The week in The Day
The Dancing Duo, Prudence Sloane and Joel Silvestro from Stardust Dancers & Company, dance in the portico of the Eolia Mansion during the cocktail hour of the Gatsby Gala at Harkness Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The event at Harkness State Memorial Park in Waterford was hosted by the Friends of Harkness.
Maureen Robidoux, the mother of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman, center, is comforted by her daughter Keely Heightman and husband Arthur Robidoux after Maureen laid a wreath in front of the new Post 9/11 Memorial dedicated to the memories of 1st Lt. Heidtman and U.S. Army Spec. Jacob Martir on Chelsea Parade in Norwich Saturday evening Sept. 28, 2013. The memorial was officially dedicated during the ceremony. Both 1st Lt. Heidtman and Spec. Martir were killed during the Iraq War.
New London's Wadlet Jean-Baptiste heads the ball away from Montville's Nicholas Strecker during action in the second half at New London High School Thursday Sept. 26, 2013.
Justine Kibbe, left, and Julia Kushigian-Secore of Waterford visit on a dock behind Kibbe's residence after Kibbe showed Kushigian-Secore where she found the WWII era sailor shirt that belonged to Kushigian-Secore's father, Jack P. Kushigian, and gave her the shirt. Kibbe found the shirt buried in the sand at Hungry Point on the north side of Fishers Island Jan. 21 while monitoring the coastal site counting harbor seals and checking the status of the beach taking note of changes after Hurricane Sandy.
Julia Kushigian-Secore, left, of Waterford hugs Justine Kibbe Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 after receiving the WWII era sailor shirt that belonged to her father, Jack P. Kushigian, and being shown the area of the beach at Hungry Point on the north side of Fishers Island where Kibbe found the shirt. Kibbe, a naturalist, found the shirt buried in the sand at Hungry Point Jan. 21 while monitoring the coastal site counting harbor seals and checking the status of the beach taking note of changes after Hurricane Sandy.
Members of the Blood Street Sculls of the Old Lyme Rowing Association begin practice on Rogers Lake Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
Cast members of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, Cliff Allen, right, of Sommerville, Mass., as "Duc de Longville," battles Alex Carrasco, left, of Wallingford, Conn., as "Ancel" in a sword fight, onstage during the event held in an area outside Dodd Stadium in Norwich Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Melissa Arleth of New York performs with her rats on stage in an act titled “Cirque du Sewer” during the Connecticut Renaissance Faire held Sunday in an area outside Dodd Stadium in Norwich Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Coast Guard's Robert Copeland, 11, and Connecticut College's Ryland Hormel, 10, go up to head the ball with Coast Guard's John Rendon, 12, during the men's soccer game at the Coast Guard Academy Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Coast Guard's Joe Bodzewski, 8, fights against Connecticut College's Daniel Adair, 15, to attempt a shot at the goal during the men's soccer game at the Coast Guard Academy Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Frank Martignetti of New York, NY, artistic director of the Mystic River Chorale, leads a rehearsal at the Union Baptist Church in Mystic, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. The Mystic River Chorale is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Jeremiah Crowley (23) rushes for the first Montville touchdown against Hillhouse during the first half of a semifinal Class M football state tournament game at Middletown High School in Middletown, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Members of the Ultimate Frisbee club at UConn Avery Point play a match on the campus green Monday, September 23, 2013. The group began playing informally before seeking and gaining official club status in the last few weeks.
Shamaoona Adnan and her son Muhammad Ibrahim, 2, both of New York City spend part of the early evening at Williams Memorial Park in New London Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 while visiting family in town.
Patrons wait to sample the food from the restaurant Miss Saigon as area restaurants and cultures gather at the Marina at American Warf in downtown Norwich for Celebrate Diversity, a multi-cultural event and celebration organized by the Rotary Club of Norwich Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013.
Kate Bornstein, a transgender activist and author, right, poses for a photo with Amber Villanueva of Puerto Rico, a senior majoring in Gender and Woman Studies, while signing her books after speaking at Connecticut College Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Lotus Ye, a freshman from Shanghai, China takes the photo.
Members of the Honor Guard begin to proceed into the cathedral during the 23rd annual Blue Mass, a Diocesan Mass for Law Enforcement Personnel and Their Families at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Courtney Downer, left, of Bacon Academy battles NFA's Sophia Formilglio (2), during the second half at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
Wil Ambruso, 8, of Norwich, chases a ball out of bounds as he volunteers his time as a ball boy during the first half of a girls' soccer game between Bacon Academy and NFA at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
Waterford's Donny Craig, 4, pulls in a long pass against the defense of Dante Rodegher, 83, of Bacon Academy during the football game played in Colchester Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Waterford's Isaiah Jones, 10, is able to keep Michael Parker, 15, of Bacon Academy at arms length to turn the corner for a few more yards during the football game played in Colchester Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
NFA's Marcus Outlow, 21, keeps a step ahead of the Fitch defense for a long run during the football game at Fitch High School Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
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