Glimpse of Light Gala 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 we had the honor of attending the Let’s Go Youth United Glimpse of Light Gala at Waterbury Veteran’s Memorial City Hall.

The Glimpse of Light Gala is an event dedicated to showcase, highlight and commemorate the great contributions made by our community members as they illuminate our community – with special emphasis on our Waterbury youth.

The entire evening was fantastic and we are honored to have been invited to attend. The event was hosted by talented (and hilarious) comedian Think Floyd.

Chemist Mr. David B. Love was a delightful speaker. Mr. Love is a waterbury native who has dedicated his life to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read about Mr. Love’s  Modern-day Technology Leader’s award here.

This evening Let’s Go Youth United celebrated the following award recipients.

  • Golden Hands Award – Cindy Senyah Baah
  • The Voice of Light Award – Senator Joan Hartley
  • Beam of Light Award – Principal Jade Gopie
  • Light it Up! Everyday Hero Award – Rodney Davis
  • Spark of Light Award – Joselle Lewis
  • Spark of Change Award – Warren Leach
  • Glipse of Light Award – Kelvin Davis

The Glimpse of Light Gala recognized the Let’s Go Youth United children and Jr. Coaches, as well as commended their 2017 season accomplishments.

In closing, the ceremony commended the following community members as Circle of Light

Jacquee Porter | Nakia Riddick | Rochelle Barnes

Darius Butler | Erica Resto | Dashona Lamar

Susan Goodman | Angel Rosario (yours truly!) | Henry Bond

Mary DeLeon | Coach Quincey Williams

Coach Ralph Degroate | Jr. Coach Brianne Pittman

Jr. Coach Jose Tejada | Darry Thomas | Gretchen Ruiz

Rivera Memorial Foundation

See the full gallery of the Glimpse of Light Gala

Big thanks to the amazing sponsors helping make the evening possible:

The Human Experience by Custodio Gomes

NATWERKS catering events

100.9 The Beat

Sassy Girl Creations

Simply Beautiful Event Planning

Noble 365 Enterprise

FreeTHEM Inc.

Flyers 24-7

Lets Go Youth United

Warrior Princess, Inc.

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Broadway at the Witchdoctor Brewery

Whats up everyone,

Just a few weeks ago Raquel and I visited Broadway at the Brewery, a fundraiser by the Southington Community Theater taking place at Witchdoctor Brewing Company.

The goal of the event was to fundraise for the Southington Community Theater, and to enjoy craft beer, gourmet grilled cheese, great vocal performances, all for a good cause!

This was our first time attending this sort of event, and our first time at Witchdoctor’s brewery. We were not disappointed!

First off, the location was beautiful. I know that’s subjective, but I like exposed brick, industrial and rustic settings, and this place fit the bill.  Continue reading “Broadway at the Witchdoctor Brewery”

My 2017 Year In Review

2017 was an amazing year. In the 2017 Year In Review video I share some of the most special moments, and reflect on my 2018 goals for this channel. Nothing too specific, more of a 30,000 foot view.

This year started great. I made a few reviews and unboxing videos, took my better half on a weekend getaway, took the family camping/cabin’ing at a local state park. We visited a few trails, performed a few live events on Facebook (for our www.WoodyThings.com business), traveled to Vermont and did a brewery ‘run’ at a buddy’s bachelor party.

Off-camera life was even better. The kids are doing great in school, sports and in life. As they say, they’re “well adjusted” and I am very grateful for that. We have another National Science Honor Society inductee, a Junior Olympian qualifier, and an awesome young adult adulting.

(Thats a phrase right?) Continue reading “My 2017 Year In Review”

Manly Candles That Don’t Suck

If you’re looking for a kickass gift that doesn’t suck, and its made in America by a badass vet, look no further than http://bornagainphoenix.etsy.com

Amanda and Robby make some awesome rustic stuff.

For example, check out the handcrafted, up-cycled, recycled wine and liquor bottles used for their handcrafted candles.

Continue reading “Manly Candles That Don’t Suck”

Come With Me to Pumpkin Fest 2017

On this trip I was dropping off a few items at one of our partner stores (www.RefurnishCT.com) located in Plainville, Connecticut. Refurnish CT is a full-service shop that refurnishes furniture pieces and brings them back to life! If you’re interested in purchasing some awesome, rustic decor or furniture, Give Alex and Vanessa a call.
Anyways, on this day the town was hosting its annual Pumpkin Fest.

If you’re in the local area, I encourage you to circle your calendar and add this to your list of ‘things to do’. Continue reading “Come With Me to Pumpkin Fest 2017”