Archive for September, 2013

September 20th, 2013

Music: An Ode to The Red Door; What Went Wrong?

by Christopher O'Brien

TheRedDoorBy Michael Lawson | Local Band Review blog

I’d been hearing the rumors for a few weeks and yesterday it happened, The Red Door literally closed its doors.  The Red Door if you aren’t familiar with it was a music club located in an alcove on Main Street in Watertown, CT. Kind of out of the way and not the easiest place to get to, it was a Connecticut destination known for its great lighting and sound.  The upper floor housed an expansive stage, while the downstairs had more of an underground club vibe with a DJ.

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September 19th, 2013

Stolen Car Leads to Chase, Lockdown

by Christopher O'Brien

WolcottPoliceCarFive juveniles are in police custody after leading police on vehicular and foot pursuits through the Woodtick section of town Wednesday morning. The chase caused Frisbee School to be placed under a lockdown for a period of time just after students arrived.

The morning events began when Officer Frank Schippani ran the plate of the car carrying the teens on Wolf Hill Rd. at 8:55 am. The red Toyota Corrolla had been reported stolen in Waterbury. After signaling the vehicle to stop, the operator instead sped south across Nichols Road and into the Baseball Association of Wolcott complex. The driver drove through the complex and when he realized there was no way out, turned to drive across one of the ballfields. 

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September 13th, 2013

Weekend Events: Ribs and Revolutionary War

by Christopher O'Brien

Saturday Sept. 14th

Sixteen teams will show off their cooking talents Saturday afternoon in Peterson Park in the annual Wolcott Rib-Off. Teams will compete in three categories that test their smokers with ribs, chicken, and an always interesting ‘open’ category. In past years, the open category has provided fish, unique side dishes and desserts. Some are grilled and some are not. Anyone is welcome to try free samples. A 50/50 raffle and donations to the Wolcott Food Bank will help those in need throughout town. Any questions contact Keli, Ben or Leigh Russel at 879-5092.

Sunday Sept. 15th

The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Redcoats are planning to capture Woodbury’s First Selectman on Sunday afternoon during a Colonial Fair and Muster Day from noon- 5 pm. The free event will take place at The Hurd House Museum, 25 Hollow Rd. in Woodbury. Two revolutionary war skirmishes will take place at 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, basket making and children’s activities and vendors will be showcased. Storytellers, games and food will be available.


How to Start a Colonial Revolution

A four-part series of talks about the foundation of the 13 Colonies, the French and Indian War and a battle that took place in Connecticut will commence Sunday at 2 pm at the Harwinton Library by UConn History professor Dr. Karl Valois. The event is sponsored by the Harwinton Historical Society.


What else?

Blessed Sacrament Church on Robbinwood Rd. in Waterbury is hosting their annual carnival.

Several places are hosting apple or strawberry festivals…. but you know what? We’d appreciate know what’s coming up so we can share it with the entire Wolcott community! Send us a note about your event!

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September 12th, 2013

Dog Park Fundraisers Planned

by Christopher O'Brien

Plans to build a dog park next to Peterson Park are moving forward with three fundraisers this month.

The first will be on Friday Sept. 13th from 4-7 pm at Five Guys Flipping Pies on Wolcott Rd. A portion of all sales will go to the dog park.

On Sunday, Sept. 22nd a car wash will be held at Musco Fuel from 11 am- 2 pm. $5 donations per car will be accepted.

On Saturday October 19th the group will be sponsoring a bowling night at Wolcott Lanes. A $20 donation includes shoes and three games from 6:30-8:30 pm. Food and raffles will also be held.

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September 5th, 2013

Murphy Not Convinced On Syria

by Christopher O'Brien

By Hugh McQuaid | CT News Junkie
Despite a personal call from President Obama this weekend, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday that he heads back to Washington skeptical of authorizing American involvement in Syria.

The two-year conflict in Syria may have reached a tipping point last month following reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s government used Sarin gas, a banned chemical weapon, outside Damascus. News reports have estimated the death toll in that attack at around 1,400 with civilians among the victims. Those casualties contribute to 100,000 deaths now attributed to the conflict.

As reports of evidence purporting to verify the use of Sarin gas by government troops have circulated around the world, President Obama and Secretary of the State John Kerry, among others, have been advocating for military intervention of some kind. Over the weekend, Obama announced he would seek Congressional authorization before pursuing a military strike.

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