Thank you, Treva!


Thank you, Treva!  Enjoy a fabulous evening with a $25 gift certificate to Treva.

Treva’s cuisine is inspired from central and upper Italy. Our menu offers seasonal variety’s as well as unique specials each night. We have always prided ourselves on having the freshest high quality ingredients and each dish is created with care and expertise before arriving at your table. We have always believed in putting out the best, high quality product we can. Our food is hand crafted and created fresh each day. We strive to prepare fresh food and let it speak for itself with its high quality of taste.

WHC-TV Take 5, then Disney…


Disney ResortBid on Four Complimentary one day Park Hopper Passes. Thanks to the folks at Walt Disney World for putting a little magic into our silent auction. Expires within two years.

Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland— open while undergoing the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history! —Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A areas. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.

Author Talk for your Book Club led by writer Matthew Dicks


Matthew Dicks has generously donated a signed copy of his book along with a 90 minute discussion at your book group.  Matthew is a West Hartford teacher and author of the novels “Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend”, “Something Missing”, and “Unexpectedly, Milo” and the rock opera,”The Clowns”.

His articles have been published in the Hartford Courant and he has been a featured author at the Books on the Nightstand retreat. He is also a Moth storyteller and a two-time StorySLAM champion.

Moscarillos Garden Shoppe donates $50


Moscarillos Garden Shoppe donates $50

Since 1933 we have been growing the heartiest, most robust plants for our customers. Our friendly expert floral staff make buying the perfect rose or the perfect arrangement a pleasant experience. As members of the CT Floral Association and Society of American Florists and recipient of numerous FTD and Teleflora recognitions, you can be certain you will find quality cut flowers and beautiful arrangements. More than half our store is dedicated to unique garden-related gifts for any time of the year..

Cafe Sophia Donates A Coffee Break


Cafe Sophia Donates A Coffee Break

Enjoy your afternoon coffee by bidding on a $25 gift certificate to Cafe Sofia in West Hartford Center.

Cafe Sofia offers a selection of coffee and tea drinks, as well as a selection of Middle Eastern desserts. Drinks offered include espressos, macchiatos, hot and iced teas, Americanos, milkshakes, hot chocolate and Italian sodas. It also sells baklava and several ice cream flavors with topping options that include peanut butter cups, strawberries and gummy bears.

French Cleaners Supports Local Media by donating $100 Gift Certificate


 French Cleaners Supports Local Media by donating $100 Gift Certificate

Thank you to French Cleaners in West Hartford for donating a $100 Gift Certificate.
In the Beginning…

During the early 1920’s dry-cleaning was becoming more of an integral part of tailoring and clothing care. Hence, in March of 1925, Benjamin Mellman, Morris Gassner and Jacob Ritvoe built and incorporated the French Dye Works at 935 Farmington Avenue. The only change was the addition of the front office….


Through the years Mickey and Phil worked to replace equipment, modernize the facility and turn French Cleaners into a Dry-Cleaning showplace. The French Cleaners has been written about inside and outside of the trade for the innovations to the industry, knowledge of handling specialty and fine garments and has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Cleaners”.

Stanford M. Forrester Limited Edition Broadside


Thoughts of Greece by Stanford M. Forrester

This broadside was hand-printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress, Hadley, MA, in a limited edition of 200 copies. The font is Papyrus on a thick textured white cover stock from Italy. The dimensions are 11.75” h x 16.25” w. The haiku are printed in black, the title in a Greek style clayish-red and the satryre in a green patina. Each color was hand-mixed and printed on a Heidelberg Windmill printing press The paper is acid-free and this broadside is suitable for framing. Limited edition and signed by author upon request.

These poems were written in Greece in 2004 while Stanford M. Forrester visited H. F. (Tom) Noyes and brought him the Sora Award on behalf of the Haiku Society of America. These seven poems are dedicated to Tom and were published in different publications between 2004-2005.

You can put that the poems were written by Stanford M. Forrester who has been published in 2 major haiku anthologies and took first seat in the 58th Annual Basho Haiku Contest in Ueno Japan and most recently 2nd place in 2012 in the Robert Frost Haiku and Poetry Contest. If you google me you can find other things if you need to market it more….