What’s in a Name?

March 21, 2015
Circle Street

Circle Street

Circle Street is a .3 mile road off of Central Street that is home to the Forestville Cemetery, the Zion Church and a little over twenty houses.

However the Friends of Forestville, a local community group, recently had Circle Street surveyed and believe the name of the road should be changed. “It does not go in a circle it just loops so why call it Circle Street? It’s dishonest and must be renamed,” said Silas Minutia the group’s president.

“When drivers turn on to this road they expect to be driving in a circle but they soon discover it’s a polygon at best. It sends a message to everyone that the people of Forestville are liars,” Minutia said.

The Friends of Forestville wrote several letters to the Department of Public Works demanding the road be renamed, but the letters went unanswered so they plan to start a petition to have the road name changed.

“Euclid was a famous mathematician and he wrote some of the most studied books in the history of mankind. I suggest the DPW read one and discover the circle. This is embarrassing,” Minutia sniffled to supporters while preparing the petition.

Satellite view of Circle Street

Satellite view of Circle Street


Peggy Arpeggio Changes Route to Work

March 17, 2015
Busway under construction

Busway under construction

Peggy Arpeggio commutes to Hartford every weekday morning from her home in Forestville by picking up Route 72 near the Pine Street Plaza. However, the Insurance Claims Processor has altered her morning commute, “I was bored with the ride so now I pick up 72 in Plainville. It takes longer but I don’t mind.”

Friends are not surprised by the change in Peggy’s commute, said one, “That’s Peg being Peg. I would not be surprised if she tried that busway at some point too.”

More of the busway under construction

More of the busway under construction


From The Bard’s Cellphone…

March 16, 2015

alanboardman:

I enjoyed this. Perhaps you will too.

Originally posted on Rachel Carrera, Novelist:

What kind of cellphone reception do you think England had in the late 1500s?
Have a fantastic weekend, friends!

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Furlow Family Changes Toothpaste

March 16, 2015
Colgate is the official toothpaste of the Furlow Family.

Colgate is the official toothpaste of the Furlow Family.

After months of deliberation Jeannine Furlow changed her family’s toothpaste from Crest to Colgate, “I just was not happy with the results we were getting with our brushing so I made the change,’ said the married mother of three boys. Her sons did not notice the change and neither did her husband Mark, “Its toothpaste like I care.”

Mrs. Furlow did not expect any pushback from her family, “These guys don’t notice when I change my hairstyle so I knew they would not notice a change in the family’s toothpaste.”

The stay at home mom would not say if this is a long-term commitment to Colgate, “We are in the honeymoon period so all is good.”


Forestville Man Reading Dante’s Inferno

March 15, 2015
Inferno

Inferno

Hank Lee Bowers is currently reading the literary classic Dante’s Inferno. However, the crafty mechanic said he is bored by the prose, “I remember why I feigned reading this stupid thing in high school. It’s translated from another language into English and is like watching a black and white foreign movie badly overdubbed man.”

The 14th century poem tells of Dante’s guided journey through hell and is regarded as a classic by academics and laymen, but Bowers is not impressed, “It’s certainly a classic. A classic waste of my time.”

Mr. Bowers is reading Dante’s epic because his girlfriend of two months purchased the book as a means of enlightenment. “Oh I am plenty enlightened. Things are really coming into focus for sure.”

Uh-oh.


Branding Bristol

March 14, 2015

alanboardman:

Rebranding the Mothership from our friends at the Central Connecticut Post.

Originally posted on Central Connecticut Post:

That’s a lot of Bristol going on, and Mark Walerysiak Jr., Bristol’s first marketing and brand manager has no problem with it.

Since taking the job as Mr. Bristol in November of last year, Walerysiak Jr. has developed the Bristol brand while promoting the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bristol.

Walerysiak is working closely with Chamber and City officials, including the Bristol marketing committee and Bristol development agency, as well as thousands of residents to attract and grow businesses, jobs and people to Bristol.

“It is a tremendous opportunity for a Bristol kid like me to make a meaningful impact on our City and to make sure our community truly stands out and competes on a state, regional and national level. I can’t wait to tell the world the positive stories of “heart” that emanate from the people of Bristol, to show who we are as a…

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The Lost Book

March 14, 2015
Manross Library in Forestville

Manross Library in Forestville

In August of 1587, British settlers started a colony on Roanoke Island off the coast of what is now North Carolina. The settlers established relations with the local tribes, built a fort, planted crops, looked for gold, fornicated and took what did not belong to them. Pretty typical stuff for the time. However, by 1590 the settlers completely vanished without a trace. Their disappearance remains a mystery.

But the mystery about the Lost Colony does not end there. According to several sources, a book about the Roanoke Colony available at the Manross Library has met a similar fate and librarians are worried.

No one recalls the author or the name of the book about the Lost Colony but everyone agrees it was on the shelf, and kept under a watchful eye. However the book went missing in 2010 and oddly enough volunteers assigned the task of searching for the book went missing too. As a result, investigators from the British Museum in London and the National Geographic Society believe the events are connected so they are here in Forestville investigating.

When librarians first discovered the manuscript missing the only clue was the book was not in its designated slot. Then the library catalogue card containing the book’s information went eerily missing. Things then started to get weird.

The word “basement” was found carved on a pillar in the nonfiction section. And later, an unmarked storage box was located with no contents but it showed apparent signs of a struggle.

Determined to find the book, librarians ordered the volunteers to descend into the basement armed with only a map and a flashlight. Hopes were high.

The volunteers were never seen again.

What happened to the book? Was it misfiled? Was it stolen? Did it ever exist? And what happened to the volunteers?

Bernard Peasley from the British Museum in London postulates something nefarious is afoot, “Roanoke settlers disappear without a clue. A book about the Roanoke settlers disappears without a clue. And volunteers sent looking for missing book about the Roanoke settlers disappear without a clue. You have to be clueless to think these events are not connected.”

Mr. Peasley said he and his colleagues are committed to finding the missing book and the volunteers, “I will not leave Forestville until I have the answers or I go missing too.”


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