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Meals For CT Families In Health Crisis

Sarah Leathers of Simsbury, Connecticut is the founder of Healing Meals Community Project.  It is a nonprofit organization designed to serve healthy organic meals to an entire family during a health crisis which includes cancer or chronic illnesses. The meals are prepared by 14-24 year old volunteers who are supervised.  Some 250 volunteers are on board Read more…

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The History Of Connecticut’s Farmington Canal

The Farmington Canal runs all the way from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts. There’s not a whole lot left of it now. The authority on its history is a former Doctor of Pathology turned historian, Carl E. Walter. He’s been studying and lecturing on it for close to 30 years. He’s fascinated about how it Read more…

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Connecticut’s iDevices Are Evolving Your Home

Avon, Connecticut is home to an innovative company called I-Devices. Just 7 years old, founded in 2009, it already employs 70 people. It’s founder, Chris Allen had an idea about a thermostat for grilling and built an app for his smartphone and the rest is history, his “I-Grill” product was sold to Weber Grill. Currently the company is Read more…

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Miriam Rieder’s Beautiful Bakery Business

Talk about thinking outside the box. Miriam Rieder of Canton, Connecticut who discovered she loved to bake at age 11 while growing up out in New Mexico, has turned that passion into a business called Taste by Spellbound. This is not your ordinary garden-variety bakery located in Avon. Everything about it, and her, are genuinely Read more…

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Support Needed for Avon, CT Volunteer Firefighters

Avon Volunteer Fire Department Seeks Funding for Training Facility When it comes to fire training, there’s no such thing as enough. As volunteers who train to the level of career firefighters, members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) are required to recertify at least annually on numerous skills from Incident Command to Hoses and Ladders, Read more…

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Go Ahead And “Tie” One On

This is a really fun idea for anyone who wants to draw attention to waiters in a restaurant or for individuals for that matter, who don’t want to wear just an ordinary tie clip. David Ossorio of Avon, Connecticut had the idea in his head for years as he was working for Max Restaurant Group Read more…

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