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                                    paper and we will do our best to
     Over the winter we took a
look at our options for changing    keep the changes to a minimum
                                    while trying to stay within a rea-
                                                                         GROTON LONG POINT
the format of the GLP NEWS.

Since 1998 the cost of produc-      sonable budget. So we’re going
ing the newspaper has risen         to give this size a try and see
dramatically (doubled), and so      how it works.
we explored ways to still bring           It may not continue in this
you all the news of the Point,      particular format and size,
along with our beloved colum-       because this is just an experi-
nists, while holding the costs      ment but right now with every-
down. We have looked at differ-     one back we are ready, set and
ent printing companies, different   anxious to go.
paper and different sizes .                    We are still coming
   We know you love your news-      your way; we’re just coming           Volume 62                June 24, 2005          Issue #1
                                    your way in a different way.

                                   GET READY!
                              ‘CAUSE HERE WE COME!
                  YACHT CLUB
        JULY 2, 6 TO 8 PM - CLARK HALL
                    Yacht Club office is open
                  9 to noon June 28, 29 & 30.
   Pick up your registration paperwork. This will make your                     Remember when? Rudy Rudolph last winter!
                   registration much quicker.
             JULY                             AUGUST
Registration                       Registration
Adult tennis July 1, 1- 2 pm        Adult tennis Aug.1, 1- 2 pm
All other programs - July 1,        All other August programs
           2 to 4pm                         2 to 4 pm
July 5 - classes start              August 2 - classes start
July 28 - classes end               August 25 - classes end
Activities                         Activities
July 2 “Hello Summer”               August 6 , International
  Cocktail Party 6 to 8 pm            Beer and Wine Tasting
July 3 Bike Safety 1 pm                     7 to 10 pm
         GLP Police                 August 7, Art Show
July 16 “Under The Big                      1 to 4 pm                    Real men do drink tea! At the GLPWO spring sherry and tea
            Top”                    August 13, Bocce 5pm                      party - Gordon Lange, Andy Noel & Jack Mertens
     Family Night 6 pm              August 14, Patrons’ Brunch
     Fireworks 9 pm                        noon to 2 pm
July 23 “Cruise to                  August 21, Quintebrass
              Nowhere”               Gazebo Concert 4 pm
         7 to 10 pm                August 27 “Goodbye
July 30 Swing Band                 Summer” Cocktail Party
          concert                           6 to 8 pm
    7 pm at the gazebo

     FAMILY NIGHT                       “CRUISE TO
      JULY 16, 6 PM                      NOWHERE”
   FIREWORKS, 9 PM                    JULY 23, 7 - 10 PM                  The ladies who lunch - Karen Carriera, Geneva de Labry &
                                                                           Susan Brooks start the season with a spring get-together.
                                                                                                                           GLP News page 2

                                                                                    GLORIOUS SOUP!
                                                                                  It started arriving about 15     us. They made it for us when we
                                                                           minutes after I returned home           came in out of the cold, when
                                                                           from the hospital following a sur-      our feet were wet, when our
            OH, BABIES!               Vivian, have made Marian a           gical procedure.                        eyes were red, when our noses
    Jim and Pat Egan welcomed         first-time grandmother via the            It came in big bowls cov-          ran, when the mounds of
their 4th grandchild and 3rd          birth of new son, Brandyn.           ered by Saran Wrap, it came in          Kleenex beside our beds began
granddaughter, Erin Kelly Egan,           It’s a big one for Geneva and    fancy colorful tureens and it           to resemble small hills and
on May 1, 2005. Erin’s parents,       Gerry de Labry - and this time       also came in plain plastic con-         when our coughs and sore
Jamie and “Critter” Egan, have        we don’t mean a fish! Renown         tainers.                                throats made conversation
now expanded their family to          fisherman, Gerry, and his wife,         It came in steaming - the pun-       impossible.
