Category Archives: Tolland County

Camille’s Wood Fired Pizza

Camille’s Wood Fired Pizza offers wood fired pizzas, pasta, salads, grilled sandwiches, assorted small plates and more! Also a fantastic wine list, and great draft beer. Camille and David met at Luna Pizza about eight years ago. They grew friendly with one another but neither would have guessed they would fall in love and open Read more…

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These Are the Places YOU Love In Connecticut

In a matter of a few short hours, this is the list that came up when I asked you on Facebook what your favorite “gem” spots are in Connecticut, what a list! If this doesn’t keep you busy in the car, I don’t know what will. Because I love vintage, the photo is that of Read more…

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The Summer of 2014 In Connecticut From “Yankee”

Thanks Yankee Magazine for this awesome what-to-do list. The “Top 20 Events” in Connecticut according to Yankee Magazine, include:MAY 3: SOMERS, New England Regional Chili Cookoff. The International Chili Society (yes, there is such an organization) sanctions the cookoff at this benefit for the local fire department, held at Pleasant View Golf Center. A hot-pepper Read more…

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Yankee Magazine’s Best of Connecticut

So, have you looked around Connecticut lately at all the things the state has to offer, Yankee Magazine did and take a look at this rather “beefy” LIST. Yankee Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Coastal Fairfield Captain’s Cove – Black Rock Harbor—Best Boardwalk, Bridgeport Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo—Best Zoo, Bridgeport Custom House Maritime Museum—Best Lighthouse Tours, Bridgeport The Read more…

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Kloter Farms, Fun for The Whole Family!

Got kids, need furniture or a barn or a shed built? Pack up the family and head up north to Ellington, Connecticut  in Tolland County to Kloter Farms. Whoa…there is a huge main house full of outdoor furniture, just beautiful things, and there is a great big place that showcases indoor furniture too. There are Read more…

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Mansfield’s Drive-In Movies and Flea Markets

This takes me back to when I was a kid and we went to the movie in our pajamas in the Ford stationwagon, there aren’t many of these places still around, they are hanging on for dear life, but here is a fine example of staying power. Check it out in Mansfiled, Connecticut. This is the Read more…

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Connecticut Day Trips

The other day in my exploration on the web about Connecticut I stumbled onto this wonderful blog about “day tripping” in Connecticut. It’s called “Connecticut Day Trips.” It’s maintained by a woman named, Elizabeth Larkin who says she moved away from the state and then moved back and learned to love it. What’s not to Read more…

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National Library Week in Connecticut

National Library Week is 4/13-4/19 and Network Connecticut and Nutmeg Junction hold libraries in a special place in our hearts. Libraries provide essential resources to the communities they serve. Whether you want to read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, find a meeting room for a non-profit, go online, do research, the library Read more…

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Come On Down To The Jillson House

The Jillson House is a wonderful historical landmark and museum in Willimantic, Connecticut. During weekends, visitors have the chance to explore the house and learn about Willimantic’s history and the Jillson family. The Jillson family played an important role in the industrial development that led to the formation of the borough of Willimantic (1833) in Read more…

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Willimantic, Connecticut’s Frog Bridge

In 1754 the early settlers in north eastern Connecticut awoke to the sound of a terrible noise that seemed to surround them! In fear and pandemonium, they prepared for an epic battle…a battle they found they would not have to fight. What occurred, you may ask? Well let’s just say frogs played an integral role Read more…

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