New England Railroad Museum Fascias Chocolate Decadence Tour 2018

I’m not a chocolate snob and I’m not geeky train fanatic. But If you throw wine into the mix, you might as well pen my name to the list, I’m there!

Just kidding. I don’t overindulge in wines and spirits, but I do enjoy trying out new things. For example, taking a scenic train ride along the Naugatuck river as we learn about chocolate and wine pairings, AND we get to visit the Connecticut-made Fine chocolate factory – Fascia’s.

This was a win-win-win for all.

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We Dined at Tata’s Restaurant in Wallingford, Connecticut

Listen, you and I both know I [over]enjoy a meal or two. But I promise you I’m actively working on my diet, portion and activity goals. With that said, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit a local restaurant we LOOOOOVE. Sadly, I don’t frequent this part of Connecticut as often as I’d like, but when I can make the time, we’re here enjoying a delicious meal.

Raquel and I came to Tata’s restaurant and noticed the restaurant moved locations over the past year. The interior decor is still familiar and welcoming. Continue reading “We Dined at Tata’s Restaurant in Wallingford, Connecticut”

Hoe Garden Visit, Bronx, NYC

So our son was spending a week in NYC with Grandma and Grandpa. We decided to make a day-trip out of it and drive down to the Bronx. My father in law is part of a community garden located between two buildings.

They’ve cleaned out the area, made several raised beds and planted fruits, vegetables and a ton of other healthy stuff.

Each member of the garden has access to whatever they plant, and as far as I can tell they use it for their own personal use and share it with their family/friends.

Seems like a pretty neat idea and its encouraging to see that even in a dense area like NYC, you can grow vegetables, fruits, plants, etc.

Afterwards we took a trip to another NYC treasure, City Island! Continue reading “Hoe Garden Visit, Bronx, NYC”

Glimpse of Light Gala 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 we had the honor of attending the Let’s Go Youth United Glimpse of Light Gala at Waterbury Veteran’s Memorial City Hall.

The Glimpse of Light Gala is an event dedicated to showcase, highlight and commemorate the great contributions made by our community members as they illuminate our community – with special emphasis on our Waterbury youth.

The entire evening was fantastic and we are honored to have been invited to attend. The event was hosted by talented (and hilarious) comedian Think Floyd.

Chemist Mr. David B. Love was a delightful speaker. Mr. Love is a waterbury native who has dedicated his life to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read about Mr. Love’s  Modern-day Technology Leader’s award here.

This evening Let’s Go Youth United celebrated the following award recipients.

  • Golden Hands Award – Cindy Senyah Baah
  • The Voice of Light Award – Senator Joan Hartley
  • Beam of Light Award – Principal Jade Gopie
  • Light it Up! Everyday Hero Award – Rodney Davis
  • Spark of Light Award – Joselle Lewis
  • Spark of Change Award – Warren Leach
  • Glipse of Light Award – Kelvin Davis

The Glimpse of Light Gala recognized the Let’s Go Youth United children and Jr. Coaches, as well as commended their 2017 season accomplishments.

In closing, the ceremony commended the following community members as Circle of Light

Jacquee Porter | Nakia Riddick | Rochelle Barnes

Darius Butler | Erica Resto | Dashona Lamar

Susan Goodman | Angel Rosario (yours truly!) | Henry Bond

Mary DeLeon | Coach Quincey Williams

Coach Ralph Degroate | Jr. Coach Brianne Pittman

Jr. Coach Jose Tejada | Darry Thomas | Gretchen Ruiz

Rivera Memorial Foundation

See the full gallery of the Glimpse of Light Gala

Big thanks to the amazing sponsors helping make the evening possible:

The Human Experience by Custodio Gomes

NATWERKS catering events

100.9 The Beat

Sassy Girl Creations

Simply Beautiful Event Planning

Noble 365 Enterprise

FreeTHEM Inc.

Flyers 24-7

Lets Go Youth United

Warrior Princess, Inc.

Broadway at the Witchdoctor Brewery

Whats up everyone,

Just a few weeks ago Raquel and I visited Broadway at the Brewery, a fundraiser by the Southington Community Theater taking place at Witchdoctor Brewing Company.

The goal of the event was to fundraise for the Southington Community Theater, and to enjoy craft beer, gourmet grilled cheese, great vocal performances, all for a good cause!

This was our first time attending this sort of event, and our first time at Witchdoctor’s brewery. We were not disappointed!

First off, the location was beautiful. I know that’s subjective, but I like exposed brick, industrial and rustic settings, and this place fit the bill.  Continue reading “Broadway at the Witchdoctor Brewery”