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“Dear Soldier…” Loomis Chaffee Students Pack Holiday Boxes to Afghanistan

Posted on December 2, 2011

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “Dear Soldier…” It is a greeting that pulls at the heart-strings sent in cards and letters with “love” from Loomis Chaffee students who packed holiday care boxes this week for American troops deployed to the war in Afghanistan. Ranging in age from 14 to 17, these socially conscious and caring young people want the troops to know, they may be out of sight but they are never out of mind. “I don’t think our soldiers get enough credit, we want to spread awareness,” 16-year-old Allison Byrne of West Hartford, said November 30 during the packing on campus at the private secondary school in Windsor, Connecticut.”We want the soldiers to know we actually care and to show…

Destination: Rein’s Deli, Vernon, Connecticut

Posted on November 25, 2011

Article & photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb So much has been written about Rein’s Deli in Vernon, Connecticut that this is one more chime for the chorus. Quite simply, the food here is excellent. In addition to its huge popularity with folks in the area, this “New York Style” deli is one of those restaurants that travelers make part of a trip. Located about half way between New York City and Boston, and easily accessible off I-84, it is common to see out-of-state license plates in the parking lot. Rein’s lives up to its motto, “the taste of ¬†quality is long remembered.” The extensive menu features homemade soups,’appeteasers’ such as stuffed cabbage and sweet potato fries, sandwiches so stuffed it is a challenge to…