Middletown, CT Real Estate News

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Wesleyan University welcomes The 2020 Class of Posse Veteran Scholars.  The 7 new members of 2020 Class of Posse Veteran Scholars composed of 3 women, and 7 men, will join the already 20 men and women in the program.The 2020 Class of Posse Veteran Scholars come from several of the military branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, will begin their studies in the Fall of this year.  These men and women have served in places like Afghanistan, Uganda, and Iraq.  These men and women who have bravely served our country will majoring in a variety of programs like, teaching, film-making and mathematics.The first group of Posse Veteran Scholars to attend Wesleyan University was in 2014, and have added to the diversity on the Wesleyan University Campus.  These men and women bring a life experience to ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale, April 8-10, 2016 will be going on this Friday through Sunday.  April is always a good month to find bargains on books at the Russell Library in Middletown, CT.  The Russell Library Book Sale is held every month by the Friends of the Russell Library.  This is a great opportunity to pick up books for the whole family. There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as cookbooks, travel, religious, history, home, hobby, biography, and children picture books.But books will not be the only thing for sale at Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale, April 8-10, 2016, there will also be VHS cassettes, and books on tape.  The price, are you ready, $5 per bag.All of the money from the Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book S...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 This is crazy!!! We went through the month of March with barely any snow, and had unseasonal warm temperatures.   Everyone thought Spring was here.  Well as Gomer Pyle would say "surprise, surprise" we are not done with the white stuff yet.We got a dusting of snow here in Middletown, CT real early in the morning yesterday, and then it came down heavier in the afternoon.  I guess that little rodent who predicted an early Spring, was just playing a Late April Fools Joke on us.My daffodils were coming up really nice, but now they are all bent over from the weight of the snow.  I don't think the daffodils find this Late April Fools Joke very funny either.    ******************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Connecticut has put out their April schedule, and they will continue to have Anything Goes Open Mic At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.  every Monday evening for the month of April, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Open Mic Night is a great opportunity for all hopeful performers to get on stage and show what they got.  Anything Goes Open Mic At Buttonwood Tree is open to all types of performances, experienced and novice a like.  So every Monday in the month of April will be an opportunity to showcase your talents, and nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. If you are a Poet, Singer, Dancer, or just want to read from one...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT. has put out their April schedule, and it is packed full of events to attend.  Starting on Monday April 1st. The Coconuts Are Back At The Buttonwood Tree In Middletown, CT. No this is not an April Fool Joke, the Coconuts are for real. The Coconuts performed at the Buttonwood this past December, and are back by popular demand!  The Coconuts are a very special unusual comedy, rock band who sing, play several instruments, while performing a special brand of comedy. The Coconuts have to be seen in person to truly appreciate how special their performances are.  Below is a video for those who were not at the performance by The Coconuts this past December, of what to expect this coming Monday, April 1st. at the Buttonwood Tree, in Middletown, CT.  The vid...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Coleman Brother's 2016 Carnival Is In Middletown, CT This Week, from March 31 - April 9. Coleman Brothers is a small Carnival that comes to Middletown, Connecticut every year, and all the kids in town look forward to it.  As you can see from the banner above, and the pictures below, the Coleman Brother's Carnival is mainly geared to the younger kids, but there will lots of teenagers around all week partaking in the fun. The Coleman Brother's Carnival is easy to get to, it is located at Palmer Field right off of Washington Street, RT66 in Middletown, CT.  I took the pictures early in the day before they opened up, that is why there is no one in the pictures, but trust me these rides will be packed with kids later in the day and evening. Coleman Brother's 2016 Carnival Is In Middle...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Happy Easter Sunday 2016.  Today is Easter Sunday and my family and I will be spending this special day together.  For several years this day has been spent with family, and several of our very special friends at Church at one of their houses.  But this year since Easter is early, it almost fell on my birthday which was yesterday.  We will be celebrating today just with my youngest son Brandon and his wife, and celebrate both days.  This will be the first holiday my oldest son Matthew and his wife will not be around.  Matthew, Ashely, and my gorgeous granddaughter Elizabeth moved to South Carolina last month, so they can't be with us in person.  