Jason Cerniglia, Honored As Top Advisor by Forbes Magazine


Mystic, CT – February 16, 2018 – Jason Cerniglia, CFP, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial with offices in Mystic & Glastonbury, CT was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 11,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Cerniglia was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, regulatory and compliance record and revenue produced over a three-year period. Cerniglia is part of Coastal Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

As a Private Wealth Advisor, Jason and the team at Coastal Wealth Management provide financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and provided  one-on-one relationships with their clients. Cerniglia has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry of which 13 years have been with Ameriprise. For more information please contact either the Mystic office (860-245-0251, 41 East Main Street, Mystic, CT) or the Glastonbury office (860-430-1780, 628 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT).

About Ameriprise Financial

At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 120 years. With a network of 10,000 financial advisors and extensive asset management, advisory and insurance capabilities, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of consumer financial needs. For more information, visit or

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Source: Forbes, “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2/15/2018.

Forbes/SHOOK Research listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced over a three-year period, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. Portfolio performance is not a factor.



Jason Cerniglia
Coastal Wealth Management, Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC
41 East Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355


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Steve Coan Seal Splash 2018

PHOTO: Courtesy of Mystic Aquarium, Dr. Stephen M. Coan heads into the ocean at
Eastern Point Beach as part of a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Program.


February 17, 2018 (Mystic, Conn.): On a sunny but chilly day, Dr. Stephen M. Coan, President & CEO of Mystic Aquarium, jumped into the Long Island Sound at Eastern Point Beach in Groton, Conn - all in the name of conservation. After receiving a challenge from his wife, Patti, Coan participated in the Aquarium’s Fifth Annual Seal Splash this afternoon.

Supporters rose to the challenge to raise over $25,000 to send “Steve splashing”. Always a good sport, Coan joined over 60 hardy souls jumping into the icy cold water to help raise money for Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. The annual event raised nearly $40,000.

PHOTO: Attached is an image, courtesy of Mystic Aquarium, of Dr. Stephen M. Coan heading into the ocean at Eastern Point Beach as part of a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Program.

Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program supports animals in need and educates the public about the marine environment and its inhabitants. The public is encouraged to call the Aquarium’s 24-hour hotline at 860.572.5955 ext. 107 if they encounter a marine mammal or sea turtle in Conn., R.I. or Fishers Island, N.Y. Mystic Aquarium is a founding member of the Northeast Region Stranding Network. This network in comprised of organizations along the eastern sea coast which have facilities and trained staff to care for sick and injured animals. Marine Mammals are protected species, so only groups and facilities authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service are permitted to handle these animals.

Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only belugas. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Mystic Aquarium receives major support from The Coca-Cola Company, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Resorts World Sentosa and United Technologies Corporation. Learn more at

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Stonington Community Center Preschool Receives Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children

[Stonington, CT] - The Stonington Community Center (COMO) today announced that its Doris Muller Preschool recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) -- the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

NAEYC accreditation recognizes high-quality learning environments. The process, which took more than two years to complete, is a rigorous one that involves benchmarking on a set of 10 research-based standards. This distinction is not easily achieved, but is highly coveted in the field of early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.  

“Our standard for all our programs is excellence,” COMO Executive Director Beth Stewart said. “This is the bar. NAEYC has publicly recognized this standard within our preschool classroom and team as a result of our education director Priscilla Rouquayrol’s leadership.”

In order to achieve this distinction, a program must meet certain standards for categories such as excellence in curriculum, child assessment, family communication, community collaboration, physical environment and leadership and management. The COMO preschool achieved a 99% pass rate and received commendations in eight of the categories, citing excellence in those areas. The COMO offers a highly-personalized, caring atmosphere, which its preschool teaching staff is proud to be a part of. The COMO staff as a whole prides itself on maintaining excellence in all programming and cultivating interpersonal connections with families, members and the larger community.

“This merit recognizes the COMO’s commitment to excellence and our staff’s hard work,” Stewart said. “We couldn’t be more proud of earning this recognition.”

To learn more about COMO preschool program and the accreditation process, visit the COMO’s website.

About The Stonington Community Center

The Stonington Community Center, fondly known as the COMO, was founded on April 1, 1946 as a nonprofit with the goals of strengthening families and community. The first COMO programs included high school aged basketball, junior baseball teams, arts and crafts classes, teenage weekend dances and more. Over the years the COMO’s 16 acre campus has grown to include its own classrooms, Thrift Shop, tennis courts, art and pottery studio, annex, and soccer fields. The COMO provides a wide range of educational, enrichment, athletic, family and community partnership programs throughout the year. Located at 28 Cutler Street, the Stonington Community Center has become an irreplaceable part of the Stonington community, serving countless children and families of the surrounding areas, regardless of financial need. For more information





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OBrien String Trio Up Next at City Cabaret 2018

GROTONThe OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, at City Cabaret 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.” 

The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Zoe Hassman on the cello.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.



Frank E. Winkler             

Co-Chair and Spokesperson

City Cabaret 2018

(860) 446-4095

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Mystic Seaport Offers Yoga in the Pingo with Renowned Instructor Coral Brown

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Mystic, CT (January 30, 2018) — Mystic Seaport is proud to offer Yoga in the Pingo in its new exhibition, Murmur: Arctic Realities with world renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown.

The first class will be at 8:30 a.m.Saturday Feb. 10. The second class will be at 5:15 p.m.Saturday, March 3. Each vinyasa class (suitable for all-levels)  is 75 minutes. Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Mystic Seaport general admission is not required to attend the yoga class. Pre-registration is required due to limited space, call 860.572.5331 or visit 

Murmur: Arctic Realities is a huge kinetic sculpture created by contemporary artist John Grade. Using salvaged Alaskan yellow cedar, Grade has created an intricately carved sculpture (15’ x 38’ x 42’) that represents a pingo, a hill of ice that grows over centuries in the Arctic’s highest latitudes, then collapses, pockmarking the tundra. The steel spines that support the sculpture rise up above it. The 12 spines move up and down to mimic the life cycle of a pingo.

“Yoga in museums and galleries has become very popular, and we regularly have requests and suggestions from visitors that we hold yoga classes on our beautiful property,” said Arlene Marcionette, public programs project manager for Mystic Seaport. “So when we were getting ready to open Murmur, with the way the sculpture not only embodies an element of the natural world, but also moves, we thought yoga in the Murmur gallery was a perfect fit.”

Brown, who makes her home in Rhode Island, is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. She is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in the Iyengar and Jivamukti methods. She leads teacher trainings as well as retreats and workshops worldwide.

She also grew up in Alaska.

“I lived in a community called Bird Creek, a peaceful, off-the-grid commune that my parents and some friends founded,” Brown said. “My parents lived off the land in a very simple way, with a mindful, yogic-like life philosophy, which in the 1970’s was known as being a hippie. When my parents separated I moved to Rhode Island with my mother, but I would go back to Alaska frequently to see my father.”

This will be Brown’s first time leading a class in a museum gallery, and she loves the idea of a sculpture of a landscape as the focus of the room. “It’s pretty phenomenal,” she said. “It’s great to bring the outdoors indoors. For centuries, Yogis have explored the mind, body and the deeper mysteries of life by going out into nature where there are no distractions. A naturally inspired, peaceful environment encourages us to foster the relationship between human nature and nature itself.”



Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The Thompson Exhibition Building provides a state-of-the-art gallery to host compelling, world-class exhibitions, including Murmur: Arctic Realities, which opened January 20, 2018. The Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.