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  • Third Age Initiative Promotes Leadership Among Older Adults

    Leadership Greater Hartford is a comprehensive nonprofit community leadership organization that created the Third Age Initiative. Like other Leadership Greater Hartford programs, the Third Age Initiative offers a dynamic learning experience highlighted by community action projects carried out by teams over the course of a year or more. The emphasis of this program is to develop and engage Greater Hartford’s older adults as policy makers, change agents, program developers and project managers in the vast array of organizations and agencies […]

  • Hottest Toys for Spring And Summer

    Jackie Retzer, a toy trend specialist, is comes to Fox CT’s Morning Extra to talk about the hottest toys of the season for every age range. She has everything from a scooter, innovative chalk kits, bubbles, “kid-oculars,” and unique new versions of a lot of the classic summer toys. To find out about the toys, check out the website: www.ToyInfo.org

  • CT’s Got Talent Winners, The Asberry Boys Perform

    The Asberry Boys are the winners of WDRC-FM’s first CT’s Got Talent Contest. They join the Fox CT Morning Extra to talk about the contest, promote their upcoming concert in Connecticut, and perform a song on set. The competition started with contestants submitting videos to the WDRC Facebook page; nine contestants were chosen among the entries to compete. There were three judges: Broadway dancer and New Britain native, Billy Johnstone, award-winning blues guitarist and singer from Wethersfield, Jeff Pitchell, and […]

  • News Pioneer Al Primo Talks About History Of Television

    Albert T. Primo is recognized worldwide as the creator of the Eyewitness News concept.  The format revolutionized the presentation of television news and is now the industry standard. He is legendary for initiating the first “beat system” for television. He joins the Morning Extra to talk about the history of television and a documentary that focuses on his life work. Primo is credited with changing broadcast news and a pioneer in promoting women and minorities into prominent newscast positions. He […]

  • College Graduates: 5 Tips For Establishing Credit

    Martin Geitz, the President and CEO of Simsbury Bank is talking to college graduates this morning about establishing good credit on their own. He says the key is to understand the responsibility that comes with it and the long lasting impact of bad credit. He shares five tips for establishing credit: 1. Get a credit card no matter what. Keep in mind that credit scores are not meant for the individual, they’re designed as a metric for the bank to see how […]

  • Niantic Named First CT Tourism Fan Favorite Town

    The Connecticut Office of Tourism announced that the public has named Niantic the first-ever Fan-Favorite still revolutionary Town of the Year. After nearly 10,000 votes on Facebook, Niantic, which is a village of less than 4,000 people, came out on top. In addition, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina was chosen as the favorite destination within Niantic. Residents and visitors worked together to create this video showcasing the “one thing” that makes Niantic special. Watch on youtube.com. To celebrate the winning […]

  • Eating Disorders: How To Spot A Problem

    Women are bombarded by images of air brushed models from every direction, everyday. Today on the FoxCT Morning Extra, we’re talking to SCSU profesor of marriage and family, Patricia Debarbieri, about how many Americans are affected, the warning signs, and how to embrace a healthy body image. Eating Disorder Statistics: -90-95% of people with anorexia nervosa are women. -Anorexia nervosa is estimated to affect one in every 100 adolescent girls. -Anorexia nervosa is most pervasive among Caucasians and among people in […]

  • 7th Annual Step Up To The Plate Baseball Marathon Benefits Charities

    Step Up To The Plate is a 24 hour baseball game that includes local celebrities playing for charity. On Friday, May 24th, the organization is holding their 7th annual event at Riverfront Field in Glastonbury. First pitch is at 7 p.m., and the last pitch is the following day at 7 p.m.! All net proceeds are used to support: cystic fibrosis research; prostate cancer research and juvenile diabetes research. Participants are predominantly members of the Connecticut North Men’s Senior Baseball League, […]

  • Lawn Care Tips: Tools You Need To Beautify Your Yard

    Warmer weather has finally arrived and you may have already spent some time trying to cleanup your yard from the effects of winter. Now the Memorial Day holiday weekend is fast approaching and you might be thinking about hosting a BBQ, but your yard may still be a mess. However, getting that manicured look doesn’t have to be a chore. You just have to make sure you have the right tips and tools. CubCadet.com has a few suggestions: – Rake or […]

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