Why You Should Travel Alone at Least Once

Hi friends! Let's pretend I didn't disappear from here for three months, okay? If you’ve seen me at some point in the last month, there’s a really great chance that I’ve mentioned that I was going to Florida after my graduation/ birthday. This inevitably led to the usual questions: who are you going with? Is … Continue reading Why You Should Travel Alone at Least Once

24 Lessons I’ve learned in 24 Years

Since reading this post on Nineteen Chickens about getting into the habit of making Monday's a better day, I've truly been working on not looking at the beginning of the week so negatively! And how can I not be positive, today of all days?  IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.  There really isn't anything special about turning 24, … Continue reading 24 Lessons I’ve learned in 24 Years

CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

Joe Aresimowicz never planned to be a politician. In fact, he "always considered himself the reluctant politician" and "never once for a moment thought he'd ever get involved in politics." On January 4, 2017, Aresimowicz was officially elected as the Connecticut Speaker of the House, in addition to proudly serving the 30th House District, which includes Berlin … Continue reading CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

Berlin Upbeat’s May Weekend 

In just two week's time, students involved in the Berlin High School Upbeat Peer Leadership Program will be on their way up to YMCA Camp Woodstock for the final training weekend of the school year. With freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors invited, the whole weekend starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12 is bound … Continue reading Berlin Upbeat’s May Weekend 

Getting to know Brandon Puritt

  Brandon Puritt is not your average residential college sophomore. The soon to be 20 year old student has most recently completed his second season playing defensive line for Central Connecticut State University's football program. After four years of playing football for Greece Athena High School in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y., Puritt was offered a scholarship … Continue reading Getting to know Brandon Puritt

The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

On Tuesday, March 28, the Berlin Town Council and Board of Education presented their budget proposals for the 2017-2018 fiscal year during a public hearing at Berlin High School. Now that we are less than 2 weeks away from voting on the budget, take a look below at how this year's proposal could affect your … Continue reading The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Since Monday morning, my coworkers and I have been talking nonstop about getting hot fudge sundaes from Praline's. Don't ask us how the topic came up because we wouldn't even remember, but the thought has been planted and the craving won't budge! After a very long and chaotic workday, I almost caved and got the sundae. … Continue reading HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

From Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, peer leaders from the Berlin High School Upbeat Program were at YMCA Camp Woodstock for an advanced training weekend. What made it advanced? They were hand selected to learn about public speaking and presentation skills from a handful of members in the community. Keep reading below to … Continue reading RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

#TravelTuesday

Like every morning, I was scrolling through Twitter today to get a quick update on what was going on in the world while I had been sleeping. At some point, I ended up on the #TravelTuesday tag because apparently that's a thing. Either way, it kept me busy for a while and ended up giving me … Continue reading #TravelTuesday

“May your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”

Just like I mentioned on my About page, I need coffee for survival. The addiction started about 15 years ago, at the age of 8 when my mom would let me get mocha ice storms from from the Nordstrom Café at the mall. Why I needed an ice blended coffee at that young of an … Continue reading “May your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”