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Cheshire High School Senior Will Begin Coursework at University of Rhode Island This September

June 10, 2014 | Cheshire, CT

Calcagni Real Estate agents Gina Shumilla (left) and Sandy Wagner (right) present Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni (center) with Calcagni’s annual $500 college scholarship.

Calcagni Real Estate agents Gina Shumilla (left) and Sandy Wagner (right) present Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni (center) with Calcagni’s annual $500 college scholarship.

Calcagni Real Estate has awarded its annual $500 scholarship this year to Cheshire High School senior Kelsey Uguccioni.  Planning to attend the University of Rhode Island and study communication disorders and speech therapy, Uguccioni has been involved with Special Olympics for six years.

Among other requirements, scholarship applicants must submit an essay about the importance of their own community involvement.  In Uguccioni’s essay, she reflected upon her work with Special Olympics.  Community involvement, specifically working with those who face challenges accomplishing everyday tasks, has taught Uguccioni that she, herself, is only thing standing in the way of her success.

“We’re thrilled to present Kelsey Uguccioni with our annual scholarship,” says Calcagni Real Estate agent and scholarship program director Sandy Wagner. “Described by one of her teachers as one of the most selfless individuals at school, Kelsey truly embodies what this award is all about.”

Calcagni Real Estate has been offering the scholarship annually for the past 10 years.  Graduating high school seniors who reside in Cheshire and plan to attend an accredited two to four year college are eligible to apply for the scholarship.  The award is based on service to the community, academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need.  The $500 prize is awarded upon completion of the first semester of college.

About Calcagni Real Estate

With offices in Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford as well as more than four decades worth of roots in the Cheshire community, Calcagni Real Estate has a strong market presence built on experience and success. Calcagni agents and their families live, work, volunteer, and strongly support charitable causes throughout the areas where the company serves both home buyers and sellers. For more information, visit Calcagni Real Estate online at www.calcagni.com.

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(photo courtesy of Everybody's Market)

(Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Market)


April 25, 2014 | Cheshire, CTCalcagni Commercial and Everybody’s Market, both family- owned businesses in Cheshire, today announced the closing of a deal with Big Y Foods, Inc. that will transform Everybody’s Market into Big Y’s Everybody’s Market in the grocery store’s current location at 1021 South Main Street beginning in July 2014.

In talking with Big Y’s real estate manager more than one year ago, the Calcagni Commercial team learned the grocery store chain desired to have a presence in the Cheshire community.

Almost immediately, we thought of Everybody’s Market,” says Ralph Lewis, vice president of Calcagni Commercial. “They’re a family business that has had tremendous success delivering high quality products to high-end consumers. And they’ve done that all these years while remaining true to their core values: accountability; strong relationships, honesty, treating customers like family, and hard work.”

Confident in the potential for productive dialogue between Big Y and Everybody’s, Calcagni introduced the two families. For Sam Morris of Everybody’s, bringing in Big Y made perfect sense.

 “Ever since my late father, Irv Morris who passed away in 2012, brought Everybody’s back to Cheshire in the 1990’s, we’ve been dedicated to building strong, long-term relationships with our neighbors by selling high-quality local and natural produce, meats, seafood, and groceries,” says Sam Morris. “It was my dad who laid the foundation for all our success to date and made it possible for us to explore this unique opportunity with Big Y. We are two companies that have the same family values at our core, and I think Big Y is going to be a great addition to our Cheshire community.”

Morris informed Everybody’s management of the deal this morning. Management then spent the day sharing the news with employees.

Big Y will handle hiring for the new store. On its website, Big Y announced the April 29, 2014 opening of a hiring site for Big Y’s Everybody’s Market at 1029 South Main Street in Cheshire.

About Calcagni Commercial

Led by vice president Ralph Lewis, Calcagni Commercial’s specialized real estate team has the expertise to create value as opposed to take advantage of the moment, providing clients with perspective on past events and current trends as well as insight into market changes and coming opportunities. This combination of experience and vision uniquely lends itself to making highly valuable real estate decisions. Calcagni Commercial offers brokerage, development, and entitlement services. For more information, please visit http://www.calcagni.com/commercial or call 203-272-1821.

