"Valentine's Feeding Time for Couples" Feb. 9 at Maritime Aquarium

Nothing says “I love you” like giving your sweetheart the chance to hand-feed a cownose ray, and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is making that romantic gesture possible for 10 lucky couples on Sun., Feb. 9. On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is putting a special twist on its behind-the-scenes … Continue reading "Valentine's Feeding Time for Couples" Feb. 9 at Maritime Aquarium

10 Recent Connecticut Lottery Winners

Lifelong Wallingford Resident Wins $20,000 Prize Thanks to Good Karma and a Lucky Bracelet Shirley Stevens, 87, of Wallingford, a retired laundry manager from Choate Rosemary Hall, had two great reasons to celebrate last Sunday.  First, the Minnesota Vikings, her favorite football team, beat the New Orleans Saints that night, and then she won a $20,000 top … Continue reading 10 Recent Connecticut Lottery Winners

Dental Services Launched for Hartford Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Wheeler and Harc, Inc., a Hartford-based non-profit that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), have teamed up on a unique project to meet the oral health needs of this medically underserved population in Hartford. The Wheeler-Harc Dental Collaboration, made possible through a one-year $50,000 S.M.I.L.E. Grant from the Delta Dental of New Jersey … Continue reading Dental Services Launched for Hartford Residents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Watch Future Olympians Soar in Salisbury's 94th Annual JumpFest

This will be the 94th year when ski jumpers and lovers of winter sports converge in Salisbury at Connecticut's signature winter event, JumpFest. Ski jumping was introduced to this bucolic town in 1926 when a Norwegian farmer, Mr. Satre sailed off his barn; making ski jumping a winter tradition here ever since. This year, JumpFest … Continue reading Watch Future Olympians Soar in Salisbury's 94th Annual JumpFest

Over $53,000 in Grants Announced from Women & Girls’ Fund

Building self-esteem and extinguishing self-doubt through collective action. That was the theme at the Annual Meeting & Grantee Reception for Main Street Community Foundation’s Women & Girls’ Fund held on January 16, 2020.   The annual event gathered donors, community members and Fund representatives to award $53,000 in grants to 18 organizations serving women and girls … Continue reading Over $53,000 in Grants Announced from Women & Girls’ Fund

Take Part in Native American Winter Survival Techniques

Modern resources, gadgets, apps, and technology – we all use them to make our lives easier. But what if we didn’t have all of them to rely on? Native American communities living in Connecticut managed to live quite comfortably through the harsh New England winter. They spent the summer and fall preparing, storing, and foraging … Continue reading Take Part in Native American Winter Survival Techniques

Check Out These Award Winning Connecticut Restaurants

Looking for the best restaurants in Connecticut? There are so many great spots to choose from, so we turned to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the 2019 winners and nominees of its annual CRAzies Awards. The awards consider hundreds of contenders, select a short list of nominee finalists, and finally, award winners for the best restaurants in each region. … Continue reading Check Out These Award Winning Connecticut Restaurants

This is Where the First Pay Phone in Connecticut Was

Though cell phones and other pocket technology have rendered public phones nearly obsolete, there was once a time when the classic payphone was a novel, necessary invention. William Gray invented the first pay phone in 1889. It was installed in a bank in Hartford, Connecticut. His innovation allowed everyday people who couldn’t afford their own phones to … Continue reading This is Where the First Pay Phone in Connecticut Was