Posts tagged ‘food’

January 8th, 2014

Wolcott Brewery Serves Cannoli

by Christopher O'Brien

By Brien Stephen

There are a ton of great breweries in CT, but one that is on the cutting edge of “beer you didn’t know you already loved” is Shebeen Brewing Company. I did a big write-up on these guys a little while back; their claim to fame is making such beers as Bacon Kona Stout, Double Rye Porter, German Cerveza, and their infamous Cannoli beer. In other words, beer that may make purists and beer neophytes alike roll their eyes — at least until they actually take the first sip!

Now Shebeen had been brewing off of a pilot system until fairly recently: in fact this past Saturday they brewed up a batch of their Cannoli beer on their new bigger system for the first time!

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November 7th, 2013

Pawtoberfest 2013 to benefit Town Pound

by Christopher O'Brien
Sponsors are encouraging attendees to share this poster

Sponsors are encouraging attendees to share this poster

A second annual PAWTOBERFEST to benefit the Wolcott Dog Pound’s medical fund will be held all day and evening Saturday. Last year organizers raised almost $9,000 which benefits the no-kill shelter. Several other animal rescue groups will also benefit.

The event to be held at Johnny B’s Bar and Grill on Meriden Rd. will include live music, beer, prizes for only $10 will start at 1 pm and continue until the bar closes after midnight.

Attendees are welcome to bring

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November 1st, 2013

Democratic Candidates for Board of Education

by Christopher O'Brien

BOEBuildingPhotoThe largest industry in Wolcott is education. With over 500 teachers and staff educating about 2800 students, the Board of Education is also the town’s largest employer. It manages a $32.2 Million budget -65% of all town expenditures. Members meet twice a month and are prohibited from receiving any payment by state statute.

Their role is to manage the school system, oversee the Superintendant, approve hires and resignation, approve curricula and many other roles. The Board is governed by State Statute and operates entirely independent of the Mayor and Town Council. The only role the Town C

ouncil has officially with the Board is approving the total requested whole budget allocation (For example, the Council can approve its $32.2 million budget, but has no input into any specific line item).

When new contracts are approved, Board and Superintendant often submit those contracts to the Council for approval.

Republicans currently have a 6-3 majority. Each party will present 6 candidates to voters to choose from on Election Day. Voters may select up to 6 candidates on their ballot, although 9 will be elected.

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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!

Contact us at wolcottwhisper@gmail.com .

December 7th, 2012

Townwide Christmas Party Tonight; Wonderland Sunday

by Christopher O'Brien

Friday Dec. 7th -Mayor Dunn invites all town residents to celebrate the Christmas and holiday season tonight from 4-7 pm at the annual Townwide Christmas Party. Festivities will be at the Senior Center at 211 Nichols Rd. The Wolcott High School Jazz Band will perform.

Sunday Dec. 9th – The annual Winter Wonderland will be held from 11 am – 4 pm at the Lions’ Club property at 245 Wolcott Rd. Festivities include a special visit by Santa Claus, horse drawn wagon rides, music, hot dogs, treats, and hot chocolate and cider. When you arrive, feel free to stop at the Lions’ Annual Tree and Wreath Sale. Pick out your tree or wreath and tag it for later pickup or delivery.

Tuesday Dec. 11th – The Wolcott Knights of Columbus invite families and friends to their annyal Christmas celebration. This will be held in the St. Maria Goretti Church Hall. A catered buffet dinner with music and grab bag ($10) will be held. Please RSVP by Dec. 7th to Ray McDonald (879-9191) or Roland Dupre (879-3051).

October 28th, 2012

Wolcott Ready for Hurricane

by Christopher O'Brien

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New Jersey and the Connecticut shoreline, Wolcott is ready for coping with the storm. Mayor Thomas G. Dunn is informing residents to be prepared. As of Sunday evening, traffic was sparse around town and some were topping off their cars with gasoline just in case. Yet, many area businesses still have plenty of provisions of batteries, bottled water and other necessities if residents still need to stock up.

If a shelter is needed to be opened, residents will be notified through the emergency notification and reverse 911 system. Residents with cell phones should register with the town’s alert system right now so that they can be notified should phone service also be interrupted. The link to do so is here.

Mayor Dunn tells the Whisper that a decision to open the storm shelters will be done when the need arises. The Senior Center was used last year for a temporary shelter and housed about thirty residents. Tyrrell School is the designated shelter for the town and has capacity for residents to sleep overnight.

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June 28th, 2011

Taste of Wolcott Offers Inexpensive Dates

by LonSeidman

Mona Lisa Restaraunt's Outdoor Patio

The outdoor patio at Mona Lisa's is a great place to try a new restaraunt on a beautiful day.

You don’t have to leave town to get an upscale delicious meal on a nice date. And pizza doesn’t have to be the only option. In fact, chefs offering a variety of familiar and unique options are just around the corner for dates that won’t cost a hundred bucks.

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Five Restaurants are participating in this year’s Taste of Wolcott: JD’s Roadhouse, La Fortuna, Bin 300, McBride’s, and Mona Lisa
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Throughout the month of June, five Wolcott establishments have continued their Taste of Wolcott selections. Each sit down meal includes three courses, including either an appetizer, soup, or salad, an entree, and desert at a reasonable price: $10.11 for lunch and $20.11 for dinner.

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June 17th, 2011

Organic Farming: More Slaughterhouses Coming To Connecticut?

by LonSeidman

By Kathleen Kiley
CTWatchdog.com – As Connecticut’s love affair with locally grown food intensifies, more slaughterhouses might be needed right here in the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut already has three United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected slaughterhouses, which most consumers are not even aware of. And there’s a debate in the farming community as to whether additional ones are needed. Several farmers and restaurateurs say more slaughterhouses could help the economy and result in more locally produced meat. However, some farmers say the need might be overblown.

“For some farmers, it’s been a continue reading at CtWatchdog.com