include Erin’s older sister,          Geneva, celebrated their fiftieth    gent aromas curling comfortably             But is there any medical basis
Siobhan, and older bother, Jack.      wedding anniversary amid fami-       around my nose. It came in at           for the healing properties of
Almost the entire Egan clan will      ly and friends at a June cocktail    room temperature ready to pop           chicken soup? If there is, it cer-
unite on July 4th where Erin will     party in the Clark Room at the       into the oven or microwave              tainly can’t be found in any med-
meet her new cousin, 5 month          Casino. A book of memories,          whenever I thought I was ready          ical books. Doctors are much
old Molly McGuiness. The only         anecdotes and happenings of          or able for it. It came frozen so       quicker to prescribe antibiotics
Egan missing will be Sean who         the de Labry’s through the 50        that I could continue to enjoy it       than they are to prescribe chick-
is working on his Master’s            years, as experienced by their       as my recovery progressed.              en soup. But I think all of us
degree in Buenos Aires. Jim and       friends and family, was gathered         Some offerings contained big        know precisely what it is that
Pat had a great visit with Sean in    together by their children and       chunks of chicken, some sport-          works as well as any prescribed
Buenos Aires last April. Sean         grandchildren and then present-      ed shredded strands and some            medicine. It’s the ingredients
will be home for the wedding of       ed to the couple. All the best for   had small evenly sliced, precise        that aren’t chopped, diced,
Catherine Egan in September.          another 50, kids!                    cubes. Some had rice, thick with        sliced and simmered that go into
   Another beautiful girl for Geoff     And kudos to the younger set-      the broth, some had noodles,            the mix that make us better. The
and Sonia Millsom who added           GLP’s own Fitch High School          long and thin or wide and spoon         cook’s sympathy, care and sin-
Veronica Mary to the family last      students Jillian Bonner, Andrew      size and some had dots of bar-          cere concern are obvious in
April 15th. Veronica joins older      de Labry and Jimmy Finley have       ley.                                    every spoonful that comforts us
sister, Anita. The girls are very     been inducted into the National           There were carrots popping         and makes us say, “Yes, I am
welcome additions to a family of      Honor Society in recognition of      up through the broth, peas and          feeling better!”
all boy nephews and cousins.          their scholarship, leadership,       celery, too. In some, onions                And so I say, “Thanks to all
    And not to be outdone,            service and character qualities.     made an appearance.                     those who “souped me up” after
Lynne Bucolo was showing off               The “A” boat fleet has a lot        But it all had one purpose - to     my winter surgery. Your kind-
her new granddaughter, Lily           to thank Jay Fisher and Frank        make me better. After all, isn’t        ness was the best medicine in
Jenifer courtesy of her daughter      Murphy, Sr. for. It seems they       that      what     chicken    soup      the world.
and son-in-law Leslie and             have spent all winter working        is supposed to do?
Christian Driscoll...... Marion       on Cormorant,Pelican and                      That’s certainly what our              Chicken soup rules!
Fey’s son, Geoff, and his wife,       Kittiwake to maintain the fleet.     mothers and grandmothers told           Luise    Bethencourt - editor

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                                                                                    4th of July Road Race            Library Board Members
KATHLEEN QUINN BELLICCHI’S                                                         Register by the flagpole            Take Part In Award
                                                                                       9 am kids 7 - 12                     Ceremony
    EATING TO LIVE                                                                    around the lagoon
                                                                                      Adults 9:30 am 5k
       You Take The Cake                 same size as the pan. You do                     1:30 PM
   Everyone loves cake. A                not need to butter pan when              Participants meet in the
friend of mine who always                you use parchment paper.                 parking lot by the police
served cake for breakfast on                  Separate eggs. Set yolks              station at 12:30 pm
the birthday of her children             aside. Beat whites with an
said, “A day with cake is a bet-         electric mixer until they become           Join the band float in
ter day.”                                foamy, add one-half cup sugar
        Yellow Chiffon Cake
                                                                                   the 4th of July parade.          Library Board members, Lois
                                         slowly and continue beating
2 eggs, separated                        until the whites hold stiff peaks,       Meet in the back parking         Jennings & Mary Peirce Burke.
