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Connecticut Actress, Skylar Dunn

Skylar Dunn of Branford, Connecticut is only 10 years old, but has already wrapped her first major motion picture called “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michele Williams and Zandaya. It has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum,”The Greatest Showman,” is an original musical that celebrates the Read more…

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A Look Back At The Iconic Department Store, G. Fox & Company

You can things of Christmases gone by without thinking about the iconic Connecticut department store that was G. Fox and Company. It was a beautiful art deco family owned store, one of the largest in the nation. Generations of families worked there…it was the heart of downtown Hartford.    

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A Love Story Born From Survival

Two young people whose lives could have been cut short were not, they survived and are now together telling their stories. Colin Cook, who grew up in Madison, Connecticut lost his left leg at the age 25 in 2015 to a 12 foot long shark in the waters of Hawaii where he had been surfing. Read more…

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Connecticut’s Mobile Pub

  This is not your parent’s Shasta trailer. The two owners of “The Mobile Pub” are Marco Marcelo and Thomas Keane. A year and a half ago they decided to deck out a 1962, 14-foot Shasta caravan with a full bar including Connecticut craft beers and haul it around the state for weddings and other Read more…

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Art Deco Tiny House in New Haven, Connecticut

  Colin M. Caplan just built a tiny house in New Haven, Connecticut for his husband and wife clients, Richard Norman and Nini Lentini. It’s called the “Bijou.”  At just under 700 square feet, this urban dwelling has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & 15 foot ceilings. The exterior design was inspired by some of the Read more…

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Actress Glenn Close To Receive “Spirit of Katharine Hepburn” Award

Glenn Close to Receive 2nd Annual  Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award   Old Saybrook, CT (May 25, 2017) Acclaimed actress Glenn Close has been named the recipient of the 2nd annual Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. The award, given by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, is bestowed yearly upon an individual who embodies the Read more…

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Sally Jessy Raphael

In May of 2017, I got to spend some time with the first lady of TV daytime talk, Sally Jessy Raphael. Sally preceded Oprah by about three years. She brought her show to WTNH in June of 1987. I came to the station six months prior, so I got to see her nationally syndicated show Read more…

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My Life In Television News: From Typewriters And Film To Digital

It really is like magic these days. A live interview with social media maven, Vanessa Wojtusiak at WTNH-TV(abc) with an ipad and iphone. I started in television news in 1979 in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana, then I took off for Oklahoma City and then to the Nutmeg state, and my how the business Read more…

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Tea Company Founded in Connecticut Is Featured At Historic Royal Palaces

Harney & Sons tea is featured in the historic royal palaces in England…that’s right, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and on and on. The company was founded in 1983, by John Harney in the basement of his house in Salisbury, Connecticut. He was once the proprietor of the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, and when he sold Read more…

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Here’s to 30 years, Connecticut!

On this date, January 16th, 1987, 30 years ago, I came to WTNH-TV, I was a mother of one, the twins had not arrived, that would be in 1989. In 1987, which seems like a lifetime ago, we were Action News 8. One gallon of gas cost 89 cents on average, a US Postage Stamp Read more…

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