May 17, 2013 by Sarah
Mashantucket of New London County will host the Cultural Survival Bazaar this summer, bringing together all sorts of worldly cultures and arts.
The event is well known for its [Read more]
April 2, 2013 by Sarah
Last Wednesday, March 27, students in the Norwich public school system had the opportunity to provide input on their lunches. Normally, parents might not be too enthusiastic about children choosing their own snacks and lunch options, but this experiment was a [Read more]
March 4, 2013 by James
The Perfect Pooches competition is looking for contestants in Norwich and other Eastern Connecticut areas, and winners could earn a prize worth $100.
This annual contest features the [Read more]
February 22, 2013 by Mark
Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley gave many couples a great surprise this Valentine’s Day, but it was not a box of chocolates or a Teddy Bear. Wiley has been offering free weddings on Valentine’s Day for over five years, and her excitement for the event (and for newlyweds) has never ceased.
This year at the historical Olde Mistick Village in New London County, several couples were honored by Wiley with a free ceremony. Wiley says of her own wedding 20 years ago:
“It was completely unromantic so I live vicariously through my couples. I give them the wedding I always wanted.”
Marie Tyler Wiley’s good deeds have affected many, including the lives of newlyweds Diane and Carlos Hernandez who were married this Valentine’s Day under Wiley’s care.
Wiley understands that each couple is unique, and offers five different personalized ceremonies to choose from during her event. Her goal is always to give new couples just starting out a great opportunity – not to mention a little bit of a break.
Those in many areas of New London County such as norwich, Stonington, and Groton may not be familiar with Wiley’s generous offer, and she hopes to have the opportunity to help many more couples marry next February. In order to advertise next year’s event, Wiley might consider using printing companies, flyer printing, or business card printing services to spread the word about her services both on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year.
January 24, 2013 by James
Beer’d Brewing Co., a brewery created from the imagination of accountant and beer fanatic Aaren Simoncini, has been a surprising and thirst-quenching success from the get-go, and this month it was revealed that Simoncini has broken even after just two months of his venture.
“It’s just been wonderful. Way better than where I thought we’d be. We couldn’t be happier with the way it’s been received.”
Simoncini and his girlfriend Precious Putnam started small when it came to the brewery and spent conservatively, as both were still in the process of paying off student loans. Last year, they started brewing on a small scale, creating around 150 barrels to start. Jokingly, Simoncini said:
“Anheuser-Busch spills more than that in an hour…our game plan is to upsize as we go along. The more people that come in, the more beer we will offer.”
Simoncini’s passion for beer started as a home brewing hobby he developed in 2008, which led him to volunteer at Pawcatuck’s Cottrell Brewing Co. His experience at Cottrell taught him valuable industry skills, encouraging him to start his own “nanobrewery” in a space of 2,100 square feet.
While Simoncini markets the brewery on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, he might consider using printing companies, flyers, and banner printing to further promote his business. Visitors from surrounding areas like norwich, Groton, New London, and Waterford are sure to find it worth the trek to visit Beer’d Brewing Co. for a delicious tasting.
December 8, 2012 by Mark
Norwich City Council is to front $100,000 to the building of a new plaza and bell tower ahead of a memorable celebration on the site of the plaza in January 2013. The money has been loaned to the Emancipation Proclamation Commemorative Committee.
The committee has already received notice that it will be allocated a grant for the project, although it has said this will not be received in time for the construction start date. The chairman of the committee, Dale Plummer, told the council aldermen:
“We have a definite commitment from the state (Department of Economic and Community Development), but it may be necessary to expend some money before it comes in.
“It will be repaid soon.”
The project will see the construction of an 18-foot bell tower, complete with a 250-pound bell. A new plaza outside city hall will also be created.
This plaza will be used to display the tower on a permanent basis. Before then though, the space will be used to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of what the tower represents.
In 1860, President-elect Abraham Lincoln held campaigns in Norwich. A short time later, in 1863, Lincoln introduced the Emancipation Proclamation. Outlawing slavery in the Confederacy, the ruling was a huge step forward for the U.S.
Norwich marked the ruling with lavish celebrations outside City Hall. To mark the anniversary, banner printing, poster printing, and all manner of paraphernalia is likely to be on display again in 2013 too.
Once the bell tower is in its permanent position, Plummer also expects interest will continue; drawing many visitors from all over the nation.
November 21, 2012 by Mark
With Thanksgiving just round the corner, many people in Norwich will be starting to think of the fun and frolics that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have in store. However, local folk are also asked to remember their [Read more]
October 25, 2012 by James
There is plenty planned for Halloween 2012 all across Connecticut, with parties, events and haunted houses opening up everywhere. In Norwich, this is certainly the case at The Dark Manor, thought [Read more]
September 10, 2012 by Mark
August 18, 2012 by Mark
Professionals who have wondered about how exactly digital business cards , blogs, and online branding opportunities work together are in luck with the Greater norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education and Membership Services Committee hosting its [Read more]