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Entries Categorized as 'Best of Bridgeport'

Halstead Reunited With ‘Baby Sue’

September 21st, 2017 · 9 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

An enterprising Facebook search has reunited a Long Island woman with former City Councilman Bob Halstead who found Susan Akie-Mote in a hat box 49 years ago when she was just hours old. Michael Daly of the CT Post has more:

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Sharma’s Karma–South On Bostwick In West End

September 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

At first glance it reminds of the original Tomlinson’s (the Greeks) where dogs became legendary on the East Side. In the West End, Carlos Carril and Michelle Sharma have carved out their own neighborhood gem South On Bostwick, a puppy’s bark from Captain’s Cove Seaport next to Cedar Marina offering breakfast and lunch, 7 a.m. […]

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I Am Mike, Hear Me Roer–Downtown Bookstore Loaded With Stuff

August 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

Author, entrepreneur, historian and collector, Mike Roer says his Academy Books and Records retail store Downtown is like the “hobby that got out of control.” Books? He has them. You like vinyl? Loads. Old magazines? Yup.

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Go Dark At Discovery Museum

August 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Discovery Museum: On August 21st, parts of the United States will see a total solar eclipse! Discovery Museum is thrilled to help NASA track and gather data from the eclipse using high-altitude balloons. Stop by the Museum to learn more about eclipses, the tracking activities, our solar system, and more!

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Cheers! Made In Bridgeport–Asylum Distillery Raises Spirits, Grain To Bottle

August 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

What does a retired General Electric chemical engineer do next? For Robert Schulten it’s creating the city’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition, from grain to bottle using corn grown in Connecticut. On Asylum Street, across from the East Side little league complex, Schulten and his team that includes wife Bridgett, who handles sales and events, […]

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Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport’s Bad Boy, Turns 100

August 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

He’d be 100 years old today. Robert Mitchum, who died in 1997, was raised on Logan Street in the East End and noted for his poetry while at McKinley School. His father, a railroad worker, was killed in a switching accident when Robert was two years old. His mother became a Linotype operator at the […]

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Let’s Eat! Downtown Farmers Market Starts Thursday, McLevy Green

July 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release from Downtown Special Services District: The Downtown Farmers Market will begin its 2017 season on July 6 at McLevy Green and will be open every Thursday from 10:30am – 2:00pm until October 12. According to DSSD’s President Michael Moore, “The Bridgeport DSSD is proud to produce the Downtown Farmers Market at McLevy Green. Creativity takes […]

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Celebrate Mr. Barnum’s Birthday At The Zoo

June 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: It’s a party, Wednesday July 5th, to celebrate P.T. Barnum’s birthday, beginning at 11:00am on the grounds of CT’s Beardsley Zoo. To celebrate the famed showman, philanthropist and one of Bridgeport’s best-known citizen’s 207th, the Barnum Museum will be hosting a huge celebration, at the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion with plenty of great […]

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