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Sally Jessy Rapahel

In May of 2017, I got to spend some time with the first lady of TV daytime talk, Sally Jessy Raphael. Sally preceded Oprah by about three years. She brought her show to WTNH in June of 1987. I came to the station six months prior, so I got to see her nationally syndicated show Read more…

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Tea Company Founded in Connecticut Is Featured At Historic Royal Palaces

Harney & Sons tea is featured in the historic royal palaces in England…that’s right, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and on and on. The company was founded in 1983, by John Harney in the basement of his house in Salisbury, Connecticut. He was once the proprietor of the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, and when he sold Read more…

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“The Astor Orphan”

Alexandra Aldrich is a descendant of America’s first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor. Alexandra Aldrich is the author of a book called “Astor Orphan” and writes about generations later how keeping up appearances meant more than food. Aldrich grew up in a 43 room crumbling mansion called Rokeby in the Hudson Valley. Behind the walls, a bohemian lifestyle Read more…

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Connecticut Day Trips

The other day in my exploration on the web about Connecticut I stumbled onto this wonderful blog about “day tripping” in Connecticut. It’s called “Connecticut Day Trips.” It’s maintained by a woman named, Elizabeth Larkin who says she moved away from the state and then moved back and learned to love it. What’s not to Read more…

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The Gilded Age, Northeast America

A Long Island architect has found a niche, Gary Lawrance is making a living building tiny models of mansions which are in The Hamptons on Long Island. Lawrance’s love for the Gilded Age has also lead him to become an author of the book “Houses Of The Hamptons” and he is also a lecturer on Read more…

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Meet Franz Schubert’s Great, Great, Great, Niece

She’s quirky and a whole lot of fun. Elizabeth Schubert is an “in-your-face” classically trained clarinetist who grew up in Long Island, New York…she no lives in Miami. She will tell you straight out she wants to be the “Lady Gaga” of classical music. She just happens to be a distant niece of the famed Read more…

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The Sandy Ground Project, Where Angels Play

This is such a beautiful project going on, living memorials in the names of all who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. There are playgrounds being dedicated in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to all the the children and staff members who lost their lives Read more…

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From The Catskills to Mohegan Sun Casino

It’s not often that my ears perk up during a keynote address, but it happens on that rare occasion when somebody speaks from the heart, and that’s what happened when I heard Mitchell Grossinger Etess speak at a business expo. Yep, he’s the former CEO of one of the world’s most successful casinos, Mohegan Sun. Read more…

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Portrait Painter Everett “Ray” Kinstler is a Connecticut Treasure.

To say that this interview was thrilling and fun at the same time would be an understatement. Everett Raymond “Ray” Kinstler of Easton, Connecticut is one of the most sought after portraitists in the U.S. Countless dignitaries have sat for him including seven U.S. Presidents, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and George H. and George Read more…

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There’s Nothing Like a Diner

What is it about a diner that just feels so comfy? Especially if it’s a vintage diner. It’s that whole booth thing I think, you feel sheltered, couple that with a steaming hot mug of coffee and, well it makes you slink back and say ahhhhhhh. A diner is a meeting place, has been for Read more…

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