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What’s Inside… WELCOME From the Chamber… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

QUALITY OF LIFE The Essence of Tolland County . . . . . . . .7

MUNICIPALITIES Andover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Hebron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Stafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Willington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

PLACES OF INTEREST Play & Stay in Tolland County . . . . . . . .30

BUSINESS LISTINGS Members Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Buyers’ Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Advertisers’ Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

30 Lafayette Square, Vernon, CT 06066-4527 Tel: 860-872-0587 • Fax: 860-872-0588 www.tollandcountychamber.org Produced and Published by:

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WELCOME

From the Chamber… t’s with great pleasure that we present the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Community & Visitors Guide. A resource to our members, residents and visitors, the publication includes a listing of all current members of the Chamber and information about the Tolland County towns and community. The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing the interests of businesses and professions in Tolland County, and is committed to adding value to the community by working with local and state government to encourage a strong, growing economy and keeping our business and professional community competitive. The Chamber’s advocacy is combined with a schedule of quality programs and events throughout the year to help members develop strategic relationships within the business and professional community, acquire new information, and maximize marketing opportunities. The County is comprised of 13 unique and diverse towns, offering a variety of professional services and mostly independently owned stores, restaurants and cultural institutions. With the involvement of our members, the Chamber is dedicated to building an economically thriving and culturally diverse community for all who live, work and travel here. We hope you will support your local businesses and professionals and consider joining us in our civic leadership role, as we move forward and continue to make great strides working for our members and helping Tolland County embark upon a wonderful new era.

Katherine Mullen

Candice Corcione

PRESIDENT, TCCC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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QUALITY OF LIFE

The Essence of Tolland County By Drew Crandall | President, Keep in Touch

MY FIRST EXPERIENCE as a resident of Tolland County was in Storrs, as a student at the University of Connecticut. After I graduated, my career took me to Washington DC and Chicago, but there was something special about Tolland County that always appealed to me. I found my way back, and have lived and worked here for decades. As the host of Tolland County Economy, a weekly prime-time business TV talk show on Comcast, I’ve interviewed hundreds of local leaders in the business, non-profit, education, healthcare and government sectors. I’ve asked them, “Why do you choose to live and work here?” The overwhelming answer is summed up in three words, “Quality of Life.” People throughout the state, across the country, and around the world are choosing to settle here. Tolland County has a distinct country feel. For first-time visitors, or for people simply driving through on I-84 or Route 2, the County’s rural appearance can be deceiving. You won’t see big corporate headquarters or sprawling manufacturing complexes along the highways. But the reality is, “there’s a lot of life in these woods!” ROOM TO BREATHE: In Tolland County, you can buy a home with breathing room, instead of a postage-stamp lot. Our population density is 372 people per square mile, compared with about 1,200 in Hartford County and over 1,400 in New Haven and Fairfield Counties.

JOBS: Tolland County has about 3,000 worksites, employing over 41,000 people. Our employment rate is in the vicinity of 94%, better than the national average. A surprising number of our businesses have a significant regional, national and global impact in their niche markets. The County is also adjacent to major job markets including Hartford and Springfield. EDUCATION: In addition to our local schools, Tolland County is home to one of the highest-ranked public universities in the country, the University of Connecticut. You would be amazed how many Tolland County residents graduate from UConn and decide to live here. TRANSPORTATION: Tolland County has hundreds of miles of quaint country roads, but it also has highways that quickly link residents with points north, south, east and west. Bradley International Airport is just a short drive away, so residents can conveniently travel and do business around the world. HEALTHCARE: Tolland County is home to several hospitals and medical offices, complemented by major facilities in adjacent towns and cities. Access to quality healthcare is a major factor in the quality of life here. CULTURE: When it comes to music, the dramatic arts, visual arts, museums and 2015 COMMUNITY & VISITORS GUIDE 7


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door health clubs and athletic facilities. It is home to nationally-acclaimed UConn Husky collegiate sports teams. Within a two-hour drive, there are also many opportunities to participate in professional sporting events from Boston to New York City.

historical sites, Tolland County has its share of fascinating venues. It is also within a two-hour drive of a potpourri of venues, from Boston to New York City.

NATURE: Tolland County has many scenic parks, hiking trails and places to swim, boat and fish. Within a reasonable half-day’s drive, residents can partake of the White Mountains, the Maine seacoast, Cape Cod, the Adirondacks, Catskills, Long Island Sound and more.

SPORTS: Tolland County residents love their sports! The County has many indoor and out-

SHOPPING: In Tolland County, residents can enjoy the best of both worlds: country living

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and close proximity to major shopping centers in Manchester and Enfield. THE SEASONS: Once in a while, we get a record-breaking winter. Overall, Tolland County’s relatively moderate climate gives residents the opportunity to enjoy all four seasons without major issues. THE PEOPLE: With roots in agriculture and manufacturing, families in Tolland County tend to be hard-working, entrepreneurial, and down to earth. Whether a visitor or resident, all of these factors contribute to the unique, eclectic, and abundant Quality of Life in Tolland County.

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ANDOVER

agriculture, animals, arrowheads & antiques… all are part of the storied Andover

THE ANDOVER ECCLESIASTICAL Society was formed in 1747 and eventually became the town of Andover, in 1848. Its early municipal buildings are still visible along Route 6, which serves as a “Main Street” and is lined with historic homes and sites.

Town Office Building 17 School Rd., Andover, CT 06232 860-742-7305 www.andoverconnecticut.org

Form of Government: Selectmen Population: 3,600 Schools: Andover Elementary School RHAM (Region 8) High School Middle Schools in Hebron

US Route 6, the Hop River Corridor, has been improved and now provides safe, convenient access to Hartford via I-384, and is also a direct route to Providence, RI. This corridor also has historic significance as a waypoint and camp on the 1781 march of French General Rochambeau’s army from Newport, RI to join Washington’s Continental Army, which culminated in the victory for American Independence at Yorktown, Virginia. The march and camp are commemorated on Hendee and Hutchinson Roads.

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Cyclists, hikers and cross-country skiers take advantage of the adjacent Hop River Trail, which runs from Willimantic to Bolton Notch. A rails-to-trail conversion, it connects with other trails to form part of the East Coast Greenway. The trail is readily accessible across Rt. 6 from the Andover Congregational Church. The Andover Historical Society Museum is located at Monument Lane on Rt. 316 and is open from 10 am to 4 pm on select Sundays which are announced in the River East News Bulletin. When the museum is not open, much of Andover may be seen as a museum with private and unspoiled rural and historic resources. Agricultural enterprises include equestrian, horticultural, silvaculture, herbs & textiles, crafts, plants, flowers, beef cattle


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and historic farms. Brochures are available at Andover Town Hall, 860-742-7305, as well as at each of the farm/stores. Andover offers youth baseball and soccer on Long Hill; active Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs; community dinners at the Congregational Church and Fire Department; a Breakfast & Library book sale in May, periodic Historical Society presentations and fall and spring plant and Tag Sales. Come experience our Farmer’s Market in the summer at the Long Hill ballfields on Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00. Watch for posted signs!

Agricultural Products & Services ANDOVER COUNTRY GARDEN A variety of horticultural products are featured: plants, herbs, Christmas trees, wreaths, bird houses, garden and lawn pieces, fountains, mulch, top soil, sand, compost, complete garden supplies and wild bird feed. 5 Hendee Road, 860-742-6043. FOUR WINDS FARM A friendly, familyoriented horse-riding stable offering boarding, training and lessons – beginners to advanced. 168 Boston Hill Road, 860-742-9800. SIISMETS FARM Hay and beef animals are featured. Registered American Polled Herefords are raised for beef and breeding purposes. 79 Boston Hill Road. AMERICAN ARBORISTS Ornamental shrubs, Insect & disease diagnosis and treatment, removal, pruning, and cabling of large trees. 18 Bailey Road, 860-456-2297.

NEW ENGLAND ORGANICS Certified herbalists specializing in organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs, extracts, teas and fabric. Order by mail or by appointment. 16 Rockledge Drive, 860-742-7460. SCOTT’S TREE FARM A choose-and-cut Christmas tree plantation with approximately 11,000 trees from which to select. Open from the day after Thanksgiving to December 24th. Both wholesale and retail sales. 11 Bunker Hill Road, 860-742-9965 HURST FARM & COUNTRY STORE An oldfashioned farm using antique equipment on top of a hill with a beautiful view. Country store features honey, maple syrup, berries, pumpkins, herbs, flowers, hanging baskets, and fall hayrides. 746 East Street, 860-646-6536.

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BOLTON

a town for all seasons

INCORPORATED IN 1720, Bolton is a Town For All Seasons. Whether you have a growing family, growing business, or both, Bolton offers an excellent opportunity for development. We are a suburban community with a rural character and quaint New England charm. Conveniently located on I-384, U.S. Route 44 and U.S. Route 6, easy access is provided to all of New England and New York. Bolton’s close proximity to the Hartford area provides numerous work, cultural and recreational activities.

Town Hall 222 Bolton Center Road Bolton, CT 06043 860-649-8066 Fax: 860-643-0021 Email: joyce.stille@boltonct.org http://bolton.govoffice.com

Historic Bolton Center includes the Bolton Heritage Farm, the Congregational Church, the Town Hall, the Bentley Memorial Library and two greens. Several of these properties are listed on the National Register of Historic

Places. They are part of the WashingtonRochambeau march to victory and encampment. Beautiful vistas can be seen from the trails through Bolton Heritage Farm. Recreational opportunities abound in Bolton and the surrounding area. In addition to two state parks, Bolton has three Town parks. Freja Park on U.S. Route 44 offers various hiking trails. Herrick Park on Hebron Road has a community building, a playscape, baseball/softball fields, soccer field and basketball court. Located on Bolton Lake, Indian Notch Park is open during the summer months and has swimming, a picnic area and pavilion, a baseball field and basketball court.

