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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

On PillowTalk we always try to make sure our heart is in the right place. Start the New Year off right by making sure you are heart healthy. A good way to do that is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. The Farmington Valley VNA gives you easy access by providing monthy blood pressure...
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5 Favorite Christmas Cookies

So what's your favorite cookie for Christmas? I'm partial to snickerdoodles, but they're good any time of year. The business2community website published their top 5. So brew a cup of tea, pour a glass of milk, and enjoy. Gingerbread People Holiday Shortbread Sugar Cookies Thumbprint & Jam...
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Avon Library Offers Teens "Elf" Friday December 21

Here's some holiday fun for teens in grades 7-12 this week in the Farmington Valley. On Friday December 21st, it's teen movie day. The Avon Free Public Library will screen the movie Elf (rated PG) in the Teen Room starting at 3pm. Preceding the movie from 2:40-3pm, teens are invited to try Buddy...
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Photos: Christmas Wish CT 2018

Christmas Wish CT took place at Nomad's Adventure Quest, and we got to grant wishes for a whole lot of kids and families. Check out ohotos courtesy of Allan Camp!
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Video: Christmas Wish CT 2018 Party

Christmas Wish CT took place at Nomad's Adventure Quest, and we got to grant wishes for a whole lot of kids and families. See a video of the highlights from this year's Christmas Wish event, courtesy of VBM Productions. 15 years ago Christmas Wish was one person. Today it’s 107 volunteers &...
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A Christmas Classic For The Farmers

I'll admit this song probably doesn't deserve the distinction of being called a classic. However, it's one that takes me back a couple of decades when I was playing Christmas songs in the northwest corner of Connecticut. A favorite of some of the dairy farmers that I used to be acquainted with. And...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut December 18th, 2018

It’s that time of year – getting together with family and friends, presents under the tree, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and … delivery trucks. It seems like you can’t turn a corner without seeing a truck delivering packages. But where do all those trucks come from? From now on, some of them...
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A Connecticut Christmas Carol 2018: Matt Gibson

A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL 2018 (with some new surprises!!) Now through December 30th at The Terris Theater in Chester Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his...
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PillowTalk: Made In The Shade

We all have different ways of expressing ourselves. I've always been amazed at friends I've known that can draw things well either from their imagination or copying something from a piece of paper or photo. I had two friends in elementary school that would leave people in awe. One could draw...
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Where Was Your Christmas Tree Grown?

Unless you went out and cut it down yourself, there's a good chance your Christmas tree wasn't grown here in Connecticut . More than half of the trees sold in the United States were grown in one of two states; Oregon or North Carolina . That's according to data from the U.S. Department of...
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