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Welcome to the 2018 edition of The Glastonbury Book. Nearly 382 years have passed since 30 Wethersfield families settled along a beautiful sweep of land on the eastern shore of the Connecticut River, calling it Naubuc Farms. During those many years, Naubuc Farms has grown into the Town of Glastonbury, where families continue to put down roots and businesses come to prosper, farms still plant their crops and raise their stock, schools and the students that attend them continue to excel at both studies and sports, and the original beauty of the land remains prized and protected. And while The Glastonbury Book doesn’t have nearly the history its namesake does, we, too, have experienced impressive growth since first arriving in mailboxes all over town 8 years ago for three key reasons.

For one thing, we’ve become what might well be the most comprehensive directory of all that is in and around Glastonbury. For another, we provide not only the big picture but the small one, too, because within the latter lies the special things that make Glastonbury’s residents proud to call this exceptional town home. Finally, we are proud to be able to call ourselves “a trusted homegrown publication.” Indeed, in a world where print publications have survived by skimping to reduce costs, we have invested generously to feature the work of the area’s most accomplished professional artists, photographers, writers, designers, and staff members.

Photographer Al Ferreira’s exceptional images combine with Artist Bill Dougal’s delightfully airy illustrations to lighten and engage. Smart writing with a touch of whimsy by Judy Henderson aimed at both informing and amusing has always been a must. And it all comes together, thanks to the crisp, clever, and impeccably balanced design work of Art Director Annie Lane, which enhances every facet of the content — and makes flipping through its pages a pleasure.

Behind the scenes, we are blessed with smart, personable sales pros whose goal is to promote each local advertiser’s business while enriching every reader’s experience — as well as an equally superb back-office team, who not only help make it all happen but help keep it all sane. And we take that same penchant for excellence one step further, offering a user-friendly website expertly constructed and maintained.

 

 

Above all, we're useful. Genuinely useful. Indeed, we’re constantly updating our system to provide you with the most accurate contact numbers, street and web addresses, and content for any business you could need to ensure that you can find the most current information available.

So please enjoy our 2018 Glastonbury Book. Tap into our pages on your iPhone, select us on your iPad and click us on your computer. But when you’ve had enough of the global world and its digital information, grab a coffee or a nice glass of wine, settle into a comfy chair, and explore our actual pages, just like people have always done with great books. Because this is a great book.

Use it for all your regular shopping, dining, recreational, and reference needs. Share us with everyone you can. And if you’re heading to other parts of the state, take time to check out Distinctive Directories’ other annual publications before you go, including The Valley Book, which covers all the towns in the Farmington Valley; The West Hartford Book; and The Shoreline Book, which highlights the towns of Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, and Essex. They’re equally worthwhile, just as engaging, and — right along with The Glastonbury Book — always online for easy access.