Pot Quiz: How Well Do You Know Connecticut's Marijuana Laws?

A new proposal from Gov. Ned Lamont could make it legal to use recreational marijuana in Connecticut. Support among the public has been growing and with Massachusetts selling marijuana legally and other states considering, they say now is the time for Connecticut. “Like it or not, legalized marijuana is a short drive away in Massachusetts,” … Continue reading Pot Quiz: How Well Do You Know Connecticut's Marijuana Laws?

Are These the Best Rib Spots in Connecticut?

The entire state is rammed with a fantastic range of foodie options, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret – your best teeth-chomping bet is Connecticut ribs. The racks are huge and the tastes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious – from honey-sweet to brow-dripping hot, there is something for everybody on our list of the … Continue reading Are These the Best Rib Spots in Connecticut?

13 Did You Know Facts About Connecticut

The Constitution State often gets left behind when thinking about fun places, but that’s just because nobody bothers to learn the fun facts! Connecticut is more than just one of the original colonies. It’s also the birthplace of a president, the fourth most densely populated, and is responsible for two tasty sweet treats. This is … Continue reading 13 Did You Know Facts About Connecticut

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

Unusual Connecticut: Shade Swamp Sanctuary

Given a long enough timeline, nature will swallow anything up, and such was the fate of an abandoned small zoo just off U.S. Route 6 in Connecticut. Now people drive by every day without knowing the remnants of a Depression-era menagerie are peeking out from the overgrowth surrounding the road. The little “zoo” was part … Continue reading Unusual Connecticut: Shade Swamp Sanctuary

10 Spectacular Things to Do in Torrington

Renowned for its historic New England charm, Torrington, CT offers a variety of dining, shopping, recreational, and entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages. The downtown area is a thriving cultural hub which is filled with theaters, museums, and art galleries.Torrington’s Burr Pond State Park or John A. Minetto State Park are the perfect choices for activities … Continue reading 10 Spectacular Things to Do in Torrington

15 Outstanding Connecticut Flea Markets

Whether you’re looking for priceless antiquities or you just want to stock up on some inexpensive items for yourself or the house, the several flea markets scattered around Connecticut will have just what you need. Flea markets are a great place to find unique goods, such as a lovely vase for your side table or … Continue reading 15 Outstanding Connecticut Flea Markets

Fundraising Campaign Beats Challenge Goal, Raises 63K Total for Nutrition Programming

Donors to Wheeler honored retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Susan Walkama, LCSW, by contributing more than $38,000 in her name, spurred on by the challenge of an anonymous $25,000 matching gift.  The total raised to support the program, between the match and the contributions, exceeds $63,000.  Walkama retired on November 1 after nearly 40 … Continue reading Fundraising Campaign Beats Challenge Goal, Raises 63K Total for Nutrition Programming

Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

Connecticut’s tourism industry continues to be a proven generator of business sales, tax revenues and statewide jobs. In one of the strongest years in the past decade, tourism posted $15.5 billion in total business sales in 2017—a 5.5% increase over 2015. This finding and others are outlined in an economic impact study announced today by … Continue reading Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

Winter Is Here And No Boundaries Youth Theater Has A Lot To Offer

Please NBYT on January 7, 2020 at 6:30pm for a free event to kick off 2020. Featured will be a presentation by the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts regarding their half and full day art programs for high school students. If you believe your child's education could be enhanced by focusing more on the arts during normal … Continue reading Winter Is Here And No Boundaries Youth Theater Has A Lot To Offer