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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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CRIS-Norwalk Creates Stir

Map of CRIS locations
A map of Connecticut representing the locations of CRIS studios (Norwich, West Haven, Trumbull, Danbury, and now Norwalk, as well as our broadcast studio in Windsor).
CRIS’ newest satellite studio launched on a beautiful day in Matthew's Park in Norwalk. The … Continue Reading ››

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

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

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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 Connecticut who use CRIS services, as the night raised record amounts to help CRIS continue its mission.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a fantastic event!

Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Gold Sponsor:
ChemWerth

Silver Sponsors:
Aetna  |  Comcast  | Frankie and Bob Goldfarb

Bronze Sponsors:
A Closer Look  |  Bob's Discount Furniture |Connecticare | E&M Donuts- Ed Pine | TD Bank  | WFSB Channel 3 |Windsor Federal
Savings Bank

Dancing with the Celebrities Sponsors:
Connecticut Lighting  | Kaman  |  Meredith Corp.

Auction Sponsors:
Hebron Lions Club  |  Subway

Event Sponsors:
Devine Hydraulics | King Covenant Financial

Table Wine:
Robert McAllister & Demebtrius Tolides

Program:
Konica Minolta/Windsor, CT

Media & Photos

Performers:

Diane Duhaime with Jesse Kroll
Steve Famiglietti with Sally Nasatka

Judges:

Joe Furey
Maurice Kaoud
Frank Rende

Photography:

Steve Laschever

Contestants:

Sulma Avenancio with Jesse Kross
Dr. Andrea Dennis with Matthew Berryman
Scot Haney with Lacey Escobales
Hanna Mordoh with Francis Grant
Cathy Poulin with Kyle Blatchford
Amanda Raus with Tom Varian

CRIS & Comcast Cares Day

CCD: Some of the CRIS vols getting ready to get to it.

On April 22 volunteers from CRIS Radio teamed up with employees of Comcast on Comcast Cares Day to help spruce up Smith Elementary School in New Britain.  This is part of a statewide event for Comcast that brings partners together for a day of volunteerism.

15 CRIS volunteers pitched in for a couple of hours, painting classrooms, planting flowers and eating doughnuts. Comcast has been a great friend of CRIS, running PSAs, providing grant money, making their technology and hardware available to expand CRIS services.  Agreeing to partner with them was a little way to say thank you back.

More photos and some press:

Harry tunes into the pre-work ceremonies.