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Wallingford Magazine
Here we are again, just a few weeks since the last amazing event organized by Liz Landow of Wallingford Center, Inc. The 11th Annual Downtown Holiday Stroll happens this coming Friday beginning at 4 p.m. downtown. Our last event was Celebrate Wall- ingford and it was a huge success. Liz sold out all her possible spaces weeks before the event and we were blessed with a beautiful weekend of pleasant weather in early October.
Now we look forward to this next event that gets better and better every year. The merchants and restaurants work hard to make your experience extraordinary. The possibilities for winning raffle prizes are amazing, not just ordinary, with some high-value prizes on the table. Most of the downtown merchants have found ways to reward you for walking in their doors and The HUBCAP is open with numerous companies offering their products, services, and special rewards to you.
All that said, I will again say how fortunate we all are to live in this very wonderful community that has so much to offer lifetime residents, returning young people, newcomers, and those just visiting for a day or an evening. Wallingford is a welcoming community with so much to offer anyone and everyone. Welcome to Wallingford! Let’s take a STROLL!!
At Wallingford Magazine, we want to say a huge “Thank You!” to our community. This issue is our 25th which computes to five years of delivering Wallingford to Wallingford. As a lifetime resident of this town, I am so grateful to have this opportunity to deliver precious stories of people and organiza- tions to our community. I wrote “Legendary Locals of Wallingford” five years ago. It is a book of stories of the lives of 140 people of our town, living and passed. I have been honored by the opportunity to tell those stories and to continue that tradition in Wallingford Magazine.
Recently, I had the opportunity to help Dee Prior Nesti, the executive director of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. She needed a story of the magnets for tourism in our town. I sat right down and it just flowed. Not only is this an amazing place to live, but it is a precious place to visit for so many experiences. Think about Toyota Oakdale Theater, our two amazing vineyards, our many wonderful restaurants, and so much more. I have met people in other towns and cities in Connecticut and have heard their stories of why they have visited our special town. Welcome to Wallingford!
Tarn Granucci, Editor
ON THE COVER
Once again, Wallingford photographer, Ken Hadinoto has graced our cover, this time with a beautiful still life photograph. Ken often works in the out- doors and the last cover he did for us was for our winter issue this year. It was an aerial shot of downtown Wallingford, looking west over the old railroad station, a very interesting perspective only available from his airborne drone. He does weddings but prefers landscapes and aerial photos. This still life is a special new venture for Ken and he did a great job with it. You can see his work at https://www.facebook.com/Kenhadinotophotography/. Ken can be reached at kenhadinotophotography@gmail.com.
  6 Witchcraft
A story of witchcraft in Wallingford – 1630-1697. Part 1 of 3.
by Bobbie Borne
13 The Greco Family Tales of Wallingford about the Greco Family of the Wallingford Flower Shoppe by Lynne Grobsky
     31 The 11th Annual Wallingford Stroll
40 WPAA
The “More Than TV”
by Susan Adele Huizenga
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Wallingford Magazine – Holiday, 2019
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16 Schools of Wallingford
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A touching story about a Wallingford family.
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