Mike Valletta


As a guy who is always on the go, it’s of vital importance to have everything I need with me at all times. There’s the iPad to blog and catch up on emails and school assignments, then of course is all the accessories that a guy will ever need for any last minute dates like cologne and face products. Of course, those are just a handful of items that I carry around,… Read More

I can’t say enough about the weather this week. As much of a skier as I am, this spring like weather has indeed hit a sweet spot with me. As if there were much of a winter around here anyways, right mother nature? I swear, she has really been some kind of mother this year, not much of one to me! I’ve been begging and begging for snow, dancing my legs off… Read More

Spring has sprung says Chuckles, the furry little rodent from Connecticut. Six more weeks of winter our old man Phil proclaims out in Pennsylvania. Who’s right? If you ask me, both rodents are drunk and were clearly pre gaming for today’s festivities. I mean honestly, do they think we’re naive! We’ve stopped trusting those furry little critters years ago. Besides, they only have a 39% accuracy on forecasting the weather, as if… Read More

If you’re like me, you can hardly believe it’s already August. Where has the summer gone? It seems like just the other day we were out there shoveling ourselves out of our igloos just itching to get out and about with our friends and neighbors. We talked up a good show during those months as many of us began to deal with those dreaded winter blues. Then, the spring came and we… Read More

As everyone returned to work today after enjoying an incredible weekend celebrating mom amongst many other things, today was my Sunday before returning back to work later tonight. I took advantage of the glorious weather that was about as Spring has finally sprung, and mother nature has finally come to her senses as she continues to offer us all of this abundant sunshine. I started my day on the Susan Grossman Still… Read More

Last night, I was watching one of my trusted news sources, NBC Connecticut, and as I was watching I happened to notice that they were airing a story that took place here in Litchfield County. I was all ears. Anything to do with the local area I immediately want to know about, even if I already know about it! This story, however, I hadn’t known about and I was very excited that… Read More

Wherever you go here in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, signs of spring are everywhere to be seen as lush vegetation transforms the landscape from the once bare trees of the winter. It is as if the world is becoming new again as everything from flora to fauna lights up the landscape as a brilliant melody of colors climbs it’s way up the hillsides from the valley floors of the Naugatuck and Housatonic. Unlike… Read More

Like the rest of Litchfield County, I have been practically relishing in the spring weather that we have had lately. My vacation started on Friday when the temps soared into the 70’s in many locations. I was amazed to say the least. My first day of vacation and I was in heaven with the whole spring fever thing. Then, Saturday came and out went those temps just as fast as they came… Read More