This Week on All Things Connecticut

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Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store

This week we visit Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store in Middletown, and you won’t believe your eyes when you see what’s packed inside (and outside!) Memorabilia, music, posters, oddities, collectibles from every era, original art, and just plain wacky displays. A strong amusement park theme permeates the site, with the world’s largest jack-in-the-box, a mechanical clown, […]

Last Week’s Episode

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Barker Cartoon Museum

Matt Roberts explores over 80,000 childhood memories at the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Started by Herb and Gloria Barker over 50 years ago, this unique collection is home to toys, lunch boxes, telephones, games and much more, all featuring your favorite characters from years gone by. It is also home to […]

Next Week’s Episode

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We’ll visit a phenomenon that is sweeping the world; a shared workshop/technology/creativity space called Hackerspace. These folks are getting together to have fun with arts, crafts, and technology. They’ll figure out problems together and share their discoveries with the public. You can even become a member yourself! Come check it out.

Featured Highlights

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Hartbeat Ensemble

HartBeat Ensemble is the capital city’s professional theatre for the community—currently celebrating it’s tenth season. Unlike many of the state’s stage companies, Hartbeat digs into Greater Hartford’s people and its stories, both past and present — using drama, physical theater, comedy, and music to bring audiences together beyond the barriers of gender, class, and race.

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A Voice for Joanie

A New Milford woman dedicates her life to helping those who cannot communicate due to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. By supplying computers and software, she has single-handedly helped hundreds of people to regain their voices, and maintain their independence.  

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Dani’s Cancer

Dani Albee, a 24-year-old cancer survivor, decided to share her experience of cancer in a book that looks at the “beautiful mess” that is our lives. Through her generosity, the Children’s Medical Center receives a donation for each book sold, and Dani herself has been moved to change the course of her life and become […]