What’s Going on in Stafford? A Lot!


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted! Well, that’s all about to change, as I take my proverbial head out of my ass! I’m back in the swing of things and excited about what’s going on in our beautiful home town. I’ll be busy for the next two week’s as the Stafford Bulldogs have had an amazing season!

All three teams not only made the playoffs but won their first round games. All games are at Fermi High in Enfield this Sunday: C-Team @ 10AM vs Tolland, A-Team @ 12PM vs Ellington, &  defending champion B-Team @ 2PM vs Enfield. We could use your support, good luck to all!

Also, tomorrow night at Middle Ground Cafe, local cartoonist & artist, Dave Mercier, will open his art show. This is a must see, and you can meet him tomorrow night between 6PM and 8PM. Also check out his website—> Mercworks.

Don’t forget about the amazing new Palace Theater, also located on Main St, who have an amazing schedule coming up. Next Friday will be Mike Delguidice and Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band! For tickets hit this link (tickets). Kate and I will be filming a show from there in the very near future.

The old Munn’s Pub is under new ownership and they’ve already made many improvements. It’s a lot of fun as I can attest to personally ;). Check out they’re Facebook page: Ric’s Cafe. I’ll chat with you soon.


Earth Day 2012

Downtown Clean Up Day


On Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 1pm to 4pm, in honor of Earth Day, come support the local community and volunteer to help clean up beautiful downtown Stafford Springs!Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, rakes, shovels, and brooms. Non-perishable food or personal items are being accepted for Safe Net Ministries as well. There will be live music in Haymarket Square and refreshments from local businesses. This whole thing was put together and is being sponsored by Jeff Giglio from Studio 85 and Kathy Aspelin of Middle Ground Cafe. We have a beautiful town and beautiful parks, please come down Sunday and do your part! Remember, if we all threw our trash away properly on a daily basis we wouldn’t need to do this. Watch the video below, one of my all-time favorites! Keep Stafford beautiful!




Scavenger Hunt #1

Kate and I started a new and fun activity for our myStaffordSprings supporters, it’s called “Find the Snail” scavenger hunt. A snail, like the one pictured above, will be hidden somewhere in Stafford and it’s up to you to find it. Clues will be given, the first person to find the snail will win a prize package. This week’s prize is a Paradiso Insurance t-shirt and a $10 gift card to Middle Ground Cafe. All the info is available on Facebook on the LIVE with Kate & Kurt page. Here’s this week’s clues….

1. People gathered near where I am many years ago to have a good time.
2. You might need to wash your car after you find me.
3. I’m located in the item that Mary Poppins boyfriend cleaned.

Chili Cook-Off at Middle Ground


What are you doing this Thursday night, March 29th? Come on down to Middle Ground Cafe for the First Annual Chili Cook-Off, it starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. $10 entry , the winner will receive a $50 Middle Ground gift card! Call 860 851-8900 to reserve a spot. $5 general admission gets you judging rights, a sample of all chili and a slice of homemade shortbread!

I decided to enter the competition myself but I have never made chili. I need a recipe quickly, please email me with any awesome homemade recipes. If you help me win, I will be happy to share the gift certificate with you. Send recipes to kvail@paradisoinsurance.com. Thanks for your help!


Win a Date with Kurt or Kate



Well, here we go. Kate and I are trying something new to help raise money for Josh Scussell who has recently diagnosed with  lymphoma. Josh is a young man who was born and raised in Stafford and is a member of the band “Rude Blues”.

So, will be selling tickets to win a date with Kate or myself. The tickets are $5 or 3 for $10. You can stop by the MyStaffordSprings office on 4 East Main St to purchase tickets. You can also pick up tickets at Middle Ground Cafe. All the info is on the flyer above. More details to come. It’s for a great cause, plus you can have a date with the beautiful Kate Pisciotta or be entertained by me while enjoying a nice meal!

Kate & Kurt Poll Results :(

Kate Campaigning

This week’s Kate & Kurt Show brought us back to where it all started, Middle Ground Cafe, for episode number 28. We have a new logo thanks to our friends @ Astonish Results, so I did a quick blog showcasing it and added a little poll to see who people liked the best on our show. What I thought would get maybe 20 votes turned out to be a real fun competition. The results as of 3:00pm on the 9th are: 477 total votes Kate 256, Kurt 177 (thank you), Tocka 21, Hillary 12, Dr. Dutton 11.
Also this week, Kate and I were invited to the Stafford Rotary Club Christmas party and we would like to thank them for their continued support of our show but more importantly their support of local business and our community as a whole! There is a lot of events coming up so watch the show and stay informed. Also my friend Candy Silvain is involved with Stuff ~a~ Bus for Santas Toy Boxx event that is taking place at the Stafford Town Hall tomorrow Saturday, December 10th. Please go out and support this event, all toys stay local. Thanks again, and goto mystaffordsprings.com to find out about upcoming local events. See y’all Sunday at 2:00pm at the Winterfest Parade through downtown Stafford Springs, Kate and I will be there so come up and say “Hi”. It’s a great event that will be better than ever this year, hit this link–>Winterfest ’10 to watch last years video.

Live with Kate & Kurt

Mystaffordsprings contributor Kate Pisciotta and myself launched our weekly youtube video series this morning at Middle Ground Cafe on Main St. in downtown Stafford Springs.  It will consist of us talking about news and upcoming events for the coming weeks that are going to take place in our wonderful town. It will be entertaining and informative. Below is our first video done this morning. A new video will be done every Wednesday from Middle Ground. Please follow us on http://www.mystaffordsprings.com/ or on Facebook and Twitter. You can also email any of your ideas or information to us at mystaffordsprings@gmail.com. Stay tuned.