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Blizzard of 2010 - When You Get Back on the Road, Try to be Patient - 12/27/10 10:12 AM
Blizzard of 2010 - When You Get Back on the Road, Try to be Patient The arrival of the Blizzard of 2010 the day after Christmas has caused a unique situation that needs to be considered. Many folks who traveled to the Northeast for the holidays now find themselves needing to get about in snow which they may not have encountered for many years. Those of us who are used to the white stuff must bear this in mind when we hit the roads and highways over the next few days. Remember that folks driving that car with "Enterprise" on the bumper (9 comments)
Do You know If Your Condominium Complex is FHA Approved? - 12/17/10 08:57 PM
Do You know If Your Condominium Complex is FHA Approved? With so much financing being done today with FHA or CHFA (in Connecticut), it is imperative than your condominium complex has the necessary approvals to allow for this type of financing. Once upon a time (prior to January, 2010), if a condo complex was not on the approved list, a spot check could be done; and as long as certain criteria was met, FHA financing could usually be completed. However, this is no longer the case. If condo complexes are not approved, sales of units can take a dramatically longer time. Rather than the need (2 comments)
Time to Trim the Trees with Care!! - 12/14/10 03:25 PM
Time to Trim the Trees with Care!! Okay, not the Christmas Tree (see below for more on that)--but just when you thought that it was safe to drive down the streets and not be delayed by construction, along come the Tree Trimming Crews in Cheshire to clear branches from around the power lines (don't they usually do this during the summer--maybe too much road construction this year). This morning while having breakfast, I heard large trucks pulling up in front of my house. Of course it wasn't a total surprise as this year (for the first time) Cheshire residents had to sign a (4 comments)
Santa Claus is Coming This Weekend to a Train Station Near You! - 12/13/10 08:12 PM
Santa Claus is Coming This Weekend to a Train Station Near You! Want to do something a little different this holiday season? Take a ride on the Santa Express! This weekend (December 18 and 19) is your final chance to join the fun from the Thomaston Train Station. The train departs at 2 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday and runs along the Naugatuck River for one hour 20 minutes while your group visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their trusty elves! The warm and comfortable coaches in which you will travel are part of a 1920s vintage train. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit each child. Tickets are free (3 comments)
Time is Running out to Donate to Toys for Tots! - 12/10/10 07:58 PM
Time is Running out to Donate to Toys for Tots! We all get caught up in the holiday season, and sometimes the best of plans fall by the wayside. Don't let that be the case with your Toys for Tots donation! Some of the locations I reported on in my last Toys for Tots post have already stopped accepting toys, but below is the information on businesses that are reported as still accepting as of today. You can drop off any new unwrapped toy during business hours. CPM Insurance Service - 90 Hinman Street, Cheshire - Drop Dates November 1 - December 15, (10 comments)
Festival of Silver Lights at Hubbard Park - 12/07/10 05:19 PM
Festival of Silver Lights at Hubbard Park - Have you experienced the amazing display of Holiday Lights at Hubbard Park in Meriden yet? This is a central Connecticut exhibit not to be missed! The lights to over 300 displays were turned on November 23, and they will be lit every evening through the first week of January. If you have ever been driving along I-691 after dark during the holiday season, you have undoubtedly noticed the snowflakes on the south side of the highway--these a just a tiny piece of the fantastic display of lights throughout the park. Also along the north side of I-691, you really can't miss (5 comments)
Back by Popular Demand - Cheshire's Technology Petting Zoo! - 12/06/10 08:31 PM
Back by Popular Demand - Cheshire's Technology Petting Zoo! Did you miss your chance last month to get your hands on the latest and greatest technology at the Cheshire Public Library? Well, all is not lost. By popular demand, the Cheshire Library is once again offering to tell you all you want to know but were afraid to ask (a salesperson) about e-Readers not once, but twice, this month! Cheshire Library Director Ramona Harten reports that last month's Technology Petting Zoo was quite successful, so she decided to offer it again this month; but demand was so great that she has to do it twice (lots (0 comments)
My ActiveRain Blog was Mentioned on RISMedia - Many of you probably set up Google searchs to watch for yourself or things of interest. I have one set up for the real estate company that I am associated with, "Calcagni Associates." This evening I received an update that happened to be for tomorrow's RISMedia article titled "RREIN Gets Down to Business for Members: Network Garners Media Praise, Builds Members' Success" because it mentions Calcagni Associates and my post from November 17 "I Met Allan Dalton Today." It was indeed a special and worthwhile event, but I really didn't expect that this post (8 comments)
Real Estate Happenings in all of Central Connecticut, with Particular Attention to Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford, Middletown, Bristol, Avon, Farmington, and all of Central CT. Written and Edited by Chris K. Canfield, REALTOR, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, GREEN, SRES
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