Are you from beautiful New Milford, CT? If so, you'll probably love this vintage retail poster. I came across a post on Facebook and it caught my eye. It was a map of all of the local businesses in New Milford from 1983.
People love to look at old maps like this and find where their home or business is.
This poster appeared on the Facebook page of Sue Snow.
Sue describes herself as the "Head Vudu Priestess" at Deja Vudu Vintage, a New Milford boutique shop.
I asked her about Deja Vudu and if she could send me her website and she replied:
"Just an Instagram page and a Facebook page for now. I only opened this little antique shop during the pandemic. But yes cool stuff is my specialty. Seriously though I do love finding local vintage items and try to always have them in."
Sue and Deja Vudu are located at 285 Litchfield Rd New Milford CT.
After seeing the photos of the map, I wanted to take a deeper look into it. It was really cool to see some of the businesses that appeared in these spots back in the day. After looking at the comments on the post, it seemed a lot of people were really into the nostalgia of the town as well.
A few people commented about "The Enchanted Forest" and had great things to say about it and were even dropping a few memories about it. Someone even described it as "a little shop of wonders."
It's pretty cool to see what the towns we live in used to look like before we were there. Or even if you were there, when you see something like this, it brings back some great memories.
Sue's shop is precisely the kind of place you'd hope to find in a historic and town like New Milford. By the way, the cartoon map is for sale but Sue has not settled on a price just yet.
Find her on Instagram @dejavudu_vintage
Do you remember any of these local businesses? If so, which one brings back the best memories? Let us know on Facebook or through our mobile app.
Danbury Area Residents Showoff Their Recent Moon Photos
I happened to be awake for the partial lunar eclipse on Friday morning (11/19/21), I'm always awake, and out of the house around 4 am for work but I nearly missed it. I knew about it the celestial event but I forgot when I woke up. Then, I was driving down Route 7 towards Brookfield, CT headed for the I-95 studio and the sight punched me in the face. I saw one of the most brilliant and vivid moon scenes in my life. What jumped out at me was how well I could see the shape of the moon. The eclipse itself transformed the moon from a circle into a sphere for me, it made me feel small and insignificant in the best way possible. While the lunar eclipse was a show worth seeing, it was not the only day the moon was working magic on anyone willing to look up, there has been a show in the sky for the past few weeks. I snapped a few photos of the moon's majesty last week (11/16/21), posted one and asked the Ethan and Lou Radio Show (I-95) listeners to share theirs, this is what they sent me.
New Milford Parents Have Facebook Debate On Whether Remote Learning is a Viable Option During COVID Surge
Many Americans are concerned for their health and the health of their children with a recent surge in positive COVID numbers and this rings true in New Milford, CT. Recently one parent created a Facebook post that read:
“One of my daughter’s said to me last night that she is scared of going to school and asked why we can’t do remote learning?’
The mother added that her daughter remarked there were “barely and kids” in her math class. She wanted to know what everyone else on the New Milford Facebook page thought, asking if they think remote learning should be an option. Finally, she shared a screen shot, she took of the New Milford Public Schools COVID Dashboard. The picture showed the statistics that were available for January of 2022 so far. Below are some of the responses the woman received.
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If we hadn’t experienced 2021, and someone had to tell us about it, I’m not sure we’d believe them. The events of the year read like episodes in a science fiction television show. It begs the question, what would surprise of amaze us? What headlines would grab us? National headlines would likely look like cheap imitations of what we saw in ’21. How about 7 Greater-Danbury Headlines It’d Be Amazing to See in 2022