July 4, 2017


My friend Kenny visited the Stop and Shop on Pine Street and noticed they sell various forms of water. “They sell frozen water, cold water and even room temperature water. Why don’t they sell boiling water? I don’t get it.”

Me either.


Forestville resident Toby Jacks recently observed, “The Blues lost all four games during a four game losing streak.”

Well said.


The 1980 Olympics were held in 1980?
When people die they are dead?
The Fourth of July happens every July 4th?
Sand is sandy?
The Forestville Fire Station is located in Forestville?


This has nothing to do with Forestville, but CNBC reported Trump thinks maybe there should be another “F” in “NAFTA” for free AND fair trade. You know I was hoping the “F” would stand for something else.

Boardman Out

Forestville Police Baffled

March 29, 2010

Police artist rendering

Forestville police commented today that despite having detailed information regarding the appearance of the gunmen involved in last week’s supermarket robbery, they still have no leads.  They do admit that this may have something to do with the fact that the police sketch artist is a cubist. 

So, to help move the case forward they have had the sketch of the man redone by a nonrepresentational surrealist.

Forestville mother breaks pencil, delayed in grocery shopping

July 9, 2009
Stop & Shop, Forestville, CT (File photo)

Stop & Shop, Forestville, CT (File photo)

Yesterday afternoon Karen Blaylock broke her pencil while writing her family’s grocery list, according to a source close to the situation.  It is not known if she sharpened the broken pencil or discarded it for a pencil in her pencil cup.  Due to the mishap, Mrs. Blaylock arrived late at the Stop & Shop Deli, so she was unable to taste the various free sampling of cheeses that were on display.


Ice Appreciation Week is nearing

January 20, 2009
Ice Platters are very popular in North America

Ice Platters are very popular in North America

February 1 through February 7 communities throughout North America will be taking part in Ice Appreciation Week.  Forestville resident William Dodge looks forward to this event every year, “Oh man, I look forward to this event every year,” said an enthusiastic Mr. Dodge.   Participating grocery stores will be handing out popular ice products such as free bags of packaged ice, ice trays, ice tongs and decorative ice platters.


Juan Gutierrez spokesperson for Ice Packagers Association of North America (IPANA) said, “This is always a lot of fun.”   Mr. Gutierrez says just look for the IPANA sticker for participating stores. 

Missing shopping cart upsets local supermarket leads to historic grocery store summit

December 23, 2008
Stop & Shop Pine Street Forestville, CT

Stop & Shop Pine Street Forestville, CT

A well-liked shopping cart is reported to be missing from Stop & Shop’s cart corral on Pine Street.  The chrome metal wire basket cart was last seen in Aisle 6 Thursday evening.  The cart was popular with young children due to its wobbly wheels. 


Carriage missnig leads to historic grocery store summit

Carriage missnig leads to historic grocery store summit

Local grocery store officials are concerned because last week a cart disappeared from the Shop Rite Cart Corral on Farmington Avenue.  Sources familiar with both incidents say that employees from the Pine Street Stop & Shop and the Farmington Avenue Shop Rite (Bristol) are planning a historic summit to address their shopping cart concerns.  Negotiations have been vague on specifics but one source said, “This summit is a diplomatic achievement and will lay the ground work for the normalization of bilateral relations between these retail adversaries.” 

The historic meeting will not include employees from Big Y Supermarket or Shaw’s Supermarket.