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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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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

This is one of those things  in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall Read more…

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Coming Fall 2016 ~ “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

Coming in the fall of 2016, my second book, Remember Katharine Hepburn. I am so pleased to continue t educate new generations about the legacy of the most iconic actress of the 20th century. Hepburn still holds the record for winning the most leading actress Academy Awards, she won 4. The book can be pre-ordered Read more…

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Bobby Palmieri’s “Have A Heart” Is In Memory Of His Dad

A junior at Quinnipiac University has set out to change the world.  Bobby Palmieri actually started on this when he was just ten when his Dad died out of the blue of a heart attack and left him and his little brother and his Mom. Three days later and grieving, Bobby Palmieri started an organization called Read more…

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A Chat With The Information Architect Of “TED” ~Richard Saul Wurman (reprise)

This is a story I did on Richard Saul Wurman on October 19th of 2010. I drove up to his Newport mansion called “The Orchard” which is now for sale to talk to him. What a home! That was some day, oh and the scarf he is wearing, I knitted that for him…I knew he Read more…

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Katharine Hepburn’s Theater In Connecticut

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) is a “gem of a place in Connecticut with a movie star name.” Katharine Hepburn was iconic because of her fans’ recognition of her immense talent and drive. Similarly, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is successful because of you, its friends, patrons, members, and donors, and Read more…

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“Remission Ball” ~ Promoting Healing Through Sport

A nurse from New Haven who battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, has come up with an idea to help other cancer patients. When Alfredo Axtmayer was sick, he focused on sports to get him thru the tough days of chemo and a stem cell transplant. Now healthy…in remission for five years… he has developed “Remission Ball.” It grew out Read more…

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Emily Bear Is Coming To Clinton, Connecticut!

EMILY BEAR TRIO SUNDAY, October 18th at 4:00 PM Morgan School Gagnon Auditorium, Clinton CT On Sunday, October 18th, The George Flynn Classical Concerts series is proud to present the Emily Bear Trio, performing jazz standards and original works by pianist and composer, Emily Bear. Only 14 years old, Emily Bear is one of the Read more…

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