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COLUMBIA

a rural town of rustic pleasure‌ Town Hall 323 Jonathan Trumbull Hwy., (Rt. 87) Columbia, CT 06237 860-228-0110 Fax: 860-228-1952 E-mail: town@columbiact.org www.columbiact.org

Form of Government: Selectmen Population: 5,080 Area: 21.9 sq.mi. Schools: Columbia Elementary School K-8 Secondary students choose either Windham High School or Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon.

ORIGINALLY PART OF Lebanon, called Lebanon Crank, Columbia was incorporated in 1804. Forty-two miles of town roads have the pristine Columbia Lake as their focal point. The First Church of Christ in Hartford is owner of a summer camp, Center Church Camp AstoWamah (Clear Water) at Columbia Lake, which is the oldest continuous running church camp in the nation. The lake is private but scenic. Mono Pond is partially state owned and offers a rowboat launch site and views of the natural habitat. Fishing and exploring nature trails are summertime activities of both residents and visitors. The town green is in

the center of town and is surrounded by the town buildings. Special events: The Annual Fourth of July Parade; The Lions Club Chicken Barbecue in August.

Historical Footnote The original Moor’s Indian Charity School is situated on the town green. In 1755 Eleazar Wheelock, DD, Minister at Lebanon Crank founded this school to educate Indian boys. In 1769 the institute was removed to Hanover, New Hampshire and from this beginning arose Dartmouth College.

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COVENTRY

the gateway to northeastern Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”

COVENTRY WAS INCORPORATED in 1712 and traditionally has been an agricultural and industrial community. Many manufacturing mills which were active in the 19th and early 20th centuries existed along the rivers of the town. Later, the town became a tourist destination when many vacation homes were developed along the shores of Coventry Lake. The town has seen some significant residential growth in recent years, but possesses a strong rural character.

Town Hall 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238 860-742-6324 Fax: 860-742-8911 www.coventryct.org

Form of Government: Council/Manager Population: 12,500 Area: 37.3 sq. mi. Schools: Coventry Grammar School K-2 George Hersey Robertson School 3-5 Capt. Nathan Hale School 6-8 Coventry High School 9-12 The Visitor’s Center, located on Rt. 31 (1195 Main Street), offers maps, postcards, souvenirs and information. It is part of the Historic South Coventry Village, offering a variety of dining and antique shopping establishments and possessing a rich industrial history. For information, call 860-742-1085.

Coventry is the birthplace of Nathan Hale, whose patriotism during the American Revolution distinguishes him as Connecticut’s official state hero. Visitors from around the world enjoy the Hale Homestead (2299 South Street), an operating museum celebrating the Hale family. Coventry is the home of the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drums, which performs regionally and holds a Colonial Encampment and Muster at the Hale Homestead. Other events at the Homestead include a celebration of Capt. Hale’s birthday, walking tours and a corn maze. Coventry hosts the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial that contains the names of all 612 Connecticut military personnel who gave their life during that conflict. It is located on the Veteran’s Memorial Green, Lake Street. 14 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Booth & Dimock Memorial Library is located at 1134 Main Street and offers many innovative programs for children, teens and adults. For information call 860-742-7606 or visit www.coventrypl.org. The Coventry Historical Society maintains the Strong-Porter House (c.1730) at 2382 South Street, just west of the Nathan Hale Homestead, which serves as the Historical Society’s Museum. The Brick Schoolhouse (c.1823-25) is located at the intersection of Merrow Road and Goose Lane. A popular and vibrant Farmer’s Market takes place on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead (2299 South Street) every Sunday from 11AM to 2PM June – October, and indoors at Coventry High School (78 Ripley Hill Road) from late November through February. For more information, visit www.coventryfarmersmarket.com.


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Cassidy Hill Vineyard, 454 Cassidy Hill Road, is a boutique winery offering wine-tastings, vineyard walks and a summer concert series. www.cassidyhillvineyard.com. Looking for unique lodging? Try Special Joys Doll & Toy Museum, a Victorian-style toy shop at 41 North River Road which is also a Bed and Breakfast. Call 860-742-6359 or visit www.bestofnewengland.com/specialjoys. For colonial charm, stay at the Daniel Rust House, 2011 Main Street, established in 1800. Call 860-742-0032 or visit www.thedanielrusthouse.com.

Patriots Park (124 Lake Street) consists of 17 acres on Coventry Lake with a community center and lodge available for group rental. It also features a playscape, pavilion, bandshell, picnic area with grills, canoe and kayak rental and free parking. The beach is open from mid-June until Labor Day. Parking fees apply. See www.coventryrec.com for more information about Coventry’s other parks and recreational amenities. Coventry Lake is the place for swimming, boating and water-skiing with a state-owned boat launch at the south end of the lake just west of the entrance to Patriots Park. The Willimantic River is also a favorite spot for canoeing and fishing. For more information, visit www.willimanticriver.org.

Coventry possesses many open space properties with hiking trails. Some offer other recreational opportunities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, nature viewing. The Nathan Hale State Forest is over 1,500 acres of woodlands. Other properties include: Thornton Brook Preserve, Riverview Trail Park, Mill Brook Park, Patriots Park Woods, Laidlaw Park Trail and Creaser Park. For more information visit www.coventryrec.com. There are two golf courses in Coventry: Skungamaug River Golf Club on Folly Lane – call 860-742-9348 or visit www.skungamauggolf.com; and Twin Hills Country Club on Rt. 31. For information call 860-742-9705 or visit www.twinhillscountryclub.com. 2015 COMMUNITY & VISITORS GUIDE 15


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ELLINGTON

A great place to grow!

ORIGINALLY PART OF East Windsor, Ellington was known as the “Great Marsh.� It was settled in approximately 1720 and incorporated in 1786. Agriculture has been vital to the growth of Ellington. Today, country charm is a trademark. The Nellie McKnight Museum is located at 70 Main Street; 860-871-0459. The Hall Memorial Library is at 93 Main Street in the center of town; 860-870-3160; http://library.ellington-ct.gov. The Ellington Senior Center is located at 40 Maple Street; 860-870-3183; http://seniorcenter.ellington-ct.gov. Ellington Airport is privately owned and operated as a public use airport. It is centrally located to provide air carrier service to both New York and Boston. It can accommodate both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. For information call 860-871-2054. Ellington Agway 11, formerly The Valley Fish Market and Restaurant at 80 West Road, originally a one-room schoolhouse dating back to 1875.

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Town Hall 55 Main St., Ellington, CT 06029 860-870-3100 Fax: 860-870-3102

Form of Government: Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen

Population: 15,602 Area: 34.8 sq.mi. Schools: Center Elementary School Crystal Lake School Windermere Elementary School Ellington Middle School Ellington High School

The Ellington Ridge Country Club, a private club, 56 Abbott Road, and Rolling Meadows Country Club, a public club, 76 Sadds Mill Road, offering an 18-hole golf course, driving range, a full service pro-shop, restaurant and bar and facilities to accommodate larger events. The Indian Valley YMCA opened in the fall of 2010, located at 11 Pinney Street, call 860871-0008, provides fitness programs, swim center, child care & sports program. Other activities include parachuting at Ellington Airport; boating, swimming and fishing at Crystal Lake; tennis, soccer, baseball/softball and volleyball at Brookside Park; walking


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trails and community garden on the Batz Property; Hockanum River Trails; Ellington Farmers’ Market at Arbor Park in the summer and at the YMCA in the winter (ellingtonfarmersmarket.com). Special events include the Summer Concert Series at Arbor Park; Parks and Recreations and Rise Above Youth Leadership Group sponsored Kid’s Fair (June); Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival and Parade (September); Annual Ellington Family Road Races 5K/3K/Kids Fun Run; Fall Family Festival (November); Annual Community “Not Just For Trees” Festival at Hall Memorial Library (during winter holiday season); Crystal Lake Sprint Triathlon (July); Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration (December).

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HEBRON

“Come Grow With Us”

INCORPORATED IN 1708, Hebron’s town center now sits at the crossroads of Rts. 66 and 85. Today, it embraces the future while honoring the past. Visitors can golf at our two country clubs, horseback ride, fish, cross-country ski and swim at our many parks, and hike our miles of trails. The whole family will enjoy the fun of an old-fashioned country fair at the Hebron Harvest Fair or watch maple syrup being made at our Maple Fest. We have fine examples of period architecture, friendly people, and beautiful views. Come visit and experience the best of country life in the 21st century, come to Hebron.

Town Office Building 15 Gilead St. (Rt. 85), Hebron, CT 06248 860-228-5971 Fax: 860-228-4859 E-mail: relee@hebronct.com www.hebronct.com

Form of Government: Town Manager/Selectmen

Population: 9,222 Area: 37.5 Schools: Gilead Hill Elementary School K-3 Hebron Elementary School 4-6 RHAM Middle School 7-8 RHAM Senior High School 9-12

Grayville Falls – Town Park built in 1972. Located off Grayville Road, open from sunrise until sundown. Outdoor facilities for picnic, hiking, etc. Gay City State Park – located on Rt. 85 near the Hebron/Bolton Town line, was established in the early 1960s when the Gay Family deeded land to the State. The site supported several sawmills, textile mills, and several hundred families. Remains of these settlements are visible along the hiking trails. The park offers swimming and picnic areas plus miles of maintained trails. Open from sunrise until sundown.

