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Toddler Time
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Groton

Voting OPENS for 2015 Nutmeg Award Books
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Stonington

Lapsit Storytime at the Library
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Mystic

Drop In Story Time Ages 2 to 6
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Stonington

Registration is OPEN for our Build A Birdhouse Workshop
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Stonington

Young At Art
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mystic

"Back To Basics" Budgets & Credit Workshop
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. New London

Lullabies at the Library with Bergin O'Malley
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Stonington

Royce Speaker Series
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Stonington

Boating Safety Course
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. New London

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Tarzan race is a great event for town


Kudos to the Ocean Community YMCA for organizing and staging the 38th annual Tarzan Brown Mystic River Run. Nearly 800 runners took part in the race that made its way through the community. That is a lot of runners and a long history of doing something right.

We should not forget that the 5.5 mile run along the river is named in remembrance of Tarzan Brown, a Narragansett Indian famous for his running prowess; he won the Boston Marathon twice and competed in the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. He died in 1975.

It is also heartwarming that 94-year-old Ethel Brown, Tarzan’s wife, came to the race. She has been there almost every year since it started. We wish her well.

Also in attendance were Tarzan’s granddaughters and great grandson.

The race is a wonderful way to honor Tarzan’s memory and a great event for the town. That almost 800 people took part is a testament to that legacy.



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