I've been inhaling the famous roast beef sandwiches that the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department members serve up during the Bridgewater Country Fair for a long time. I noticed something - If you want to take the night off from cooking, keep your eyes open for your local volunteer fire department's food fundraiser, they're great chefs.

There are two opportunities for you to help support a local volunteer fire department in Connecticut over the next few weeks, and all you have to do it eat.

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The first is happening this weekend in Connecticut's Northwest corner. This Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 4-7PM, Lakeville Hose Company #1, the volunteer fire company that provides fire protection services for the Town of Salisbury, Connecticut, will hold it's 50th annual chicken BBQ dinner. For the low prices of $16 for Adults, $14 for Seniors, and $10 for the kids, you will receive a half of a BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and a dessert. The event is Dine-in or Take out, and local delivery is available on request. Hungry? Reserve your smoky bird by calling Larry at 860-806-9643.


Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue is going bigger, with a huge two day event called LobsterFest 2024. On June 7 & 8, the volunteers will be serving up full lobster or steak dinners for $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. The lobster or steak dinner will include corn on the cob, potato salad, chowder, and a beverage. You want a surf and turf dinner? Ask, they might be able to accommodate. Hot dog and Hamburger dinners will also be available for $10. The event will also feature both a full bar and raw bar, where drinks, steamers, raw clams, and shrimp will be available for extra $$$.

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19 of Connecticut's Most Wanted Fugitives

First, you should know that not every fugitive is some sort of serial killer or bank robber; some are just people who have been charged with crimes and are actively evading law enforcement.

These are 19 of Connecticut's Wanted Fugitives according to BailCo Bail Bonds, who state the following on their website:

"The persons listed on this page are currently wanted by BailCo Bail Bonds Manchester LLC and the State of Connecticut for failing to appear at a scheduled court date. We would be grateful to receive any information you may have about their status or whereabouts, but please first consider the following:No one listed on this page is necessarily guilty of a crime."

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