One-and one-half cups sugar              about 4 minutes.                          lot at 12:30 pm. All are
Two-and one-fourth cups                                                             welcome, especially              The Groton Public Library was
                                             Add remaining wet ingredi-
cake flour                               ents to the egg yolks. Measure            kids! Bring any kind of         awarded the 2005 Connecticut
2 teaspoon baking powder                 dry ingredients in a separate                    instrument!              Award for Excellence in Public
One-half teaspoon salt                   bowl and stir to combine. Pour                                            Library Service. The library won
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                                                                                     ACTIVITIES ARE                15,000. Helping the library to
1 teaspoon vanilla                       about one-fourth of the egg
1 teaspoon almond extract                white mixture over the batter                   HELD IN                   win this prize were GLP’s own
Grated rind of one orange                and mix by hand to combine.                  CLARK HALL                   Lois Jennings and MP Burke
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Gloria Gavert’s
       “FROM THE
                                                                                  Hello, Megan!!

    A SORT OF A MYSTERY                slow because on August 13,
    In the early days of the GLP       1971, we find the GLP News
archives, we archivists were           reports:
busy collecting (by asking for or             Medallion Sales
taking in) various kinds of mate-           Bud Colson would like to
rials relating to the history of       explain to the August residents
GLP.                                   that the activities on the Casino
    Gardiner and Libby Colson          front porch some mornings is
were particularly generous             the sale of the Founders’
about bringing us a range of           Medallions and the GLP history,
materials they had saved. One          ‘50 Years and Then Some’ . For
item, however, puzzled us and                                                      Megan Hill assumes the post of Yacht Club Director
                                       those who haven’t seen the
them: it was about the size of a       bronze Founders'’ Medallion                                                   Restaurant. She also worked
                                                                                   This summer, Megan Hill, a
silver dollar and made of brass.       they are the size of a silver dol-                                            as a lifeguard here becoming
                                                                             lifelong resident of GLP, will
One side had a raised outline          lar with an outline drawing of                                                the assistant head guard, and
                                                                             assume the position of Yacht
of GLP, and the other side was         GLP on the reverse side and                                                   she has worked as a swimming
                                                                             Club Director.
unmarked. No one had a firm            the inscription - ‘50 Years 1921-                                             instructor garnering many com-
                                                                                  Megan grew up here, gradu-
memory of its purpose. So it           71’ on the obverse side. These                                                pliments from the parents of the
                                                                             ated from Fitch High school
was set aside in a box of mem-         medallions are available from                                                 children with whom she has
                                                                             where she played softball, was
orabilia.                              Prudy Parris or at the Spa any                                                worked.
                                                                             the captain of the tennis team, a
    Then, gradually, as copies         day for $3.00.                                                                    Megan said that she is look-
                                                                             member of student council and
of former GLP News were con-                Next, on August 27, 1971,                                                ing forward to the challenge of
                                                                             an honors student. At UMASS
tributed to our archives, the          the newspaper holds a dire                                                    working with GLP’s children and
                                                                             Megan double-majored in legal
facts came to light. On July 16,       warning:                                                                      parents many of whom she
                                                                             studies and sociology and stud-
1971, our newspaper had the                  Founders’ Medallions                                                    knows personally. She knows
                                                                             ied Spanish at the University of
following article:                          This is your last chance to                                              that she has a strong staff of
                                                                             Arizona and in Salamanca,
“Founders’ Medallions”                 purchase your Founders'’                                                      kids who are eager to get the
                                                                             Spain.She played rugy, intramu-
    The medallions commemo-            medallions. These bronze                                                      Yacht Club off to a great start
                                                                             ral co-ed soccer and flag foot-
rating Groton Long Point’s 50th        medallions were designed and                                                  and who will continue on
                                                                             ball.She worked on the newspa-
anniversary are still on sale and      struck by our country’s most                                                  through the summer providing
                                                                             per and was also a Dean’s List
from reports going fast. These         outstanding medalists in this                                                 excellent instruction and activi-
handsome medals are on sale            field, Medallic Art Company in                                                ties.    She knows her sports,
                                                                                 Megan has worked since she
daily at the Point Spa, from           New York City. Hal Higgins was                                                she knows kids, she knows the
                                                                             was 16 years old. She worked
Prudy Parris, and will also be         in contact with a coin collector                                              program, she is ready to go
                                                                             locally at Mystic Sporting
available at all Founders’             who told him that these medals                                                and we are glad we’ve got her.
