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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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Puerto Rican Parade Festivities

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

News release: The 2017 Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County will celebrate its 24th anniversary with special events on Friday 7 July, Saturday 8 July and with the Parade as the culminating event on Sunday 9 July. The public is invited to all the events, with reservations required for the Annual Banquet Gala on Friday.

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You’re Invited, OIB’s 10th Anniversary Party

June 7th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Who knew we’d last this long? 10 years and counting. Join us to celebrate, Wednesday (tonight), 5:30 to 7pm Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, 272 Fairfield Avenue. First drink on OIB, plus tasty treats. And the best gossip in town. Come on, we live for this.

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Listen And Learn About Lind And Barnum

June 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: P.T. Barnum was a showman, entrepreneur, politician and most of all, promoter of the unique and divine. One of the biggest accomplishments of his career, his discovery of and promotion of the “Swedish Nightingale,” Jenny Lind. The public is invited to an afternoon of historical fun and music on Sunday, June 11th […]

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The Show Goes On, Saluting Mr. Barnum’s Impact On Bridgeport

May 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

People think the final performance of Mr. Barnum’s circus will take place on Sunday in Uniondale, New York. Do not despair circus fans, it will not die, it has simply relocated into the White House. Hmmm, what would P.T. say about that?

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