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Entries Tagged as 'Barnum Festival'

Barnumesque Development, This Way To The Egress

June 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning

As the Barnum Festival reaches its apex this weekend, city policy wonk Jeff Kohut admonishes government development policy as a lot of razzle-dazzle. Mr. Barnum, for one, kept museum patrons moving along with his signage declaration “This way to the egress.” What they interpreted as a curious exhibit was nothing more than a fancy word […]

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Bridgeport’s Rose Betty Pfriem

April 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Elizabeth “Betty” Pfriem, Bridgeport’s philanthropic rose who carried herself with grace whether publisher of the Bridgeport Post-Telegram newspapers, the only female Barnum Festival ringmaster or quiet community generosity for decades, passed away Saturday night.

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Mickey Herbert Named New Regional Business Chief

October 18th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a leading healthcare professional who was among only a few high-profile business leaders to support Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback bid last year, has been named president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, replacing Paul Timpanelli who is retiring Oct. 31.

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Terry O’Connor Named Barnum Festival Ringmaster

September 24th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Jim Shay, CT Post: Terry O’Connor, executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, has been named the 2017 Ringmaster of the Barnum Festival. [...] “It’s an honor to be named ringmaster and follow in the footsteps of 68 other distinguished Ringmasters, especially Herman Steinkraus, creator of the Barnum Festival and […]

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Timpanelli’s Rock And Roll Life As Regional Business Chief Ending Soon

August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]

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Moore Versus McCarthy Retail Campaigning In Full Swing

June 27th, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Barnum Festival weekend has become the gateway for retail campaigning, especially during legislative cycles with August primaries just six weeks away. Two years ago State Senator Marilyn Moore was campaigning in earnest trying to take out three-term incumbent Anthony Musto in a Democratic primary. She prevailed in a close contest on her way to a […]

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Step Up, Barnum Festival Weekend!

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

From Mr. Barnum: Saturday, June 25, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert, Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. The Barnum Festival presents the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops Concert at Seaside Park bandshell. Pre-concert entertainment by the Steve D’Agostino Band begins at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 7:30 followed by the Barnum Skyblast Fireworks at dusk. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a […]

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New Barnum Festival Parade Route

June 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

N E W   R O U T E ! Starts noon Sunday. The Great Street Parade starts at the intersection of Park and Capitol Avenues, and travels south on Park Avenue, ending in Seaside Park. See more here.

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