Some tv world blasts from the past updates:
Former WVIT NBC Connecticut reporter Erika Tarantal has joined Hearst’s ABC Boston affiliate WCVB as an anchor and reporter.
And former Fox Ct student news program reporter Will Ripley, a 1999 graduate of Manchester High School, has been named CNN’s Tokyo-based correspondent.
And speaking of tv, current WFSB anchor Dennis House will celebrate his 50th birthday helping Interval House.
House actually turned 50 in December but will celebrate publicly on Feb. 27 at the party which will be held at Hartford City Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Hartford non-profit that provides help to victims of domestic violence.
Tickets are $50. Information: 860-246-9149, extension 337.
WFSB weatherman and its most well-known personality, Scot Haney, has made it to Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist segment of his CNN Anderson Cooper 360 show.
Yep, Haney has turned his cat’s vomit into “fame.” Here you go.
Cooper’s parting shot by the way, ”It did help to fill that “Now Trending” segment.”
Hamden wasn’t the only Connecticut town to make CNN/Money Magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 Places to Live.” While Hamden placed #54, Greenwich was ranked a primo #29 on the list.
Coming in at #64 was Fairfield and at #72, drum roll please, West Hartford.
Comments on West Hartford note:
“Suburbs often compete with their big-city neighbor when it comes to nightlife and entertainment. Not so with West Hartford. Though it shares a border with state capital Hartford, this city is the regional destination for fun. Blue Back Square (after Noah Webster’s bluebacked books) offers diverse eateries, retail shops, a movie theater, and weekly concerts. Though property taxes are high, West Hartford’s exceptional public schools (its two public high schools are ranked No. 2 and No. 6 in the state) are the payoff. “
Hamden is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States, according to CNN and Money Magazine, which released its 2012 100 Top Places to Live List on Monday.
It’s not the first time the town has made the list. It also made the list in 2008 and 2010.
And what makes this New Haven county community so appealing?
“The Land of the Sleeping Giant’s mountains, hills, and parks coupled with Quinnipiac University’s college-town energy make this classic New England town the ideal abode for many growing families,” the site says.
For the entire list go to: http://cnnmon.ie/ORIyuD