Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: 8 Local Chocolate & Candy Shops Near Groton

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: 8 Local Chocolate & Candy Shops Near Groton

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer? From Willy Wonka inspired chocolate confections to nostalgic candy counters, you may be surprised to find some great local businesses near Groton. Here's a list to get you started: Munson's Chocolates Photo courtesy of Munson's Chocolates Facebook page For three generations, Munson's Chocolates has been Connecticut's largest [...]

National Rescue Dog Day: What to Consider Before You Rescue a Dog

National Rescue Dog Day: What to Consider Before You Rescue a Dog

National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach, to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. [...]

“Can You Hear Me Now?” Your Guide to Navigating Port Calls

“Can You Hear Me Now?” Your Guide to Navigating Port Calls
Photo Courtesy U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs, USS Indiana Conducts Safe Haven Port Visit in Rota, Spain

Submarine life is full of constant change and in a world now with COVID, quarantines and "clean piers," it seems that everything has been flipped upside down. Whether this is your first deployment or sixth deployment, port calls are no longer what they once were. Recently my husband was deployed for six months during the [...]

10 Great Resources Available Through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

10 Great Resources Available Through Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

When I PCS’ed to Hawaii, I wanted to do something that would help me keep my resume current, make friends, and give back to the military community. I am so glad that I found the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). After I became a volunteer, I learned that NMCRS has some amazing resources available to [...]

Where to Brunch This Mother’s Day Near Groton

Where to Brunch This Mother’s Day Near Groton

Mother's Day is one week away, so consider this your reminder! Now that we've returned to HPCON Bravo, we hope you can venture out and enjoy a meal with your sailor and family! We've rounded up a list of great ideas, from traditional brunch buffets to DIY takeout kits, there's something for everyone: Mother's Day [...]