However, there is a thing called Face Time which we will be doing, and at least share some time together over the Internet.  There is an attach...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The next Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work is going to be Tuesday, March 29th at the Italian Society Club.  The Middlesex Chamber Business After Work 32 Auction & Taste Of Downtown at the Italian Society is one of my favorite Middlesex County Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work events, because besides the great networking, they also have an Auction, and Taste of Downtown.Last year I got to taste the food of some of the best Middletown Downtown Restaurants, some of which I had not been to before.  Since then I have frequented several of the Restaurants and the food was even better than what they served at the Taste of Downtown.  Along with the food there is also an open bar with complimentary beer, wine, and soda all evening.I also enjoy the Auction every year...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce is having a special networking event next week.  For network junkies like me the Let's Make A Deal Speed Networking On March 28th is perfect.This is the first ever Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Let's Make A Deal Speed Networking event.  The purpose of this networking event is to come up with ways to get visitors in our area to discover the many resources, restaurants, and activities in our beautiful part of the country. The Let's Make A Deal Speed Networking On March 28th is an excellent opportunity for all types of business in Middlesex County, CT to come up with ways to promote and grow their business.  This is an opportunity for every business in Middlesex County to not only have input in to how to best promote business in Middlesex County, CT, but ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The South Fire District In Middletown, CT Easter Flower Sale 2016 is early this year and will be held tomorrow, Thursday, March 24 to Saturday,  March 26.  The South Fire District has had an Easter Flower Sale the last couple of years, and they always have an excellent selection of flowers to pick from.  I am making it a point to be there this week to get first picks before most of them are gone.The money the Firemen raise goes to support a number of charities in Middletown.  So this is a great opportunity to not only get a special someone flowers for Easter, but help support area charities as well.  If you have not bought that special someone Easter Flowers yet, than consider purchasing them at the South Fire District In Middletown, CT Easter Flower Sale 2016.  Middletown, CT South Fi...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 I have lived in my present house In Middletown, CT since August of 1981.  There is nothing special about the looks or style of this house.  It is a small Cape on a small lot, but it has all the grass I have ever wanted to cut, and lots of love within it.  This house is where both my sons were raised in, and the house I have grown old matured with my wife in.  For Me And My Family Our House Is Not Just A House, It Is Our Home.This house may not be a special architecturally designed house, but what this house lacks in looks and style, it makes up ten-fold in the memories it has given me and my family as our home.  A house is a structure, but a home is much more.  A home goes far beyond the physical structure.  A home is the people within it, their joy, their laughter, their tears, and th...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Spring is trying hard to break through Winter, but Winter Is Giving Spring A Fight Here In Middletown, CT.  However, my money is on Spring winning out over Winter.Our flowers have started to bloom.  First it was the crocuses a week and a half ago, and last week the daffodils and maple trees start to bloom as well.  With no snow yet in March, and with the first day of Spring officially here, the flowers must have felt safe.  Well this is New England and nothing is safe weather wise.  Last night into today our flowers and trees got a surprise of 2"-3" of snow.  The good thing is the weather was very warm today and mother nature quickly melted the snow away.  I did not even have to take the snow shovels out for this one.Hopefully this is the last of the snow for this year, and we will star...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 Even though it is not even Spring yet, it will not be long before Fall will be here in Middletown, CT., and that means Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer In Midlletown Ct 2016.  The Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer Program is a very large program in Middletown, Ct., but even a program of this size has limited spots for kids on teams and cheer squads.  So that means if you want to assure your child a spot on a team, you need to register him or her early in the year.If you live in Middletown CT., in order to register your child you normally need to go to the Middletown Tigers Youth Football website www.themiddletowntigers.com and click the Register Tab to register.  However, the Middletown Tigers Youth Football & Cheer is trying to offer some opportunities to register your ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 It feels good to finally see some color back in my front yard again.  This Week Was The First Sight Of 2016 Spring Flowers in my front yard here in Middletown, CT.  I stepped out the door on Wednesday morning and the first thing I saw was the sight in the picture above.  