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MAUREEN'S SWEET SHOPPE

2/1/2024 | KEITH O'CONNOR

She is the Willy Wonka of East Longmeadow. Maureen Basile, proprietor of Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe, has been making chocolates for most of her life. “It began with my grandparents during my childhood. It was something for us to do together as a family. They would come over to the house ...

AURORA'S PIZZA

2024-02-01 | MIASHA LEE

If you are in Enfield, Connecticut and stumble across a place on 117 Hazard Ave. called Aurora’s Pizza, then you’re in for a treat. They make specialty pizzas in Guatemalan style. Owner Karen Valenzuela said, “To me Guatemalan food is made with lots of flavor. It’s what I know from see ...

GUILD ART SUPPLY, BIG WHEEL PRESS & PIERCE’S FRAME SHOP

2/1/2024 |

When he was 6 years-old, Bill Muller’s parents gave him a toy printing press and he was never the same. “I would print greeting cards and the family newsletter,” he said. Although that press was a toy, it was a creative outlet for Muller who loved taking paper and ink and making somet ...

SAW DUST COFFEE HOUSE & DESSERT BAR

2/1/2024 | HOPE E. TREMBLAY

Four years ago this month, Pete Champagne took a big leap when he opened Saw Dust Coffee House & Dessert Bar in Sturbridge. Two years later, he took another when he opened a second location in Putnam, Connecticut, and he has been brewing up success ever since. The secret? Well, first, it’s the coffe ...

SWEET POTATO CHIPS WITH CREAM CHEESE DIP

2/1/2024 | NATE BLAIS

SWEET POTATO CHIPS WITH CREAM CHEESE DIP WHAT YOU'LL NEED 2 Cups sunflower seed oil2 Large sweet potatoes1 Tbsp brown sugar1 Tbsp paprika1 Tsp garlic powder1 Tsp dry mustard1 Tsp white pepper1 Tsp chili powderSalt F ...

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

2024-02-01 | Payton North

It’s February – and we all know what that means. Grocery store aisles, pharmacies and home goods stores are all flooded with magenta, blush and scarlet hues. Heck – even pet stores have Valentines Day themed toys and treats. Coffee shops come up with love-related beverages. Restaurant’s theme ...