Middletown moms use river rocks as canvasses for pretty little art projects hidden around cityMIDDLETOWN — Two lifelong city residents have been spreading kindness one rock at a time with a simple craft project that transforms river rocks into tiny works of art. What began as a spark of inspiration for Nicole Bell, 34, a stay-at-home mother of two girls and a boy, after seeing photographs of kindness rocks online, has exploded into an on- and offline community of Middletown Rocks fans.
DURHAM — Small-town Durham made really big news in 2013 when Matt DeBacco grew a 1,766.5-pound pumpkin, which not only broke the state record at the time but earned a spot among the top 10 giants in the world. The Durham Fair’s longtime superintendent of giant pumpkins really knows his gourds. DeBacco, 33, a science teacher at Rocky Hill High School, has been the wizard of the fair’s colossal pumpkins for 17 years — and has been gardening since he was a teen.
In fact, customers of the downtown shop she owns, Mira’s Jewelry Designs at 476 Main St., so loved her German Shepherd Amber, who she often brought to work, that many would stop in — not looking for a custom-made piece or repair, but on a social mission. “People used to come to the store all the time. I’d say, ‘Can I help you?’ and they’d say, ‘We just came to say hi to Amber,’” Alicki said with a laugh.
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Selecting a term
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