| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
I am re-publishing this post from last year for three reasons:
1.) It makes me laugh.
2.) If you're anything like me, you're beginning to think about your yearly holiday card.
3.) And, I really think it includes some helpful tips for parents....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Savor the last unofficial weekend of summer with these Labor Day specials at area restaurants.
At Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main Street, Hartford, get two-for-one entrees Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 (of equal or lesser value.) Dish sweetens the deal with half-...
| 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 28, 2011
| 9:22 AM
The 11-day year-end holiday period this season -Dec. 23, to Jan. 2 - is the longest travel holiday season of the year, according to AAA. That means it's also one of the busiest times for America's roadways.
Some 83.6 million people will travel over 50...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Acura of Avon once again successfully "Stuffed the SUV" this holiday season. The event was a fundraiser to collect toys for the Canton Holiday Adopt-a-Family program.
"It was a much merrier holiday for some local children due in large part to toy...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Pros: “The weather!” says Christina Friedrichsen, author of “Intimate Weddings: Planning a Small Wedding that Fits Your Budget and Style” (North Light Books, 2004). “If you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:32 AM
We love Halloween. My husband and I always dork-out and dress-up with the kids and they think it is truly hysterical.
We are ready. The costumes are purchased and hanging crisply in the closet, all set for our fun night.
But now, I'm franken' out....
| 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...