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Joe Haines Never Tasted Skunk, Pepe Le Pew Is Safe

November 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without OIB’s annual salute to Connecticut’s wilderness warrior, Bridgeport native, Joe Haines who’s eaten just about everything that cannot eat him. There’s even a recipe for squirrel cacciatore. Grab multiple eggnogs and check it out. Once Muriel Haines’ five friends inhaled the aromas coming from the kitchen, her husband Joe had […]

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The Pie That Made Bridgeport Famous

November 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Library

Fun story from Mary Witkowski, director of the Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library. It was beat up. It looked like it had been in a fight. The years of scraping crust out of the bottom of the pie in order to get the last piece had scored lines into the metal. The many washings […]

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Bridgeport Unveils ‘Better Every Day’ Campaign Sans Finch

November 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Enlisting a contractor to share the story of “Bridgeport getting better every day,” the city has launched a $250,000 marketing campaign under the direction of Communications Director Brett Broesder to highlight city progress on television, radio and websites into the new year. Mayor Bill Finch, seeking reelection in 2015, will not appear in the campaign. […]

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Tiger Ted Lowry, A Piece Of The Rock And War Hero

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Tiger Ted Lowry had such a special story to tell, it’s worth repeating in honor of Veterans Day. One of my favorite interviews was with Lowry, the only fighter to twice go the distance with Rocky Marciano. Lowry boxed often in Bridgeport. He was also part of a secret World War II mission “The Fire-Fly […]

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Bridgeport Art Trail Week

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

This week and weekend, Bridgeport will be a hub of activity with countless artists, galleries, theaters, museums, organizations, and special programs participating in the festivities. Meet the Artists. Connect with the creative community. Participate in Demonstrations. Enjoy music, poetry, dance, and more! Check out the calendar here.

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Wall Street Journal Profiles The Rock

November 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Melanie Lefkowitz, Wall Street Journal: In the 370 years since Black Rock, Conn. was settled by Europeans, the area has at times been a busy deep-water port and a center for shipbuilding.

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Vienna Boys Choir Coming To Klein In Celebration Of Auditorium’s 75th

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From the Klein: New Executive Director of The Klein Memorial Laurence A. Caso announced that in celebration of the 75th anniversary of auditorium that the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir, a musical institution for more than five centuries, will perform a special concert on Saturday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert, which are […]

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