Tag Archives: New Haven County

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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Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music

Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him Read more…

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Americana Memories ~ College Pennants

Where did you go to college? Chances are Steven Melillo has a vintage pennant for your school. He is passionate about pennants and has named his company Americana Memories because he says “a lot of people consider college to be the best time of their lives. When people see a pennant from where they were in Read more…

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Introducing The Pizza People

Susan McDevitt of Madison is a mother of 7. Chance Jackson is a 26-year old who helps youth in New Haven. Both understand what it is to get a helping hand. McDevitt is a cancer survivor, and the day after Christmas of 2016, Jackson lost everything he had in a fire. Despite their challenges they give to others. Read more…

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Robert S. Greenberg, Keeper Of New Haven’s Treasures

It’s a walk down memory lane with a New Haven man who is the keeper of thousands of treasures that tell us about the history of the Elm City. Robert Greenberg’s Grandfather started the collection and Greenberg watched him build it as a kid and now has the lead on this in the city. Greenberg’s Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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WaiterWheels.com Will Be Right There With Your Food

Need a meal fast but you don’t feel like leaving the house, your hotel, college room or your office? Are you having a seminar where food is needed? Ten years ago in 2006, a company called Waiter-Wheels was founded in Hartford and just like its name…your “waiter” on wheels comes to you with your order. Two years back Read more…

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The History Of Connecticut’s Farmington Canal

The Farmington Canal runs all the way from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts. There’s not a whole lot left of it now. The authority on its history is a former Doctor of Pathology turned historian, Carl E. Walter. He’s been studying and lecturing on it for close to 30 years. He’s fascinated about how it Read more…

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“Discovery to Cure” At Yale For Women With Cancer

New inroads are being made all of the time concerning women’s reproductive cancers. Discovery to Cure at Yale was launched in 2003 to better provide women with new methods of prevention, early detection and treatment. Dr. Elena Ratner from the Yale School of Medicine and ovarian cancer survivor, and Ruth-Ann Ornstein are working hard to grow Read more…

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