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Adventures Along the Seafarer's Trail!

Note from Lisa:

The old movie “Christmas in Connecticut” only portrays how inlanders celebrate the holiday. In Mystic, Santa comes by tugboat followed later by a lighted boat parade! This year, you'll even have a chance to win a sailing trip for four on a catamaran at the Mystic River Yacht Club’s Holiday Open House. You can warm yourself by their fire with hot cider when you take a break from the merriment during the Downtown Mystic Holiday Stroll.

Shipwreck finds keeps rolling in. My friend Melissa thinks she may have found the sunken ship of John Paul Jones (father of the U.S. Navy). If so, perhaps they will find his personal effects that went down with the ship! See: Legendary Revolutionary War ship may be found.

Need a new Christmas song? Nashville’s Connie Howard has moved to Connecticut and played her new songs on my TV show. One is a tender look at Connecticut, but what is Mrs. Claus going to say when Connie starts singing about Santa's boots?

Anchors aweigh!
— Lisa Saunders
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Bring out the love!

The bitter sweet love story behind Hershey's Kiss (from my "Widow/er of History" column).

Just FYI: Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials
Fun Events
Sat, 11/29, 6:20pm: Lighted boat parade. (Santa arrives by tugboat at 2pm.)
Tue, 12/2, 6-9pm: Downtown Mystic Holiday Stroll and Mystic River Yacht Club Holiday Open House 
Weds, 12/3, Talk: New England Women's Dress in the Industrial Age
Sat, 12/6, Noon: Holiday Carnival Gingerbread House Contest
Sat, 12/6, 5pm: Groton Holiday Lights Parade
 Sun, 12/7, 2pm: U.S. Coast Guard Band at the Academy--free!  
Sun, 12/7, 4-6pm: Christmas at Avery Copp House--free!
Fri, 12/12, 5:30pm:Festival of Lights
Sat-Sun, 12/13-14: Denison Homestead Holiday House Tours
Sun, 12/21, Community Carol Sing--Free admission from 10am-4pm with the donation of a canned good item; Event to Benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
Everyday: Nature Center Hiking Trails
Cold nights: Trivia Nights in Mystic!

Mystic Writer's Colony--includes tips/meetings/events.



Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer, publicist, TV host and instructor at New London Adult & Continuing Education. She is the author of seven books and history columnist for Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey. As the parent representative of the Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) Foundation, Lisa works to prevent the #1 birth defects virus. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband Jim and offers several workshops . See her  News 8 interview or visit Lisa:

Verse of the Day!


East Lyme therapist helps bereaved find a new path

Law Office of Paul Tortora, PLLC (D.C. metro area):General practice providing immigration services nationwide.

Dick Avazian, National Field Service Corporation: Right of way engineering and construction services.

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 Photos: Jim Saunders with Christmas people outside a Ridgewood, NJ, restaurant. Captain Bill Palmer on way to a wreck(photo by Richie Kohler). Cindy Modzelewski and Bailey in Mystic. Lisa and Katie Bradford of Custom Marine Canvas on Mystic River. Bio photo of Lisa by Cindy Barry. Sketches by Marianne Greiner.