Monday, February 27, 2012

Preppy Trivia Question: What was the first store to carry Vera Bradley and Vineyard Vines?


I had asked this trivia question:
Q: What was the first store in the country to carry Vera Bradley?  It was also the first store to carry Vineyard Vines.

Thank you to everyone who responded.  Here is the answer:
A: The Fligors of Edgartown.


Responses of Murray's Toggery Shop in Edgartown are geospatially correct anyway.  Murray's occupied The Fligors' building from about 2001 to 2007 (Murray's originally had opened their Vineyard store 32 years ago in Vineyard Haven, before moving to Edgartown when their lease was up).

 Carol Fligor confirmed that their store had been the first to carry these two brands.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Walk Through New Haven, Connecticut




New Haven, Connecticut. is one of the most interesting New England cities with many places to visit and see.   It is dominated by Yale,  of course,  but is also one of the oldest cities. It was founded in 1638, led by puritans Davenport and Eaton.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guest Post: A Bit of History of Sachems Head, Connecticut




A Bit of History of Sachems Head, Connecticut

Connecticut's Sachems Head
Although Sachems Head is a small place, studying her history is a large task. I began to collect information from various sources and to concentrate on what I, myself, could recall. I was more than glad that I had given myself the privilege of unearthing so much that was interesting to me and that I hope will be worth the attention of those of you who are here this afternoon. I have not had to do much digging up of records as that has been done so thoroughly by Mrs. Henry B. Griswold. Some of the results of her efforts have been published from time to time in the local papers to which I had access. Some of them I was fortunate enough to find laid away among my own treasures. You will have to excuse personalities from time to time which may enter into my talk. Sachems Head is part of my life - I belong there. I started going to Rock Bound when I was five weeks old and I am quite sure that I am about the oldest summer resident reckoned in terms of seasons spent at Sachems Head - so - I speak with the authority which age confers.