Tag Archives: Connecticut

“Becoming British”

Thom Brooks was raised in Guilford, Connecticut.He went abroad to the United Kingdom as a student, first to Ireland and then to England and decided he would stay. He became a British citizen in 2011…he describes in his book, called “Becoming British” what life is like as an immigrant. He he now heads the Law School at Read more…

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A Palm Tree Grows In Connecticut

Brandon Hall of Fairfield, Connecticut got an idea after taking a vacation to Cancun. He was surrounded by palm trees, loved it, and wanted to figure out how to bring them to Connecticut to extend that vacation feel you have when you’re away. He figured it out, and since 2014 has been serving the tri-state area, Read more…

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Helping Chronically Ill Patients, One Pair Of Socks At A Time

  A Senior at Wake Forest University who is from Durham, Connecticut is setting out to help the chronically ill in this country. Jake Teitelbaum has founded the Resilience Project. Socks are designed with the help of patients, who put their own spin on them to provide a little sunshine. They are then sold and those Read more…

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Milkshakes

I promise you, you have never seen a milkshake like this…it looks like a towering ice cream sundae on top of a milk shake. This is the brainchild of Alyce Kallman who has dubs her creations “Freak Shakes.” They are the cat’s meow in Bethel, Connecticut because families from all over are coming together to enjoy Read more…

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Meet “CT Eats Out” Food Blogger, Alycia Chrosniak

Are you a foodie? Do you love to eat out? Are you curious about what Connecticut restaurants are opening up and who the chefs are behind them? Lots of folks have discovered the website CT Eats Out to get all the details on everything “food.” It was started by 27-year old Alycia Chrosniak of West Hartford and she Read more…

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Tea Company Founded in Connecticut Is Featured At Historic Royal Palaces

Harney & Sons tea is featured in the historic royal palaces in England…that’s right, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and on and on. The company was founded in 1983, by John Harney in the basement of his house in Salisbury, Connecticut. He was once the proprietor of the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, and when he sold Read more…

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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Pinball Wizards At The Sanctum

‘Ever since he was a young boy, he played the silver ball…From Soho down to Brighton, he must have played them all…” We’re talking about pinball. Pinball is seeing another resurgence in the U.S. and that includes Connecticut. There is a place in Meriden call The Sanctum where you can go on Monday nights, play for free Read more…

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Make Your Own Butter With Connecticut’s Churncraft

Have you ever thought about making your own butter? A family in Connecticut not only thinks about it, but they’re doing it. They’re manufacturing a new device that puts the old-fashioned back in your kitchen. It’s called Churncraft. They’ve only been in business since June. You turn the crank yourself and in 8-to-10 minutes you have fresh butter. Here are Read more…

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