Air Line Trail – Accessible off Rt. 85 Lumber and Grayville Falls Park. Built in the 1870s, the Airline railroad ran diagonally across Connecticut through East Hampton center, just south of Marlborough and continuing through southern Hebron. Sections of the trail are currently being enjoyed and utilized for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, running, etc. Maps are available at the Town Office Building. 18 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Hebron Veteran’s Memorial Park – located on Rt. 316 across from RHAM High School, is a town park established in 1992. The facility offers baseball, softball and soccer fields, a basketball court, playscape and skateboard area. Open from sunrise until sundown Holbrook Pond – located off Rt. 85 near Hebron Center is a State owned pond. The site offers fishing and boating activities. Open from sunrise until sundown.


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Annual Events HEBRON MAPLE FEST Taking place during the second weekend in March, this self-guided tour of 6 maple syrup producing houses demonstrates the actual production of maple syrup and related products. Activities include “sugar on snow” tasting, dog sled racing, pancake breakfast and roast beef dinner. The tour is free, however there are fees associated with selected activities. Maps available at Town Office Building and Ted’s Supermarket. SAGLIO’S FARM Offers fields of pumpkins in September and October, from 10 am to 5 pm. 66 North Street (Route 85) in the Gilead section of town. MAPLE LEAF FARM Offering pumpkins, Indian corn, bundled corn stalks and other items for the fall decorator in September and October from 10 am to 6 pm. Route 85 in the Gilead section of town. BURNT HILL PARK Offers soccer and ball fields along with a pavilion for picnics. Open sunrise until sundown. 148 East Street.

Blackledge Country Club – located at 189 West Street, offers a 36-hole golf course with a 37th-hole and pro shop. For information call 860-228-0250.

Tall Wood Country Club – located at 91 North Street (Rt. 85N), has an 18-hole golf course with a 19th hole and pro shop. Call 860-646-1151.

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MANSFIELD

home of the University of Connecticut main campus

WITHIN MANSFIELD’S ROLLING HILLS and river valleys are sixteen historic villages. The stonewalls throughout the town are reminiscent of Mansfield’s agricultural past. In 1881, Charles and Augustus Storrs purchased an abandoned Civil War Orphanage and presented it, with funds, to the State of Connecticut to found an agricultural school. Over the next five decades, this school blossomed into the University of Connecticut, one of the largest employers in eastern Connecticut and is rated top public university in New England by U.S. News and World Report. The Town of Mansfield owns and maintains over 2,000 acres of parks, preserves, open space, and agricultural land providing the residents of the Town and the region with numerous hiking, kayaking, canoeing, walking and biking activities. Mansfield’s parks and preserves range in size from 6 to 486 acres and offer trails wandering through woodlands, wetlands, river corridors, grasslands, rocky slopes, and scenic valley overlooks. Many of the Town’s preserves connect with natural areas owned by other organizations, creating a tapestry of rural Connecticut preserved for generations. Free downloadable maps of Mansfield’s Parks and Preserves are available online at www.mansfieldct.org/trailguides. Mansfield is home to a variety of restaurants and shops. The new downtown includes a Town Square with regularly scheduled events for all ages. See www.mansfieldct.gov/downtownpartnership for a list of on-going events on the Square and in Mansfield. 20 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Town Manager’s Office 4 S. Eagleville Rd., Mansfield, CT 06268 860-429-3336 Fax: 860-429-6863 www.mansfieldct.gov

Form of Government: Town Manager, Town Council

Population: 24,622 Area: 45.5 sq. mi. Schools: Goodwin College Vinton School Southeast School Mansfield Middle School E.O. Smith High School Mansfield Hollow State Park is one mile east of Mansfield Center off Rt.89. Activities include boating, fishing, hiking, field sports, picnicking and cross country skiing. Wolf Rock and Nipmuck Trail – Along the south side of Browns Road and Crane Hill Road is Wolf Rock. Walking along the Nipmuck Trail through the deep shade of dense oak woods, one climbs a long granite escarpment that opens to a beautiful view of the valley of Sawmill Brook over a forty-foot cliff. Wolf Rock is a glacial boulder approximately two yards in diameter perched on the lip of the cliff. Follow the trail north to the Gurleyville Gristmill. The Gurleyville Gristmill is a 19th Century stone mill built at the site of a 1724 mill, in the historic village of Gurleyville. It is open to the public with interpreters as guides every Sunday from noon – 4 pm beginning the Sunday after May 15th through the Sunday of the October Columbus Day Weekend. Group tours can also be arranged on other days. William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, is open to the


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public Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 4:30 pm; weekends, 1 pm – 4:30 pm. The Store & Beanery are open Tuesday-Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm, weekends 1 pm – 4 pm. Docent-led tours of the Benton exhibition may be arranged at lease 2 weeks in advance. Tour groups should be a least 5 persons. Most tours last 45 minutes but special needs and requests are always considered. Admission is free. Call 860-486-4520.

Ballard Puppetry Institute – Located in downtown Storrs at 1 Royce Circle. Open Tues. – Sun. 11 am – 7 pm. 860-486-8580. Dairy Bar – Enter at Dairy Sales driveway on Rt. 195 near intersection of North Eagleville Road. Open Mon-Fri 10 to 5; weekends noon to 5. For more information call 860-486-2634.

Mansfield Historical Society Museums are located on Rt. 195 one mile south of the University campus. They are open Thursday and Sundays from 1:30 – 4:30 pm during the summer months. Jorgensen Auditorium. University of Connecticut, offers more than 40 performances from September through May. Jorgensen hosts professional touring attractions for every taste, ranging, from Broadway musicals to symphony orchestras, recitals and chamber concerts, dance, opera pop, country, jazz, cabaret, multi-cultural and children’s events. Box Office: 860-486 4226. University of Connecticut Campus Tours – Guided tours are available several times daily except during major holidays, the first 2 weeks of September and Commencement Week. Call the Lodewick Visitors Center: 860-486-4636.

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SOMERS

a bucolic New England town with reminders of its history everywhere

SOMERS WAS SETTLED in the early 1700s and became a separate township in 1734. Somers is a small, rural town with many acres of potato, tobacco and dairy farms.

Somers Town Hall 600 Main Street, Somers, CT 06071 860-763-8200 Fax: 860-763-8229 www.somersct.gov

Form of Government: The Four-Town Fair was organized in 1838 as a contest to see which of the ten school districts had the most oxen. It has become one of the area’s most celebrated annual events, taking place on the third weekend in September. The Somers Historical Society Museum is located on 11 Battle Street. Its collections include Artifacts, Farm Tools, Town Maps and Surveys Victorian Clothing. Call 860-749-6437. The Cedar Knob Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 public golf

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Population: 8,126 Area: 28.7 Schools: Somers Elementary School Mabelle B. Avery Middle School Somers High School The Grammar School at Somersville (private) course located on Billings Road. Call 860749-3550. There are two driving ranges in town. The Pleasant View Golf Center is located at 452 South Road. Call 860-749-5868. Somers Golf Center is located at 349 Main Street. Call 869-763-5454. The Shallowbrook Equestrian Center, located at 247 Hall Hill Road, is open year round to visitors. It sponsors U.S. Polo Association tournaments and USEF horse shows. Call 860-749-0749. Activities for visitors include fishing at Old Mill Pond, hiking trails at Soapstone Mountain and Bald Mountain, a visit to McCann Farm, sleigh rides at Worthington Pond and Halloween festivities at Elm Knoll Farm.

Historical Footnote Little Sorrel Lane was recently dedicated by the Somers Historical Society in honor of “Little Sorrel” the horse that General Andrew (Stonewall) Jackson rode in the legendary Civil War battle of Chancellorsville. “Little Sorrel” the General’s favorite horse, was born at the Collins Farm on Prink Street, now Springfield Road. 22 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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STAFFORD

Home of the famous mineral springs Warren Memorial Town Hall 1 Main St., Stafford, CT. 06076 860-684-1777 Fax: 860-684-1785 E-mail: staffordtownhall@snet.net www.staffordct.org

Form of Government: Board of Selectmen Population: 11,869 Area: 58.8 sq. mi. Schools:

STAFFORD WAS SETTLED and incorporated in 1719. It is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them “lively�and to which John Adams came for his health. Stafford is picturesquely situated in the valley of the Willimantic River between two almost parallel ranges of hills, which stretch northward toward the Massachusetts line. The town includes the villages of Stafford Springs, Staffordville, Orcuttville, Stafford Hollow, Hydeville, and West Stafford.

Staffordville Elementary School West Stafford Elementary School Stafford Middle School Stafford High School St. Edward School (private) Stafford Elementary School

official NASCAR auto-racing track. For information call 860-684-2783. The town also offers areas for camping, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

The Iron Spring is an original mineral spring encased in the wellhouse next to the Stafford Historical Society. Stafford Public Library is located at 10 Levinthal Run. Call 860-684-2852. The Northeast States Civilian Conservation Corps. Museum, located at 166 Chestnut Hill Road, is housed in the original CCC camp building with documents and memorabilia. Call 860-684-3010. The famous Stafford Motor Speedway is an 2015 COMMUNITY & VISITORS GUIDE 23


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TOLLAND

a thriving modern community that values its history

A FORMER FARMING TOWN, Tolland was incorporated in 1715. Tolland was named by Money Magazine 2005 as the 29th Best Place to Live in the United States and in 2009 the 27th Best Place to Live in the United States. Tolland Green serves as the town’s center and is now included as part of the national historic district. The District includes several attractions: the former Tolland County Courthouse, which now serves as the home of the French Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, the Old County Jail & Museum, which is a treasure trove of historical material about Tolland and Tolland Counties past, the Arts of Tolland Art Center which holds frequent fine art exhibits and displays, the Hicks-Stearns Family Museum and many vintage Victorian homes, including an historic Bed and Breakfast.

