Aug 2016: the Day coverage of Innovation Places

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News of Spark's role co-leading the local effort to secure Innovation Places status in the state of CT for the mouth of the Thames River inclusive of New London & Groton generated two articles in the Day newspaper.

The first about the effort and the second reporting out about the public presentation that Hannah Gant and Susan Froshauer from CURE Innovation Commons led at a Special Meeting of the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition's New London Roundtable on Wednesday August 31st.


May 2016: Spark in the Day

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Ongoing coverage in the Day about how Spark has been developing from Lee Howard of the business section.


May 2016: Ink Magazine covers Spark

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Thank you Carolyn Battista for a great article about Spark in the May 2016 edition of Ink Magazine.

Special shout out to Vinnie Scarano who took the amazing spread of pictures and helped make the connection happen.


February 2016: Spark hosts Experimental Sound Show

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The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College has a symposium every other year. In 2016 the theme was Open All Ports. The multi-day gathering ended at Spark with an experimental sound show curated by Caroline Park.

Read the article in the Day.


February 2016: ReInspire Upcycling Contest

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ReInspire hosted an upcycling contest brunch the end of February as part of an effort to infuse new ideas into the group for things to make by repurposing old items.

Read the article here.


February 2016: taking the 2nd floor of 86

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In mid February 2015 the expansion into the 2nd floor of 86 Golden St. to begin developing the Artspace was covered by the Day in this article.


January 2016: launching the Kickstarter

The Day covered the opening of the Kickstarter campaign that Spark ran in February 2016 in which we set the bar for $10k and ended up with $20,652 from 181 backers.

Read the article here.


October 2015: Spark moves into the El n Gee

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The Day newspaper writing about Spark moving into the first floor of the historic El N Gee building at 86 Golden St, longtime home to the El N Gee nightclub.


May 2015: article in the Day

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Early article about Spark by Colin Young in the New London Day newspaper: “Community center with tools” could spark New London’s creativity.



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