Category Archives: Crafts

Calling All Yarn Enthusiasts

Are you the type of person who has never seen a yarn shop you didn’t love? That would be me. I have been knitting since I was a child, my Grandmother taught me how to use the “sticks.” Millions of women and men create with yarn around the world. Dayna Mankowski calls herself the “Crafty Scientist.” She’s Read more…

Also posted in Featured, NYBERG Interviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Repurpose Bowties

Everything old is new again,that’s the idea behind the business that 22-year old Paul Hunter has built. He’s a junior at Regis University in Denver. His company is called “Repurpose Bowties.” He takes discarded pieces of clothing and gives it new life as a bow tie. People started noticing a bow tie he had made from the remnants of Read more…

Also posted in Ann's Faves, Fashion, Featured, Innovators and Entrepreneurs, NYBERG Interviews, Small Business | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Discover Putnam, Connecticut, Vintage Feel ~ Modern Appeal

The folks in Putnam, Connecticut, in the state’s northeastern “quiet corner,” are working hard to get you on the road to come see their town of about 8,000. There is a ton going on in this old mill town. One of it’s biggest events every year is it’s “Fire and Ice Festival.” It will take Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Featured, Food and Drink, NYBERG Interviews, Small Business, Windham County | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

The Empty Spaces Project In Putnam, Connecticut Brings Art To Life

Paul Toussaint had an idea…fill an empty space on Main Street in Putnam, Connecticut, with art and people will come see it and that will create vibrancy. Toussaint, who grew up in Danielson, calls his idea The Empty Spaces Project and it is a non-profit. His place is in an area known as the “quiet Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Featured, Nonprofits, NYBERG Interviews, Photography, Windham County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

WOW! Have You Seen Bristol, Connecticut’s New Website?

Bristol, Connecticut. This is a city with a heart and over the past several years a group of folks, some of whom moved back to this city after spreading their wings elsewhere, decided to return to make their home great and show other cities in the state how to move forward after tough times. I Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Featured, Hartford County, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Holiday Events On The Connecticut Art Trail

Holiday Events on the 2015 Connecticut Art Trail Want to know where beautiful events will be in Connecticut to take family or friends leading up to the holidays,? Well look no further than the state’s Art Trail, this is southern new England at a lovely time of the year. Okay get out your calendars and Read more…

Also posted in Ann Gets Your Word Out, Antiques, Art and Music, Authors, Fairfield County, Featured, Happenings, Hartford County, House and Home, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, Museum, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

A Holiday Market At New Haven’s Train Station

A holiday show at New Haven’s Union Station from December 9th thru the 18th at 50 Union Avenue. It will be a delightful range of gift-giving opportunities spanning apparel, accessories, bath and skin care products, home decor, art prints and more. Browse, shop and talk to creative entrepreneurs from New Haven and elsewhere in Connecticut. Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Authors, Featured, Food and Drink, New Haven County, Photography, Vintage | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Annual Lamplight Stroll In Milford

Friday, December 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Annual Lamplight Stroll throughout downtown Milford Join us for the 14th Annual Lamplight Stroll, Friday, December 4th, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Milford Business Association with support from Star 99.9. During this popular annual event, Downtown Milford’s finest participating shops, spas, salons and restaurants Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Featured, Food and Drink, New Haven County, Small Business | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Branford Businesses With A Heart

23rd Annual Holiday Open House Hosted by Cynthia’s Flower Shop and the Martha Link Walsh Gallery to Benefit Branford Food Council Join us for our 23rd Annual Holiday Open House, December 5th and 6th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring home a treasure to celebrate the spirit of the season from the Martha Link Walsh Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Featured, Flowers, New Haven County, Small Business | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

The Art Of Paper Cutting

Martha Link Walsh never set out to do this kind of art for life, it just evolved and she’s still at it 40 years later. She creates her designs with pencil and then goes to work with tiny scissors and scalpels. Walsh has two books out with her work, A Paper-Cut Christmas: Legends of the Gift Giver Read more…

Also posted in Art and Music, Authors, Featured, New Haven County, NYBERG Interviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed