A New Start

Since 2002 I have been helping people connect to places and events around Connecticut. Recently the website was attacked by a virus and I have had to remove everything and begin again. (A sore reminder to change your password frequently!) Though I’m disappointed to lose the history, and literally thousands of original photos and pages of blog posts, even after an absence of a few years, I am actually excited to begin anew.

My blog, ThisIsCT.net was originally started as a way for myself to get to know the great state of Connecticut. I moved here from Scotland in 1999 after meeting and marrying my wonderful husband, who is from Bristol, where we now live. I started the website after collecting links to local websites, and back at that time, I thought it would be useful to share, and the website expanded and grew from there.

Starting anew with a fresh look in October 2014, I’ll be sharing local websites, things to do and more. Personally, my favorite things to do in CT are sports related. I love to go to the Hartford Wolfpack and Bridgeport Sound Tigers games. This year we’re also looking forward to seeing the new professional Lacrosse team (unnamed at this point) at Mohegan Sun.

I also welcome your content and feedback. If you’re attending a game or big event and would like to share your experience with our readers, please email editor@thisisct.net.

You can find me on Twitter @this_is_ct where I post regularly about news and events around Connecticut, and on Facebook, where I post less frequently.

Thank you for your support!

Iwo Jima Memorial Rememberance February 23rd at National Iwo Jima Memorial Park

American servicemen landed on the shore of Iwo Jima Island 66 years ago today.  On the 5th day of battle, February 23, 1945, the flag was raised on Mt. Suribachi.  You may recognize this important historical event from the Joe Rosenthal photo taken of the 5 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman who raised the flag.
 
 
In remembrance of the 66th anniversary of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Foundation member Mark Adamski and other members will be on hand at the Memorial Park on February 23rd between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mark, who is a WWII historian and reenactor will be dressed in the uniform worn by Marines during the invasion. He will have memorabilia, photos and mementos from the battle on display and will be available for questions. There will be brief ceremony to place a wreath at the monument to honor those who fought and died during the battle. Everyone is welcome.

Please stop by the National Iwo Jima Memorial Park located at the intersection of Barbour Rd. and Ella Grasso Boulevard or exit 29 off Route 9.
 
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