Because of all the early warm weather we have been having these crocuses are blooming about 3 weeks ahead of last year.Now that the crocuses have budded, the Daffodils will not be far behind.  Even the bees are happy to see the return of Spring Flowers and are wasting no time in starting to collect pollen for their hives.  This Weekend Was The First Sight Of 2016 Spring Flowers in Middletown, CT., and it could not have come to soon for me.  Next the grass will begin to grow again, and it will be time to take out the la...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  The Russell Library In Middletown, CT March 2016 Book Sale is this weekend.  All the Russell Library Book Sale in Middletown, CT are always very well attended, and the March Book Sale should also have a good attendance as well.  It is starting to get close to the end of the school year so kids may need reading material for book reports, and the March Book Sale would be a great opportunity to pick up books for those book reports.  Besides picking up material for those end of the school year book reports, the Russell Library In Middletown, CT Book Sale March 2016 is a great opportunity to pick up reading material for the whole family.  There will be both fiction and non-fiction books for sale, as well as cookbooks, travel, religious, history, home, hobby, biography, and children pictur...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Anything Goes Open Mic In March At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT.  Starting tonight, every Monday evening for the month of March, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Buttonwood Tree will host Open Mic Night.  Open Mic Night is a great opportunity for all hopeful performers to get on stage and show what they got.  Anything Goes Open Mic At Buttonwood Tree is open to all types of performances, experienced and novice a like.  So showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. If you are a Poet, Singer, Dancer, or just to read from one of you favorite books or plays, the Anything Goes Open Mic In March At The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
  Middletown Connecticut has become very well known for the many restaurants in Downtown, Middletown as well as how Downtown, Middletown comes alive in the evening hours.  One of the more popular places to go see Unique Performances is The Buttonwood Tree In Downtown, Middletown, CT.  The cost of the performance are very affordable, and always entertaining.  This month the Buttonwood Tree, will be providing a number of special performances, starting tomorrow with The Great Make Believe Improve Comedy Show On Sunday, March 6th. The Great Make Believe Improv Comedy Show  The Great Make Believe Society performs several different forms of Improv Comedy.  The styles of Improv Comedy performed by the Great Make Believe Society, are forms of Improve Comedy that are popular in Chicago, Los Ange...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
The old saying if March comes in like a Lion it leaves like a Lamb, and if March comes in like a Lamb it leaves like a Lion.  But the last couple of years March has not followed that pattern, and I am hoping it breaks that pattern again this year.  Two years ago March came in like a Lion, and left like a Lion.  Last year it was more like March coming in like a Lion and leaving like a Lion Cub.  This March Came In Like A Lamb And I Hope It Goes Out Like A Lamb.The last year the temperatures and snow were brutal.  This year we have been very lucky.  We got a couple of good show storms, and a few days the temperatures were below "0", but for the most part it has been a very mild Winter.So I am hoping this year follows the pattern of two years ago in reverse.  This March Came In Like A Lamb...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT is very well known locally for hosting artist with a special brand of entertainment.  This special brand of entertainment will be very apparent when The Jolly Beggars Perform At The Buttonwood Tree On February 27th from 8:00 p.m.to 10:00 p.m.The Jolly Beggars are Connecticut based performers who perform a unique style of "Celtic Folk Music", combined with storytelling.  The Jolly Beggars implement Irish Folklore stories into the musical arrangements with "reels" and "jigs".  The Jolly Beggars are also known for throwing in a little bit of a Scottish twist into their music as well.If you are in the Middletown, CT area when The Jolly Beggars Perform At The Buttonwood Tree On February 27th, I highly suggest you make it a point to stop into the Buttonw...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
 The next Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce Business After Work, which was supposed to be held today has been rescheduled because of snow, and will now held on Monday, February 22nd. at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, in Rocky Hill, CT.  The Sheraton Hartford South Hotel is an excellent facility to host a Business After Work Event, so the Middlesex Chamber Business After Work February 22nd In Rocky Hill, CT is a Business After Work event members and guests will not want to miss. If you have followed my blog you know I love to Network, and try to make it to as many Networking Events as possible.  Networking Events are a great way to make new valuable contacts that can help us grow our business, and we can have fun while we are doing it.  There is always excellent food, and drink at all of...
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