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The One And Only Cher Receives The Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award

  I didn’t see this coming. In a global COVID-19 pandemic, Cher becomes the 5th annual recipient of The Spirit of Katharine Hepburn award given annually by The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut of which I am Vice President. The theater was desperate to bring Cher to Connecticut, but that was Read more…

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Connecticut Town Greens

What is the oldest town in Connecticut? Answer, Wethersfield and Windsor have ongoing discussions about which town was permanent first in the 1630’s. How many town greens are there in the state? There are 170, some towns have more than one. Which town has the largest green in the state and perhaps in the country? Read more…

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CASA Is Helping To Change A Child’s Story In Connecticut

As we speak, in February, 2020, more than 4 thousand children in Connecticut from birth to age 18 are in foster care. The current opioid epidemic has greater fueled this crisis. Children need advocates, someone to help speak for them, in the legal system, and that’s where CASA comes in. CASA stands for “Court Appointed Read more…

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Embroidery Extraordinaire In Connecticut

Born in Iran, Amy Minasyan of Washington Depot, Connecticut creates incredible monograms on any kind of textile you can imagine. She was taught the art of tailoring and sewing and embroidery from her Aunt long ago. When she came to America, she incorporated her know how into the fashion industry in New York City, and Read more…

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WTNH News Anchor, Rich Coppola On “Fireside Chats With Nyberg”

In this episode of “Fireside Chats With Nyberg,” you’ll learn things about Rich Coppola that I bet you didn’t know. He grew up a stone’s throw from WTNH News 8 and his late father was a firefighter in New Haven right near the TV station, the stories go on and on. You’ll find out he is quite nostalgic.

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A Connecticut Photo Shop Is Staying Relevant In An Iphone World

Not so long ago film cameras were all the rage. You took your shots, and got your film developed. With smartphones now, things have changed dramatically for camera shops. In the 1960’s, here were maybe 30 or 40 camera shops in the state, now just three or four. Milford Photo is one of those survivors, Read more…

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Since 1772 The Stearns Family Farm In Storrs, Connecticut

The Stearns Family Farm, Mountain Dairy has been around since 1772 in Storrs, Connecticut and it’s into its tenth generation. It was initially a mulberry farm for the silk industry. In 1871, the dairy cows came in and the family went into the dairy business. It has survived the Great Depression, three barn fires and Read more…

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Need A Label? There’s A Company In Connecticut For That

For decades, a label-making company has been thriving in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Label One/Privateer produces tapes and labels for large companies and small. When you think about it, everything you buy has a label or a sticker, chances are they may have been made by this company…that goes for it’s food and drink, health and Read more…

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A Father And Son From New London Are Creating Beautiful Music

    A beautiful Christmas recording by a father and son from New London is getting a lot of attention on social media this 2019 holiday season so we booked them on NYBERG. Dad, Robert Johnson, has been a singer his whole life, and his son Brian, 22, is following in his footsteps, Rhythm and Read more…

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The University Of New Haven Is Celebrating Its Centennial

Did you know that the University of New Haven in Connecticut is celebrating its 100th anniversary? Did you know the school in West Haven was founded with the help of Yale University and was located on its campus? How bought it’s 6th president…Steven Kaplan, did you know he’s an opera buff and likes to ballroom Read more…

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