Town Hall 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084 860-871-3600

Form of Government: Council-Manager Population: 14,853 Area: 40 sq. mi. Schools: Birch Grove Primary School Tolland Intermediate School Tolland Middle School Tolland High School

The Daniel Benton Homestead Museum on Metcalf Road is the town’s oldest home and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Revolutionary War soldiers.

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Tolland also has a progressive and expanding park system. Crandall Park is the flagship park with over 400 acres providing a variety of active and passive recreational opportunities. Tennis and basketball courts, a seasonal swimming pond, play equipment, an open air pavilion that can be rented for events and ADA hiking & biking trails. There are six athletic fields at the Cross Farms Recreation area as well as an 18-hole disc golf course and outdoor fitness/exercise stations. Access to the Willimantic River can be found at Heron Cove Park, which hosts several ath-


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letic fields, a basketball court, hiking trails along the river and a canoe launch. The Crandall Park Lodge is a popular rental facility, available year round for special events, such as wedding receptions, company retreats and family events. Major State properties include the 1,000 acre Kohler Forest abutting the Willimantic River, a popular attraction for bikers, hikers and fly fishermen. The Nye-Holman State Forest also provides nice recreational opportunities including an outdoor archery range. Beautiful Shenipsit Lake is located on Tolland’s westerly border and provides opportunities for fishing and limited boating. Tolland also has many conservation areas with trails for hikers such as: SchindlerSchmidt, Campbell’s Peaceful Valley, Stoppleworth, Knofla, Weigold, King Riverside, Shafran and Parciak.

Green every Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon from the beginning of May through the end of November (weather permitting). Seasonal produce is offered. For more information on Tolland and its activities, please visit www.tolland.org or follow the Town on facebook at Town of Tolland, CT.

Enjoy evening concerts and events at the Hicks-Stearns Family Museum and the Art Center as well as special programs throughout the year put on by local groups, including a very popular Family Fun Run and 5k Road Race, a Sprint Triathlon, group bike rides, guided nature walks, youth sport tournaments and other seasonal special events. A popular attraction in the summer/fall is the Farmer’s Market, which is held on the Town

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UNION

a tiny, tranquil community in the “forest primeval”

WITH THE DISTINCTION of being Connecticut’s smallest town, Union was incorporated in 1734 and was the last town in Connecticut; east of the Connecticut River to be settled. It has the highest elevation in the state east of the Connecticut River.

Town Offices 1043 Buckley Highway, Union CT 06076 860-684-3812 Fax: 860-684-8830 www.unionconnecticut.org

Form of Government: Selectmen Population: 853 Area: 30 sq. mi. Schools: Union Elementary School K-8

One-third of the town’s area is state park and forest. Another one-fifth is occupied by the Yale School of Forestry. Nipmuck State Forest, Bigelow State Park and Mountain Laurel Sanctuary are the state forests and parks. The land in Union is mountainous and rocky with poor soil compared to the Connecticut River Valley. These conditions of ledge and clay make it costly and difficult for development, contributing to its continued rural character.

The primary industry in Union is forestry. There is a large farm and one restaurant. However, there are numerous cottage industries throughout town. There are no post offices or banks. There is a free public library, a town office building and highway garage, and a “Pavilion in the Grove” built by the townspeople where the annual Old Home Day celebration is held. Union built a new elementary school in 2010 that has approximately 80 students. It is not convenience or the cosmopolitan atmosphere that keeps Union’s residents and visitors happy and content. It is a quality of life with its simple pleasures, a slower pace of life, the ability to catch your breath after a whirlwind week at work that makes Union a wonderful community in which to live. 26 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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VERNON

the largest population of Tolland County including historic Rockville

VERNON WAS INCORPORATED in 1808 and is situated on I-84 approximately 16 miles east of Hartford. The area south of I-84 is urban and contains Rockville, which has architecturally and historically significant Victorian buildings. The Rockville Library is located a 52 Union Street. For information call 860-875-5892 or the Junior Library at 860-872-4710. Both Rockville and Talcottville are designated historic districts. The Vernon Historical Society has a museum in the Grange building at 734 Hartford Turnpike near the Police Station. For information call 860-875-4326. A Civil War Museum is located in the Grand Army of the Republican

Town Hall 14 Park Place, Rockville, CT 06066 860-870-3566 Fax: 860-870-3580 www.vernon-ct.gov

Form of Government: Mayor/Town Council Population: 29,735 Area: 18.1 sq. mi. Schools: Center Road Elementary School Lake Street Elementary School Maple Street Elementary School Northeast Elementary School Skinner Road Elementary School Vernon Center Middle School 6-8 Rockville High School 9-12 Talcottville School

(GAR) room on the second floor of the Town Hall. For information call 860-872-4022. The Fox Hill War Memorial Tower is dedicated

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to the Veterans of all wars and is located in Henry Park on South Street. “Historic Downtown Rockville� is a designated CT Main Street Community undergoing a major revitalization effort. The Rockville Downtown Association administers the Main Street Initiative. Contact 860-875-7439. Vernon offers a variety of hiking trails and parks as well as swimming pools and beaches. Valley Falls Park on Valley Falls Road, offers picnicking, swimming, fishing and hiking trails including a Braille Trail. Walker Reservoir at Exit 67 of I-84 has a handicapped-accessible fishing area and hiking trail. Miniature golf and amusements are available at Golfland on Talcottville Road (Rt. 83). Vernon has numerous retail stores and smorgasbord of fine restaurants offering both traditional and ethnic cuisine.

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WILLINGTON

residential, yet rural, with its own brand of bustling activity

INCORPORATED IN 1727, Willington was originally a small farming town. Its main industries consisted of pearl button manufacture and glass and thread factories. Only a couple of miles away from the UConn main campus, it is the home of many University faculty and students. Willington boasts a shopping center, a small collection of antique shops, and a major travel welcome center. The Willington Public Library is located at 7 Ruby Road (Route 320) and is open Mon., Wed., Fri. 11 am-5 pm; Tues. & Thurs. 11 am8 pm and Sat. 9 am-3 pm. 860-429-3854. Fenton Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve at the corner of Moose Meadow and Burma Roads

Annual Events WILLINGTON DAY held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at Center Elementary School playground and Willington Hill Fire House. WILLINGTON FEDERATED CHURCH FLEA MARKET on the Town Green which takes place in early September. CT STREET LEGENDS CAR SHOW held the first weekend in October on the Town Green.

Town Offices 40 Old Farms Rd., Willington, CT 06279 860-487-3100 Fax: 860-487-3103 www.willingtonct.org

Form of Government: Selectmen Population: 6,200 Area: 33.3 sq. mi. Schools: Center School K-3 Hall Memorial School 4-8

offers hiking trail and nature walks, picnicking, fishing, boating, bird watching, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Hall’s Pond is a favorite swimming site with daily and seasonal passes available through the Parks and Recreation Department. For information call 860-487-3108.

EXPLORE! Historic UConn Campus Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts & Connecticut Repertory Theatre William Benton Museum of Art UConn Huskies Athletics

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry CT State Museum of Natural History J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum Quiet Corner UConn Dairy Bar & Farm Tour Nathan Hale Homestead The Last Green Valley

855 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT 06268 860-427-7888 Fax 860-427-7850

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Play & Stay in Tolland County ARTS & CULTURE Andover Historical Society Museum Monument Lane Rt. 316 Arts of Tolland Tolland Green, Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-871-7405 Coventry Historical Society Museum Strong Porter House South St., Coventry Museum of Connecticut Glass Rt. 44 at N. River Rd., Coventry Special Joys Doll & Toy Museum 41 N. River Rd., Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-742-6359 Nellie McKnight Museum 70 Main St., Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-871-0459 Connecticut Museum of Natural History UCONN, Wilbur Cross Bldg. . . . . . . . . . .860-486-4460 Mansfield Mansfield Historical Society Museums Rt. 195, Mansfield William Benton Museum of Art 245 Glenbrook Rd., Storrs . . . . . . . . . . . .860-486-4520 Somers Historical Society Museum 11 Battle St., Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-749-5735 Daniel Benton Homestead Museum Metcalf Rd., Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-8673 Hick-Stearns Family Museum Old Jail Museum Tolland Green, Tolland Civil War Museum Vernon Town Hall, 2nd fl., Vernon . . . . . .860-870-3563 Vernon Historical Society Museum 734 Hartford Tpke., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . .860-875-4326

Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Racing – Friday nights Rt. 140, Stafford Springs, CT. . . . . . . . . . .860-684-2783 French-Canadian Genealogical Society 114 Cedar Swamp Rd., Tolland . . . . . . . .860-875-8097 Spare Time Vernon Lanes 350 Talcottville Rd.,/Rt. 83 Vernon . . . . .860-875-2583 Ron-A-Roll Skating Rink 85 S. Frontage Rd., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . .860- 872-8400

GOLF Blackledge Country Club 180 West St., Hebron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-228-0250 Ellington Ridge Country Club 56 Abbott Road, Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-9133 Skungamaug River Golf Club 104 Folly Lane Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-742-9348 Sonny’s Place 349 Main St, Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-870-3563

STATE PARKS & FORESTS Nathan Hale State Forest, South St., Coventry Hiking, fishing, & hunting Gay City, Rt. 85, Hebron Fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, winter sports Mansfield Hollow, Rt. 44, Mansfield Boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, winter sports

