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

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

Get to Know Connecticut's Mum City

Best known for being the home of ESPN, Bristol is filled with unique things to see and do which you can’t experience anywhere else. It’s home to one of the oldest continuously running theme parks in the nation, Lake Compounce. Another attraction that you can only find in Bristol is the American Clock & Watch … Continue reading Get to Know Connecticut's Mum City

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

Bucket List: 25 Things to do in Connecticut

Connecticut is a small state with a big impact on the country’s art, politics, history and culture. Its breathtaking beauty, from Bear Mountain to Long Island Sound, and the proximity to large East Coast urban centers, makes Connecticut a popular bucket list destination. You will find romantic tall ships in Mystic, priceless art at the Farmington’s Hill-Stead Museum, wedding venues, flea markets, and … Continue reading Bucket List: 25 Things to do in Connecticut

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

22 Things In Connecticut You Will Never See Again

1. The Marcus Dairy Bar In 2011, The Marcus Dairy Bar Restaurant in Danbury, Conn., one of the most iconic gathering spot for motorcyclists, shut down. Known as “the Dairy” or simply “Marcus” by tens of thousands of bikers who incorporated it into their Sunday morning rides, the restaurant was in operation since 1947 and … Continue reading 22 Things In Connecticut You Will Never See Again