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Jewelry Insurance

By Jamie Caporaso | May 11, 2021

When you consider the monetary and sentimental value of certain items you own including jewelry or watches, it may be worth taking extra steps to insure that you won’t be at a loss if something unfortunate happens. While most of us maintain a standard homeowner’s or renter’s policy, these types of insurance are unlikely to offer sufficient protection for your … Read more

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Happy Mother’s Day!

By Jamie Caporaso | May 6, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there! Enjoy a little spa time with your special friend with this make-at-home recipe! Ingredients • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice • 1 tablespoon mint juice Method 1. Mix the cucumber juice and the mint juice. 2. Apply this all over the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off … Read more

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Happy Father’s Day!

By Jay Waitte | June 17, 2021

In an effort to recognize fathers similar to the ways Mother’s Day honors moms, the nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910. However, it took well over half a century to establish it as a federal holiday.  Mother’s Day was born of an effort to bring together mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers in the 1860s. Though not an … Read more

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You deserve a vacation!

By Jay Waitte | June 15, 2021

After an extended period of restrictions, many of us are looking to get out and go somewhere this summer! While we may feel a sense of hesitation, we also need to recognize that travel is good for our health. According to Allina Health, time off work for a vacation improves both mental and physical health. “People who take vacations have … Read more

Produce and You

By Jay Waitte | June 7, 2021

Thankfully, spring is finally here, and this year we may appreciate the warmer weather and the chance to be outside more than ever. In addition to increased recreational activities, we will soon also see the increased variety of fresh produce at the supermarket that comes with warmer weather.  We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us. According … Read more

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

By Jay Waitte | May 31, 2021

Join us as we remember America’s heroes on May 31.  

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Gardening tips

By Jay Waitte | April 24, 2021

Right now is a great time to start a garden for the first time or the fiftieth time, and one of the great things about gardening is that there is that it can be done at any level by anyone from a novice with a few plants to a master gardener with multiple beds. Gardening is a perpetual experiment, and … Read more

Honey Sliced Ham For Easter

Food Safety for Easter

By Jay Waitte | April 2, 2021

Dyeing eggs and egg hunts are two of the most popular Easter traditions for children. As we get older, the allure of egg decorating often lingers such that we branch out beyond the tablets and vinegar to fancy up our eggs with paint, silk tie designs, shaving cream, natural food dyes like beets, and berries, or other crafty methods. Since … Read more

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) (History.com). This organization was “dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent” (History.com). … 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