Ann Nyberg, WTNH News 8

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WTNH News 8

New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Ann:

Nyberg – Documentary peeks into failed Powder Ridge Music Festival’s layered opposition

MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — As the documentary puts it, the Powder Ridge Music Festival of the 1970s was sex, drugs…but no rock & roll. Gorman Bechard, the Connecticut filmmaker behind What Were We Thinking Films, is revealing back the many, many details behind the festival that was (and wasn’t) and the opposition behind it — […] → Read More

Nyberg – Jessica’s Kitchen whips up tasty works of art

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — The baked goods from Jessica’s Kitchen aren’t only delicious, they’re also made to be works of art. Jessica Hall has been baking since she can remember, learning in the kitchen alongside her grandmother. “She would let me put anything I wanted into a bowl, and then send me to play for […] → Read More

Nyberg – Maple View Farm in Granby brews up award-winning beers

GRANBY, Conn. (WTNH) — Maple View Farm in Granby is known for its food, fun and now beer. The farm, which has been in the same family for three generations, now boasts award-winning beer. The farm brews about 30 beers, with eight seasonal options on tap at a time. In October, that means the beloved […] → Read More

Nyberg – Sandra’s Wine Life returns to talk Valentine’s day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Wine expert Sandra Guibord stopped by the News 8 studio again to offer her best choices for Valentine’s Day wines. Hear what she has chosen for a romantic experience and what wines pair well with food. Plus she tells us about her newest career adventure. Watch the full interview to learn more! → Read More

Nyberg – Author shares experience with cytomegalovirus

Megan Nix's daughter, Anna, didn't have any notable issues during pregnancy. Anna was born a little small, and completely silent, but it wasn't until 10 days later that Nix would learn that Anna had cytomegalovirus -- a little-known, but common virus that is the top, nongenetic cause of hearing loss in infants. → Read More

Nyberg – New round of grants for women-owned businesses opens

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The next round of grants from the Connecticut Women’s Business Development Council is now open. Until Feb. 17, women can apply for up to $10,000 in equity-match grants. For example, a coffee shop could apply to purchase new equipment, like an extra oven. “If they’re increasing their production by 30%, they […] → Read More

Nyberg – City Bonfires surpasses 1M sales

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — What started out as a way to help two Maryland families through the pandemic has now turned into a booming business. “We had a problem of the fire pits were burning so long, and they weren’t as convenient as we wanted, and we were trying to figure out a way […] → Read More

Nyberg – Schnickelfritz Treats & Crafts brings one-of-a-kind parties to you

A side hustle can expand your horizons and bring a lot of joy to your life alongside the regular 9-5, which is the case for Deanna Kohler. She is a mother of Irish twins who runs her own one-of-a-kind crafting business, Schnickel Fritz Treats and Crafts, while also working as a bus driver in Beacon Falls. → Read More

Nyberg – Strong Poss-Abilities brings wellness to special needs community

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — A Windsor Locks nonprofit is bringing health and wellness to the special needs community. Strong Poss-Abilities provides personal training, group training, nutritional counseling and life skills coaching. The organization also hosts social events for young adults. Tessa Eichelberger, who runs the nonprofit, started it after a friend became paralyzed due […] → Read More

Nyberg – Duby’s Bagels & Bakery opening in Old Saybrook

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — Duby Shelsky has always been a baker at heart and it has been a lifelong dream of his to open his own store. Shelsky is from New York City and grew up eating the food he will be selling at the new shop.Shelsky said he started the business four years […] → Read More

Nyberg – New Haven donor pays tuition for Southern Connecticut State University student from Ukraine

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yulia Stelmakh woke her son up at 6 a.m. on Feb. 24 after she heard bombs go off. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, she told him, had begun. “We didn’t believe that war was possible, so we didn’t believe,” she said. “Yes, we heard a lot of talk, but we didn’t […] → Read More

Nyberg – Trent Gerbers, author of The Never-Ending Storm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Trent Gerbers wrote his book, The Never-Ending Storm, with his three children in mind. Their names are all in the book, and while he wants his characters to feel real, he also wants them to have the same traits he wants his children to embrace. One of those is seen […] → Read More

Nyberg – Bradley Mountain Farm offers goat yoga, painting, cuddle therapy

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Goat yoga, cuddle therapy and painting? Bradley Mountain Farm is the goat-to for all of it. The farm is on the Registry of National Historical Places in Southington on the site of what used to be an eyeglass screw factory. “It’s been in different levels of repair and disrepair, and my […] → Read More

Nyberg – Pearl Wine Bar matches international wines with small-plate options

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Pearl Wine Bar’s success is attributed to the right location, with the right people, and the right menu. “It’s got beautiful front windows,” said Emilie Penner, who owns the Branford restaurant. “It’s a great location, so we decided to go for it.” The wine bar offers drinks from all over the […] → Read More

Nyberg – Hidrent app lets you hire a firefighter as a handyman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Need a handyman? How about an off-duty firefighter. Hidrent is a New Haven company launched by the tv show “Shark Tank.” The premise is simple — homeowners who need a safe, trustworthy and reliable handyman or woman can hire an off-duty firefighter. Dave Heimbach came up with the idea when […] → Read More

Nyberg – The Parkinson’s Painter Collection

An upcoming art exhibit in Manchester will feature the work of Norman Greenstein, an Air Force veteran who was forced into an early retirement due to Parkinson's disease. → Read More

Nyberg – Leanne Bowes on tour with Demi Lovato

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Leanne Bowes picked up the bass guitar at 12 after her father, a drummer, encouraged her to learn. They played together at their New Milford home and did talent shows. Then, when he died of cancer at the age of 48, she decided she wanted to pursue her dreams then, […] → Read More

Nyberg: Pau Pau’s Pizza Cones gives twist on classic dish

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — Thin crust, deep dish, New York or Chicago style. And now, cone…? If you’re looking for a new twist on pizza, try Pau Pau’s Pizza Cones, a food truck in Norwalk. It started with co-owners Ben Quick and Robert Layer, who met after Quick’s brother died. They became friends, and then […] → Read More

Nyberg: Sparrow Pizza Bar in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Looking for a new restaurant to satisfy your pizza fix? Try Sparrow Pizza Bar in West Hartford. The man behind the pie is Adam Greenberg, a chef who has appeared on the Food Network. There’s a nostalgic air to the restaurant — Greenberg opened it in the old location for […] → Read More

Nyberg: Playhouse Theatre Group

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — For a small state, Connecticut has its fair share of many wonderful theatres. One of those, Playhouse on Park, has dug deep roots into the community in the 13 years it has been in West Hartford. The Playhouse Theatre Group was formed after taking over space that had been abandoned […] → Read More