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You May Soon Be Able To Trace The Ancestry Of Your Cat

Many people these days are interested in finding out about their own history with the popularity of websites like ancestry.com, and the availability of DNA kits on the rise. But what about your cat? Yes, lots of people are interested in finding out about their furry feline friends' lineage, too...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut January 8th, 2019

Did you know that more than thirty million Americans have diabetes? That’s almost ten percent of the entire country. If you know someone with diabetes, chances are you’ve seen them prick their finger to get a drop of blood to check their blood-sugar level. Most people with diabetes have to prick...
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PillowTalk: A Creative Quiet Place

PillowTalk is a nightime companion to so many in so many different ways. That was so evident on Monday night from the variety of dedicatons we had. The mood was just right for taking down the Christmas tree, making quilts, reaching out to someone you miss and getting closer than ever before. Dave...
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Bear Sightings On The Rise In Connecticut

People saw a lot more bears here in Connecticut last year. Keep in mind that the number of bears seen, is not the same as the population. Perhaps the same bear was spotted on multiple occasions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection estimates the bear population in our state...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog January 7th 2019 Advice to New Brides

As we enter 2019 many of us open our minds and hearts to new changes and adventures in life. One of those changes is marriage. I recently had the opportunity to attend a bridal shower for the soon to be wife of a friend’s son. The hostess had several party games prepared. One of them was entitled...
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Spotlite: For Goodness Sake

This week's guests on Spotlite are Joe Aguiar from For Goodness Sake is a 100% volunteer-run 501c3 nonprofit that provides direct aid, such as furniture and household goods, to individuals and families making the transition from homelessness to independent living. With compassion rooted in human...
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Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch 8am-Noon

Welcome to the the Companions and Homemakers Sunday Morning Smooth Jazz Brunch! If your new year's resolution is to have less stress and more relaxation in your life, we can help. Join us Sunday morning from 8am-noon for a morning of soothing smooth jazz. Wishing you and your family a happy,...
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PillowTalk Positivity To Start 2019

PillowTalk is off to a positive start in 2019 with lots of good wishes for a Happy New Year. Friday night. Jimmy in Newington called me and asked me to play a song for his sister Elaine in Berlin. He wanted to send her his love and wish her the best in the coming year. It was almost New Year's Eve...
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DeAndre Hopkins Donating His Playoff Check To Family Of 7-Year-Old Drive-By Shooting Victim

When Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins heard about 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes , he knew what he wanted to do. Jazmine was killed when a pickup truck pulled up next to the car she was riding in, and someone began shooting. While police have not yet identified the gunman, they believe it...
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Sign-ups Going On Now

Parents of pre-school and young children will appreciate a series of programs being offered by The Avon Free Public Library beginning in mid January. Sign-ups are going on now for their Winter 2019, Storytime & Arts series. Topics range from Mother Goose on the Loose on Mondays to Let's Paint...
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