CitySeed’s Downtown Farmers Market reopened on the New Haven Green this summer after a closure during the pandemic, with vendors’ booths lined up near City Hall featuring fresh vegetables, fruits, and handmade soaps. This video was produced by Shimei Ricks-Cook, a student at Bloomfield High School, and Tori Matula, a student at Foran High School in Milford.
Introducing your favorite talk show host… Shimei Ricks-Cook. Ricks-Cook, 17, a senior at Bloomfield High School, dreams of being a talk show host or a commentator on ESPN. Ricks-Cook and his friend Kobie Washington created their own sports podcast at their school called Shimei and Kobie Unfiltered. They discuss professional sports leagues such as MLB, NBA and the NFL, Cook is the executive producer, creator and editor for the podcast.
Tori Matula, 17, of Milford, is a rising senior student-athlete at Joseph A. Foran High School. Matula has been on her high school girls’ volleyball team for four years and would like to play on the college level someday. Though she does not know what she wants to major in in college, she still wants to have the college experience and adventure. Matula said her mother, Candace, is her biggest role model in her life. “She has battled cancer three times,” she said.