| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Well, we still have no power...and we found out last night that our Halloween parades - at school and in town - are cancelled because of the downed trees and power lines in our area....a result of Hurricane Sandy. Town officials are trying to keep the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:44 AM
Joe D'Eramo met his wife ten years ago when he was 37 years old. He was a bachelor, no kids...she was a single mom with a 9 and an 11 year old. "Everything really clicked," he says. They were married in 2004 and had a baby in 2006: "We were already...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Because I don’t have a seat on our town’s Board of Education and I’ve never spent hours trying to decipher school budgets I feel kind of funny asking this, but …
Why is our school calendar such a mess?
This summer will be the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
On December 7, 2012 at Jerome Harrison Elementary School in North Branford, families contributed goods for the Night to Care. The Night to Care is sponsored by Matt’s Mission, founded by Lynn Riorden and lead by Chair of the event, Jackie...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Last year, I did a Mommy Minute story about Bikes For Kids, a wonderful, local organization with a simple mission: all children deserve to enjoy a bicycle. In a crammed garage, a few guys refurbish used bikes for boys and girls in need. They are intense...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
For the second time this season, Starbucks offers a "BOGO" deal. Stop in Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., buy one holiday beverage and get a second one of equal or lesser value free. The deal is valid at participating stores during that...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 5:34 PM
In addition to snow days, homework-free evenings, Sour Patch Kids, maple syrup and bacon, my little dude loves Christmas. I know, loving Christmas is not unique for a kid. But he takes the holiday to a different level, having consistently written...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Something’s up, I tell you.
Maybe it’s the looming End of the World (which happens to fall on my middle dude’s 13th birthday -- how unlucky.)
Or, more likely, maybe it’s pushback from this year’s ridiculous (and...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Some Lyme moms have come together to make a generous teacher's idea come to life....a gesture that will help families devastated by Hurricane Sandy enjoy the holidays.
Lyme Consolidated teacher, Kim Strachan, along with her family, lost all of her...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Because I live in suburbia and it’s 2012, I enjoy a trip to Target probably more than I should.
While walking through the doors of some other retailers makes me itch, Target is all nice and clean. I’m often the weirdo you see pushing and...