| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:23 AM
Shortly after I wrote this Mommy Minute about Just Ordinary Moms, a group of women authors from the Granby area, I received an extremely poignant email.
Barbara Goldstein of Farmington wrote:
I, too, along with many others like me, was once an...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Connecticut’s increasingly popular wine industry appears to stand alone among U.S. wine-growing states, and not necessarily in a good way.
Our law allows as much as 75 percent of the grapes used in a “Connecticut” wine to come from...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:31 PM
A short ferry ride from New London to Orient Point leads visitors to lush farmland with views of the ocean. The Long Island Wine Trail has been growing since the 1970s and sports more than fifty wineries and 3000 acres of vines.
The vineyards are...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 12:34 PM
David Freedenberg has an appetite for adventure, and he's making a living off it. After climbing into In his signature Checker cab off 12th Avenue in Manhattan, Freedenberg transforms into his epicurean alter-ego -- "Famous Fat Dave," who chauffeurs...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 5:21 AM
In the carnival atmosphere that is New York, hidden in an industrial neighborhood in Long Island City, Queens there is unassuming building that could be called center ring. It's a new venture called "Circus Warehouse", the high flying idea of actress...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:54 AM
At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.
East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
| May 21, 2010
| 10:01 AM
Typically, every week, I spend some time googling around the web, researching ideas for possible "DayTrippers" segments. During one of these sessions, I stumbled across a very cool site called "jognewlondon.com." It lists about a dozen jogging routes...
| Jun 29, 2010
| 6:37 AM
Suddenly, Stand-Up Paddling is everywhere! This hot, new sport was featured in a recent issue of "Coastal Living", my local paper...even my favorite sportswear catalog! So, in an effort to take you on an active and unique DayTrip, I thought, "Let's do it!...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The housing biz isn't all square footage and sales contracts. Here are some bulletins from the wide-ranging world of real estate:
I am not making this up. As if the average homeowner didn't have enough to worry about, we now have the specter of house-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:04 AM
When Eddie Money stuck his neck out during a 2012 Geico commercial, in which he sung "Two Tickets to Paradise,'' while pretending to be a travel agency owner, fans shouldn't have been surprised.
A generation ago, Money, now 65, kept his career going...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Drew Michael is staring out at the crowd at Zanies and describing us as a "sea of drunk silhouettes." From from where he’s standing I imagine it to be a more or less an apt reading of the room. He is dressed in his customary T-shirt and jeans and...