Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut April 14, 2020

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You’ve heard us talking before about Connecticut’s craft-beverage sector. Well, here’s a new product from our distillers – it’s hand sanitizer, which has been in short supply the last few weeks.Several Connecticut distillers have stepped up to help fill the need.

  • Litchfield Distillery has stopped producing whiskey, gin and vodka and is now making hand sanitizer, which they’re giving out to healthcare workers, shelters and soup kitchens. They’re also donating their sanitizer to local businesses that need to maintain clean work environments as well as to individuals at high risk for COVID-19.
  • Mine Hill Distillery is making hand sanitizer for first responders in its hometown of Roxbury and neighboring towns of Bridgewater, New Milford and Washington. They’re using a recipe from the World Health Organization.
  • Fifth State Distillery in Bridgeport has also shifted to making hand sanitizer, and they’ve already donated two cases of it to Bridgeport Hospital
  • Companies in other industries are helping out as well. Ranger Ready in Norwalk normally makes tick repellent to ward off the carriers of Lyme disease, but they’ve made twenty thousand bottles of hand sanitizer for the State of Connecticut, which will distribute it to hospitals and other sites.
  • Businesses coming through with products that we need when we need them the most – one more great thing about Connecticut.


And here’s a few more virtual travelactivities to check out this week, including livevideos featuring animals, online museum exhibitions, virtual tours and more from Connecticut attractions:


  • First there’s the Meigs Point Nature Center in Madison, which has created a Virtual Learning Center with live, animal-filled programs featuring Ranger Russ.Animals that have recently been featured include a Windowpane Flounder, Baby Great Horned Owl, Hermit Crabs and Osprey.


  • And the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven has a mobile appwith an in-depth guide to works in the Center’s collection. You’ll also find detailed information about its landmark building and a virtual tour.


  • Also,Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine in East Granby is providing a virtual tour of thehistoric property. It is the site of the first operating copper mine in North America and the online tour provides hidden facts throughout the experience.


Tune in next week for more ways to stay connected while at home.TRANSCRIPT