A distinguished marksman for the US Marine Corps who trained his fellow Marines in pistol and rifle shooting, Sergeant Matt Foster now helms a team of coed firearms instructors. Teaching classes such as the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course – CT Pistol Permit Class and its women's-only version, the instructors rely on a TPI training method—an acronym for Total Participant Involvement—that emphasizes one-on-training and encourages students to go at their own pace to maximize skill retention.
At Corky's Auto Parts, Frank Ravenola ably helms the business founded by his father, Carmine, outfitting and maintaining all types of vehicles and farm equipment with top-shelf parts and expert repair. Corky's prides itself on its hardworking employees, who blend an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive with neighborly friendliness, just like an assembly-line robot with a good, firm handshake. Its CarQuest affiliation helps the tidy local shop stock its shelves with parts and supplies for almost any make or model, and the store also keeps engines humming and exteriors looking shipshape with onsite paint mixing and machining and special orders of rare or hard-to-find parts.
Associated with the floral industry since 1927, Snelgrove’s complements its artisan bouquets with a collection of gourmet confections. Customers can celebrate the autumnal season with bulbous orbs dipped in sticky caramel, which forms a sweetened sheath around apple peels and stray wristwatches. Snackers grab hold of their treat by a ribbon-wrapped stick and chomp into succulent fruit covered in plain caramel or rich morsels of M&Ms or chocolate chunks. Candy-corn toppings add a Halloween aesthetic to dessert, and Reese’s Pieces blend sweetness with salty peanut butter to lure taste buds and abandoned extraterrestrials.
Addison Saige Designs owner Stacy Corbin appeared on WFSB's Better CT. The Southern Belle Baby loves Addison Saige's headbands and hair bows. More than 500 Facebookers follow Addison Saige Designs. Customer testimonials rave about Addison Saige's accessories.
Certified personal trainer Amy Goodwin's mission is to help people enjoy getting fit. As a mom of three energetic daughters, she knows it's not always easy to make time for a workout, and she admits that it takes dedication and discipline to reach fitness goals. She strives to make fitness accessible with a variety of group classes, ranging from stress-relieving yoga sessions to total-body RIPPED workouts, which engage the entire body more effectively than dragging a 200-pound ball and chain everywhere you go. During personal-training sessions, she merges functional movements with training tools such as free weights, kettlebells, and TRX suspension bands. Her training style also includes mixed martial-arts moves, plyometric training, and stability exercises.
Domino’s has been decorating dough canvases with flavorful sauces, an assortment of cheeses, and high-quality toppings that range from classic to unconventional since 1960. Domino’s dough is tossed daily and stretched by human hands, not by clumsy catapults and model airplanes flying in opposite directions. Treat friends to a tasteful feast by checking the online menu and crafting a custom masterpizza with Domino's wide range of ingredients. Famished diners too starved to choose their own toppings can select from Domino’s American Legends, featuring signature flavors from throughout the land. Pizzas such as the Pacific Veggie, Honolulu Hawaiian, or Wisconsin 6 Cheese impart all the delicious diversity of a road trip without the hassle of decoding an atlas. Nonpizza fare includes pastas, sandwiches, and breadsticks.