                                                                             Goods, Abbott’s Lobsters,
events.”                               are very valuable because the                                                       Good luck, Megan!
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    But sales must have been           Medallic Art Company struck
                                       these medals and because only
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“Corks” Rosol’s                                                                          AND SO WE BEGIN!!
      THE VINE
     45% Alcohol
  Grapeless Wonder”

     Jeanne and I, the
Chericonis and the Blairs just           right!!! We were presented with     Ann Marie Lafayette, Jane Bogdan, Nancy Green & Priscilla Wallace
got back from a phenomenal               a large jar containing several               wear their best hats to the Kentucky Derby party!
trip to China. It was a Viking           dead, poisonous snakes float-
Cruise on the YangtzeRiver               ing in a sea of 45% alcohol.
which incorporated side trips to         Need-less to say, none of us
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai          drank this “grapeless” wonder.
and Hong Kong . The trip was                  Fortunately, our trip closed
fabulous, revealing a level of           in Hong Kong where there are
growth and development that              some magnificent restaurants
was beyond our expectations,             that featured delightful import-
with one exception—the                   ed wines.
selection of wines . In most                  Anyway, it’s great to be
places, the wine of choice was           back to normality where we
Great Wall red or Great Wall             can enjoy some excellent wines
white, and let me tell you, this         whichI look forward to talking to
had to be what the peasants              you about in future columns. If           Margie Finley & Yvonne David would rather dance than sit!
drank while they were building           you’re planning a trip to China
the GreatWall.                           in the near future, my advice
    Believe it or not, I was             is -
often forced to relegate myself                 DRINK BEER -UGH!
to Tsingtao beer, something I                            or,
am very reluctant to admit to                        BYO wine.
my fellow oenophiles. The real
coup de grace, however,                                Sie Sie
occurred on a cruise of the Li
River, which was absolutely                     Marty “Corks” Rosol
magnificent, only to be tar-
nished by the offer of a glass of
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          GLP Garden                                                         Luise
                                                                                   Bethencourt at
        Association News                                                                            Centercourt
    Spring officially arrived in      spring cleaning, planting and
GLP on Saturday April 30th            mulching and summer weed-
as members of the GLP                 ing and watering.
Adopt-A-Garden program                    Please contact Kristin or
along with friends and neigh-         any of the other team mem-
bors labored together to get          bers if you would like to help
the Association gardens               maintain our gardens.
cleaned out,          fed, and
mulched for the season. We            Current team members are:
had a terrific turnout of             Gordon Lange, Denise
about a dozen or so volun-            Wakim, Bob Ten Eyck,
teers despite the cool, misty         Nancy Congdon, Valerie
morning and impending rain.           Stowe, Brenda Natal,                 The “Axis of Evil” better known as the “Ponytails” pictured at
We worked for about 2-3               Jeanne Rosol, Phyllis                one of their previous planning sessions. Who knows what evil
hours before the rains finally        Chericoni, Geri Difrancesca,         lurks in their hearts as they plan for the 2005 tennis season?
