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The Joy Susan Handbag Company Is A Family Affair In Connecticut

It started out in the basement of Debbie Tierney’s home as a jewelry company in 1972. It’s now the Joy Susan Company, based in New Britain, Connecticut and is known for its vegan leather handbags. Tierney named the company after her daughter, Joy and her mother-in-law, Susan which is also Joy’s middle name. Debbie Tierney Read more…

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New Britain Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 Concert Season

An extensive and ambitious 2015-2016 concert season has been announced by the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, according to Sylvia O’Reilly, President. The season will officially open on Sunday, November 8th, in CCSU’s Welte Hall at 3:00 p.m., with a spectacular concert featuring works “About Space”. This concert is being presented in collaboration with CCSU’s Copernicus Read more…

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I’m A “Little Poland” Ambassador

On April 27th, 2014 during the annual Polish Festival in “Little Poland” in New Britain, Connecticut, I had the honor of being named a “Little Poland” Ambassador along with  J. Timothy Quirk who is the creator of Network Connecticut’s cartoon “Nutmeg Junction.” Several years back, I came to the polish section of the city to Read more…

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Connecticut’s “Little Poland”

Connecticut is a state of nearly 3 million people. Among its residents nearly 50 major ethnic groups all living together in the Constitution state. In the city of New Britain, Connecticut there is a very strong Polish community made up of about 15,000 Poles. As with all ethnicities, it’s the rich traditions that are so Read more…

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