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1979-2019: Forty Years of Holocaust Video Testimony

In 1978, former WTNH television host and producer Laurel Vlock did an interview with a holocaust survivor for her show and it so deeply moved her, she decided to get more survivors on video tape to tell their stories to preserve them for history  before it was too late. In the next year, she teamed Read more…

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Nearing 100 Years Old

In 2022, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will hit the century mark, 100 years old. The zoo in Bridgeport, is among the oldest in the country. For more than 40 of those years, Executive Director, Gregg Dancho has been a staple there. First volunteering in 1975, continually paying his dues, until becoming its Executive Director in 1984. Read more…

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28 Years~ The Real World, Motorcycle Maintenance, And Being Trapped On The Cloud (Podcast)

Welcome to Episodes 13, 14, and 15 of 28 Years, a podcast where a father-son duo try and sort out the generational divide.  Baby-Boomer Mike Maguire, who lives in coastal Madison, CT and his millennial son Kevin in Brooklyn aim to explain, explore, and laugh at what divides our generations.  Listen and subscribe to the podcast here>> 28 Years  Read more…

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Iconic Mid-Century Architecture, The Glass House

Built in 1949, The Glass House in New Canaan sits at the bottom of a slope on 49 pastoral acres. The 18-hundred square foot structure is all glass, there are no interior walls. It was built by the late famed architect, Philip Johnson as a weekend retreat for him and his longtime partner. Johnson is Read more…

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The Ancient Art Of Paper Marbling, Once A Kept Secret

  The ancient art of paper marbling as used in the binding of books. Elizabeth Frengel, Curator of Rare Books at the University of Chicago, shows samples of marbling seen around the world, a process which was once kept secret. The earliest surviving specimens of marble paper date from the 12th century believed to have Read more…

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The Blue Earth Compost Truck Is At Your Service

If it grows it goes, into the compost pile. Which makes it then possible for Blue Earth Compost to pick up your scraps right at your front door, whether it’s residential or commercial. Statistics show we throw away 40-percent of our food, that waste can be turned into renewable energy and also turned back into Read more…

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Connecticut Female Pilots Setting The Bar High

A field traditionally dominated by men is aviation. Only about 6-percent of pilots are women, and those who have achieved that status have jumped over incredible hurdles to take flight. Here are three women pioneering women in different types of aviation who chatted with me at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Read more…

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Connecticut Latte Artist, Laura Erdman

The art of a beautiful cup of coffee. Latte artist, Laura Erdman knows how to do that to perfection. You will find her at Grano Arso, a hot new restaurant in the heart of Chester, Connecticut. When you dine there, you’ll feel like family. The owners are husband and wife. You’ll see Lani Gargano at Read more…

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28 Years~ The Millennial With The Dragon Tattoo (Podcast)

Welcome to Episode 10 of 28 Years, a podcast where a father-son duo try and sort out the generational divide.  Baby-Boomer Mike Maguire, who lives in coastal Madison, CT and his millennial son Kevin in Brooklyn aim to explain, explore, and laugh at what divides our generations.  Listen and subscribe to the podcast here>> 28 Years    For Android Read more…

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A Convenience Store On Wheels Drives Into Connecticut

I’ve got to hand it to millennial entrepreneurs, they see a need and they figure out how to build a company around it. Five years ago two 20-year-old college sophomores at Drexel University in Philadelphia got tired of going out late at night for snacks, household items, whatever it was. So they built a delivery Read more…

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