Category Archives: Hartford County

Connecticut is known as The World’s Aerospace Alley

Did you know that Connecticut is home to an aerospace company that was started by a relative of famed physicist, Albert Einstein? In 1955 his nephew, George Einstein, an engineer, began what is now known as New England Airfoil Products, Incorporated. It’s located in Farmington. Airfoils are components that help make planes fly, military tanks run, and ships 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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Helping Young Adults See Sunshine When They Don’t See Much

It’s a tough topic, suicide. Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24? An estimated 1,100 college students take their lives every year in the United States. The Jordan Porco Foundation, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is doing something about this horrific Read more…

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Running and Walking To Find A Cure For Lung Cancer

Have you lost a friend or a loved one to lung cancer? Were they a smoker, maybe they never smoked, did they have radon in their home?…dozens and dozens die every year in this state from this disease. On October 9th, 2016, you can take part in a “Free To Breathe” run and walk at East Read more…

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Cheers! To The Hartford Flavor Company

A married couple in Connecticut decided to leave their corporate jobs and go into the line of spirits. Their jump into the cocktail culture with an organic product. Their ingredients come from local and regional farms. The Hartford Flavor Company was launched in 2015 and their Wild Moon Liqueurs are already in 450 locations in Connecticut Read more…

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Bristol Beat Radio, It’s About The Community

There’s a new Connecticut local radio station in Bristol, Connecticut that will serve the community. “The Beat,” Bristol’s Rock Mix online radio station is streaming live online 24-7. An app for the station is now in the testing phase. This is the brainchild of Steve Gagne (Gag-Knee), a hometown boy and U.S. Marine who served our Read more…

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ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/WALK

STAGGERING STATISTICS: Prostate cancer takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes. Connecticut  is joining more than 40 others communities across the nation in hosting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute will partner on April 10 at Blue Back Read more…

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Wanted: Connecticut Volunteer Firefighters, Everyday Heroes

On April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 60 fire departments will hold open houses at more than 80 locations throughout Connecticut. They’re celebrating Volunteer Firefighter Day (and the start of National Volunteer Week: April 10-16) and getting out the word about the shortage of volunteer firefighters.   WHO:                   Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Read more…

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You’ll Love This Sale at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Vintage Collectors & Antique Aficionados: Tags & Treasures Sale April 2 and 3 at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum   Wethersfield, Conn. (March 22, 2016) –Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Tags & Treasures Sale, on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 Read more…

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A New Musical Debuting On Motherhood~ “Gross Domestic Product”

HartBeat Ensemble presents its new mainstage theater work Gross Domestic Product at the Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. The production runs April 7 – May 1, 2016 with performances scheduled Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Opening night for Gross Domestic Product is Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm. All performances include a talk-back with Read more…

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