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Mom’s Recipe Box: Great-Great-Granddaughter Sofia’s Award-Winning Apple Pie

Posted on November 15, 2018

                  Great-Great-Granddaughter Sofia’s Award-Winning Apple Pie   Inspired by the love of her grandmother Deb Landeck’s baking and cooking, Sofia, Mom/Nana’s great-great-granddaughter, recently decided to enter a pie contest. Her first ever baking contest. Sofia won a red ribbon and a $35 award!   Praising her grandmother, Sofia told her,”I want to learn from the best.”   A member of our “West Coast family,” Sofia entered the Fall City Apple Festival contest in September 2018, in Washington state. Sofia, who turns 13 in December, loves horses. A very compassionate young lady, Sofia was also motivated to take part because the contest was sponsored by the Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center (NWNHC), that is located in Fall City.…

Democrat Jane Garibay Elected To 60th House District, Unseats Incumbent

Posted on November 8, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Elation describes the mood at Union Street Tavern in Windsor, Connecticut Tuesday night November 6, where newly elected State Representative Jane Garibay celebrated with supporters. In a vote of 5,454 – 4,863, Garibay, a Windsor Democrat, unseated one term Republican Scott Storms of Windsor Locks, to represent the district which includes Windsor Locks and part of Windsor.   “It took a great team of people to do this,” Garibay said.   Literally logging tens of thousands of steps, Garibay went door-to-door intent on communicating directly with voters and listening to their concerns firsthand.   “And each time I brought someone with me,” she said of her door-to-door campaign.   Her first time elected to a state…

“North Windham Remembered” – Muriel’s Gift

Posted on October 25, 2018

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   My sister Muriel had discovered a new talent before her passing – watercolors. She fought a noble fight against the cancer that took her from us. During that time in visits with a friend of hers who studied art in college, Muriel studied watercolors. Muriel displayed a natural talent that impressed everyone who saw her beautiful artwork.    People were taken aback to think they were her first pieces. The flow of the lines, perspective, choice of colors, and subjects. Just prior to her passing, Muriel selected a few of her watercolors to share. She knew of my newsandviewsjb site and said she would be pleased, if at some point, I would share her work here. The timing…

The Tale of “Big Tom Roberts” – Windham, CT Cop & Stone Mason

Posted on August 20, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   With the 2018 celebration of the 125th anniversary of the police department in Windham, Connecticut going on – a.k.a. Willimantic Police Department – my brother reminded me of a family connection to the early days of the WPD. According to our mother, her grandfather Tom Roberts walked the ‘rowdiest’ beat in the city.   “They called him ‘Big Tom Roberts’,” she would say, “He was known to be tough but fair.”   This colorful part of the family history has been passed on by word of mouth, and through the years it was corroborated by more than one of the family elders who were contemporaries of my mother. Many of her grandchildren have probably heard the tales and certainly…

Destination: Two Little Fish a Clam Shack in Westerly, Rhode Island

Posted on August 12, 2018

Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Thanks to its new location, I discovered Two Little Fish, a clam shack on Atlantic Avenue in Westerly, Rhode Island, this summer – what a great find! It has been voted ‘Best Seafood’ for “seventeen years running” in the Westerly Sun online reader’s poll, as announced on the sign out front it’s Atlantic Avenue locale. Relocated from Granite Street where Tim Brennan and Kevin Urbonas started the business in 1997, Two Little Fish is so good that customers willingly, eagerly, wait in long lines to enjoy the food.   Seriously, Two Little Fish has been in business for 21 years but in the past I must have overlooked it as I was focused on going to other restaurants located…

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…