Tia Hrusa models a positive approach to life

You might find model Tia Hrusa at Dodd Stadium, working a promotion for Yuengling Beer, greeting, socializing, and taking photos with patrons.

Mystic group puts families first

“Every year in January, a count is done of the homeless families in the area, a snapshot of homelessness,” says Denise Collins, executive director of MASH. “Between 2010 and 2014, the numbers have been pretty much constant. Typically, there are around 50 families a night in shelter or transitional shelter.”

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Andrea Grader brings fresh perspective to family business

Longtime clients of Grader Jewelers have noticed a new smile behind the polished rows of glass cases, rings, and gleaming gemstones. At 22, Andrea Grader is the third generation of her family to proudly take her place in this line of work.

Winter Caplanson captures the big picture on local, sustainable living

The skeins of this photographer's many related endeavors weave beautifully around a commitment to locally grown food, natural products and creative living.

Serve Here CT targets twin evils - unemployment and high student debt

Last fall, in collaboration with Child and Family’s executive director Tom Gullotta, local philanthropist Alva Greenberg launched Serve Here CT, a program that matches qualified applicants between the ages of 18 and 29 with jobs at area nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities.

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