Rocky Hill, CT Lifestyle

Avon pizzaiolo wins World Pizza Champion

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — In Connecticut, there’s a lot of discussion as to who makes the best pizza. Some say Pepe’s, while others say Sally’s or Modern. But a pizza place in the town of Avon has been named the world’s best. Michael Androw, the owner of E&D Pizza Company in Avon, was inducted into the “World Pizza Champions” at this year’s International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.
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Register Citizen

Torrington restaurant owner takes over Main Street's Brinx Kitchen & Bar

TORRINGTON — Brinx Kitchen & Bar has a new owner. The restaurant and bar, tucked into a space next door to Toothpick and Manny’s Shoe Repair on Main Street, has a busy lunch hour and afternoon into evening cocktail trade, and seemed to be a perfect second step for Julian Sawyer, owner of Sawyer’s bar and grill, near Franklin Plaza.
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Register Citizen

Connecticut weight-loss camp surrenders license after state investigation

KENT — Camp Shane, a weight-loss camp that abruptly closed this summer, has voluntarily surrendered its license to state officials, according to the Office of Early Childhood. The shutdown was prompted by staffing-related issues according to the camp owner, but also came the same week the OEC and the Department of Children and Families announced an ongoing joint investigation into the summer camp.
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Eyewitness News

Something's Cooking: The Breakfast Nook

NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - The Breakfast Nook in North Haven has been serving up delicious meals for years and now they’re getting ready to expand. "You can have anything here. It’s all good," George Gihuly of Wallingford explained. Whether you want eggs benedict or Nutella French toast topped with...
Hartford Business

Expansion on menu at Hartford’s Parkville Market

The owner of the Parkville Market is looking at expanding the popular food and entertainment destination. Carlos Mouta said among the things being considered for an adjacent building at the Park Road location are a fourth bar, a brewery event space and possibly establishing the market as a wedding venue.
Eyewitness News

Bright Spot: Rescued hamster becomes Bristol’s Public Works mascot

(WFSB) – A tiny hamster in Bristol has a second chance at life as a big part of the city’s team!. Meet the newest member of the Bristol Public Works: Gizmo!. “You're not allowed to have animals in a municipality here in Bristol,” Lindsey Rivers explains. She is the Public Works Analyst. But a special exception was made after an unlikely discovery over the winter.
Palm Beach Interactive

New airline to fly from Palm Beach International Airport to Connecticut

A new airline will start service to Connecticut this December, Palm Beach International Airport officials said in a statement Wednesday. Avelo Airlines will offer nonstop service to New Haven's Tweed-New Haven Airport, or HVN, beginning Dec. 16, 2021. One-way fares start as low as $59. “The announcement of new nonstop...

Festa Italiana to Celebrate Italian Culture in October

New Britain’s Festa Italiana, a celebration of Italian culture in New Britain, is returning to the city at its new date this month. “Get ready for our Festa full of Italian food, music and Italian Culture!” event organizers say. The event is to be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021....

Licorice Is Sweet as Candy

This guy is a little shy, but once people get to know him, they realize what a sweetheart he is! Licorice is a handsome fellow with short black fur who loves to be petted and who is very gentle with his humans. He enjoys the company of other cats and...
New Britain Herald

Bingo games will take place all weekend at Berlin Fair to benefit cancer patients, including a police-fire department challenge

BERLIN – You Can Love Life, a nonprofit organization, added a little twist to its Bingo Fundraiser being held at the Berlin Fair this weekend. “We said to the Berlin Police Department, ‘how about a little internal challenge? You guys call a game and see how many people you can get to come to your Friday night game versus the East Berlin Fire Department and see who can raise the most money for our charity,’” said Tammy Campanelli, co-founder, You Can Love Life.
NBC Connecticut

Talcott Mountain State Park Closed for Construction

Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury is closed through Friday for construction. All trails, the Heublein Tower and parking lots are closed, according to the park website. Roof construction is scheduled to begin on the Heublein Tower on Sept. 20 and continue until at least the end of October. The...
Journal Inquirer

Catfish caught in Coventry Lake weighs a state-record 21.3 pounds

COVENTRY — A 21.3-pound catfish caught last month has set a new state record for the heaviest white catfish and given resident Ben Tomkunas a fish story to spin. On Aug. 21, Tomkunas said, he set out fishing at night and had no intention of going after catfish. His friend instead suggested they fish for carp, and they set up on a dock right off the shore of Coventry Lake and were using carp bait.

Two of Watertown’s Best Bakeries Expand to Second Connecticut Location

When Mrs. Large and I need sweets, we typically head to Watertown. Watertown is stacked with businesses that cater to your sweet tooth. If we want ice cream, I can pick up Arethusa Farm, or Big Dipper at Labonne's, or, old venerable, Carvel. If we want cookies and cupcakes, there are two places that we truly love - Hardcore Sweet Bakery, at 76 Westbury Park Road and Itty Bitty Cookie Company at 659 Main Street.