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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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“Deflategate” Soda, Made In Connecticut

Now here’s a Connecticut company who knows how to market off of the “deflategate” story concerning the New England Patriot’s football team and whether they took some pressure out of their footballs so they would be easier handled. Avery’s Soda in New Britain, Connecticut has sold out of all of this “Deflated Ball Brew” beverage but Read more…

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Trinity-On-Main, A Beautiful Venue In New Britain, CT

Look at this beautiful art space in New Britain! Trinity-on-Main is described as: Central Connecticut’s premier venue for live performances, events and rental space. We present everything from rock concerts and stand up comedy to live opera and civic events. We are also the ideal location for your private party or meeting.” I did not know Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction Goes To “Little Poland”

“Little Poland” Ambassadors include Nutmeg Junction’s creator, J Timothy Quirk and Ann Nyberg.

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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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It’s Oktoberfest in New Britain, CT

Have you heard? New Britain, Connecticut will be celebrating Oktoberfest on Sept 13-15! This promises to be the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the state! There will be a six block “block party” filled with food, festivities and fun! A main driving force behind this event is Nick Augustino, the owner of East Side Restaurant  which Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction in Connecticut’s “Little Poland”

The Nutmeg Junction trolley was invited to travel to Little Poland, which is the Broad Street section of New Britain and we gladly accepted the invite! It’s a wonderful community and really defines the essence of the term “neighborhood”. There are neighborhood delis, neighborhood groceries, neighborhood meat stores, neighborhood bakeries and neighborhood restaurants all within 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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Polish Happy Hour in Connecticut

If you see these two coming, stop what you’re doing and talk to them, these young gals plan to set the world on fire, and their missions are well underway. Magdalena Slysz of Farmington and Sara O’Leary of Bristol are best friends, joined at the hip, the ole “wherever she goes, I go” kind of Read more…

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