Mike Valletta


As we go about our daily lives, we often put the focus of our health on the back burner. As someone who tries his best to live a healthy lifestyle by focusing on healthy eating habits as well as putting a great deal of time into my health club membership, I try my best not to put my health on the back burner. After all, taking care of ourselves today is essentiality… Read More

Can you believe it? The calendar says April first, but the conditions outside are more like March first! Mother nature continues to show off her bipolar ways to all of us here in Litchfield County. Today, we received an inch of snow here in Torrington and for the most part of the northern Litchfield Hills region. South of the area, in southern Litchfield County, it was nothing  more than just a light dusting, and… 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

As the seasons start to change and spring begins to take shape, so too does a renewed sense of revival in Torrington. Many projects are set to launch around town, including the rehabilitation of the western sidewalk on Main Street, which the Torrington Development Corporation says will be similar to the enhancements on Water street. Yes, in our town, spring means there will be a lot going on, but not only from… Read More

They say when you look good, your whole body feels good. As someone who focuses a lot on maintaining a healthy lifestyle by both eating right and engaging in a healthy session at the health club, looking great is essential to that formula, and in Torrington, there is only one place that I trust to help me with that piece of the puzzle; Groom Barber Shop. Groom has been my business of… Read More

There will be something for everyone on Friday, March 4th from 6-9PM as the Connecticut Academy for the Arts presents a food and wine tasting silent auction event at the academy, located at 61 Main Street in Downtown Torrington. The event promises to draw a crowd of many folks from all across the region as live entertainment from the Singer/Songwriter Network of Torrington will be on hand as well. What better way… 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

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