash of 2018 bring?

Save the date- April 28, 2018.  Better yet, what a romantic gift for the holidays. Your partner will be impressed; you’ll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!

Volunteers @ Governor’s Mansion

Bob McAllisterVolunteers from around the state came together on September 19, braving forecasts of Hurricane Jose, 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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CRIS’ 21st ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Oct 3


When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018  Shotgun start – 11 a.m.
Where:  Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

Title Sponsor: 
New Country Motor Cars Hartford
BMW, MINI and Mercedes Benz
One Weston Park Road, Hartford, CT 06120

Your participation allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

For more information, click HERE.
To become a sponsor, click HERE.

CRIS Feeds @ St. Francis Hospital

Hartford Courant:  JPG  |  Text
Journal  Inquirer:  PDF  |  JPG

Hartford Business Journal:  JPG  |  Text

CRIS launched two of its internet streams at St. Francis Hospital, making the CRIS Radio and CRIS en Español available to every patient in the hospital over their bedside cable system.

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

Scot Haney knocked the ball out of the park with his dance performance, but on this night his competition wasn't Joe Furey and Weather Watch, it was the five most dazzling women in all of Connecticut.  The 2017 Dining & Dancing in the Dark Champions are:  Amanda Raus (Fox CT) & Hanna Mordoh.

It may have been the most dazzling D&D yet, and the winners are the people all over CT who use CRIS services, as the night raised record amounts to help CRIS continue its mission.  READ MORE