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Winter Waterskiing In Sandy Hook On 'All Things Connecticut'



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All Things Connecticut, the CPTV series that last week included a visit to Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, will return to town for another visit with its next episode.

For the February 5 episode, called “On The Water,” host David Bibbey takes a plunge into Connecticut’s chilly mid-winter waters. After a kayaking trip in Torrington, Bibbey heads to Sandy Hook for winter waterskiing with Joel Zeisler, founder of Leaps of Faith, a program for disabled water skiers. Joel is a former national waterski champion and coach of the US Disabled Waterski Team.

The program will also feature a “Spotlight on the Arts” segment, with reporter Ed Wierzbicki interviewing Corina Alvarezdelug, a Venezuelan born, New Haven based artist who uses her talents to inform a younger generation about political oppression in a larger world.

Later in the show, Christina Defranco continues her “Made in Connecticut” reports with a visit to a Southington company developing surgical equipment for a growing number of female surgeons, and a Manchester manufacturer working on a breakthrough product that strengthens orthopedic screws for just about every major surgery.

Finally, the episode’s “Cultural Treasures” segment features Stonington Borough. Viewers will learn how three cannons and a local militia were able to fend off five British naval ships.

In the final segment, David Bibbey breaks bread with Brazilians in Bridgeport, visiting the bakery Ki Delicia with cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz.

Programs air on Thursdays at 8 pm, with encore broadcasts scheduled for Saturdays at 10:30 am and Sundays at 12:30 pm.

CPTV’s program invites viewers to meet David Bibbey. He’s British, and he’s moved “across the pond” with his family to make Connecticut his home. With All Things Connecticut Bibbey travels in everything from the back of a London taxi to the sidecar of an American motorcycle (accompanied by a dog, Harley) opportunities to explore the unexplored in Connecticut. Traveling by plane, helicopter, boat, kayak, even tandem bicycle, Mr Bibbey seeks out all things Connecticut and takes viewers along for the ride.

So far this season, Mr Bibbey has taken a riverboat ride on the Connecticut River, visited Gillette Castle in East Haddam, biked through Hartford with Mayor Pedro Segarra and members of The West End Blend, flown out of Waterbury-Oxford Airport with his dentist, visited Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, and experienced the dance artistry of Pilobolus Dance Theatre in Washington.

His carefree, often eccentric personality makes people laugh. 

“I enjoy people’s stories, and I like watching the pleasure in their faces – reigniting that connection. People who you wouldn’t expect are having fun!” Bibbey said.  

David Bibbey, the host of CPTV’s All Things Connecticut, will bring viewers into Sandy Hook for the second time this season.   
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