Category Archives: Windham County

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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Discover Putnam, Connecticut, Vintage Feel ~ Modern Appeal

The folks in Putnam, Connecticut, in the state’s northeastern “quiet corner,” are working hard to get you on the road to come see their town of about 8,000. There is a ton going on in this old mill town. One of it’s biggest events every year is it’s “Fire and Ice Festival.” It will take Read more…

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The Empty Spaces Project In Putnam, Connecticut Brings Art To Life

Paul Toussaint had an idea…fill an empty space on Main Street in Putnam, Connecticut, with art and people will come see it and that will create vibrancy. Toussaint, who grew up in Danielson, calls his idea The Empty Spaces Project and it is a non-profit. His place is in an area known as the “quiet 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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Connecticut Is Home To One Of The Country’s Top Organists…Go See Him!

Renown Theatre Organist, Juan Cardona, Jr. receives Volunteer Spotlight Award from the historic Thomaston Opera House. Landmark Community Theatre 2015 season final spotlight volunteer, Juan Cardona Jr., a renowned theatre organist who has played in numerous venues across the country,  is the recipient of a special award bestowed upon him from the Thomaston Opera House. Read more…

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Cafemantic ~ A Moveable Feast

Cafemantic is a coffee house but so much more. A Moveable Feast is the latest venture of restaurateur Andrew Gütt. Little more than a year after transforming his neighborhood coffee shop Cafémantic into a destination small plates restaurant with a farm inspired menu, Gütt will now be offering the menu creations and hospitality of his team Read more…

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Bella’s Bistro

Bella’s Restaurant in Putnam, Connecticut provides residents and visitors of “The Last Green Valley” with a delectable menu featuring Northern Italian cuisine prepared by owner and Chef Allen Granberg.

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Willimantic Brewing Company

The Willimantic Brewing Company describes inself as “an oasis in a world of stress. providing comfort and cheer to all who enter.” The Willimantic Brewing Company and Main Street Cafe is a living landmark restaurant and pub brewery. The owners, David (the brewer) and Cindy Wollner says “the original Main Street Café was founded in 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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