did arrive but not before we          Al and Pat Maines, Linda
were able to complete most            Johnsen, Shirley Sebastian,                  CUT OUT AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
of the gardens around the             Pat Sparkman, Linda
                                                                              We’ve got loads of tennis               July   23   Men’s   Doubles 8 am
Point.                                Burrows, Gail Munn.                  for you this season. See how               July   24   Men’s   Finals 9 am
          The GLP Adopt-A-                                                  many trophies you can win!                July   30   Men’s   Singles 8 am
Garden program is a neigh-                                                                                            July   31   Men’s   Finals 9 am
borhood volunteer effort that         Our next meeting of                   July 3 Scrambles 9 - noon
promotes            community                                               July 5 Women’s Draw 8 am                  August   2 Women’s Draw 8 am
                                      the Adopt-A-Garden
involvement, ownership of                                                   July 6 Women’s Draw finals                August   3 Draw Finals 9 am
our gardens, and a signifi-           Program will be held                             at 9 am                        August   6 Adult/Child 8 am
cant cost savings. The pro-           Thursday, July 7th, in                July 9 Adult/Child 8 am                   August   9 Women’s Doubles
                                                                            July 12 Women’s Doubles                              8 am
gram was started last year by         the Dodd Room at 7
                                                                                         8 am                        August    10 Women’s Finals 9am
the Landscaping Committee             pm. We hope to see                    July 13 Women’s Doubles                  August    13 Men’s Doubles 8 am
lead by Dave McBride.
                                      you there! All volun-                       Finals 9 am                        August    14 Men’s Finals 9 am
Kristin Sullivan currently runs                                            July 16 Mixed Doubles 8 am                August    20 Mixed Doubles 8 am
this program and welcomes             teers are welcome.
                                                                           July 17 Mixed Finals 9 am                 August    21 Mixed Finals 9 am
anyone who would like to join         You don’t have to                    July 19 Women’s Singles
in helping out. Volunteers are        have a green thumb.                               8am                           Remember to sign up at the
                                                                           July 20 Women’s Singles                    YC the day before. You must
needed during the growing
                                                                                  Finals 9 am                          be a YC member and have
season in particular with                                                                                               paid Association dues.
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                                                                                                                       GLP NEWS Page 7

 Valerie Stowe’s                                                             GLP NEWS’
       SEASCAPES                                                                FAN
                                                                              We are sad to report the loss
     Annually, Annuals                                                    of Evelyn W. Sharples this past
    I like to think great gardens                                         spring. As a long time resident of
are made up of all types of          and exciting cultivars have          Prospect Street, she was well-
plants. Trees and shrubs are the     come to market. Have you seen        known because of her warm
framework, perennials the body,      some of the new petunias?            personality and friendliness to
and annuals, whether in the          Wow; you can have a three foot       all who came in contact with her.
ground or in containers, are         cascade from a window box, a             Evelyn had a fabulous mem-
the crowning glory.                  variety that doesn’t have to be      ory that was put to good use on
   What is an annual? They are       deadheaded, and colors, both         many occasions by the Archival
plants that grow, flower, produce    single and double flowering vari-    Committee. She also was a
seed and die in one season.          eties that are really something.     wonderful “saver” and gave so
They are a bit like fireworks;       Have you seen the yellow             many news items that are
they put on a great show, though     seashell impatiens, or how           invaluable for everyone’s use in       was always glad to tell you of
short lived. Some I seem to use      about the rosebud impatiens?         the archival files and we thank        their lives. One great pleasure to
over and over, some invite           And, even I like the little ‘Lemon   her for that, too.                     report was the annual July birth-
themselves back year after year,     Gem’ marigold. But, these are             Evelyn kept young right into      day party they put on for her.
because they self seed. Often,       but a few of the ever growing        her 90’s by staying actively               It is because of her love of life
Mother Nature positions them in      number of choices that are out       involved in many historical soci-      and people that she remained
the most unique places when          there at the garden cen-             eties     from     Norwich      to     young at heart, and, I might add,
they return and some become          ters so go take a look for your-     Stonington. She served as              in looks.
permanent,self-invited               self.                                docent at both the Leffingwell                   Yes, we will miss you,
guests.                                   If you have questions for       Inn as well as the Denison             Evelyn!