Cheshire Builder John Ricci wins prestigious 2013 HOBI Awards

Pictured (Holding awards): Melanie Bristol Ricci, REALTOR; John Ricci, owner of Ricci Construction Group, Inc.

Pictured (holding awards): Melanie Bristol Ricci, REALTOR; John Ricci, owner of Ricci Construction Group, Inc.

Congratulations to local Cheshire builder John Ricci, for winning the HOBI Awards for the third year in a row! The Home Builders Association of Connecticut awarded Ricci Construction Group, Inc., two of the most competitive and prestigious home building awards in the state- “Best Custom Home over 10,000 sq. ft.” and “Best Custom Home under 3,000 sq. ft.” in 2013

Ricci Construction Group, Inc., is currently offering a new 3 lot subdivision- Royal Crest Estates– in Cheshire, expertly marketed by Calcagni Real Estate.  These 4,5 & 6 acre lots are set majestically at the end of a cul-de-sac surrounded by open space. Private appointments are available to preview this offering, priced from $989,900.

For more information, visit www.calcagni.com/royalcrestestates or contact project manager, Melanie Bristol Ricci at 203-272-1821 Ext. 328



Calcagni Real Estate Property Highlight: 15 Stonegate Circle, Cheshire

A unique opportunity to live in Cheshire’s exclusive Stonegate community of maintenance-free homes…


Upon entering the spacious foyer of this elegantly designed luxury home, you will notice the many upgrades throughout, along with features such as:
An inviting gourmet kitchen, vaulted, light-filled ceilings, 3 bedrooms, including a first floor master, 4 bathrooms, a library and expansive loft area.


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Perfect for entertaining, this home features an additional 1,100 sq ft in the finished lower level.            

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Exterior features include a lovely private patio, and professionally landscaping.

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Property Link: http://calcagni.com/find-my-home/#PropertyID=64563980

Private appointments are available to view this spectacular home by contacting the listing agent at 203-272-1821 Ext. 341, or by visiting WWW.CALCAGNI.COM


Exciting arts center coming to Cheshire!….

Ball & Socket

Calcagni Real Estate is a proud fan and supporter of Ball & Socket Arts, a local arts organization, is planning to transform Cheshire’s  former  Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. into a multi-disciplinary arts center and community gathering place. They are raising funds to renovate & rehab this beautiful and historic site to include art galleries, performance spaces, studios, classrooms, shops, restaurants and more…

To that end, Ball & Socket Arts is participating in a 36-HOUR ONLINE GIVING EVENT sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. You may help by making a donation between 8AM OCTOBER 2 and 8PM OCTOBER 3- your donation will be augmented with matching funds from the foundation!

The Great Give

[Purchase of the site will take place in March 2014 and work will begin immediately. Opening day is planned for summer of 2016… Stay tuned for more info on this exciting project that will bring arts & culture to Cheshire!]

For more info visit: http://www.thegreatgive2013.org and http://ballandsocket.org

We’re proud to call Cheshire our home…

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If you haven’t already heard, we at Calcagni Real Estate are very excited to see that CHESHIRE, CT made the 2013 Top 50 Money Magazine list of best small towns to live!

Cheshire is one of only 3 Connecticut towns that made the list! We certainly know what makes our town so special, and are glad to know that it was recognized by a national publication such as Money Magazine!

(May we add that Cheshire previously made the list also in 2011 and 2009!)


Top 50 rank: 39
Population: 29,433

This former farming community still feels like a quintessential New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens, and towering trees. Cheshire’s proximity to New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport gives residents plenty of options when it comes to jobs, though locals say the traffic can make even short commutes painful.

Developers recently announced plans to build an open-air outlet mall on the edge of town, a project that should create jobs and drum up additional tax revenue. –K.F

To read the Money Magazine article, click the following link:         http://cnnmon.ie/17pSsIO

Local Happenings: Cheshire Dog Park 1st Annual Canine Carnival

Stop by this fun event in Cheshire, tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th 1-4 PM.. Our very own realtor Stacey DeAngelis will be in the dunk tank, helping raise funds for the Cheshire Dog Park! (Look out Stacey!)

For more info on the Cheshire Dog Park, visit: www.cheshiredogpark.com

Canine Carnival