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Honesty, Integrity, Bridge-Building ~ Jane Garibay for House Kicks Off Campaign

Posted on April 20, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Honesty, Integrity, Common Sense & Bridge-Building. These are the hallmarks of the Jane Garibay for House campaign that kicked-off last evening at Bart’s restaurant in Windsor, CT. They are more than mere words to Garibay ~ honesty, integrity, common sense and bridge-building ~ are the standards by which Garibay lives her life and has conducted herself during years of public and community service, as attested to by a large turnout of supporters.   “I’m a bridge-builder,” said Garibay, a Democrat seeking the nomination to run for the 60th General Assembly District comprised of a part of Windsor and Windsor Locks.   “I am really excited to do this,” Garibay said, citing her background working for education and her knowledge…

Boston Marathon’s Strong Field of American Women Apropos to the Times

Posted on April 16, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   We have come a long way since a mother worried her daughter ~ with sights on running the Boston Marathon ~ might not find a husband, since New York Marathon officials warned that distance running could cause a woman’s uterus to fall out, and since LIFE magazine ran a headline ~ “Tomboy Out On a Limb” ~ after a woman broke the gender barrier in the 1961 Manchester Road Race in Connecticut.   “The best American women’s field ever assembled for Monday’s annual 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston,” as described by sportswriter Lori Riley of the Hartford Courant, will take its mark this morning at the Boston Marathon. No matter what, this field of women would be…

Sam Deck Replaces Bud Deck at Fenway Park

Posted on April 11, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   The moral of this story: go up against a Founding Father of the United States and expect to lose.   Budweiser is one of the most popular beers in the U.S.. It’s Clydesdale draft horse wagons are legendary. And until recently, the right field roof deck at Fenway Park was known as the Bud Deck ~ announced by a large sign hanging above.   No longer. Sam Adams beer is now the official beer of Fenway Park and the “Sam Deck” has replaced the “Bud Deck.” The biggest change for fans is likely the sign change, according to redsox.com.       I have fond recollections of the “Bud Deck” having sat there during a most memorable visit to…

“Mercury Retrograde” ~ Re-flect, Re-consider, Re-connect?

Posted on March 23, 2018

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   “Mercury Retrograde” is upon us, a good time say some online sites for anything that begins with “re” ~ re-flection, re-do’s, re-invention, re-consideration, re-connecting and perhaps re-tribution. Do not, warn “Mercury Retrograde” followers, schedule elective medical procedures, switch jobs, buy a house or car, start or end a relationship, or make any major decisions until after April 15th. Why? Last night on March 22 slightly after 7 p.m., the planet mercury entered retrograde or reverse motion, which will remain in effect through the 15th of April.   Mercury is not physically moving backwards but it appears to be from here on earth, an “optical illusion”says TIME.com. The planetary illusion has taken on a life of its own as…

Survey Says : Windsor Feud Marks Successful 15th Anniversary

Posted on March 7, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     An evening of fun and fundraising marked the 15th anniversary of the Windsor Feud held Saturday, March 3 at the Windsor, Connecticut town hall. Based on the popular television game show, Family Feud, teams from area businesses and civic groups participated in the friendly competition organized by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce with team Hampton Inn named the 2018 champs.   Through pledges, the event raises money for numerous WCofC community, education and business programs. According to Jane Garibay, executive director of the WCofC, as of March 7 a tally showed the event had raised $7,000.   “Still rallying up,” added Garibay.     Inside the town hall, council chambers was transformed into a realistic replica of…

A Second Chance at Love? Send Lavender & White Roses

Posted on February 14, 2018

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Romance & roses go hand-in-hand, especially on Valentine’s Day when thoughts turn to matters of the heart.   The “alluring” scents, textures and colors of roses have made them the most popular flowers, notes ProFlower.com. Typically red roses are associated with love. However, there are all kinds of love, and as it turns out different color roses convey different messages, as do the number of roses selected.      The old Frank Sinatra standard tells of love being “lovelier” the second time around, “just as wonderful with both feet on the ground.” If you have a second chance at love, you may want to consider sending a bouquet of lavender & white roses. In the language of roses…

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? … WALK

Posted on February 8, 2018

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   How can you mend a broken heart? … WALK.   Walking is at the top of the American Heart Association’s recommendations to get and keep the ticker pumping. It is that time of year again, American Heart Month, and once again I am joining the call to get moving.   Let me reiterate from previous articles I’ve written an astounding fact; according to the AHA, “… 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle.”   That brings us to the famous Humpty Dumpty quote from Lewis Carroll’s The Looking Glass, “The question is, which is to be master – that’s all.” Literary scholars have debated its meaning for years so I’ll apply it in this…