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A Few Favorite New England Blogs to Follow

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Over the last year of blogging, I have enjoyed finding other blogs to follow that celebrate my beautiful state of Connecticut, the New England region in general or historic architecture/historic preservation. At times it is difficult to find quality blogs to enjoy, so here are a few recommendations to get you started: The Size of Connecticut – Johnna Kaplan has been …

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West Hartford Center Dressed for the Holidays

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“City sidewalk, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s A feeling of Christmas.” Christmas in Connecticut felt like anything but this year. Yards are springtime muddy instead of frozen and crunchy and the temperatures make wearing those new winter boots, sweaters and scarves next to impossible. Sledding? Ice skating? Horse drawn open sleigh? No way! Think toasting …

Working in the Lowell Mills: Guest Post by Lauren Cohen

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The following is a creative writing piece by my daughter Lauren, a junior in high school. Her history teacher asked that the students write a piece from the perspective of an employee who worked in the mill town of Lowell, MA in the early 1800s. Various things were to be included such as what type of job the employee had, what …