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A Gathering Place for Green-Thumbs A Gathering Place for Green-Thumbs

By David Boegaard

With a diverse group of rare and common plants, and help always available from owner Dick Jaynes or other employees, no one should leave Broken Arrow Nursery without a beautiful plant for their home or yard.

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Living the American Dream in Hamden, CT Living the American Dream in Hamden, CT

By David Boegaard

From humble beginnings as a traveling novelty vendor at parades more than 40 years ago, to the owner and manager of the exclusive souvenir merchandise concession at the Hartford Civic Center, to the current business of producing and selling concessions for sports events across the country, N&D Sports is a family business that looks a lot like the American dream.

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A Creative Feast Overcomes the Famine: Ireland's Great Hunger Museum A Creative Feast Overcomes the Famine: Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

By David Boegaard

Nestled on a plane amidst the wooded hills of Hamden, CT sits Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. The Museum reflects upon the Great Hunger through the representations of the many great artists who lived in Ireland or descended from Irish Ancestors.

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RYASAP: Transforming Lives with Vision and Dedication RYASAP: Transforming Lives with Vision and Dedication

By David Boegaard

Founded in 1985, the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership ("RYASAP") has grown from humble beginnings into a potent organization working to help teens and adults negotiate difficult situations with success. The organization flourishes by bringing the community together at all levels, from organizing and advocacy to specific programs, in order to address the problems that confront them.

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David Boegaard is a Staff Writer at Connecticut Homes.