Category Archives: Tolland County

The Mansfield, Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace

Once upon a time, in the 1950’s in America there were thousands of drive-in movie theaters, now there are less than 400. There are three drive-ins left in Connecticut, among them, the Mansfield Drive-in in Tolland County which opened in 1954.  Michael Jungden came on board in 1974 as the ticket manager and then in 1991 he 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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Holiday Events On The Connecticut Art Trail

Holiday Events on the 2015 Connecticut Art Trail Want to know where beautiful events will be in Connecticut to take family or friends leading up to the holidays,? Well look no further than the state’s Art Trail, this is southern new England at a lovely time of the year. Okay get out your calendars and Read more…

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Amazingly Microscopic Images

Mark Smith has licensed technology from the U.S. Army and has built a business around it. His company is called Macroscopic Solutions. He can image anything no matter how microscopic it may be. The ramifications that this kind of imaging will have is all over the map, from art to science to archeology to  medicine and Read more…

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Kevin Bouley Is Bolstering Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

Kevin Bouley  is an innovator’s friend in the state of Connecticut. President and CEO of Nerac, Inc, Bouley is the only person at UCONN to be inducted into two Halls of Fame in the Schools of Engineering and Business. While he runs his company…a research and advisory firm for innovative products and services, he’s also helping to Read more…

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Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market

The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market is held June through October, Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead at 2299 South Street in Coventry, Connecticut. 2014 marks our eleventh season, the seventh year in our location at the Hale Homestead. The market draws 100,000 visitors annually and generates sales Read more…

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Four Town Fair in Somers ~ Sept 11-14

Geeze do you know about the awesome Four Town Fair in Somers, Connecticut? You should by now it was established in 1838, but if you haven’t experienced it, get in the car and take the family this September 11th thru the 14th. There is an investigation underway to see if indeed this is the oldest Read more…

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UCONN Dairy Bar

UCONN’S Dairy Bar has been a favorite for generations of UCONN students and families. The UConn Dairy Bar, or Dairy Product Salesroom as it was originally named, opened sometime between 1953 and 1954 to sell dairy products that were manufactured by the Creamery. It was attractively decorated in the colors and style of the time; Read more…

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Lakeview Restaurant Bar and Grill

The Lake View Restaurant Bar and Grill is perfect for lunch, dinner, birthdays, holidays, reunions, business meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners or just a simple get together. The menu is designed for everyone’s needs from ALWAYS FRESH seafood, italian dishes, burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, pizzas, to kids meals. Their stone patio or glass room right on Read more…

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Average Joe Photo Show at UCONN

These are my two contributions to  The Average Joe Photo Show which will be in residence at UCONN at the Home Babbidge Library, Norman D. Stevens Gallery from July 14th thru October 2014. Part of the proceeds of this show goes to Water.org  Safe water means healthy kids and brighter futures.

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