141 MAIN STREET
| MIASHA LEE
The love of food connects people. It can bring a sense of home and community for friends, families, neighbors and colleagues to gather around and enjoy a great meal. Agawam restaurant 141 Main Street combines an inviting, casual atmosphere with a whole lot of comfort food.
Owners Rick and Joanne Locke welcome
| HOPE E. TREMBLAY
Lisa Zelonka is a free spirit with a love for vintage items, especially clothing.
She decided to turn that passion into a business, and opened Three Graces Vintage, 2 River Rd. in Stafford Springs, Connecticut three years ago and found that her customers share her appreciation for high-quality pieces that can
THE PLANT LOUNGE
| KEITH O'CONNOR
Just one step upon entering The Plant Lounge in Suffield, Connecticut and visitors will be in a serene, natural setting surrounded by a gorgeous assortment of plants galore.
“Our checkout desk faces the door, and I love to see the expressions on the faces of customers visiting us for the first time as t
| HOPE E. TREMBLAY
Teaching is Alanna Orlandi’s calling.
In addition to teaching fifth grade, Orlandi also teaches yoga. While her school students keep her on her toes, her yoga students keep her on all the body parts.
“I have always had the desire to help others,” said Orlandi. “I started teachin
| NATE BLAIS
HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
3 plum tomatoes1/2 a yellow or vidalia onion2 garlic cloves1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup apple cider vinegar1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce1 Tbsp chili powder1 Tbsp olive oil1/2 tsp li
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
| Payton North
In my early teens, my family and I planted a vegetable garden.
It all started with my dad and brother saying, “we should grow our own vegetables,” and it ended with my mom and me maintaining it.
Perhaps that’s not fair – my brother did do a decent amount of weeding – but s