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3 Easy Ways To Get Your Local News Covered – And Why It’s Important!
Chances are you have some great stories to tell. Generating local news coverage can be fairly easy if you know the best practices.
1. Make it Routine. Whenever you are in the early planning stages of an event, make sure media outreach is always a part of your efforts. Think about the people involved – are you working with a patient family or a big community partner? Is the local mayor coming to your event? We want to know about these things, so be sure to tell them!
2. Use Our Community News. Submit informational and fundraising events that are open to the public. Try to submit your event at least two weeks in advance.
3. Send us Letters to the Editor. Did you have a really successful fundraising event or drive? Send a short thank-you to your local papers. Tell readers about the success, and let them know there are still many ways they can help out. Do you have an event coming up? In 150 words, let readers know the who, what, where, when and why – and encourage them to get out there!
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Evelyn Paradis of Colchester said she couldn’t believe it when she realized she had won one of the $10,000 top prizes playing the CT Lottery scratch game, “10X Cash 13th Edition.” “Sometimes I play, but not all the time. This morning, I decided to buy a ticket. I went home and was scratching the ticket…when I got a 3X and then… Read more
With just two weeks to go until Christmas Day, the Seaport Association in Norwalk Connecticut has made sure there is no “Claus” for alarm come December 25 by offering a collection of extraordinary gifts. The Seaport Association has just opened an online store making shopping for friends and family super easy. All gift certificates are… Read more
Brian Horberg, 30, of Danbury, Connecticut remembers chatting with a man at Stop and Shop when was about nine or ten years old. But the chance meeting led to a gift that would ultimately change the course of his life. Horberg was born blind and is deaf in his right ear. His family received a… Read more
This Month, Main Street Community Foundation presented a total of $6,500 in grants from the Men & Boys’ Fund to organizations improving the lives of men and boys in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. The grants awarded are: Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center – $1,500 – Passport to Manhood, a… Read more
On Sunday, December 29th, the greater Plainville/Southington/Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at a member’s home in Bristol beginning at 5:00 p.m. Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and is a minor holiday in… Read more
Burlington Seeks Input from the Public: What Should be Preserved or Protected? What Services and Facilities are Needed? Should There be a Guide for Growth or Change?
The Town of Burlington has scheduled a public information meeting to get comments and feedback from Burlington residents on the draft 2020-2030 Plan of Conservation and Development for the community. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Following the public meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission will review community input… Read more
Dr. Ana Paula Gomes, owner of Elmwood Dental Group in West Hartford, has been named to the elite 2019 topDentists™ list for the twelfth year in a row. topDentists™ is a national database which includes listings for dentists and specialists in each state. The list of dental professionals selected in the Hartford Metro area is based on thousands of… Read more
Governor and First Lady Lamont Invite Public to Annual Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence
Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the 29th annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Residence, which will be decorated for the season and open to the public for tours. Located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, the open house will be held: Friday, December 6, 2019 from… Read more
Residents of all ages are invited to Burlington’s 34th Annual Holiday Sing Along on the Burlington Town Green, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7pm. The HIstorical Elton Brown Tavern will open at 6:30pm for cookies and other treats at 6:30pm. The Chamber of Commerce, Torrington Savings Bank & The United Way are sponsoring a Coat Drive inside the… Read more
Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body in Bristol is proud to celebrate their 30th year of business. Owner Steve Merchant has always enjoyed anything having to do with cars. With his dad owning the repair facility, Merchant was able to start his career in the industry at the age of 15 sweeping floors and cleaning cars. “I… Read more