RECREATION Bolton Ice Palace Rt. 6, Bolton, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-646-7851 Fish Family Farm 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-646-9745 Cassidy Hill Vineyard 454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry . . . . . . .860-498-1126 Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St., Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . .860- 742-6917 Johnny-Appleseed’s Farm Off Rt., 83, Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-875-1000 Gurleyville Gristmill Stone Mill Rd., Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-429-9023 Mansfield Drive-In Rts. 31 & 32, Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-423-4441 Shallowbrook Equestrian Center Hall Hill Rd., Somers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-749-0749 30 TOLLAND COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Shenipsit State Forest, Rt. 190, Stafford Fishing, hiking, hunting, & winter sports Kohler Forest, off Rt. 32, Tolland Biking, hiking, & fly fishing Nye-Holman, Rt. 74, Tolland Recreational opportunities Bigelow Hollow, Rt. 171, Union Boating, fishing, hiking & picnicking


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Nipmuck State Forest, Union Hiking, fishing, & hunting Yale University Forest, Union Hiking & fishing

HIKING & NATURE TRAILS Albert E. Moss Forest, Rts., 195 & 275, Mansfield Wildlife sanctuary Joshua’s Tract Conservation & Historic Trust, Mansfield Forest and meadow walking trails Merrow Meadow Park Merrow Rd., Mansfield Self-guided nature trail with educational stations Schoolhouse Brook Park, Clover Mill Rd., Mansfield 18 trails for walking or cross-country skiing Shelter Falls Park, Birch Rd., Mansfield Walking trail Soapstone Mt., Somers 4 miles of loop trail Laurel Sanctuary, Rt. 190, Union Walking trails Vernon Risley Pond Loop Trail, Vernon 3.3 mi. around Risley Pond Hockanum River Linear Park Trail, Vernon 3.3 mi. of scenic trail Hop River Linear Park Trail, Vernon 5 mi. from Vernon/Manchester to Vernon/Bolton town Lines. From Bolton to Willimantic River 15 mi. Trail biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing Dart Hill Park, Vernon, 1.1 mi. of loop trail Playground and picnic area Vernon Center Middle School Trails, Vernon 2 mi. fishing, picnicking, hiking, cross-country skiing, limited biking Northern Connecticut Land Trust Trail, Vernon 1.4 mi loop trails Valley Falls Park Trails, Vernon 8.5 mi. trails including playground, picnic area, swimming Braille Loop Trail, Vernon Special trail with knotted rope way Walker Reservoir Trail, Vernon 1 mi. round the reservoir Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve Burma Rd. off Moose Meadow Rd., Willington Hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating (no motors), bird watching and winter sports

DINING 99 Restaurant & Pub 295 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-1199 A Villa Louisa 60 Villa Louisa Rd., Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-646-3161 Angellino’s Restaurant 346 Kelly Rd., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-644-7702 Beni’s Pizza & Family Restaurant 1280 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . .860-875-4443 Georgina’s Restaurant & Banquet 275 Boston Tpk., Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-647-0345 Holiday Pizza Restaurant 12 Main St., Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-871-6733 McDonald’s 89 Talcottville Rd., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .860-870-7980 McDonald’s Reservoir Rd., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-871-6118 Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center/ Blue Oak Café 855 Bolton Rd., Storrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-427-7888 Rein’s New York Style Deli-Restaurant 435 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .860-875-1344 Sakura Garden 800 Evergreen Way/Suite 806 . . . . . . . . .860-871-9273 South Windsor Subway 30 Lafayette Sq., Vernon, CT. . . . . . . . . . .860-871-9273 Tolland Pizza 225 Merrow Rd., Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-0526 Vernon Pizza 1199 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-4259 Wood n Tap 236 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .860-872-6700

ACCOMMODATIONS Comfort Inn 425 Hartford Tpk., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .860-871-2432 Holiday Inn Express 346 Kelly Rd., Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-648-2000 Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Ctr./ Blue Oak Café 855 Bolton Rd., Storrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860-427-7888

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Chamber Member Directory A A Caring Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-2305 www.acaringhand.com A Villa Louisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-646-3161 www.avillalouisa.com Abacab Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-457-6308 www.abacabdesigns.com Able Hands Chiropractic, LLC . . . . . . 860-875-1414 www.ablehandschiro.com Above Grade Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-985-4352 www.abovegradelevel.com ACCESS Community Action Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-450-7400 www.accessagency.org Accountable to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-716-6766 www.accountabletoyou.biz Accu-Time Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-5000 www.accu-time.com Aflac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-933-8603 www.aflac.com/roberta.rochetti/agent/ All Plumbing Repair, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 860-870-5325 www.allplumbingct.com American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Inc. . . . . . . . 860-643-1157 www.americaneagle.org American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Inc. . . . . . . . 860-568-2020 www.americaneagle.org Angellino’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-7702 www.angellionos.com Anything Printed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-429-1244 www.anythingprinted.org Anytime Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-1234 www.anytimefitness.com The Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-232-2707 Ashley, Scarborough & Pierce. . . . . . 860-649-2737 www.whatitsworthct.com Atlantic Communications Group . . . . 800-832-3747 www.atlantic4us.com Attic Self Storage of Ellington, LLC. . . 860-872-7233 www.atticselfstorage.com Awards & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-741-2345 www.awards-more.com

B Basil’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-684-9000 www.basilsofstafford.com Baystate Financial Services . . . . . . . . 413-279-1808 www.johnokeefe@NEFREP.com

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Bearingstar Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . 860-465-6420 www.Bearingstar.com Bearingstar Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . 860-450-8812 www.Bearingstar.com Beni’s Restaurant Bar & Banquet . . . . 860-875-4443 www.benisct.com Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. . . . . . . 860-742-6189 www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com Berkshire Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-3100 www.bershirebank.com Bestech Inc. of Connecticut . . . . . . . 860-896-1000 www.bestechct.com BestHire, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-0055 www.BestHire.com Between Rounds Bakery & Sandwich Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-1114 www.betweenroundsbagels.com Big-Y Foods, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413-504-4410 www.bigy.com Blackledge Country Club . . . . . . . . . 860-228-0250 www.blackledgecc.com Blue Sky Marketing Bolles Motors, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2595 www.bollesmotors.com Bolton Mobil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-798-5234 www.mobil.com Booma Paint & Wallpaper . . . . . . . . 860-875-1167 www.boomas.com Bowl New England . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2583 www.sparetimevernon.com Boyan, Balskus, Foran & Johnston . . . 860-872-7200 www.bbflaw.net Boynton Construction . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-7331 www.boynton-construction.com Brown & Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-665-8465 www.bbconnecticut.com Brymill Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2460 www.brymill.com Bundy Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-7800 www.bundymotors.biz

C Camille’s Wood Fired Pizza . . . . . . . 860-896-6976 www.camillespizza.com Campbell-Keune Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . 860-872-2023 www.ckrealtysales.com Carrollton Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1000 www.carrolltonproperties.com Cartridge World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-814-4126 www.cartridgeworld.com/suffield-ct


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Chamber Insurance Trust . . . . . . . . . 800-953-4467 www.citrust.com Chapman Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-6011 www.carrolltonproperties.com Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . 860-838-6222 www.scwab.com Charlie’s Fresh Catch . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-791-6181 www.charlesfreshcatch.com Charm Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . 860-709-3687 www.charmmedical.com Cigna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-226-2103 www.cigna.com CNC Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-5006 www.mastercam.com Colby Family Chiropractic . . . . . . . . 860-871-0616 www.colbychiro.com Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-2461 www.coldwellbanker.com Colonial Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-966-5001 www.connect.coloniallife.com/ct Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-505-3386 www.comcast.com Comcast Business Services . . . . . . . . 860-818-0721 www.comcast.com Comcast Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-965-9284 www.comcast.com Con Serv, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-6651 www.conserv-inc.com Congressman Joe Courtney’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-886-0139 www.courtney.house.gov Connecticut Heritage Homes, Inc. . . . 860-930-2195 www.ctheritagehomes.com Connecticut Light & Power/ Eversource Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-8516 www.nu.com Conrad Bookkeeping Solutions . . . . . 860-803-2048 www.conradbookkeeping.com Costco Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-394-2001 www.costco.com The Country Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-763-5338 www.TheCountryDiner.com Coventry Kids Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-742-7890 www.coventrykids.com Coventry Self Storage, LLC . . . . . . . . 860-742-5540 www.coventrystorage.com Creative Living Community of CT., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-6989 www.creativelc.org Crystal Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-945-0661 www.crystalrock.com

Cutting Edge Chiropractic LLC . . . . . 860-454-0942 www.cuttingedgechiro.com

D David S. Joyce & Associates . . . . . . . 860-872-9765 Davis, Mascola & Phillips, LLC. . . . . . 860-979-0707 www.dmp-cpa.com The Decorators Choice . . . . . . . . . . 860-997-5989 Deer Valley Townhomes. . . . . . . . . . 860-875-7200 www.santiniliving.com Desco Professional Builders, Inc.. . . . 860-870-7070 www.descopro.com Details By Darin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-214-8565 www.detailbydarin.com Dowding, Moriarty & Dimock, Inc. . . . 860-875-2523 DuBois Automotive, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . 860-742-5848 www.duboisautomotive.com Dunbar Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-2425 www.dunbarjewelers.net Dymotek/Truebro, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2868 www.dymotek.com Dynamark Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-4050 www.dynamarkct.net Dzen Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-644-8988 www.dzen.com

