• Jamie and the Junk Show

    Wicked Good Sociiiallll!

    It’s Sunday evening, ugh. Many of us suffer from Sunday-night-blues, dreading another long work week. Luckily the solution to that is a lot closer than you think.

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  • From Love to Lavender

    Wicked Good Soap!

    Brenda Sullivan, creator of Farm to Bath in South Glastonbury, CT, strolls through her lavender garden on a drowsy April afternoon pondering ingredients for her next all-natural skin care product.

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  • Jai Alai

    Wicked Good Jai Alai!

    Determination, perseverance, and commitment – that's what one Cromwell resident had during the eight brutal months of building his own Jai Alai court.

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  • Natasha Sazonova Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Family Trees!

    Natasha Sazonova began painting at the age of two and hasn’t stopped. A resident of Wethersfield, she came to the U.S at the age of 16 and has since made a name for herself around the world.

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  • Auto Archeology Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Auto Archeology!

    When David Brill discovers an old car covered in rust and weeds, he doesn’t see an eyesore. No, he imagines what the vehicle once looked like, sounded like, and the special moments that were had in it. “Every car has a story,” says Brill. “It’s not just a car. It’s a part of the family, a piece of art.”

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  • Stained Glass Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Stained Glass!

    Those traveling along Main Street in Portland may notice a colorful stained glass window hanging outside a duplex home. That’s Rose Walimaa’s residence and her artwork. The stained glass piece promotes her one-woman business, Expressions in Glass.

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  • James Gere Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Education!

    Former Cromwell resident James Gere spent his career in education. During that time not only did he educate students, he learned from them as well.

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  • Aidan Charles Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Cycling!

    Aidan Charles, a chiseled, lean picture of fitness, is a man who believes in giving back.

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  • Cat Tales Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Kitties!

    Cat Tales is an organization based in central CT that cares for stray and feral cats. This group's dedication is truly impressive: dozens of volunteers care for hundreds of cats each year and organize major fundraising events, all without any full-time employees or a brick-and-mortar office.

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  • Robert Noreika Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Painting!

    The local painter recalls that when a book report was assigned in grade school, he most looked forward to illustrating the cover.

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  • Tea Rose's Tea Room Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Tea!

    Tea Rose’s Tea Room in Cromwell is like a step back in time. Decorated with vintage hats, bone china tea cups, porcelain dolls and antique furniture, the “tranquil tea house” delights patrons with assorted tea sandwiches, quiche, soup, scones, soft background music, and freshly brewed tea.

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  • Glastonbury Planetarium Wicked Good News

    Wicked Good Stars!

    Ever want to travel from Earth to Mars to the outer galaxies? The Glastonbury Planetarium can take you there and beyond.

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  • Blaise Serra

    He's a Magic Man!

    Before Cromwell resident Blaise Serra heads out the door, he makes sure he has everything he’ll need: keys, wallet, phone, deck of cards. Yes, deck of cards.

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  • Preli Farm and Vineyard

    Preli Farm and Vineyard

    Joseph Preli Farm and Vineyard currently carries six to eight varieties of wine. Some of them are still waiting for approval. The fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, such as grapes, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, and many others go into making each wine.

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    Kidcity Children's Museaum

    From a convent to a child’s playground. That’s how Jennifer Alexander helped bring downtown Middletown back to life.

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Edition 3, 4, and 5 Articles!

  • Wicked Good Soap!

    Brenda Sullivan, creator of Farm to Bath in South Glastonbury, CT, strolls through her lavender garden on a drowsy April afternoon pondering ingredients for her next all-natural skin care product.

    Wicked Good News

    By Dalton Zbierski

  • Wicked Good Sociiiallll!

    It’s Sunday evening, ugh. Many of us suffer from Sunday-night-blues, dreading another long work week. Luckily the solution to that is a lot closer than you think.

    Wicked Good News

    By Timothy Unkert

  • Wicked Good Hot Dogs!

