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Windham Bigg Play, “Remy’s Grinders” & Another Successful Super Bowl Sunday Fundraiser

Posted on February 8, 2016

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead   It was another successful year for the annual Windham Bigg Play, Inc. Super Bowl Sunday fundraiser featuring “Remy’s Grinders”. According to Bigg Play board members 650 grinders were sold this year which marked a historic 50th anniversary for the National Football League Super Bowl event. Proceeds from the “Remy’s Grinders” sales will help send young baseball players abroad on goodwill trips.               Bigg Play – Baseball International Goodwill Games Promoting Learning and Advancement of Youth – made its first trip in 1996 to…

Native Son Takes Over Head Pro Spot as New Era Dawns for Golf Club at Windham

Posted on April 5, 2015

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Native son Patrick Kozelka has taken over the head pro position for the “Golf Club at Windham” where a new era is on the horizon. The Kozelka family name is well-known in Windham in that for years they ran Republic Oil on Ash Street, in what was the Willimantic section of town before the two entities were consolidated. For half of the near century the country club has been in existence – it was founded in 1922 – the Kozelka family has been a part of it. At one time a private club, it still offers memberships but is now a “fully public facility”.   “This is home. I learned to play here. My father learned…