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Posted on March 23rd, 2017


Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Jeff Whitman Joins Pearce as Sales Associate

Professionalism of Firm and Comradery Among Agents Strong Draws

North Haven, CT. (March 23 , 2017) – Nanette Pastore, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Pearce Real Estate, announced that Jeff Whitman has joined the Company as a residential sales associate.  He joins a number of agents who work from the North Haven residential office and will cover the greater New Haven market. He reports to Ms. Pastore who oversees all agents companywide. 
“Jeff Whitman is a welcomed addition to our staff,” said Ms. Pastore.  “He’s young, energetic and deals well with clients and his peers. He told us he was attracted to Pearce because of the professionalism associated with our firm and the comradery among our agents.  We’ll be a very good match,” she added.
 
Mr. Whitman graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BA degree in Communication and Video Production. He also is a graduate of the Quinnipiac Film Institute Training Program.   Early in his professional career, he did editing, marketing and accounting in film work.  A lifelong resident of Hamden, he has been a licensed real estate agent for four years. 
 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and nine branch offices in greater New Haven and along the Shoreline. Residential offices are located in New Haven, North Haven, Wallingford, Branford,  Guilford and Clinton. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Pearce Real Estate Names Edgehill Realtors
2016 Top Producer Team 
 
Also Named New Haven Top Producer Team

North Haven, CT. (March 23, 2017) - Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, today announced that Edgehill Realtors, LLC (comprised of founders Ray Baldelli and Wojtek Borowski, and agents Fran DeToro, Jorge Gil, Cecilia Jaoude, Liisa Lindholm, Gil Marshak, Judith Normandin, Victoria Scholl and David Tran) have been named the Companywide Top Producer Team for 2016.  Edgehill Realtors also have been named Top Producer Team for the New Haven office where they are established.   
“Edgehill Realtors has consistently been a winning Top Producer team both Companywide and on the individual office level because of the demanding standards they place upon themselves,” said Ms. Pearce. “Their service to clients, use of the latest technology, a thorough knowledge and understanding of the markets, high energy and a great passion for the work they do all contribute to their success and make them winners year in and out,” she added. 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and eight branch offices in greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Residential offices include New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Clinton and the Wallingford Regional.  Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2017


Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Vista Partners with Yale Spizzwinks(?) for Shoreline Concert
 
Vista Life Innovations is teaming up with the Yale Spizzwinks(?), America’s oldest underclassman a cappella singing group, to bring their world-renowned sound to The Kate in Old Saybrook on April 14.
 
Established in 1914, the Spizzwinks(?) tour three times a year, entertaining audiences across the country and the globe. Past concert highlights include performances at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. The group has also performed for former Secretary of State John Kerry and pop icon Lady Gaga.
 
The Spizzwinks(?) maintain a broad repertoire ranging from Top 40 hits and classic rock to jazz standards and spirituals. Beyond exceptional a cappella tunes, the Spizzwinks(?) are known for incorporating a generous dose of choreography and their unique brand of humor into every performance.
 
Vista, a post-secondary program supporting the personal success of individuals with disabilities, believes in community integration through the arts and is proud to offer this captivating show to the community-at-large.
 
Tickets for the April 14 concert are available online at www.vistalifeinnovations.org/spizzwinks. The concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. at The Kate, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook.
 
For questions, contact Kristin Juaire at 860-399-8080 ext. 236 or at www.vistalifeinnovations.org/spizzwinks.
 

Posted on March 23rd, 2017

​Nominated by his clients statewide, Carmine Montuori, appears in Connecticut Magazine within the Five Star Professional special section.

Branford, Connecticut, March 17, 2017 - V.F. McNeil Insurance, a Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agency proudly announces that its Vice President, Carmine Montuori, was named by Five Star Professional and Connecticut Magazine as a Five Star Insurance Professional in 2016.  
Five Star Professional annually partners with Connecticut Magazine to identify insurance, mortgage, and real estate professionals in the Connecticut area who deliver outstanding knowledge, service, and client satisfaction.  The research team at Five Star Professional contacted thousands of consumers to compile its list of insurance professionals for 2016 which will be featured in the March 2017 issue of Connecticut Magazine.  

