Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 BIA Check Presentation

The big fake check and the 
more important real deal is delivered.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Special Thanks to our 2016 Event Sponsors

The Brotherhood In Action of Manchester wish to recognize the following persons, organizations, and businesses that contributed to the success of the 2016 Community Breakfast:
Thank you to all those that attended!
Thank you to all those that volunteered!
Thank you to all that organized and implemented the plan to make this a successful day!

Sponsor Organizations
Beth Sholom B'nai Israel Brotherhood
Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573
Knights of Columbus St. James and Assumption Council #1155
Friendship Tuscan Mason Lodge #145
Manchester Mason Lodge #73
UNICO of Manchester

Donation Sponsors
Big Y Supermarkets
Manchester Mason Lodge #73 - Gold Sponsor
Steve’s Bagels

Advertising Sponsors
Igdalsky and Company - CPAs
Westside Mobil Mart - Gas and Convenience Store
Dialect Accent Specialists, Inc. - Speech Improvement Specialist
Paul L. Rubin - Attorney at Law  
P and  P Auto Repair Inc. - Foreign and Domestic Auto Service
Manchester Podiatry Center, P.C. - Dr. Kenneth Wichman
Parkade Health and Nutrition Center - Michael Dworkin, P.D, M.S.
Kahan Kerensky and Capossela LLP Attorneys at Law - William E. Breslau
Mason Friendship Tuscan Lodge #145
Mason Manchester Lodge #73
Mason Temple Chapter #53 Order of the Eastern Star
Metal Industries, Inc. - Metallizing Services, Machine Component Repair and Fabrication
HealthWise Medical Associates, LLP
Harmony Home Improvement - Remodeling Services
Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573
Knights of Columbus St. James and Assumption Council #1155
UNICO, Manchester Chapter
Beth Sholom B'nai Israel Brotherhood
Sphinx Omar Shrine Club
Sphinx Highlanders Pipes and Drums
John F. Tierney Funeral Home Inc.
Highland Park Market
Shady Glen Restaurants (don't forget the ice cream!)
James Engineering Co. - Civil and Structural Engineers / Septic and Plumbing  
Holmes and Watkins Funeral Homes
Next Remodel - Design and Build Firm
Louis A. Spadaccini, Esq. - Attorney at Law
Edward J Slegeski, Constable
Right Trac Financial - Mortgage Solutions
Hourglass Cleaners
Hartford Evergreen Lodge #88
Freedom Mortgage
Taylor Rental of Manchester
The Gathering Restaurant
Penny Botticelli & O’Brien PC - Stephen Penny
Richmond Press - Peter Miller
Bourne Personal Training - Brenda Bourne
Happy Smiles CT - Tris John Carta DMD, MAGD
Mulberry St. Pizza
Viking Masonry
Berson Photography

Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 Event Pictures and Videos

Wonderful weather, the awesome Bedini family and a great Manchester community gather for another successful community breakfast.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Annual Community Breakfast to Benefit Taylor Bedini

The Manchester Brotherhood in Action (BIA) proudly announces that our annual community breakfast will benefit the family of Taylor Bedini of Manchester, CT.

Sunday February 28, 2016
9 AM- 12 Noon
Masonic Temple
25 East Center St. Manchester, CT.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will help the families offset expenses incurred from medical bills.

The BIA has been in existence since 1987 and has fundraised over $100,000 in charitable contributions to help children with life threatening illnesses. Volunteer members are from UNICO, the two Manchester Knights of Columbus councils, Beth Sholom B’nai Israel Brotherhood, and both Manchester Masonic Lodges. For more information please call John Connolly at (860) 748-5013, email or visit

Taylor Bedini

Taylor is two and a half years old and was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at seven weeks old. TSC causes benign tumors to grow in vital organs of the body and Taylor has tumors in her brain, heart, skin, kidneys, and eyes. TSC is the leading cause of both epilepsy and autism. Due to tumors in Taylor's brain, Taylor has severe epilepsy. After trying many different anti seizure medications and diet therapies, Taylor underwent four brain surgeries this past summer for seizure control. Taylor has significant developmental delays and also struggles with anxiety. She requires frequent medical visits to Boston and also intense early intervention therapies. What comes easy for most, Taylor has to work very hard for but her spirit is pure love and we know she will never give up!