Hercules Arrived in the Neighborhood 5 Years Ago


Public Art has a whole new value in the time of Covid-19, at least in this tiger’s neighborhood. But we always knew it was a destination spot. Even Triple AAA agrees. Ryan Christenson, a local mural artist, widely known as ARCY began touring the nation painting murals in 2015. Finding a welcoming spot in his … Continue reading Hercules Arrived in the Neighborhood 5 Years Ago

Ten-Year Journey Ends With the Signing of a Check: WPAA-TV Reaches Major Milestone


Contributed by Garrett Amil WPAA-TV reached the end of a ten-year journey that wouldn’t have been possible without community support. On Feb. 24, Nelson Ford, the oldest volunteer, and former board member, excitedly signed the final check to pay off the building, located at 28 So Orchard Street. The building was paid off two years … Continue reading Ten-Year Journey Ends With the Signing of a Check: WPAA-TV Reaches Major Milestone

The Bloom A Reflection


In the sharing, and promoting the sharing, of A thorny Journey Blooms in Story in the #MyGivingStory contest funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with Unleash Global Good LLC (dba GivingTuesday) there was much personal discovery. The premise of #MyGivingStory follows: By sharing our stories, we can inspire others to give. … Continue reading The Bloom A Reflection

#GiveGreat2019 Help | Thanks to 88 friends


UPD: $3,000 raised WPAA-TV Owns 28 So Orchard St   — $38,000 in Building Debt remains  The property title for 28 So Orchard St was released on March 7, 2019 to Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA-TV). In 2009, for a purchase price of $215,000, the nonprofit WPAA-TV entered into a 12-year purchase agreement with the late Paul … Continue reading #GiveGreat2019 Help | Thanks to 88 friends

Be the community story


Stories Need to be shared The life of an organization such as Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA), intersects with and touches lives in unpredictable ways. Often, outcomes are not readily quantified for donors, but when they are shared with them in a story, the outcomes and results may be clarified, and perhaps stir us to … Continue reading Be the community story

Trolls


Will things get better or worse or is incivility status quo? Public discourse, Rich Hanley, Quinnipiac University associate journalism professor said, is “a huge chunk of civic society” but online discourse often devolves into “a cycle of rage people get caught up in.” The rage, foul language and lack of empathy is nothing new, … and was clear … Continue reading Trolls