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Cocktails In Connecticut

Here’s a little Connecticut cocktail history for you. At one time, Connecticut was arguably the largest producer of chromium-plated cocktail shakers in the country. Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury was known as a maker of brass and copper fixtures, but the company figured out a new way forward in the 1930’s and that was Read more…

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Is It An Antique Or A Reproduction?

Are you an antique buff? Can you tell a real antique from a reproduction? Two experts on furniture from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Helena Reilly and Bruce Henley are educating folks at the museum about how to tell vintage from a reproduction. If you want to learn some of the basics about antique furniture, there are workshops that Read more…

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A Story Of Hope For Transgender People

This is a story of transition, living your life to the fullest, being who you really are. Twenty-six-year old Dusty Rader, an English teacher in Canton, is a transgender person. He says he was born a girl, but from a very young age identified as a boy. He is telling his story of struggle to be an 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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Explore Italy With L’Esperta

Ashley Turney of Montville, Connecticut fell in love with Italy when she studied there as a Trinity college student more than 25 years ago. Since 1990, she has returned over and over again and even learned the language, mind you she is not Italian, the country just speaks to her. Turney became so connected with the Read more…

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Understanding “The Fifth Trimester,” When New Moms Head Back To Work

Attention working Moms of America…you have a lot to think about when you head back to work after having a baby. But there is help. Lauren Smith Brody, a working Mom of two young boys and former executive editor at Glamour Magazine, has written a guide-book for women called “The Fifth Trimester.” She interviewed more than 700 working Read more…

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Mystic Supply Company

Another small business has arrived in Connecticut, this one was established just a month and a half ago, (June 2017) on the shoreline. It’s the Mystic Supply Company where American-made is king. Tomas Gates and Amma Pozzi are giving home-grown small businesses a place to be displayed and sold.  Amma’s portrait and wedding photography business is also housed Read more…

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Meals For CT Families In Health Crisis

Sarah Leathers of Simsbury, Connecticut is the founder of Healing Meals Community Project.  It is a nonprofit organization designed to serve healthy organic meals to an entire family during a health crisis which includes cancer or chronic illnesses. The meals are prepared by 14-24 year old volunteers who are supervised.  Some 250 volunteers are on board Read more…

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“Her Song” An Anti Bullying Musical With A Powerful Message

What do you do about the nationwide epidemic of bullying in schools? Social media is playing a big part in this cruelty. Song writer, Jill Nesi of Madison has produced a musical that is getting statewide acclaim. It is called “Her Song” and it just debuted at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors and Read more…

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