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Coffee With A Heart At J. Rene Roasters In West Hartford

  This is a story about a coffee with a heart. Jose Rene Martinez jumped into the coffee business 13 years ago without knowing much about beans. It started with the purchase of a coffee roaster, then more equipment, his passion grew, and J Rene’ Coffee Roasters in West Hartford, Connecticut was born. One of Read more…

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Ratatouille & Co. Helps Immigrant Women In Connecticut Get Ahead

On NYBERG, Ratatouille & Company founded by Evelyn Isaia, helps immigrant women in Connecticut get a leg up on life. After three decades in finance, Isaia decided to leave her work and take up something else. She did her homework, gathered information, and her catering company with a social purpose, Ratatouille and Company was born. Read more…

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Connecticut’s Everyday Heroes, Volunteer Firefighters

We always expect them to be there for us, volunteer firefighters. But what if they weren’t? There are 26-thousand volunteer firefighters in Connecticut among the more than 300 fire departments, that’s 83-percent. Recruiting for these “Everyday Heroes” is crucial and is underway year-round as many towns are reaching critical lows in their departments. Former Killingworth Read more…

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Nearing 100 Years Old

In 2022, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will hit the century mark, 100 years old. The zoo in Bridgeport, is among the oldest in the country. For more than 40 of those years, Executive Director, Gregg Dancho has been a staple there. First volunteering in 1975, continually paying his dues, until becoming its Executive Director in 1984. Read more…

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28 Years~ The Real World, Motorcycle Maintenance, And Being Trapped On The Cloud (Podcast)

Welcome to Episodes 13, 14, and 15 of 28 Years, a podcast where a father-son duo try and sort out the generational divide.  Baby-Boomer Mike Maguire, who lives in coastal Madison, CT and his millennial son Kevin in Brooklyn aim to explain, explore, and laugh at what divides our generations.  Listen and subscribe to the podcast here>> 28 Years  Read more…

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Iconic Mid-Century Architecture, The Glass House

Built in 1949, The Glass House in New Canaan sits at the bottom of a slope on 49 pastoral acres. The 18-hundred square foot structure is all glass, there are no interior walls. It was built by the late famed architect, Philip Johnson as a weekend retreat for him and his longtime partner. Johnson is Read more…

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The Blue Earth Compost Truck Is At Your Service

If it grows it goes, into the compost pile. Which makes it then possible for Blue Earth Compost to pick up your scraps right at your front door, whether it’s residential or commercial. Statistics show we throw away 40-percent of our food, that waste can be turned into renewable energy and also turned back into Read more…

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Connecticut Female Pilots Setting The Bar High

A field traditionally dominated by men is aviation. Only about 6-percent of pilots are women, and those who have achieved that status have jumped over incredible hurdles to take flight. Here are three women pioneering women in different types of aviation who chatted with me at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Read more…

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28 Years~ No Shirt, No socks, No Seatbelts? (Podcast)

Welcome to Episode 11 of 28 Years, a podcast where a father-son duo try and sort out the generational divide.  Baby-Boomer Mike Maguire, who lives in coastal Madison, CT and his millennial son Kevin in Brooklyn aim to explain, explore, and laugh at what divides our generations.  Listen and subscribe to the podcast here>> 28 Years    For Android Read more…

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The Daisy Wheel Can Save A Life

Every 2 minutes a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S. on occasion breast cancer has been found in girls as young as 9. The late Mary Ann Nilan of Milford who died from breast cancer just a few years ago wanted make sure that girls at a younger age Read more…

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