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Americana Memories ~ College Pennants

Where did you go to college? Chances are Steven Melillo has a vintage pennant for your school. He is passionate about pennants and has named his company Americana Memories because he says “a lot of people consider college to be the best time of their lives. When people see a pennant from where they were in Read more…

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Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut Is Back!

If it was good enough in 1871, it’s good enough now. Bridgeport’s Frisbie Pie Company is back. The company closed its doors in the late 1950’s, but thanks to Dan O’Connor, the CEO, it’s up and running again. The new Frisbie’s Pies has only been in operation 8-weeks but already 7-thousand snack pies have gone out the door. Thirty Read more…

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The Sister’s Project, Providing Financial Support For Those Affected By Cancer

  The Sisters’ Project is an organization of 11 people who have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and they are going out of their way to makes things a little brighter for individuals and families who are affected by the dreaded disease. At this writing, the non-profit based in Wallingford, Connecticut, Read more…

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RIPE Craft and Bar Juices Made in Connecticut

New Haven is home to juice, RIPE craft and bar juice that is. The founder of the company, Michel Boissy, came on NYBERG to talk about how the company has grown from a self-squeezing operation in Wallingford, to in the last 6 years or so, employing about 120 people. What sets his product apart from other fresh Read more…

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Introducing The Pizza People

Susan McDevitt of Madison is a mother of 7. Chance Jackson is a 26-year old who helps youth in New Haven. Both understand what it is to get a helping hand. McDevitt is a cancer survivor, and the day after Christmas of 2016, Jackson lost everything he had in a fire. Despite their challenges they give to others. Read more…

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Robert S. Greenberg, Keeper Of New Haven’s Treasures

It’s a walk down memory lane with a New Haven man who is the keeper of thousands of treasures that tell us about the history of the Elm City. Robert Greenberg’s Grandfather started the collection and Greenberg watched him build it as a kid and now has the lead on this in the city. Greenberg’s Read more…

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Helping Young Adults See Sunshine When They Don’t See Much

It’s a tough topic, suicide. Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24? An estimated 1,100 college students take their lives every year in the United States. The Jordan Porco Foundation, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is doing something about this horrific Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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Westport’s Olivia Porretta is Teaching Kids How To Be Smart Online

Olivia Porretta is a 17-year old animator from Westport, Connecticut. This Staples High School junior’s video called “Wise on the Web,” was selected to be featured on the national platform of AMAZE.org . AMAZE’s mission, is to teach 10 to 14 year olds about life thru animation. Topics include sex ed, relationships, and how to stay safe on the internet Read more…

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Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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