E Earthlight Technologies . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-9700 www.earthlighttech.com ECHN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-0501 www.echn.org Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-4171 www.edwardjones.com/us Eldercare Consulting, LLC. . . . . . . . . 860-643-9500 www.eldercareconsultingllc.com Ellington Agway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-3355 www.ellingtonagway.com Ellington OB/GYN Associates . . . . . . 860-872-7854 www.ellingtonob-gyn.com Ellington Ridge Country Club . . . . . . 860-872-9133 www.ellingtonridge.org Elm Hill Manor, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6799 EMCOR Services, New England Mechanical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-1111 www.nemsi.com Entrepreneur’s Source . . . . . . . . . . . 860-990-4984 www.TheESource.com/mhisten Environics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1111 www.environics.com Eversource Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-286-2000 www.cl-p.com Express Verizon Retailers . . . . . . . . . 860-870-9500 www.expresswirelessct.com

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F F1 Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-8757 Fabulous Floors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-5747 www.fabulous-floors.com Financial Fitness Strategies . . . . . . . . 860-643-8448 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-2456 www.firestonecompleteautocare.com First New England Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-282-0001 www.firstnewengland.org First Niagara Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-0035 www.firstniagarabank.com Fox Hill Center – Genesis ElderCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-0771 www.genesishcc.com Fred Bird Photography. . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-0357 www.fredbirdphotography.com

G Garden Barn Nursery, Inc. . . . . . . . . 860-872-6846 www.gardenbarn.com Gardner & Peterson Associates . . . . . 860-871-0808 www.gardnerpeterson.com Geissler’s Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . 860-623-0176 www.geisslers.com General Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-9521 www.generalservices.com Georgina’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . 860-647-0345 www.georginasbanquets.com Gold & Diamond Exchange . . . . . . . 860-875-6044 Gottier Fuel Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . 860-875-6281 www.gottierfuel.com Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1498 www.grossidance.com Guillermo’s Hair Studio . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-8771 www.guillermoshairstudio.com

H Hartford Courant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-3012 www.hartfordcourant.com Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. . . . . . . 860-757-6935 www.hphc.org HealthWise Medical Associates, LLP . 860-228-4101 www.healthwisefamilycare.com Healthy CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-949-1602 www.healthyct.org Heartland Ovation Payroll . . . . . . . . 860-377-7798 www.HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/payroll Hockanum Valley Community Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-7727 www.hvcchelps.org

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Holiday Inn Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-648-2000 www.hiexpress.com/vernonct Home Instead Senior Care (#713) . . . 860-896-5295 www.homeinstead.com Home Selling Team, LLC . . . . . . . . . 860-450-8120 www.homesellingteam.com Homestead Fuel, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-8700 www.homesteadfuel.com Hoyt Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-3693 www.insurancecc.com

I Imageworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-647-7725 www.ImageWorksllc.com Indian Valley YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-7328 www.ghymca.com The Ink Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-254-5426 www.needprintingct.com Innovative Investigators LLC . . . . . . . 860-796-6114 www.innovativeinvestigators.com Insphere Insurance Solutions . . . . . . 860-896-5096 www.insphereis.com/ssage Insurance Planning Associates . . . . . 860-872-4246 www.insuranceplanningassociates.com Integrated Rehabilitation Services, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-8272 www.integrehab.com Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc. . . . . . 860-684-2538 www.introvignefuneralhome.com

J Jack and Allie’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-375-8465 www.jackandallies.com Jeffrey Burns Family & Cosmetic Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-4410 www.drjefferyburns.com Jim Dake Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-337-2701 www.jimdake.com JL Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-7756 Joel Sokolov Insurance . . . . . . . . . . 860-645-9666 John Olender Corporation . . . . . . . . 860-875-7903 Johnny Appleseed’s Farm . . . . . . . . 860-875-1030 www.johnnyappleseed.com Johnson Memorial Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-684-4251 www.jmmc.com Journal Inquirer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-646-0500 www.journalinquirer.com Juice Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-604-4310 www.heidileejuiceplus.com


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K Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela LLP . . . 860-646-1974 www.kkc-law.com Kahan O’Neill Realty, LLC. . . . . . . . . 860-643-6363 www.Kahanoneill.com KDL Accounting Services . . . . . . . . . 860-872-0155 Keep In Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6500 www.keeptouch.com Kellner’s Window Gallery . . . . . . . . . 860-871-1775 www.kellnerswindowgallery.com Kloter Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-1048 www.kloterfarms.com KMA Wealth Management, LLC . . . . 860-871-1749 www.kmawealth.com

L L. Bissell & Son, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2555 www.Lbissell.com Ladd & Hall Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2534 www.landandhallfunriture.com Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-3536 www.carmonfuneralhomes.com Lafayette Wine & Liquors . . . . . . . . . 860-454-4684 Lakeview Restaurant & Banquets . . . 860-498-0500 www.coventrylakeview.com Law Office of Cathryn-Jean Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6836 Lee & Lamont Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-0000 www.leelamont.com Lefurge & Gilbert, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . 860-646-1944 Lemek Landscaping Corp. . . . . . . . . 860-872-8901 www.lemeklandscaping.com Liberty Mutual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6294 www.libertymutual.com/david-tyrrell Logrite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-794-0188 www.logrite.com

M Magdefrau, Renner & Ciaffaglione, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-8539 Maid Brigrade of Northern CT . . . . . 860-645-6243 www.maidbrigade.com Manchester Community College . . . . 860-512-3100 www.mcc.commnet.edu Manchester Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-645-3100 www.manchesterhonda.com Maneeley’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-528-6622 www.maneeleys.com Mansfield Downtown Partnership . . . 860-429-2740 www.mansfieldct.org/dtp.html Mansfield Family Practice . . . . . . . . . 860-487-0002 www.mfpstorrs.com

Marcy’s House of Beauty . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6757 www.marcyshouseofbeauty.com Marder, Roberson & DeFelice Law Offices LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-8000 www.office@marder-law.com Martin B. Burke, Attorney At Law . . . . 860-875-7775 www.burkeslawct.com Mary A. Oliver Company Insurance & Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-2126 Massack Memorial Home . . . . . . . . 860-875-1011 MC Ergo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1234 www.mcergo.com McDonald’s of Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-7980 www.mcdonalds.com Med Caire, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-0058 www.medcaire.com Med-East Medical Walk-In Center . . . 860-871-5452 www.medeastclinic.com Medical Practice Partners, LLC . . . . . 860-872-2289 www.medicalpracticpartners.com Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt . . . . . . . . . 860-729-8276 www.menchies.com Michelle’s Florals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-5145 www.michellesflorals.com Minuteman of Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1826 www.hartford.minutemanpress.com Mount Vernon Apartments . . . . . . . . 860-871-1620 www.mvapt.com

N Naek Construction, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-1895 www.naekconstruction.com Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-427-7888 www.nathanhaleinn.com Nature’s Grocer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-0020 www.naturesgrocervernon.com NECS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-306-2650 www.NECS.biz Neil A. Hoss, D.M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-8346 www.drhossdmd.com New Beginnings Educational Consulting . . . . . . . . . . 860-742-9149 www.help4specialeducation.com New England Motor Cycle Museum . . . . . . . . . . . 860-951-2710 New England Pizza & Restaurant . . . 860-871-9300 Northeastern Credit Services, Inc. . . . 860-871-2380 www.avvo.com Northwestern Mutual . . . . . . . . . . . 860-570-7404 www.cameroncroutch.nm.com Nutmeg Stairs & Cabinets, Inc, . . . . . 860-872-7922 www.nutmegstairsandcabinet.com

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O O’Shaughnessy Insurance Services . . 860-871-1101 The Oaks on the Square . . . . . . . . . 860-756-0330 www.theoaksonthesquare.com Olender’s Body Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2517 www.olenders.com Opportunity Works CT (OWC) . . . . . 860-454-4016 www.owct.org Outback Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-741-6046 www.outback.com OV Enterprises, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-487-9543 www.chiro-jenn.com

P Packaging Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-645-8200 www.moveall.com PayHub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-284-0152 www.yourpayhub.com PC Tech Service, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-748-4582 www.pctechservice.net Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance . . . 860-684-2721 www.pennyhanleyhowley.com People’s United Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-0338 www.peoples.com Perne Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-8041 www.prmemories.biz Preschool of the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-7332 www.ctpreschoolofthearts.com Prestige Courier Service Inc. . . . . . . . 860-858-5350 Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-1722 www.info@pue-cpas.com

Q Quality Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-2432 www.qualityinn.com

R R.H. Luginbuhl Agency. . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-3333 www.farmfamily.com Ray Page Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-916-0044 www.raypageplumbing.com RC Medical, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-0441 www.rcmedical.com Rein’s New York Style Deli-Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-1344 www.reinsdeli.com Renter’s Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-645-8221 www.therentersdirectory.com Request A Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-760-5990 www.requestachef.com RER Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-429-6197

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Rich’s Oil Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-763-2015 www.richs-oil.com The Risley Insurance Agency . . . . . . 860-871-1001 www.risleygroup.com Risley Realty, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-646-1060 Rockville Public Library . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-5892 www.rockvillepubliclibrary.org Rocwell Builders, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-6974 www.rocwellbuilders.com Ruchin & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-1278 www.ruchin.net

S S&S Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-305-9037 www.snslandscapingct.com Salvation Army Vernon . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-5422 www.salvationarmy.com Santini Homes,Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-0516 www.santiniliving.com Santini Villa Apartments . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-7200 Savings Institute Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1211 www.savingsinstitute.com The Savings Institute Bank & Trust . . . 860-872-1211 www.savingsinstitute.com Schneider Flooring America . . . . . . . 860-870-0055 www.flooringamericavernon.com Scranton Motors, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-9145 www.scrantonmotors.com Sentry Real Estate Services, Inc. . . . . 860-871-2775 www.sentryrealestate.com Servitium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-428-2047 www.servitum-cleaning.com Servpro of Tolland County . . . . . . . . 860-649-0836 www.servproofmanchester-bolton.com Sign-A-Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-7446 www.signarama.com Skip’s Septic Tank Service, Inc. . . . . . 860-875-2332 www.skipsseptic.com Skungamaug River Golf Club . . . . . . 860-742-9348 www.skungmauggolf.com Sonny’s Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-763-5454 www.sonnyplace.com SpareTime Vernon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-2583 St Michael IT Solutions . . . . . . . . . . 860-910-7384 www.stmichaelsolutions.net Stafford Dental Associates, LLC . . . . . 860-684-5296 www.stafforddentalassociates.com Star Hill Family Athletic Center . . . . . 860-871-8800 www.starhillsports.com State Representative Claire Janowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-7196


