Boxing Comes To Bridgeport

#Bridgeport CT—Mayor Joe Ganim was joined by representatives of our state delegation and the CT Boxing Commission for a joint announcement with Webster Bank Arena, Bellator, and Mohegan Sun Entertainment officials formally welcoming Bellator MMA to Bridgeport Connecticut.  Webster Bank Arena’s website says “Matt Mitrione will once again lace up the gloves in a main event against Kharitonov after an inadvertent shot put an abrupt end to their first matchup at Bellator 215 this past February”. For event details visit: https://www.websterbankarena.com/events/detail/bellator-mma

Fairfield’s K-9 Jake Has A Unique Ride

What does Fairfield’s K-9 Jake have in common with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, P. Diddy, Jeff Gordon, 50 Cent and Donald Trump? They all had their vehicles customized by Will Castro. Will Castro’s Designs and Unique are synonymous with the highest quality customizations and craftsmanship all over the world. Will Castro also has a TV show, Unique Rides on Speed Channel. The custom Ford F-150 was designed by Nu-age Warning from Seymour, Connecticut.The customized ride was paid for from private donations. Sergeant Hector Irizarry is Jake’s handler and chauffeur. K-9 Jake is named in honor of Marine Corp veteran Jake Pettit from Fairfield, Connecticut. K-9 Jake and Sergeant Irizarry use the truck to bring awareness of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at public events.

The entire design including the wrap is to commemorate our armed forces and our military veterans. The interior is designed like most police cars but the comfort for the dog is foremost importance. If the air conditioning fails, the windows open and the fans kick in while Sergeant Irizanny gets an alert on his cell phone. The truck also has a remote door popper so in case Irizanny needs help he can remotely open the door and Jake comes out to assist.

The truck is a pursuit rated F-150 K-9 truck and is the only one in the world like it making it a Unique Ride. The truck is also Kevlar tires to prevent puncturing of the sidewalls if the vehicle is required to go off the road. The Kevlar does NOT make the tires bullet proof.

Sergeant Irizanny and Jake work the night shift in Fairfield and also provide mutual K-9 aid to surround towns.

Special Thanks To Forza Ristorante

Special thanks to Eric and Patrick of Forza Ristorante, located at 3171 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, for an outstanding party for my daughter’s Graduation and 18th birthday party.  We invited about 20 of our closest friends and family for the celebration.  So of course wanted things to run smoothly which Patrick ensure it did.  I knew the food would be good from our previous review.  As the guest were leaving they all said they had a good time and enjoyed themselves, sort of expected.  What blew us away was everyone texting us that night to say they had a great time and really enjoyed the food.


So if you want to impress your date or your in-laws this is the place to take them.  Really good food at a reasonable price. See their website at http://forzaristorante.com/  You can see the menu and the pricing.
Let Patrick will spoil you!  Oh yea, mention DoingItLocal and you’ll get 10% off your bill.


Eric (left and Patrick (right)


Stratford News: Blues On The Beach

STRATFORD – The annual “Blues on the Beach” summer music festival is about to take place this Saturday, July 20,  and this year a designated drop-off and pick-up zone has been established for the event located at Wayne’s Walk at the intersection of Riverdale Drive and Lighthouse Ave. This will serve as a designated drop-off or pick-up area for Uber, Lyft or taxis and other passenger services to accommodate their customers.

Those who are dropping off their children, seniors or the disabled can drop passengers at a designated location at the concession stand location.

The event opens to the public at 9:30 a.m., and performances begin at noon.  The festivities will go until 9:30 p.m.

A police officer will be stationed at the location of Wayne’s Walk until 11:00 p.m. There will be temporary posted no parking extending approximately 75 feet from both sides of Wayne’s Walk.

In addition, residents attending “Blues on the Beach” are asked to note the following:

  • Beach access will be closed on Friday, July 19th at 7:00 pm, so preparations can be made.
  • Bicycles are allowed but must be walked in the park area per Stratford Police Department.
  • Parking is also available at the Army Engine Plant – South Parking Lot directly off of Main Street.
  • No golf carts or other motorized equipment is allowed on the beach per Stratford Police Department.
  • Residents must have a valid beach sticker to park at the beach.  Non-residents will be charged $20 to park.
  • No dogs or pets are allowed at the beach.