To contact Carmine Montuori, please call at 203.481.2684 or email at cmontuori@vfmcneil.com.  

About V.F. McNeil Insurance
V.F. McNeil Insurance is a Trusted Choice® independent insurance agency and a member of PIACT (Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut) that provides its customers with a range of quality insurance products for the needs of families, individuals, and businesses in Connecticut.

Posted on March 22nd, 2017


Posted on March 22nd, 2017


Posted on March 20th, 2017

​Blackstone Library April 2017 Events
All events are free & open to the public


Discovering Opera

BRANFORD: Charlotte D’Aniello discusses scenes of murder and mayhem in great operas. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318.
Intro to Excel
BRANFORD: Learn the basics of Excel in this intro class. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP call 203-488-1441 x 318.
 
Rave On! Concert

BRANFORD: RAVE ON! plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other legends of early rock-n-roll. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Intermediate 3D Printing
BRANFORD: Improve your skills with 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD, to design and 3D print your very own creations. For all ages. To RSVP, visit www.blackstonelibrary.org or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Uncover Branford
BRANFORD: We’re bringing you and your neighbors together to share your favorite Branford places and stories, and uncover new places as group! Along the way, you’ll make new friends, have lots of fun, and discover the hidden gems of Branford. Document your adventures along the way, and we'll help you include them in a community exhibit at our Uncover Branford Open House & Reception on May 23, so even more people can uncover Branford together. To RSVP call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sat., April 22 at 1:00 p.m.
 
Fashion in Fiction
BRANFORD: A show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen’s fiction. Includes dressing ‘Elizabeth Bennet’ & ‘Mr. Darcy,’ and readings from Miss Austen’s letters and novels. Presented by Kandie Carle. To RSVP call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
 


Posted on March 20th, 2017

​Joel Galvin, Pearce Commercial Pro, Represents Landlord in 10 Year Lease Agreement in Branford
 
3,748 Square Foot Building Located at 471 East Main Street

Barbara L. Pearce, CEO and President of Pearce Real Estate, recently announced that Joel Galvin,  GRI, CCS and a Commercial Associate at the Company’s North Haven Commercial Office, has represented the landlord, 2DOGS, LLC, in a ten year lease agreement for 3,748 SQFT at 471 East Main Street, Branford, CT. The tenant is Bluepoint Apothecary, LLC, a licensed dispensary, and was represented by its attorney.  
“Joel Galvin was recently named 2016 Top Producer for the North Haven Commercial Office, a distinction he has won many times during his long tenure with us,” said Ms. Pearce. ”He is an experienced veteran of the industry and is absolutely passionate about his clients’ needs and his profession,” she added.
 
Mr. Galvin joined the Pearce Real Estate in 1989 after a lengthy career owning and operating a major retail/construction business. He specializes in the sales and leasing of office, industrial, commercial and investment properties in New Haven County and the Shoreline. He also often acts as a buyer/tenant representative, where he covers all of Connecticut, assisting clients in their search for particular properties. He is a member of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®, past President of the Commercial, Industrial Division of the New Haven Board of REALTORS® where he was a member of the Professional Standards Committee, chairman of the By-laws committee and member of the Education Committee of the Shoreline Board of Realtors. Mr. Galvin has been a director of the Guilford Chamber of Commerce for nine years and is currently an Ambassador with the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
 
Pearce Real Estate is a full-service real estate company with more than 100 agents and eight branch offices in greater New Haven and the Shoreline. Residential offices are located in New Haven, Wallingford, Branford, Guilford,and Clinton. Commercial Real Estate offices are located in North Haven, Milford and Rocky Hill.  All listings are available in color on the web site at: www.hpearce.com