Mike Valletta

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Faith in humanity is restored when stories like this reach the inbox. The sixth annual Starlight Dinner Dance to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held this Friday March 8th at The Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury, CT. Since opening it’s doors back in 1962, the hospital has an average of 260 patients passing through it’s doors each day, which averages out to a total of 5,700 patients annualy. An impressive… Read More

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I make a lot of trips down to New York City. Living within a close proximity to it here in Connecticut, we’re often referred to as one big suburb of the Big Apple. All it takes is a look around at how we drive to see just how true that is! When it comes to the road, we’re maniacs, and we get our behavior directly from the city that never sleeps. It’s… Read More

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When I arrived in Torrington back in the summer of 2009, there wasn’t really a whole lot happening in town. To be bluntly honest, the town was pretty dry and Main Street was merely a dead zone as nearly most of the downtown was left vacant. To paint an even more dreaded picture for you, Torrington did not have 3G cell phone service until 2010, which meant my iPhone was virtually useless!… Read More

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When I moved to Torrington back in 2009, many thought that I had moved simply because I had a career change. This, however, was not the case at all. I moved to Torrington for a change of life, a change of scenery if you will. My career in the corporate world has not changed, and hasn’t moved closer to home either. I am okay with this, however, noting that I did not move… Read More

Litchfield county, for me, is always a hard place to leave. Four nights a week, a work along the Connecticut shoreline which is a highly urbanized area of the state. Hustle and bustle is everywhere compared to the laid back atmosphere we have around these parts. Every morning, I look forward to the road home. It’s a long commute, but along the way theres a variety of things to see. As I… Read More

You might recognize me. You might see me around town. I might just be one of your neighbors. Hi, my names Mike Valletta, you can call me Mike, and I’m the proud blogger of  “In touch…with the Litchfield Hills.” I wanted to write this particular entry because I didn’t want people to think I’m some type of person in disguise. I like to get to know my readers. I’m pretty new in town,… Read More