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State Senator Anthony Guglielmo . . . 860-684-6164 www.pennyhanley.com Stewart Appraisal Services . . . . . . . . 860-871-8015 Stop & Shop Supermarket . . . . . . . . 860-871-0897 www.stopandshop.com Strong Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-830-6481 www.strongfoundations.com Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-9273 www.subway.com Swiss Cleaners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-0166 www.swisscleaners.com Systems & Technology International, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-0401 www.stiusainc.com

T T&S Building & Remodeling, LLC . . . . 860-871-6089 www.tsbuildingremodeling.com Teddy Bear Carpet Care, LLC . . . . . . 860-684-1448 www.teddybearcarpetcare.com Tire Town, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-875-8555 Tolland EyeCare, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-6507 www.tollandeyecare.com Tolland Family Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . 860-875-9000 www.tollanddentist.com Tolland Imaging Center, LLC . . . . . . . 860-647-6456 www.tollandimaging.com Tolland Public Schools . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-6850 www.tollandk12.ct.us Town of Andover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-742-7305 www.andoverct.org Town of Bolton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-649-8066 www.bolton.govoffice.com Town of Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-742-6324 www.coventryct.org Town of Ellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-3100 www.ellington-ct.gov Town of Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-429-3336 www.mansfieldct.org Town of Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-871-3600 www.tolland.org Town of Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-8591 www.munic.state.ct.us/vernon Town of Willington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-487-3100 www.willingtonct.org Transitions Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-896-9010 www.transitionssalontolland.com Tri-Town Gymnastics Centre . . . . . . . 860-871-1964 www.tritowngymnastics.com TTM Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-684-5881 www.ttmtech.com Tutor Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-616-4499 www.tutores.com

U United Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-291-3600 www.bankatunited.com USI Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-634-5766 www.websterinsurance.com

V Vernon Community Arts Center . . . . 860-871-8222 www.vernonarts.org Vernon Manor Health Care Center . . . 860-871-0385 www.vernonmanorct.com Vernon Parks & Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-3520 Vernon Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-4259 www.vernonpizzarestaurant.com Vernon Poolman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-1926 www.vernonpoolman.com Vernon Regional Adult Education . . . 860-870-6000 www.vrabe.org Village Springs Distributors . . . . . . . 860-429-6425 www.villagespringsdist.com Visiting Angels of Northeastern CT . . . 860-872-6084 www.visitingangels.com Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-9163 www.vnhsc.org ViVenzio & Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . 860-871-2030 www.vivenzioinsurance.com

W Webster Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-487-9404 www.websteronline.com Welles Country Village, Ltd. . . . . . . . 860-646-8782 www.wellescountry@sbcglobal.net Wilcox & Reynolds Insurance LLC. . . . 860-429-9387 www.wilcox-reynolds.com Williams Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-4663 www.williamsrealty.com Willington Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-429-8595 Wireless Zone – Tolland . . . . . . . . . . 860-870-0100 www.wirelesszone.com Wolff Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-783-5426 www.wolff-financialgroup.com Wood n Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-6700 www.woodntap.com Woodlake at Tolland . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-2999 www.echn.org Workers Federal Credit Union . . . . . 860-684-4484 www.workersfcu.com Worldwide Wine Cellars. . . . . . . . . . 860-870-5100

Z Zahner’s Clothier’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860-872-7349 www.zahnersclothiers.com

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Buyers’ Guide

The Renter’s Directory PO Box 9474, Bolton, CT 06043 860-645-8221 • www.therentersdirectory.com A free publication listing rental property in the greater Hartford marketplace. Our website is very comprehensive and includes most apartment complexes in the area. See our ad, this page

ATTORNEYS

ACCOUNTANTS, CERTIFIED PUBLIC KDL Accounting Services 120 Kate Lane, Tolland, CT 06084 860-306-6960 • www.KDLAccountingServices.com Tax Preparation and General Accounting Advisory Services. We have enjoyed serving the community for over 25 years. See our ad, this page

APARTMENTS Carrollton Properties 115 West Road, Ellington, CT 06029 860-872-1000 • www.CarrolltonProperties.com Carrollton Properties is in the business of helping people find the perfect place to call home. See our ad, page 39

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Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP 45 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 877-758-4552 • www.kkc-law.com 2nd location: 22 Professional Park Road, Storrs, CT 06066 A full service law firm serving the region for nearly fifty years with seventeen attorneys and two convenient locations (Vernon and Storrs). See our ad, page 1

AUTOMOTIVE Manchester Honda 24 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06042 860-255-2631 • www.manchesterhonda.com At Manchester Honda it’s Plain & Simple, everyone gets the same fair low price. No hassles, no gimmicks. Treating customers with respect since 1964. Central Connecticut’s #1 Dealer. See our ad, page 38


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BANKING People’s United Bank Vernon 3 S. Talcottville Road, Vernon, CT 06066 860-872-8495 • www.peoples.com Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank is a premier, community based regional bank. We offer commercial and retail banking as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. See our ad, this page

United Bank 45 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury, CT 06033 866-959-BANK • www.bankatunited.com United Bank is the premier community bank in New England with more than 50 branches in Massachusetts and Connecticut. See our ad, page 5

CR EDIT UNIONS Workers’ Federal Credit Union 70 West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 860-684-5018 • www.workersfcu.org Your community credit union serving all who work, live, worship or go to school in the towns of Stafford, Union, Willington, Tolland, Ellington, Somers or Ashford. See our ad, page 23

CUSTOM CABINETRY & STAIRS Nutmeg Stairs & Cabinets, Inc 44 Lower Butcher Road, Ellington, CT 06029 860-872-7922 • www.nutmegstairsandcabinets.com We offer custom designs, personalized service, referrals upon request, showroom displays, American made products, custom built cabinetry and stairs. See our ad, page 17

DANCE EDUCATION & PERFORMING ARTS Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy 30 Lafayette Square, Ste 116, Vernon, CT 06066 860-872-1498 • www.grossidance.com Dance and theater arts training academy with classes in a wide array of dance and performing arts programs – Promoting involvement in community outreach and enrichment activities. See our ad, page 28

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Manchester Community College PO Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046 860-512-3000 • www.mcc.commnet.edu As a leader among the state’s community colleges, MCC serves over 16,000 students with affordable courses, quality faculty and associate degrees in over 40 disciplines. See our ad, page 5

DENTISTS Stafford Dental Associates, LLC 72-1 West Stafford Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 860-684-5296 Stafford Dental Associates has been in practice since 1977. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff uses the newest technologies to make your dental visit comfortable and timely. See our ad, this page

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Mansfield Downtown Partnership 23 Royce Circle, PO Box 513, Mansfield, CT 06268 860-429-2740 www.mansfieldct.gov/downtownpartnership The Partnership seeks to foster the continued development and management of Storrs Center – a vibrant and economically successful downtown in Mansfield, Connecticut. See our ad, page 21

EDUCATION Above Grade Level 155 Slater Road, Tolland, CT 06084 860-856-5669 • www.MyTutorCT.com In-home tutoring, K-12, in Math, English, Science, SAT and ACT, for students living in the Hartford and Tolland areas, with assessments and personalized lesson plans. See our ad, page 2

Vernon Regional Adult Based Education 30 Park St, PO Box 600, Rockville, CT 06066 860-870-6000, ext 139 www.vrabe.org Vernon Regional Adult Education (VRABE) offers FREE classes for high school completion (CDP, GED, NEDP), ESL, citizenship and workplace education. Fee-based continuing Ed. classes also offered. See our ad, page 26

ELECTRICAL Con Serv, Inc. 45 Industrial Park Road West, Tolland, CT 06084 860-872-6651 • www.conserv-inc.com Con Serv, Inc. is a full service electrical contractor specializing in energy conservation. We offer services to residential, commercial and industrial customers. See our ad, page 8

ENVIRONMENTAL Bestech Inc of Connecticut 25 Pinney Street, Ellington, CT 06029 860-896-1000 • www.bestecht.com Asbestos Abatement, Lead Abatement, Mold Remediation, Demolition. See our ad, page 41

FINANCIAL SERVICES Charles Schwab & Company, Inc 83 Evergreen Way, Ste 220 South Windsor, CT 06074 860-838-6222 The Charles Schwab South Windsor Independent Branch offers investors local access to Schwab’s full suite of investing and financial planning products and services. See our ad, page 3

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KMA Wealth Management PO Box 195, Tolland, CT 06084 860-871-1749 www.kmawealth.com Full service fee-based financial planning firm. Personal attention and tailored recommendations to ensure your expectations are met. See our ad, page 24

FITNESS FACILITY & SPORTS DOME Star Hill Family Athletic Center 100 Gerber Drive, Tolland, CT 06084 860-871-8800 www.starhillsports.com Star Hill Family Athletic Center is a large multi-purpose recreation facility featuring a sports dome with walking/jogging track, turf fields, and sports courts. The center includes a state-of-the-art, fitness center, group fitness classes, and indoor swimming pool. See our ad, page 8

FLOORING Schneider’s Flooring America 400-3 Talcottville Road, Vernon, CT 06066 860-870-0055 • www.flooringamericavernon.com We are a full-service flooring company featuring tile, laminate, hardwood, carpet, vinyl and much more. Stop in and experience the exceptional customer service you deserve.

