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An Ironing Board Was Invented In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many inventions…the cotton gin, the can opener, the portable typewriter, the frisbee, the lollipop, the hamburger and on and on. But I bet you didn’t know, an African-American woman living in New Haven before the Civil War got a patent for her invention of an early ironing board. Her name was Read more…

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The New James Farmacy in Old Saybrook

The beloved James Pharmacy & Soda Fountain will reopen as the James Farmacy [JF], an organic café and juice bar in May 2016. Through its menu and programming, James Farmacy will promote Wellness, Healing and Self-Care by offering healthy, clean, whole-food options, nutrient-dense foods and drinks, health conscious versions of ice creams and sodas, and various educational programs.  The James Farmacy Read more…

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