2016 Mrs. America Pageant winner for Connecticut, Allyson Genovese, is mostly recognized for her work in the fitness world and in front of the camera. What you may not have known is away from the gym and the cameras, Allyson Genovese is a hardworking humanitarian! Genovese founded Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation with the aim of raising money and awareness to better the lives of those in need throughout our community. She works toward promoting the general welfare of our society and improving the quality of life for members of the community. For the past seven years, Genovese has coordinated and hosted over thirty charity events to benefit CT homeless shelters, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The American Cancer Society, Wounded Warriors and many more. Her foundation has put on a variety of events calling for community action with the aim of giving to others such as food drives, benefit dinners, costume and prom dress collections, fundraisers, et cetera. Allyson Genovese as well as the many angels in her foundation have succeeded in their mission of inspiring others to believe in miracles. While there are still people in need within our community, there is more work to be done. Ally G’s angels are continuing on their crusade to achieve their goals. Let this amazing foundation be an inspiration to you to be an angel in your community! Coming soon is Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. For Ally G’s gold tournament last year, our team at Tees & More had the privilege of making beautifully embroidered polo shirts and t-shirts printed to perfection! If you enjoy golf and/or wish to give to a great cause, Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament is the place to be! The registration deadline is March 20, 2017. For more info, please see the flyer below.
The 46th annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be in Downtown Hartford on Saturday, March 11, 2017 starting at 11AM. Make sure to be there early showing your Irish pride!
Want to show up to the parade in style? That’s what we’re here for. Tees and More has your back. Don’t miss out on this special! Call us now to let us take care of your St. Patrick’s Day tees!
The Borinqueneers MC is a motorcycle club who rides in honor of the original Borinqueneers of Puerto Rico. They are US veterans which were members of the 65th Infantry who fought in Korea. The Borinqueneers MC was founded in 2005 by Lourdes and Alexis Perez. The club originated in Connecticut but now has multiple chapters across the country. The Borinqueneers MC is a predominantly law enforcement and family oriented club which serves to give back to the original Borinqueneers and their families. Tees and More takes care of all their embroidery and screen printing needs!
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Sounds of fireworks, kids laughing and smells of family foods grilling in the air. Thats what comes to mind when I think of the 4th of July.We rarley reflect back on the real stories of our independence.
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Independence Day July 4th. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin theirAmerican Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people.Independence Day July 4th. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin theirAmerican Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people.
Through the Internet we are learning about and communicating with people of different nations, with different languages and different races throughout the world. Bringing the world closer with understanding and knowledge can only benefit all nations.
We invite all nations to celebrate with Americans online this Fourth of July.
Happy Birthday, America!
In Orlando, people grappled with the magnitude of the horror: One man armed with an assault rifle and a pistol managed to kill 49 people and wound another 53 inside a gay nightclub.Vigils were held across the world as the names of those killed at the club were released and survivors described the horror of the massacre. Paris, a city that knows the pain of terror, half the Eiffel Tower was lit in the colors of the U.S. flag and the other half in the colors of the rainbow flag.
People trapped inside the club desperately called and messaged friends and relatives. Some clubgoers said they thought they were going to die.Carter, a slight 20-year-old NYU student from Philadelphia, had just arrived in Orlando, Fla., for her first night of vacation.Carter, a slight 20-year-old NYU student from Philadelphia, had just arrived in Orlando, Fla., for her first night of vacation.“At one point, everyone was just like, ‘Shh, shh. Be quiet, be quiet.’ That’s when bullets started going through the stall wall toward us,” he said.
Santiago was shot in his left foot and right knee, his friend in the chest. Then the shooting stopped and the gunman moved on.
Santiago did not hear the gunman say anything, but Carter did. Omar Mateen, who was born in New York to Afghan immigrant parents, spoke in a foreign language, she said. Then he called 911.Carter and a friend had gone to the bathroom in search of another friend when the shooting began and the trio fled into a stall. A man who had closed the stall door to shield the others was shot. Later, she heard the gunman complain, “Damn! It jammed” as he fiddled with the gun.
This is what our country has come to? I have no opinion on anyones rights, how they live their lives. What I do have an opinion on is the right to life. We all have a right to live…
The 7th annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade was held in downtown Hartford Sunday, June 5. Despite rain storms thousands of people lined the city’s streets honking horns and waving flags as they took part in the cultural celebration. Following the parade, the party moved to Bushnell Park for the Festival del Coqui, featuring food, music, and games.
