HERE’S THE SCOOP…
**HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! We are off next week and return July 15th with new SCOOP. Hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!
FEATURED SCOOP: COE BANCROFT OF STATE FARM IS 4TH GENERATION INSURANCE
Insurance is the lifeline for your home, auto, and personal matters. It’s what gives you peace of mind during the worst of times. And, there is no one who knows this better than Coe Bancroft of StateFarm. He is the 4th generation of his family working in insurance and remembers vividly the home phone calls his dad would take at all hours when clients faced crisis. He has since made it his life’s work to be there for people like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. It’s an old school mindset in a modern age of computers and impersonal customer service. Coe is there on the phone or IN PERSON for EVERY CLIENT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY through tough times. A Dartmouth graduate, Coe has been a Glastonbury resident and business owner in town for years. What matters to him is putting things in place for people so that when the unexpected happens, they are ready. It’s a mighty job to help someone feel that sense of security, but Coe’s calm demeanor and true love for this process are what set him and his staff apart. They are like a family (unplanned, they dressed alike for our photo shoot!) and treat clients like family too. Contact them at 860.633.3736 to find out how they can help you feel secure.
S. GLASTONBURY BREWERY OPEN SPECIAL HOURS FOR JULY 4TH!
We were excited to visit the new Hops on the Hill Brewery in South Glastonbury last week for their premier night. IT’S AWESOME...such a gorgeous setting with some delicious, easy-drinking beers. They have covered the gamut for beer lovers including an Amber, an IPA, a Pale Ale, a Porter, and a Lager. All were super tasty. Their hours are Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 6:00 PM. But…drum roll please…EXCLUSIVE INFO FOR SCOOP FOLLOWERS…they will be open July 4th from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. What better way to celebrate America than at an old farm in a New England town? CHEERS to that.
WHERE’S WALDO SCAVENGER HUNT
River Bend Book Shop is hosting a MEGA SCAVENGER HUNT! During July, Find Waldo Local will include a search for the iconic children’s book character at more than 20 local businesses. Kids can pick up a passport at River Bend Book Shop or Welles-Turner Memorial Library to find out where to go and see if they can find Waldo! They get a stamp each time they find him at participating businesses. Kids love a search and we think this is a pretty cool one. If you get 20 or more businesses, you will be entered to win a grand prize which will be drawn August 3rd. Don’t miss out on the fun!
GOODBYE MAX AMORE…THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!
We have been following Max Amore on social media for quite some time, but have been moved recently by their posts saying goodbye after 25 years serving customers in town. We keep running into people who say how they had their first date there or their annual family dinner or anniversary. SO. MANY. MEMORIES. It’s literally the end of an era! Check out some of their farewell photos below. We included their Instagram descriptions for effect.
ODDS & ENDS…
*West Hartford is one step closer to a Food Truck Park. Plans were approved for Gastro Park at 637 New Park Avenue. We-Ha.com reports that the town council approved an amendment that changed a parking requirement and approved beer and wine. Check out a rendering of this cool spot.
*The Bushnell Park Beer Garden is now OPEN! The new hot spot in Hartford is a collaboration between Hog River Brewing, Hanging Hills Brewery and Harry’s Pizza. Turnout was impressive for their opening day. They will continue through the summer to September 28th every Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.