Stafford Winterfest Parade

The third annual Stafford Winterfest Parade is going to be held on Sunday December 16, 2012! Do not miss the festivities, which include hot chocolate, cookies, music, many floats, an appearance by the big guy himself, and much, much more. The parade kicks off at 2PM at Olympic Field and continues through Main St, concluding at the town hall where refreshments will be served as well Christmas carols sung by the Stafford High chorus.

This parade is what motivated Kate, Chris, and myself to start The first year was very good, last year was great, and this should be outstanding as all the shops on Main St will be involved. Last year Kate and I had the privilege of announcing the parade, this year I think I’ll be riding on the Stafford Youth Football float celebrating another amazing year.

For more information on the parade or how to enter a float, go to the Community & Civic Affairs Commission’s page on Facebook page. You can also contact Cindy Kabel @ (860)604-1509.

Below is an awesome video taken and edited by Kate Pisciotta of the first annual Winterfest Parade in 2010, check it out!


Kate & Kurt 2011 The Year in Review

Kate & Kurt 2011

Well as 2011 comes to an end I just want to say thank you to everyone that contributed to the Kate & Kurt show. I never thought it would last this long, but I look forward to 2012 as the show is going to keep improving. I would like to thank Chris Paradiso for making this all possible but I would especially like to thank my very special friend, Kate Pisciotta who dedicates countless hours every week to filming, editing, and coming up with ideas for the show and maintaining the MyStaffordSprings website anf Facebook pages. Check out the amazing video below that she put together highlighting our shows from 2011. Enjoy and we’ll see you next year!

6th Annual Legend’s Night

Talk about the best of both worlds, meet baseball greats Graig Nettles, Bob Stanley, and Bill Lee, get some good eats, have some good laughs and, most importantly help Stafford Little League and The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in the process, all for $45. Call us today for your tickets @ Paradiso Insurance (860)684-5270. It’s a fantastic night and it’s for a great cause, make it happen! Check out the video below, to see if Stafford prefers the Yankees or the Red Sox.





in association with


6th Annual Legends Night

Featuring former stars:


  Bill “Spaceman” Lee      Graig Nettles            Bob “Steamer” Stanley

 Thursday April 7, 2011

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fairground Banquet Facility @ Stafford Motor Speedway

Donation: $45.00


Half of all proceeds will go to Stafford Little League to help families that cannot afford the cost to register a child for the upcoming season.  The other half will go to the Connecticut Children’s Hospital which has help hundreds of children from Stafford Springs and throughout the state.

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Every insurance commercial says they can save you money on your car insurance, but you always have to dial an 800 number and talk to a complete stranger. If you call back, do you think you’re going to talk to the same person? Paradiso Insurance in an independent insurance agency which allows us to shop your insurance around to many of the biggest and most established insurance companies in the industry, to find you the best coverage and most affordable rates.

 Everyone’s situation is different, everyone’s needs are different, if you sit down with me, I’m going to go over all your coverages with you face to face, and help you taylor the plan that best suits your individual needs. If you care about service, I’m available 24/7, not to mention a fully staffed office with top-notch professionals and Chris Paradiso, himself, who was voted one of the top forty businessmen under age 40 in the state of Connecticut.

 No matter what your insurance need is, we can help, life,health,auto, home and commercial. The choice is yours, dial an 800 number and talk to a stranger or dial (860)458-9366 and talk to me, or stop down at our 8 East Main St office in beautiful downtown Stafford Springs (right next to the post office). All quotes are always free, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call now and let’s see how much we can save you!

 Recently, Kate Pisciotta, and I, more Kate than me actually, took footage of the Winterfest Parade last month that went from Olympic field through main street and ended at the town hall. At the town hall there were Christmas carols sung by the Stafford High Madrigal singers and hot cocoa and cookies for everyone. The floats were great and of course everyone’s favorite the Stafford firetrucks were a big hit. You can check out the video below if you haven’t seen it already. The video has been a big hit, although a lot of people around town said they didn’t know about this event, I didn’t myself until I stumbled across the local youth band Riptide practicing before the parade. So Kate, Chris Paradiso, and myself thought that we could create a website to promote this wonderful town in which we live in, and that website is

The purpose of this website is to promote Stafford Springs and to keep people informed of everything that is going on locally: civic events, Stafford sports, high school and middle school musicals and plays, events at the youth center or the senior center. There is a huge art movement in Stafford, we want to showcase local artists. We also want to promote local businesses, we want people to buy in Stafford. We will spotlight local citizens.

Above all, we want your input. This is your website, let us know what’s going on out there, leave suggestions, be involved. Let’s make this community better together. Please go to now and subscribe to stay updated on everything Stafford. Thank you, Kurt.