Yesterday’s CICD Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter was dedicated to the Hispanic Federation for our work on the crisis in Puerto Rico. Our CT State DirectorIngrid Alvarez-Dimarzo walked the parade with former Mayor of Hartford Pedro Segarra, Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Representative Robert Sanchez, StateSenator Terry Gerratana and many others. While the parade marched on, we had volunteers registering parade goers to vote, inspiring a Movimiento Hispano in Connecticut!
The pageant which has been ongoing for over 45 years, selects one winner in three different categories – Little Miss, Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Puerto Rico of Hartford. “We are very proud of the smart and beautiful young women this pageant attracts. They are great representatives of the Latino community and a great kickoff to the tradition of the Puerto Rican Day Parade here in Hartford,” says Sammy Vega, President of the Connecticut Institute for Community Development – Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter (CICD), which sponsors the pageant and the parade.
The pageant’s goal is to educate and inspire contestants to develop confidence and teamwork. Most of all, it aims to give them an appreciation for the richness of their Puerto Rican heritage. Each contestant is assigned a Puerto Rican town, usually their parents’ or grandparents’ hometown, and is required to learn the history of that community. Each contestant must then demonstrate and display its uniqueness during the cultural costume portion of the pageant. Each town has its unique history, which will inspire the historic cultural costume. The candidates will continue to show their pride during the talent competition where they will perform their “talentos tipicos” (traditional talents). Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the great talents of our youth as they take you on a trip to the Island of Enchantment, “Isla del Encanto,” which is our beloved island of Puerto Rico.
We are proud to support all the cultures that we have here in Hartford.Big shouts to my boriquas! Even when it started to rain we were still out there having a good time.Toma!!!!
The Connecticut Institute for Community Development (CICD) Puerto Rican Parade, Inc. Hartford Chapter is proud to announce that it will host the 2016 Annual Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade followed by its Annual Festival del Coqui on June 5th, 2016.
This festival will bring the many sights, sounds and flavors of the Hispanic culture. In addition, the parade provides extensive media coverage and media sponsorships that will provide trade advertising. With an average attendance of 5,000 people, the Festival del Coqui will be the premier Hispanic event that will continue the tradition of promoting the Hispanic cultures that make Connecticut unique.
Don’t miss the after party hosted by Top Dog Entertainment. Right downtown at club NV. These shows of pride for where one is from is great for the city of Hartford. How one culture can show the rest of us all about them is so awsome.Here we are a big melting pot of different walks of life but for us to come together to support each others heritage is always beautiful. Tees and more will be there showing our support to the community. Come on out and show some love.Can’t wait to see you there.
In today’s day and age, it’s become extremely tough to keep in touch with our families. With e-mail, Facebook, our work lives, and our personal lives, it seems almost impossible to maintain close ties with distant relatives. A family reunion gives us the opportunity to rekindle those relationships with relatives who we may have not spoken to in years.
Time spent with family members will provide a sense of belonging, and perspective on our own history and lineage. It’s a great way to reconnect with our past not just for ourselves but also for our children.
In addition to catching up, family reunions tend to be a lot of fun. Planning and participating in activities, special events, talent shows, or even genealogy is a great way to spend a vacation. One that you won’t forget for years to come.Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before.Tees and more has done many family reunion t- shirts for years. Family is the backbone to a good society. Live Life but Love those who made the way.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role.
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Your participation in the Salmon River Run helps to fund the conservation of Colchester’s forests, farms, meadows and wetlands, preserving its rural character and ensuring the well-being of its residents – both people and wildlife!
The Colchester Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization formed by citizens of Colchester in 2003 to protect local land for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic or agricultural value. The Colchester Land Trust is not a political organization, and not a branch of Town or State government. However, we do often work cooperatively with these agencies to acquire or manage land. We may also work with other non-profit organizations or developers to ensure that important land use decisions are openly discussed and prudently implemented.
We had a great time at the run. Even though the weather was a bit on the wet side, the turn out was still amazing. The people were nice an supportive. theres was lots of food and laughs to go around.Thanks to Colchester Land trust and all that helped put this together. Tees an more workers showed their support as well. Big thanks to all that came out. It was a great time.Hope to see more of you next year.