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All Aboard The Naugy!

Railroad Museum of New England The Railroad Museum of New England, Inc. (RMNE) is a not-for-profit educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the Railroad Museum of New England is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Read more…

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Designer Show House on The Green In Fairfield

I will be signing copies of my new book “Slices of Life” ~ A Storyteller’s Diary at this beautiful designer home on Friday, October 23rd from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. I will see you there!

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Have You Been To Canterbury, Connecticut?

Canterbury, Connecticut is a beautiful, small community in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. This town was celebrated in 2012 when it won a “Best old House Neighborhood” award from the “This Old House” TV show. A drive along Scenic Route 169 will take you to this gem of a town where historical houses can be Read more…

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Saving The Dudley Farm

James Powers is a history teacher at Guilford High School. Years back he was romanced by the Dudley Farm in the northern part of town. The centuries-old farm has been given to a local church and volunteer fire company. Powers jumped in with others and helped restore it. He then wrote a book called “Saving Read more…

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Seymour’s Historic Strand Theatre

I found out a lot about the historic Strand Theater the other day in Seymour, Connecticut. It dates back to World War I, and the memories created here while folks were sitting back watching “talkies” or a stage production well it’s always been the talk of this town. Kids dated here at the movies and Read more…

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The Little Historic Chapel That Could

    If you don’t know bout this wonderfully historic chapel on the shoreline in Branford, Connecticut, you will after reading this. This is one of those gems that I love uncovering for you. I attended a wedding here a few years back and never forgot it, small, intimate, just lovely on a warm summer’s Read more…

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Stunning Art Deco Warner Theatre

Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, figure out a date and go see it. This is a 1,700 seat stunner, reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Built in 1931 by Warner Brothers, it first opened as a movie palace. Some who have written about it thru the years called it “Connecticut’s Read more…

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If It’s From Yesterday, They’ll Have It

Remember When is a shop that might remind you of going into your Grandmother’s attic there are all sorts of treasures here to go thru. On Main in Torrington, Connecticut the place is chocked full of everything, just name it. There is vintage lighting, furnishings, jewelry and accessories. There are dishes and men’s hats and Read more…

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Legendary “Mory’s” Reopens at Yale

Go ahead carve your initials into the table. That’s what students did for decades at the legendary Mory’s, a drinking club at Yale University. Mory’s originally opened its doors in September of 1849. It is “re-founded” and opened in August of 2010. It has been closed for about two years, but is back after $3 Read more…

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Connecticut’s Historic Goodspeed Theater

It doesn’t matter how many times I have been to, or driven by the Goodspeed Opera House, that the word “majestic” doesn’t pop into my head. The 1876 historic building is such a gem along the scenic Connecticut River. Goodspeed Musicals is home to some of the finest shows put on a stage, so good, Read more…

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