Apollo Cycles rides into downtown Norwich

THE DAY (July 26, 2019) — When people say they “fell into” their career, it’s supposed to be a figurative expression — but that actually happened for Apollo Ziembroski, owner of Apollo Cycles

As a 16-year-old Fitch High School student living in Stonington, Ziembroski rode his mountain bike to school every day, no matter the weather. One morning, he was struck — “nicked,” as he put it — by a school bus, and down he and the bike went.

He wasn’t injured but his new $1,200 mountain bike, which he got as a present for his 16th birthday, was banged up. He took it to Mystic Cycle Center for repair.

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Peruvian Festival more than just another Norwich party

THE BULLETIN (July 26, 2019) — All things Peruvian, from handcrafted items to traditional food, music and dancing from different regions of the coastal South American country will be showcased Sunday at the Peruvian Festival downtown.

The festival, which kicks off at noon on Franklin Street, is part of a larger effort by the project Global City Norwich to breathe more energy into the area, create a greater sense of community and revitalize downtown.

“A downtown is the heartbeat of a city,” Global City Norwich liaison Suki Lagrito said. “The idea is to create this revitalization through bringing the community together and creating a more vibrant scene downtown.”

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