General Interest

Remembering Our Veterans

Monday, May 25th, is Memorial Day this year. Pat and I would like to take a moment to remember all those brave men and women who gave their lives so that we may continue to live free. Being a veteran myself with 2 kids in the service and another who recently left the service, this …

Turn Out the Lights For Global Warming

This Saturday, March 25th, at 8:30 PM, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will again be sponsoring Earth Hour, an event to bring attention to the problem of global warming. For one hour individuals, businesses, colleges, towns and cities, and myriad other entities will be turning off all non-essential lighting as a symbol of their desire …

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday, March 9th!

Don’t forget to turn those clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time is ready to bless us with its presence again on Sunday morning at 2 AM sharp. Did I say bless us? It’s taking away a hour of our sleep, that can’t be a blessing, more like …

The Reverse Mortgage Loan Explained

by Brandon Cornett If you are a senior citizen over the age of 60, and you own a home, I’m willing to bet you’ve been hearing about reverse mortgage loans lately. But why is this lending option so popular among seniors lately, and how does it work anyway? Let’s take a look. What is a …

Wallingford Resident Creates New Town Web Site

On October 1st, 2008, a law went into effect mandating that all Connecticut towns post minutes of their town meetings to their we sites within 7 days. Due to budget and staffing constraints, some towns have pulled their web sites rather than comply with the ordinance.The Town of Wallingford has been hesitant to use town …

Know Who’s Showing Your Home!

We recently saw a news report that a fake Realtor had successfully gained access to a home for sale in Lehi, Utah by knocking on the door at 7:30 in the morning (see full story here). This is troubling news, especially for those who are trying to sell their homes without the assistance of a …

William Raveis Office is Toys for Tots Drop-off Location

William Raveis Real Estate will accept new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation at the Cheshire office located at 465 South Main Street. Those who need help getting donations to the office may call Pat and Wayne at (203) 605-4665, or Kathy at (203) 214-6115 to arrange for a pickup. For almost 60 …

Yankee Silversmith Dining Car Movin’ On Down the Line

In a few days, maybe a week, the last remnant of a Wallingford landmark will be headed to its final resting place. As we reported here back in May, the famous Yankee Silversmith Inn caught fire and was shut down due to the damage that was caused. The owners auctioned off the contents of the  …

Help Our Military This Holiday Season

The good folks at E-Mail Our Military have a project going to help get mail to our   service members overseas this holiday season, and we are honored to help get the word out via this post. This is the seventh year running they have taken up this cause, and it’s a worthy one. As a …