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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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Connecticut’s Janis Jones Is Fabulous at 60!

Janis Jones of Greenwich, Connecticut (on the far right of the above photo) is a veteran wall streeter, cancer survivor, Mother, and soon to be author. At age 55, Jones was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and was told she had a 50-50 of making it. She had surgery, went through radiation and chemotherapy, her world was Read more…

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Cook Tops and Grills Made In Clinton, Connecticut

It’s music to your ears, right?… when you hear “Made in America.” This company not only makes their stainless steel cook tops and electric grills for home use and boats in America…they’re made in Connecticut…in Clinton. Kenyon International dates back to 1931. The company started out making aviation and marine instruments. President of the company, Phil Williams has Read more…

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The Book Tour Begins For “Remembering Katharine Hepburn”

This is one of those things  in one’s life that you just don’t see coming. This book, “Remembering Katharine Hepburn.” I am a founding trustee of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and that has been just a wonderful ride over the last 10 years or so…seeing the historic town hall Read more…

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Get Your Baked Goods At The Drunk Alpaca

Jessica Oen and Stephania Halverson have a passion for baking and so this year, in 2016, they waded into their small business venture and “The Drunk Alpaca” was born. Currently the pair is taking their baked goods to farmer’s markets all around the state of Connecticut, but the dream is to someday have a bakery Read more…

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