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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 Floral Education Center

I love flowers, who doesn’t? Even when I didn’t have much more than a dime to my name, I would buy a small bouquet  of flowers and arrange it at home just to have a pretty “moment” around the house when my three daughters were little. I love freesia, it doesn’t last that long, but Read more…

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“Over The Moon” Vintage

Lisa Franco of Cheshire, Connecticut loves yesteryear, okay so she has me at “hello.” I worked with Lisa a few years back at News 8. Now she is making a business out of her passion for antiques. She finds a lot of her goodies while driving to and fro from her place at the beach. Read more…

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A Famous Tree Grows In Connecticut

We call it a Chestnut Tree but it’s really a Castanea Crenata (Fagaceae). Yep that’s the scientific name for this 1876 luscious monster, a Japanese Chestnut tree,  growing in the front yard of the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It’s one of just two in the state. They’re monitored routinely by  experts Read more…

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