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BATCH ICE CREAM

8/31/2022 | HOPE E. TROMBLEY

Batch Ice Cream Deb and Dave LeRiche know that a good base is the foundation for a good marriage, and good ice cream. The couple owns Batch Ice Cream, a New England company that started in Boston and now has its headquarters in Longmeadow where the family resides. Batch was founded in Boston in 2010, a ...

THE PIZZA PALACE & JIMMY'S PUB

8/31/2022 | MIASHA LEE

Owners Ken and Laurie Bedard of the Pizza Palace/Jimmy's Pub have made new renovations. They’ve transformed the pub into a fun-filled entertainment spot with a stage and DJ booth. Something for everyone every day of the week. The Pizza Palace/Jimmy's Pub is a staple in Enfield. The Palace was founded in ...

VINNIE'S LITTLE ACRE

8/31/2022 | KEITH O'CONNOR

In the early 1950s, a young 10-year-old Vincent “Vinnie” Cianfarani, Jr. could be found sitting at a roadside card table at his father’s farm on Park Avenue in Windsor selling quarts of tomatoes - filled with 3, 4 or 5 of the red beauties - for 25 cents. Those were the days. Today he ...

WINDY CROW FARM

2022-08-31 | KEITH O'CONNOR

She calls them “my boys.” They are the 10 alpacas and 2 llamas waiting at Windy Crow Farm in Connecticut to be taken out for a hike that not only offers them some exercise, but fun for the whole family. “At first we only offered hikes for family members and friends. Soon others learned by wo ...

MACIE'S PLACE

7/28/2022 | KEITH O'CONNOR

Kids are making a “big splash” at the new Macie’s Place at Field Road Park in Somers, CT, thanks to a couple wanting to give back to a community who gave them so much in their time of need. Macie’s Place is a splash pad, which had its grand opening on July 8, that is operated by the So ...

FEATHER & BLOOM

7/28/2022 | HOPE E. TROMBLEY

Feather & Bloom Marketplace is more than a florist. Owners Jen Horn and Kristen Carty offer a cozy, hometown feeling in their shop at 122 Mountain Road in Suffield where the flowers they use for their handcrafted arrangements are often locally grown. “We are a full service florist, able to ac ...

LOST ACRES VINEYARD

7/28/2022 | KEITH O'CONNOR

A visit to Lost Acres Vineyard is about much more than the pour or the fresh food onsite designed to compliment their wine. “One of the things that differentiates us from other wineries is our strong connection and partnership with area theater groups and fine artists,” said Michelle Niedermeyer, ...

AT THE DAM RESTAURANT

7/28/2022 | HOPE E. TROMBLEY

For years, mother-son-duo Susan Chadbourne and Paul Merker dreamed of owning a breakfast and lunch restaurant near the water. When the established restaurant At the Dam Restaurant, 100 Main St. in Broad Brook, CT, went up for sale in 2019, the pair felt this was the perfect opportunity to make their dream com ...

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR

2022-08-31 | G. Michael Dobbs

What? What? What happened to summer? Wasn’t it just June? As usual, summer seems to have flown by. I never made it to a beach – either a lake or the ocean – and I haven’t had butter and sugar corn yet. I didn’t spot any fireflies in the back yard, but I probably just missed them. ...

GO EAT

8/31/22 | NATE BLAIS

PEAR CRUMBLE WHAT YOU'LL NEED 1 Pear1/2 cup oats1/4 cup almonds2 Tbsp brown sugar1 Tbsp coconut oil1 Tbsp flax seed1 Tsp cinnamonPinch of nutmegPinch of salt HOW YOU'LL MAKE IT Blend together your oats, al ...

FOUR SEASONS BY THE LAKE

2022-07-01 | KEITH O'CONNOR

Looking for a new restaurant to try where the food is excellent, the service is friendly, and the ambiance is second to none? Under new ownership by John Taylor since late 2019, the newly-named Four Seasons by the Lake, adjacent to Sun Valley Beach Club and Campground in Stafford S ...

SONNET & SPARROW

2022-07-01 | HOPE TREMBLAY

When Cynthia West and her daughter McKenzie opened Sonnet & Sparrow in 2019, they knew Easthampton was in the midst of something big, and they were right. “We chose Easthampton because it is a city uniquely poised for a renaissance, and we wanted to be a ...

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GO EAT

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BATCH ICE CREAM

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VINNIE'S LITTLE ACRE

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WINDY CROW FARM

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AT THE DAM RESTAURANT

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