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CRIS’ 22nd ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Oct 2


When: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019  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.

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2019

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

2019 DINING & DANCING GALLERY

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Volunteer Reception a Smash!

Barbara Ekman
Barbara Ekman, a West Haven volunteer, honored for 15 years of service

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:

5 years:

  • John Acey
  • Karen Bedard
  • Francine Goldfarb
  • Kay Long
  • MIchael Picozzi
  • Rena Tobey
  • Tim Ward
  • John Sullivan

10 years:

  • Jennifer Gaffey
  • Henry Gutterman
  • Ernest Johnson Jr.
  • Regina Strand

20 years:

  • Charles Wynn

25 years:

  • Steve Thal
  • Paul Young
  • Russ Wheeler

30 years:

  • Barbara Clark
  • James Stewart

35 years!:

More photos are available on the CRIS Radio Facebook page HERE.

Steve Parker

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.

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.

Photos and videos are available on our Facebook page, and here: (Read more)