NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

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I’m Involved in an Ongoing Love Affair ….

Posted on November 18, 2014

Essay by Jacqueline Bennett       I am involved in an ongoing love affair …¬†with¬†sweaters. Spring sweaters, summer sweaters, autumn sweaters – and most of all – thick, warm, winter sweaters. From late September to March these woolen companions sit, carefully folded, coddled if you will, inside the armoire in my bedroom waiting for their turns to shelter me from the cold New England weather. I would venture to guess that my sweaters have minimal monetary value yet I treasure them.   Some have been with me for years. Some were given to me as gifts. Some called out to me from store shelves. I can remember specific sweaters I’ve worn at given times.   There’s the deep brown, tan and creme…

Destination: UConn Dairy Bar, Storrs Connecticut

Posted on May 12, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Made from the milk of UConn cows, UConn Dairy Bar ice cream is an experience not to be missed. Producing 24 flavors as varied as Strawberry Cheesecake and Coffee Espresso Crunch, the iconic dairy bar was selected as a 2013 Best of New England Editor’s Choice by Yankee Magazine and as the maker of the best ice cream in the state by Connecticut Magazine. Located in rural, picturesque Storrs, the University of Connecticut began as an agricultural college. Those origins are never more apparent than during a visit to the dairy bar on Horsebarn Hill – a campus gem that began as a teaching and research facility in the early 1900’s. It remains part of the College…