GARDEN CENTER, NURSERY The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscape 228 West Street, Vernon, CT 06066 860-872-7291 • www.gardenbarn.com The Garden Barn is a premier gardening destination that cannot be missed. With over 30 years experience, you are sure to find “everything you’d expect.” See our ad, page 17

GOLF Skungamaug River Golf Club 104 Folly Lane, Coventry, CT 06238 860-742-9348 • www.skungamauggolf.com Beautifully conditioned 18-hole public golf course with bar and grill open to the public 7 days per week. See our ad, page 2

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FUEL OIL Gottier Fuel Company, Inc 221 West Main Street, Vernon, CT 06066 860-875-6281 • www.gottierfuel.com Automatic Fuel Delivery, Service Plans, Complete Heating Service, Budgets, and Installations. Your Local, Full-Service, Family Owned and Operated Heating Oil Provider Since 1960.

GOVERNMENT Town of Coventry 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238 860-742-6324 • www.coventryct.org Visit historic Coventry, CT’s museums, restaurants, B&Bs, parks, recreational trails, antique and collectible stores, as well as Bolton, Coventry and Eagleville Lakes. Proud home of Coventry Regional Farmer’s Market. See our ad, page 15

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Town of Mansfield 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT 06268 860-429-3336 • www.MansfieldCT.gov Mansfield is a vibrant, diverse and caring community that offers its residents and visitors unique cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. See our ad, page 21

HEALTH CARE SERVICES Charm Medical Supply 33 Riverside Drive, Pembroke, MA 02359 781-829-9813 • www.charmmedical.com Charm Medical Supply: a trusted source of medical supplies and equipment for hundreds of caregivers, human service organizations, and thousands of people throughout New England. See our ad, page 13

Johnson Memorial Medical Center 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 860-684-8487 • www.jmmc.com Johnson Memorial Medical Center is the parent company of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home & Community. See our ad, page 22

Mansfield Family Practice, LLC 34 Professional Park Road, Storrs, CT 06268 860-487-0002 • www.MFPStorrs.com Mansfield Family Practice has been providing quality medical care for the families of Northeastern Connecticut for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on the personalized care we provide to patients of all ages. See our ad, page 21

Tolland Imaging Center, LLC 6 Fieldstone Commons, Suite E 159 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT 06084 860-896-4848 • www.tollandimaging.org The Tolland Imaging Center offers services to the Greater Tolland community that include Open MRI, CT Scan, X-ray, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography and Bone Density Testing. See our ad, page 9

HEALTH CARE SERVICES, CHIROPRACTIC Cutting Edge Chiropractic 387 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT 06084 860-454-0942 • www.cuttingedgechiro.com Chiropractic care covers a wide range of issues including neck pain, back pain, numbness, sciatica, sports and repetitive motion injuries, and much more! See our ad, page 25

HOTELS/MOTELS Holiday Inn Express 346 Kelly Road, Vernon, CT 06066 860-648-2000 • www.hiexpress.com/vernonct Conveniently located off I-84, Exit 64, hotel features free breakfast, free Internet, refrigerators, microwave, Business Center, Fitness Center, new furniture and remodeled bathrooms. See our ad, back cover

Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center 855 Bolton Road, Storrs, CT 06268 860-427-7888, ext 1132 www.nathanhaleinn.com 100 rooms, full service, located on the University of Connecticut Campus in Storrs. Blue Oak Restaurant and True Blue Tavern. Catering for corporate events and social gatherings. See our ad, page 29

MANUFACTURING TTM Technologies 4 Old Monson Road, POB 145 Stafford, CT 06075 860-684-5881 • www.ttmtech.com Leading global manufacturer of high reliability advanced technology printed circuit boards. See our ad, page 11

MANUFACTURING, COMPUTER PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CNC Software, Inc. 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084 860-875-5006 • www.mastercam.com For years, CNC Software, Inc. has been an active participant in numerous activities in the Tolland community and is dedicated to its growth and prosperity. See our ad, page 25

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MARKETING AND MARKET RESEARCH Keep In Touch 30 Lafayette Square / Ste 118 Vernon, CT 06066 860-871-6500 • www.drumupbiz.com Founded by Drew Crandall in 1988, Keep in Touch helps organizations with marketing, research, advertising, public relations, media monitoring, and related services. See our ad, page 27

MORTGAGE Berkshire Bank 435 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066 Hartford, CT 06103 860-460-5002 • www.berkshirebank.com Offering mortgages for conforming, government, USDA, Jumbo, Construction, Land and First Time home buyer products. See our ad, inside front cover

PUBLISHERS – NEWSPAPERS Journal Inquirer 306 Progress Drive, Manchester, CT 06045 800-237-3606 • www.journalinquirer.com The Journal Inquirer is North Central Connecticut’s Largest Newspaper. Serving 17 towns. Afternoons Monday through Friday. Saturday mornings. 800-237-3606. www.journalinquirer.com See our ad, inside back cover

REAL ESTATE – RESIDENTIAL Deer Valley Townhomes North 155 Windermere Avenue, Ellington, CT 06029 860-875-7200 • www.deervalleyhomes.com Deer Valley Town homes is a luxury rental community nestled on 90 acres in scenic Ellington, Connecticut, featuring 16 different floor plans, surrounded by spectacular views. See our ad, page 17

RESTAURANTS Rein’s New York Style Deli-Restaurant 435 Hartford Turnpike, Rte. 30 Vernon, CT 06066 860-875-1344 • www.reinsdeli.com A bright, bustling New York Deli and Restaurant serving traditional Jewish dishes and authentic New York deli fare. We’re your bite of the Big Apple here in Connecticut. See our ad, inside front cover

RETAIL Kloter Farms, Inc 216 West Road, Ellington, CT 06029 860-871-1048 • www.kloterfarms.com Shop. Discover. Relax and Enjoy. Visit our 16 acre display park, N. E.’s largest display of outdoor structures and two furniture and home decor showrooms. See our ad, page 9

SENIOR SERVICES Senior Moments, LLC 750 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 860-643-9500 • www.seniormomentsllc.com We have three companies that provide generic assessments, hourly companions, live-in aides, and Adult Day services, owned and managed by an advanced practice geriatric nurse. See our ad, page 19

UTILITIES Energy Efficiency / Northeast Utilities 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT 06037 877-WISE-USE (947-3873) ctenergyinfo.com Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs were developed to help home, business and community consumers navigate the ever increasing number of energy-related resources. See our ad, page 3

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Advertisers’ Index Above Grade Level ........................................................2 www.MyTutorCT.com

Manchester Community College..................................5 www.mcc.commnet.edu

Berkshire Bank ......................................Ins. Front Cover www.berkshirebank.com

Manchester Honda ......................................................38 www.manchesterhonda.com

Bestech Inc of Connecticut ........................................41 www.bestecht.com

Mansfield Downtown Partnership..............................21 www.mansfieldct.gov/downtownpartnership

Carrollton Properties....................................................39 www.carrolltonproperties.com

Mansfield Family Practice, LLC ..................................21 www.MFPStorrs.com

Charles Schwab & Company, Inc ................................3 schwab.com/southwindsor

Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center ....................29 www.nathanhaleinn.com

Charm Medical Supply ................................................13 www.charmmedical.com

Nutmeg Stairs & Cabinets, Inc ....................................17 www.nutmegstairsandcabinets.com

CNC Software, Inc. ......................................................25 www.mastercam.com

People’s United Bank Vernon ....................................39 www.peoples.com

Con Serv, Inc. ..................................................................8 www.conserv-inc.com

Rein’s New York Style Deli-Restaurant......................................Ins. Front Cover www.reinsdeli.com

Cutting Edge Chiropractic............................................25 www.cuttingedgechiro.com Deer Valley Townhomes North ..................................17 www.deervalleyhomes.com Energy Efficiency / Northeast Utilities ........................3 ctenergyinfo.com The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscape....................17 www.gardenbarn.com

The Renter’s Directory ................................................38 www.therentersdirectory.com Schneider’s Flooring America ....................................27 www.flooringamericavernon.com Senior Moments, LLC ..................................................19 www.seniormomentsllc.com Skungamaug River Golf Club........................................2 www.skungamauggolf.com

Gottier Fuel Company, Inc ..........................................28 www.gottierfuel.com

Stafford Dental Associates, LLC..................................40

Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy ..............28 www.grossidance.com

Star Hill Family Athletic Center ....................................8 www.starhillsports.com

Holiday Inn Express ......................................Back Cover www.hiexpress.com/vernonct

Tolland Imaging Center, LLC ........................................9 www.tollandimaging.org

Johnson Memorial Medical Center............................22 www.jmmc.com

Town of Coventry..........................................................15 www.coventryct.org

Journal Inquirer ....................................Ins. Back Cover www.journalinquirer.com

Town of Mansfield ........................................................21 www.MansfieldCT.gov

Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP..............................1 www.kkc-law.com

TTM Technologies ........................................................11 www.ttmtech.com

KDL Accounting Services ............................................38 www.KDLAccountingServices.com

United Bank ....................................................................5 www.bankatunited.com

Keep In Touch ..............................................................27 www.drumupbiz.com

Vernon Regional Adult Based Education ..................26 www.vrabe.org

Kloter Farms, Inc ............................................................9 www.kloterfarms.com

Workers Federal Credit Union....................................23 www.workersfcu.org

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