|A band performs during the annual Senior Holiday Gift Run celebration at the Miller Senior Center in Hamden.|
"It's the spirit of the season," said Steve Savino, WQUN's assistant general manager and one of the main organizers of the gift run. "It's part of the tradition of the season. Just to see their faces, it's all worth it. It's for a great cause. There's nothing more you need than to see the smiles."
Monetary donations as well as non-perishable food and new items such as gloves, hats, scarfs, blankets, gift cards and toiletries are being accepted at various Hamden locations.
"It's not only about the gifts," Savino said. "It's more about the citizens and business community banding together to make sure our seniors know we are thinking of them."
Contributions can be dropped off at the following Hamden locations: Arden House, 850 Mix Ave.; Atria Larson Place, 1450 Whitney Ave.; Eye Center, 2880 Old Dixwell Ave.; Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2969 Whitney Ave.; Hindinger Farm, 810 Dunbar Hill Road (cash only), ION Bank, 2989 Whitney Ave. (items only); Marisa's Hair Salon, 374 Mather St. (cash only); Miller Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave. (items only); Quinnipiac Bank and Trust, 2704 Dixwell Ave.; Subway, 2100 Dixwell Ave. (cash only); VNA Community Healthcare, 2319 Whitney Ave. (items only) and Whitney Manor, 2798 Whitney Ave.
Checks can be made out to Hamden Senior Holiday Gift Run. In addition, online donations are being accepted at www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/steves-campaign.
WQUN hosts Business After Hours networking event
|Ray Andrewsen, general manager of WQUN, speaks with an attendee at a Business After Hours event Jan. 22.|
The Hamden Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business After Hours networking event at the University's Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, 3011 Whitney Avenue, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. The event, hosted by WQUN, drew a crowd of about 90 people.
Following the reception at the museum, many guests headed to the University's TD Bank Sports Center to watch the Bobcats men's ice hockey team take on the UConn Huskies. The Bobcats triumphed, extending their winning streak. Read more about the game.
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is home to the world's largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine. The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection in order to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland's Great Hunger and its long aftermath on both sides of the Atlantic.
WQUN co-sponsors another successful holiday gift collection for local seniors
AM 1220 WQUN, VNA Community Healthcare Community Outreach, Quinnipiac Bank and Trust Company and Hamden's Miller Senior Center teamed up to organize the third annual Hamden Senior Holiday Gift Run.
The 2012 Senior Gift Run effort resulted in $1,300 worth of gifts and $800 in gift cards for food and fuel being distributed to seniors in the community. Items were given out at a celebration held Dec. 19, 2012, at the Miller Senior Center in Hamden. The event ensures that some of our senior friends experience the spirit of the holiday season. Gifts were also distributed to seniors who are home-bound and were unable to attend.
WQUN provides complete election coverage & analysis to listeners
Reporter John D'Andre (at left) and Rich Hanley, associate professor and director of Quinnipiac's graduate journalism department, provided analysis of election results as they came in on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
WQUN 1220 AM offered comprehensive local and national election coverage.
WQUN receives Hamden Chamber's Community Advocate of the Year Award
The Hamden Chamber of Commerce presented its prestigious Community Advocate of the Year Award to WQUN during its Chamber Choice Awards on Nov. 2, 2011, at the Laurel View Country Club.