Posts tagged ‘local’

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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December 20th, 2013

Small Businesses Offer Big Gifts

by Christopher O'Brien
Karen Zaleski stands in front of a refinished box she painted at Deja Vu

Karen Zaleski stands in front of a refinished box she painted at Deja Vu

Still looking for that perfect gift?

It could be just around the corner and away from the chains and box stores.

Deja Vu, a Munson Road store that refurbishes and repurposes a variety of items, Karen Zaleski reports that business has been very brisk. “We actually sell alot online than in the store – but there’s alot here. Their variety store has a little bit of everything ranging from knick nacks to snowboards; guitars to signs. Wherever you look, there’s often something new or different- and perhaps that pefect gift. In the back room are complete dining room sets, in the front, vases turned into birdbaths, artwork, and walking canes. 

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November 2nd, 2013

“Like” The Whisper, Advertising Available

by Christopher O'Brien

We’ve introduced two new changes to the Wolcott Whisper. First, please “Like” us on Facebook! This helps you keep up to date on news around Wolcott. The “Like” button is on the sidebar on your right.

In addition, you can receive e-mail updates with our newest articles by subscribing to the Whisper. Many residents find us helpful during snowstorms and other local emergencies. The “Subscribe” button is at the top right of the main page.

Finally, we have introduced advertising rates for the Whisper. Support local news and information! Contact us anytime with questions or interest. wolcottwhisper@gmail.com or call (203) 558-5817 and ask for Chris.

Enjoy!

August 15th, 2012

Esty Finds Support in Wolcott; Greenberg Wins Town but Loses District

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott residents voted in a crucial primary Tuesday that offered vastly different visions for US Congress. The conservative Republican town favored onservative Mark Greenberg on the Republican side and while newcomer Dan Roberti did well in the 2nd district at Wolcott High School, most Democratic voters favored Elizabeth Esty in the battle for the open 5th District. Wolcott was just one of 41 towns in the vast district that stretches from Meriden and Simsbury to Danbury and Salisbury.

In the US Senate race, Republican McMahon demolished Chris Shays with 91%.

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