Extreme heat is being forecast for Saturday and temperatures could exceed 100 degrees. The Stratford Health Department has issued an advisory for the day.  In consideration of the conditions residents are urged to exercise caution.  The Police Activities League (P.A.L.) will be selling ice at “Blues on the Beach” to help combat the heat and raise funds for their fall programming.  Ice will be available for $5 per bag until the supply runs out.


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Night Owl Studios es un estudio de grabación de podcasts estrictamente solo en Connecticut. Se centran estrictamente en “podcasting” y la cultura de podcast. Con los únicos estudios de su tipo en CT con ese énfasis que tienen dos lugares de estudio y en crecimiento. Uno en Shelton y el segundo lugar en Bridgeport. Como parte de los estudios también hay una sucursal interna dentro de la empresa; la Guerrilla Podcast Network donde el estudio tiene una lista de podcasts en su equipo que producen, ayudan a crecer, comercializar y promover. El GPN es diferente a muchas empresas que promueven y comercializan de una manera estandarizada. Con el nombre regalándolo utilizan tácticas y formatos creativos de guerrilla y enfoques para promover y llegar a su audiencia y clientes.
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Cars and Coffee

Cars and Coffee with a cause June 23rd from 11am to 1pm at BMW of Bridgeport. All models of cars welcomed. For every coffee sold $2 is donated to Connecticut Challenge which is a charity bike ride for cancer survivors.

Celebrity guests will include me! Steve of DoingItLocal, Will Castro from Unique Hustle of Motor Trend’s Unique Hustle. Will will be also be holding Unique Hustle book signing too!
Live DJ will be DJGnyte.

Come on down a see us!

Noticias de Bridgeport: Carros y Café

Carros y café con una causa junio 23 de 11am a 1pm en BMW de Bridgeport. Todos los modelos de carros recibidos. Por cada café vendido $2 se dona a Connecticut Challenge, que es un paseo en bicicleta de caridad para sobrevivientes de cáncer.
¡Los invitados famosos me incluirán! Steve de DoingItLocal, Will Castro del ajetreo único de motor Trend único. ¡Will también será la celebración de la firma de libros única Hustle también!
Live DJ será DJGnyte.

¡Ven a vernos!

Mike Bellamy No Longer At WICC

2019-04-30 #Bridgeport CT– According to Mike Bellamy’s Facebook page “All I can say today is THANK YOU!! To the many people who have written me asking where I was. Yes my time at WICC has come to an end…I want to thank all of the people who listened and supported me over the years. Every single day was an amazing experience with Tony. And you prove to me every day that WICC has the BEST listeners in the world”.


On April 15th I first to report that WEBE108/WICC was traded to Connoisseur Media. Cumulus Media President and CEO Mary G. Berner said, “These transactions are part of the continued execution of our portfolio optimization strategy. Connoisseur Media President Jeffrey Warshaw said “As a resident of WESTPORT, the home to WEBE 108, I am thrilled to add these legendary stations to our CONECTICUT operations.”


Keep us posted  Mike, you will be missed!


Mike Bellamy ya no está en WICC
2019-04-30 #Bridgeport CT – Según la página de Facebook de Mike Bellamy ¡”todo lo que puedo decir hoy es gracias!” A las muchas personas que me han escrito preguntando dónde estaba. Sí, mi tiempo en WICC ha llegado a su fin… Quiero agradecer a todas las personas que me escucharon y me apoyaron todos estos largos años. Cada día fue una experiencia increíble con Tony. Y me demuestras cada día que WICC tiene a los mejores oyentes del mundo”.
El 15 de abril primero informé que WEBE108/WICC fue negociado a Connoisseur media. El Presidente y CEO de Cumulus media, Mary G. Berner, dijo: “estas transacciones forman parte de la continuidad de la ejecución de nuestra estrategia de optimización de carteras. El Presidente de Connoisseur media, Jeffrey Warshaw, dijo: “como residente de WESTPORT, el hogar de WEBE 108, estoy encantado de agregar estas estaciones legendarias a nuestras operaciones de CONECTICUT.”
Manténnos informado Mike, te vamos extrañará!