    After a long, cold New England winter, the reemergence of the Top Dog trailer is a welcome sight for many. It’s a sure sign of spring.

    Wicked Good News

    By Nick Carroll

  • Wicked Good World War I!

    “In Grateful Recognition Of The Men And Women Of Rocky Hill Who Served In The World War”

    Wicked Good News

    By Alexandra Guida

  • Wicked Good Events!

    Find out about all the great events in your town!

    Wicked Good News

    By Bette Tani

  • Wicked Good Quiz!

    Test your knowledge on all the great people from your town!

    Wicked Good News

    By Alexandra Guida

  • Wicked Good Family Trees!

    Natasha Sazonova began painting at the age of two and hasn’t stopped. A resident of Wethersfield, she came to the U.S at the age of 16 and has since made a name for herself around the world.

    Wicked Good News

    By Bette Tani

  • Wicked Good Burnt Wood!

    Denise O'Reilly isn't the type to buy a gift on the way to a party. When she needs a present, she prefers to make it. It's more special that way.

    Wicked Good News

    By Nick Carroll

  • Wicked Good Crafts!

    From a professor’s wives club to a high-class studio, that’s what Wesleyan Potters in Middletown has grown into. The 501(c)(3) arts education organization, founded in 1948, originally began as a place for women who lived on the Wesleyan campus to spend their time.

    Wicked Good News

    By Bette Tani

  • Wicked Good Pizza!

    Born and raised in Brazil, Fabio moved to the United States to pursue his dreams, eventually becoming a restaurant owner. His journey toward that goal, as you will come to read, was far from average.

    Wicked Good News

    By Alexandra Guida

  • Wicked Good Fitness!

    Walking into a gym for the first time can sometimes feel a bit intimidating – at least for me. However, when walking into Amped Fitness, the smiles on the coaches' faces can put anyone at ease.

    Wicked Good News

    By Alexandra Guida

  • Wicked Good Stained Glass!

    Those traveling along Main Street in Portland may notice a colorful stained glass window hanging outside a duplex home. That’s Rose Walimaa’s residence and her artwork. The stained glass piece promotes her one-woman business, Expressions in Glass.

    Wicked Good News

    By Nick Carroll

  • Wicked Good Education!

    Former Cromwell resident James Gere spent his career in education. During that time not only did he educate students, he learned from them as well.

    Wicked Good News

    By Bette Tani

  • Wicked Good Cycling!

    Aidan Charles, a chiseled, lean picture of fitness, is a man who believes in giving back.

    Aidan Charles Wicked Good News

    By Timothy Unkert

  • Wicked Good Kitties!

    Cat Tales is an organization based in central CT that cares for stray and feral cats.

    Wicked Good News Cat Tales

    By Andrew Vigeant

  • Wicked Good Shabby Chic!

    “I remember being a little girl and sitting on my grandmother's porch, probably at the age of five, and she had this chippy old table - it was a drop leaf and I remember looking at it, and the colors were red and where it was chipping it was green and then under that was a little bit of yellow and I always liked how that looked.”

    Wicked Good News Shabby Chic

    By Alexandra Guida

  • Wicked Good Farms!

    Want fresh veggies, berries, herbs and fruits without the work of growing them yourself?

    Wicked Good News

    By Bette Tani

Our Contributors

  • Timothy Unkert

    Executive Editor / Website

    Having grown up in Tolland, CT, Timothy Unkert shares a passion for all things Connecticut. In addition to editing he focuses on web design.

  • Ben Lupien

    Founder and Publisher

    Ben Lupien is also a transplant from Maine. After moving here with his wife 2012, Ben quickly fell in love with the state. He is an avid enthusiast of all things Connecticut!

  • Amy Hartenstein

    Graphic Design / Layout

    Amy has been working on graphic design for the last 25 years! She brings her extensive knowledge to Wicked Good News to provide the best layout possible!