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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 .

November 4th, 2012

State Senate, House Candidates Q & A

by Christopher O'Brien

The candidates for State Senate and State Representative attended a forum two weeks ago on moral and ethical issues they may need to vote upon if they are elected to represent Wolcott and Southington next week. The forum was held at St. Pius X Church and was sponsored by a coalition of local churches and the Connecticut Catholic Conference.

Participating in the forum were State Representative candidates Rob Sampson (R, I), and Charles Marsella (D, WF). Also were State Senate candidates Joe Markley (R) and John “Corky” Mazurek (D, WF).

Below are some of the positions outlined by the candidates:

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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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August 7th, 2012

Republican Candidates Ready for Primary

by Christopher O'Brien

Republican candidates for the open congressional seat squared off last week in a debate sponsored by the Brookfield Republican Party at Brookfield High School. Candidates included former Naval Intelligence officer Justin Bernier, real estate developer Mark Greenberg, business owner Lisa Wilson- Foley, and current State Senator Andrew Roraback.

Videos from this debate are below. The entire debate is just under an hour. Thanks to Chris Ford for providing these to the Whisper. Click “More” to view the videos.

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December 4th, 2011

Medicare Changes Must Be Made By Dec. 7, 2011

by Christopher O'Brien

By George Gombossy
CTWatchdog.com

Several Connecticut readers have asked me to provide more detailed information on Medicare. What better time than now when those on Medicare have their annual opportunity to change their plans until Dec. 7.

First, if you are not covered under a group health plan, either from your own or spouse’s current employment, you need to sign up for Medicare three months prior to turning 65. You can apply for Medicare online at www.socialsecurity.gov . It’s convenient, quick and easy. It takes less than 10 minutes. The site also has FAQs to assist with other issues.

And assuming that you are on Medicare, you have several important choices to make in the next few weeks.

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