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The Annual Leprechaun Run In Madison For Charity

The 24th Annual Leprechaun 5-Miler A fun St. Patrick’s Day race tradition March 13, 2016 at the Madison Surf Club This scenic 5 Mile race is laid out along Madison’s picturesque shoreline on Middle Beach Road for one of the flattest and fastest 5-Milers anywhere. Not up for 5 miles? Try our 2 mile fitness Read more…

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“Horns 4 Kids” Provides Musical Instruments For Kids In Connecticut

The organization “Horns-4-Kids” is changing lives. For kids who want to play a musical instrument, but can’t afford it, this group is there for them. Since 2003, nearly one-thousand instruments have been given away in more than 400 schools in nearly 200 towns in Connecticut. The demand for all types of musical instruments continues to grow and the Read more…

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Connecticut Beer Tour For Charity

Todd Ruggere is on a mission to raise as much money as he can for cancer research and he’s doing it one beer at a time. This idea was hatched in Massachusetts and so for most of 2013 he marched all over the Commonwealth and had a beer in 351 towns. That included the islands Read more…

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Operation: Music Aid

Few things can bring people together like music, and George Hauer, co-founder of Operation: Music Aid knows that. George owns the Madison Music Center and has sheet music and instruments for sale and rent at this place, but it’s his wall of honor to American servicemen and women that really gets his juices flowing. His Read more…

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CT Charity Rides

CT Charity Rides is just a little over a year old now and it has been, and continues to be the “ride” of James Bortnick’s life. James is just awesome in his desire to help all kinds of people and he does it through his charity rides one trip at a time. He told me Read more…

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Jewels For Hope~ Gems For A Cause

This Mother-Daughter Duo from Derby, Connecticut is creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Their  company, founded in 2009, is called Jewels For Hope. A portion of most items they sell goes to charity, all different kinds of causes to help others, it’s the way they do business. This give-back mentality Read more…

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The Big Bank Musical

This was an amazing morning that I spent in the basement of the First United Methodist Church in Mystic, Connecticut. It doesn’t get much better than this. The folks in the room included the founder of  Emerson Theater Collaborative, or ETC. Camilla Ross, an Emerson College grad, of Colchester, Connecticut has worked tirelessly to make Read more…

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Sandcastle Reaches World Record Heights For Good

Ed Jarrett of Canton, Connecticut loves building the world’s tallest sandcastles, and by the way they really are the world’s tallest because the Guinness Book of World Records says so. His latest 37-foot 10-inch tall detailed wonder is up on Walton Pond in Winding Trails in Farmington, Connecticut and it is unbelievably intricate. It took Read more…

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