     The glory of annuals is that     Val, we will send them on to        House. She served 2, 000 hours
they are temporary. There is no          her for future columns.          as a volunteer at Backus                          Lib Colson
need to agonize over their                                                Hospital. She also co-authored
placement the way we often do                                             with “Bud” Colson, Groton Long          Editor’s note
with perennials. It is just this                                          Point, Fifty Years and Then               Evelyn Sharples was the
characteristic that makes them       SERVING GLP FOR OVER                 Some.                                  biggest fan of the GLP News. I
such             a           valu-         40 YEARS                           She loved joining her “South       delivered her paper first thing
able garden addition.                                                     Beach gang” late in the after-
    Some feel annuals are sec-                BUGBEE                      noon to chat and take a dip
                                                                                                                 as soon as it arrived from the
                                                                                                                 printer. She always asked for
ond rate, and to a certain extent       PLUMBING & HEATING                before returning to the cottage.       extra copies to send to old
I agree. Marigolds, old fash-                 MYSTIC 572-0274             She also enjoyed having people         friends who had left the Point
ioned, standard petunias, and                                             call on her on her veranda for a       so that they could keep up with
the original single impatiens                                             visit.
                                           KEITH BRIDGHAM                                                        events. She had years of
have been abused, and over-                                                       Evelyn adored her two
                                           JOHN HOLGREM                                                          copies but no one could copy
used. But, even these long time                                           daughters, Jane and Annie, and         her!
varieties have evolved and new

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                                                                                   “JAIL FOR BAIL”?
  CLASS A                                                                While the Point does quiet
                                                                   down after “the season”, GLP

   REPORTS                                                         residents are hard at work serv-
                                                                   ing on various civic committees
                                                                   and actively being good Groton
      Until the actual races                                       citizens. Among this past win-
begin, here are the prelimi-                                       ter’s efforts was the very suc-
nary sailing events to look                                        cessful “Jail for Bail” event mas-
forward to.                                                        terminded by our own Officer
                                                                   Frank Dawson, aided and abet-
                                       8/8/11 - 8/14 Blue Jay      ted by Roger Chericoni and his
JUNIOR SAILING                                  Nationals          “committee”..
                                                                         On February 12, 2005, 17             Roger Chericoni, jailed!
OPTI’S                                 Adult Sailing - The “A’s”   GLPers were “arrested, tried
7/14 Watch Hill                        7/2 Point Race 2 pm         and convicted” (of course!).
7/19 Fisher’s Island                   7/9 Point Race 2 pm         Chief of Police Jack Drumm was
7/21 Ram Island                        7/10 Vice Commodore’s Cup   not immune, being sentenced to
7/29 Mason’s Island                              2 pm              time by Judge Jerry Carriera            GOIN’ CRABBIN’
8/5 Thames                                                         despite Chief Drumm’s phone                 T - Shirt - $20
                                       7/16 Point Race 1:30 pm
8/16 GLPYC                                                         call to his mother. Donald Di           Cap Sleeve Shirt - $25
                                       7/24 Commodore’s Cup        Francesca was the defense
                                                  2 pm                                                    Please visit out website:
BLUE JAYS and 420’S                                                attorney, Mike Kennedy was the
                                                                   prosecutor and Mike’s son,
7/13 GLPYC                             8/6 Point Race 1:30 pm                                                       to get more
                                                                   Chris, served as clerk of the
7/18 - 7/20 Larchmont Race             8/7 Commodore’s Cup 2 pm    court. Each “felon” was expect-                Goin’ Crabbin”
           Week                        8/13 and 8/14 Long          ed to contact his or her family                     gear!
7/28 Salle Evelyn                         Distance Race 10:30 am   and friends for bail money. As
7/29 Mason’s Island                    8/23 Point Race 1:30 pm     the day rolled by the cash rolled
                                                                                                           E-1 125432   David Bell - President
8/11 Fisher’s Island                                               in and over $4,000. was raised          EIT-006-91
                                       8/30 Point Race 1:30 pm                                                          Licensed, Insured
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