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Black History Month

The History of Black History Month

By Jay Waitte | February 1, 2021

In September of 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) ( This organization was “dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent” ( … Read more

Winter Fun and Adventure

Winter Fun and Adventure

By Jay Waitte | January 4, 2021

This year many of us were experiencing some degree of cabin fever before the winter season even began. Fortunately, here in Connecticut there are so many opportunities for outdoor fun that everyone should be able to try something new or rediscover an old pastime.  The Connecticut Office of Tourism (see link below) offers information about a variety of activities that … Read more

Snowmobile fun and safety

Snowmobile Fun and Safety

By Jay Waitte | December 28, 2020

Those who have never tried it may wonder what is so appealing about riding a 500 pound machine that initially may be hard to control and often leaves even experienced riders stuck in snow. However, new riders are often hooked after just one run on the sled. The scenery, the variety, and the friendly people are all frequently mentioned as … Read more

National Wreaths Across America Day - wreaths placed on veterans graves

December 19 is National Wreaths Across America Day

By Jay Waitte | December 18, 2020

When Morrill Worcester was 12, he won a trip to Washington D.C. that included a trip to Arlington National Cemetery. This trip left a lasting impression on Worcester, who later founded the Worcester Wreath Company (Wreaths Across America). At the end of the 1992 holiday season, Worcester’s company was left with a surplus of wreaths. With the memory of the … Read more

Veteran Saluting

Pearl Harbor Day–A Day for All of Us to Remember

By Jay Waitte | December 7, 2020

Almost everyone recognizes the words “A day that will live in infamy,” spoken by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941, in response to the previous day’s attack. But how much do we know about what really happened? In the 1930s, Japan was looking to improve its economic problems by expanding into neighboring territories and taking over their import markets … Read more

People Talking Celebrating Thanksgiving Holiday

History of the Thanksgiving Meal

By Jay Waitte | November 20, 2020

The genesis of our modern Thanksgiving, which took place in 1621, bore a limited resemblance to our celebration today. The original feast included a gathering of approximately 50 Englishmen and 90 Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe who traveled for about two days for the event ( The colonists, having arrived on the continent in 1620, celebrated their first harvest … Read more

Veterans Day

Remembering Our Nation’s Heroes

By Jay Waitte | November 11, 2020

At a time when there is so much divisiveness in our country, we would do well to recognize that there is also much to unite us. The people of our nation have varying opinions about what direction our country should head and what mistakes it may have made in the past, yet no one disputes that we all owe our … Read more

Halloween 2020 two friends getting ready to trick-or-treat

Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!

By Jay Waitte | October 26, 2020

While some families may opt-out of trick-or-treating this year, there will likely be those who still participate in the annual ritual. Though not all of the costumes will be scary, a few Halloween statistics surely are. According to the National Safety Council, “Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than … Read more

Roasting Marshmallows Over Campfire

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned

By Jay Waitte | October 12, 2020

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned As the leaves begin to change and the cooler weather of fall approaches, we renew our appreciation for fire. The warmth of a fire brings with it images of cozy gatherings and good food. Backyard fire pits have grown in popularity over the years and now offer a great way to socialize in relative … Read more

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

Teen Drivers: How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe It is a sobering fact that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every day about six teens die, and hundreds more are injured in car crashes. Along with the loss of life and pain and … Read more

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle Many of us are thinking about finally taking the vacations that have been on hold for so long, and we might be considering new ways to travel. The assets of recreational vehicles merit their consideration, especially now. An RV allows for a great deal of flexibility–you can go where you want whenever you … Read more

Protecting Your Assets

Protecting Your Assets

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Protecting Your Assets As we accept some of the changes and limitations that life is confronting us with these days, we are learning to find fun wherever we can, and often this means recreating close to home. Home swimming pools, trampolines, swing sets, and treehouses are especially popular this year.  A home trampoline is a great way to get the … Read more