Mike Valletta

Monthly Archives: February 2011

When Karen’s Cafe had departed a month ago, many thought that was the end to a coffee-house on Main Street. Little did they know, however, that something was going on behind the scenes as a new owner,Sharry Revillini, was about to take over and make this cozy little hideaway her own as she was green with envy, in every part of the word. Welcome to the Green Room. The new Main Street coffee-house in Winsted…. Read More

Last week, Borders, the book and music empire, announced that it would be closing some of its stores in Connecticut. This was certainly a shock to many, including myself who shops at the Simsbury location, just down the road from The Shoppes at Farmington Valley and a quick 20 minute drive from Torrington. During the holiday season, I could be found catching up on s few books and magazines inside the stores Seattle’s Best Coffee Shop,… Read More

There are some of us in the blogging world who believe blogging is simply dying thanks to the likes of Facebook and Twitter. As someone who has been blogging away in the blogosphere for the past 10 years, I’ve seen a wide variety of changes occur, but most have been for the better rather than for the worse. Allow me to explain. 10 years ago, I was in my mid teens and… Read More

There comes a time when we all need to upgrade the things around us, and I am certainly no exception. Since the iPad came out, I have been tempted to purchase one, and when I say tempted, I mean I have been literally foaming at the mouth to invest my hard-earned dollars in this device, even more so since September which was when my laptop crashed and I had to revert back to the… Read More

Salisbury has been the center of attention over recent weeks as they prepared for their annual Jumpfest weekend, which took place this past weekend on Satre Hill in Salisbury. The event marked 85 years of ski jumping in Salisbury and kicked things off with a brand new ski jump, which replaced the antique one that had been using. Below is a collection of some great videos from YouTube on all the action at the… Read More

Earlier this week, we learned that here in Connecticut things were about to change as governor Dannel Malloy announced the largest tax increase in state history. That’s right. The largest tax increase in state history, which comes at a time when we are all feeling the burden of hard economic times and rising gas prices that are already one of the highest in the nation. On Wednesday, just shortly after noon, the… Read More

Litchfield County,CT may not be Vermont, but it is certainly our own little piece of Vermont right here in southern New England. With our bucolic hill town villages and  scenic beauty of gentle rolling hills amongst a charming countryside, Litchfield County is unlike any other place in the state of Connecticut. It simply has to be seen to believed, pictures can only do so much. They say life is rediscovered here in the… Read More

If you are in the mood for something new, something hot, and something ultra steamy, then you are not going to want to go to some old bingo hall. No. You are going to want to check out T-Place in Torrington on Friday March, 11th at 10PM as a brand new band in the region will be making its appearance in town. Their called Crash Monday and they are hot boys playing… Read More

As Valentine’s day approaches, we continue to search for great ideas that will make the day with that special someone memorable. Wine, of course, tops the list as many enjoy a night in with dinner and a glass of wine. My personal favorite is a wine that has gained in popularity over the past few months. Cupcake Wine, from Cupcake Vineyards in California, is a wine that will captivate the senses. The… Read More

The Signer/Songwriter Network of Torrington,CT will host a Valentine’s Day performance featuring guest artist Dan Lowe on Monday, February 14 from 6-9 PM. The event, scheduled to take place at T-Place Sports Bar & Grill on Winsted Road in Torrington, anticipates to draw in crowds from around the local area as they offer some delicious dinner specials while enjoying a night of good music and fun for all. For those not familiar with… Read More