Here we go again

February 1, 2011

Forestville residents prepare for another winter storm

A major storm will strike Forestville over the next two days bringing with it 8-14 inches of snow and an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain, which could compromise many roofs and result in power outages.  This storm stretches across most of the country with blizzard conditions in the mid-west.

The Stop & Shop on Pine Street was crowded yesterday afternoon in anticipation of the storm with long lines for food and gas.



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.