Just Around the Corner

A fresh and funny ‘take’ on living in this great state

“Home – Preserve Your Memories”

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If it was anytime before August of 2004, you would have found me living in Rhode Island (my home for 40+years) at my Grandmother’s old cape house across from the local golf course. Mom and dad lived directly in back, my brother and his family adjacent to them, my aunt and uncle on one side […] [Read More]
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Tornado Alley in CT

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It’s Saturday afternoon. I’m busy doing the usual weekend house “stuff”, while on TV a college football game is blaring to keep me company. All is well until a very loud siren comes thru the house (I wasn’t even sure it had come from the TV). It’s the weather service’s severe thunderstorm and tornado watch […] [Read More]
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What’s with all these Dead Fish?

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My first thought earlier this week was why so many seagulls? Usually the brackish water of the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound in our backyard are home to various ducks, Canadian Geese and the Cormorants. Now I know…dead fish. This is indeed a very unusual occurrence . Why is that? This has been a hot summer […] [Read More]
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You Know You’re Italian (& Portugese) If…

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…You have at least one relative who wore a black dress every day for an entire year after a funeral (God rest her soul); …Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood (and beyond in my case) was spent visiting your grandparents and extended family; …You have experienced the phenomena of 150 people fitting into 50 square […] [Read More]
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Little Weekend in the Big City

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You probably already know this, but just in case there’s any doubt – when spending a weekend in the big city (aka New York) bring lots of money, patience and a sense of humor. I lost mine for awhile, but luckily have recovered it now that I’m back it CT. My family had many adventures […] [Read More]
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Calling all Book Lovers

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I realize I may be branching out a bit – but just around the corner in Fairfield county – book lovers and collectors will not want to miss the 52 annual summer book sale event at the Pequot Library, which begins July 27 at their landmark library,720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT. This event I’m told […] [Read More]
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CT Weather – On the Edge

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I have to admit to being a bit of a weather fanatic. I know there are a lot of people out there these days who profess to being “weather buffs”, but really all I want to know is what to expect from ol’ mother nature on a hourly basis (hey, I got stranded in the […] [Read More]
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…As American as the 4th of July

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Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays! And lucky for me – just around the corner – at the site of the retired alarm bell of the Milford Volunteer Fire Department on the Milford Green, the City will be celebrating our nation’s birthday in a traditional bell ringing ceremony conducted by the Milford Volunteer Fire […] [Read More]
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