Newington Residents Try their Hand at Cocktail Making this January
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Bartending Classes for Home Entertaining are Running this January in Newington
Intermediate bartending lessons are perfect for entertaining guests at your Newington home. Professional bartenders teach the single night course at the boutique cocktail bar, 158 on Main. The Main Street venue focuses on an understanding of flavor combinations, classic cocktail principles, as well as syrups and shrub making. Learn the intricacies of professional cocktail techniques and the ratios required to make venue-standard drinks in the comfort of your own home. Classes run from 6 pm until 8 pm with complimentary food, snacks, and beverages. House favorites from the food menu can be purchased during the lessons. Guests are invited to remain afterward to mingle with other guests and sample the extensive drinks menu.
- Grow your knowledge of classic cocktails and techniques with an expert tutor
- Enjoy off-menu, specialty cocktails requested directly from bartenders
- Classes begin on the 26th of January with tickets available for advanced booking and prices starting at $60
Burst pipes can result in excessive quantities of water entering the home. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.
Take a Tour of Newington's American Radio Relay League Next January
Smoke and fire damages shouldn't be restored by amateurs. SERVPRO has the latest technology and IICRC certified technicians for the job.
The ARRL Run Tours of its Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut
The ARRL is a non-profit organization that was initially established in 1914. The headquarters in Newington, Connecticut open to the public for tours of this American Institution. Membership in the group supports the venture, dedicating itself to educational programs for communities across the United States. At the same time, a typical tour through the studios shows visitors everything from ancient, titanic-era broadcasting systems to the modern amateur radio operators and emergency communications. While tours are perhaps unsuitable for very young children, teenagers and adults can explore the various recording rooms and equipment while even broadcasting their own amateur radio communications.
- The ARRL is run and funded by over 165,000 radio operators who contribute to the organization's maintenance.
- As a non-profit, much of the activities center on educational programs and bringing new members into the world of amateur radio.
- Learn the essential function of the ARRL through United States History by emergency broadcasting.
Leaving a stove unattended could cause smoke or fire damages in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.
Slow Leaks Can Cause Exponential Damage to your Hartford Home
Water damage is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO, they have IICRC technicians, experience and the latest equipment on the market hard at work for you.
SERVPRO Helps Hartford Resident Limit Property Losses from Water Exposure
The capital city of Connecticut State is one of the oldest in America. Hartford was initially established as a settlement as early as 1635 when dutch explorers set up a trading outpost on the North-Eastern Coast of America. Formal acquisition of the land was paid to the indigenous Pequot population, while the nearby fortifications saw a massive surge in immigrants from Britain. Over time the British colonies became so large that territories were formally divided between them and the Dutch. In this region of Connecticut, the initial groundwork was laid for a US constitution in a ruling document named the Fundamental Orders. As a result of this unified governing proposition and its influence in the US's later establishment, the state carries the moniker of the Constitution State. During the Industrial Revolution, Hartford became a center for manufacturing, with legendary gunsmith Colt mass-producing weapons that would eventually be sold worldwide. The proximity to ports and trade, by virtue of being on the East Coast, saw a dramatic growth of factories and commerce throughout the 19th century, which laid the groundwork for the 122 587 people living in the region today.
As a business center, Hartford's city has seldom reached the levels of prosperity that were prevalent in the 19th century. From the mid-twentieth century, the population began to decline, with many residents preferring the suburban centers around Connecticut instead of living in the city itself. This movement of people eventually led to the movement of large businesses, and employers, from Hartford and establishing headquarters elsewhere. The movement of the hockey franchise, the Hartford Whalers, from the area in 1997 illustrates the overall decline, which is also reflected by the shrinking population in the 1990s. Today, Hartford maintains a strong reputation for medical research and remains home to several large insurance firms such as the Lincoln National Foundation and United Healthcare. Historically, it remains a must-see destination for those interested in American history and, particularly, the formation of the United States as well as seminal US authors such as Mark Twain.
- For history buffs, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art houses one of the most extensive early European and American works. Over 50,000 pieces are stored in the multi-story museum, itself a piece of history, with over 75,000 square feet of floor space. The Museum on Main Street is one of the largest and oldest collections in the United States, with a long, storied history of excellence.
- The Ancient Burying Ground in Gold Street is a testament to some of the earliest settlers on the East Coast and the final resting place of historical figures like Thomas Hooker and Jeremiah Wadsworth. The quaint cemetery is one of the oldest churches in the US, which was first opened in 1636. The burying ground, and adjacent chapel, are in excellent condition and well worth visiting during a day in Hartford.
- Hartford maintains its reputation as a cultural center with several excellent theater companies and schools. The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts features regular classic theater shows, while the smaller Hartford Stage and Theater Works also offer an eclectic mixture of contemporary drama. Small comedy clubs and theaters dot the streets of Hartford's historic downtown and are worth dropping in on.
Historical sites and landmarks in Hartford, Connecticut
- The Mark Twain House & Museum on Farmington Avenue is a National Historic Landmark. Some of the most influential American literary fiction was written here by the seminal author, Mark Twain, including Huck Finn, The Prince & The Pauper, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The 19th-century structure houses a library, museum and is a fantastic example of period gothic architecture.
- The stunning Connecticut State Capitol building and surrounding grounds of Bushnell Park are visited by millions of tourists every year. Members of the public are invited to see the house of representatives and the state senate in action via the viewing gallery, while guided tours inform you of this area's unique history and heritage.
- For a unique, historic, and luxurious stay in Hartford, the only place to go is the Goodwin Hotel. Situated at the heart of the city on Haynes Street, this 19th-century structure is stunning inside and out with famous guests, including J.P. Morgan. While many aspects of the hotel have been lovingly restored with original features, there is still a modern feel inside, thanks to innovative renovations over the past few years.
SERVPRO Assists Hartford Residents with Water Restoration and Can Arrive On-site Within Four Hours of Notification of Loss.
Slow leaks or insufficient insulation can lead to unpleasant moisture issues in your home. Water damages typically appear as damp spots or yellowing and cracking of paintwork. These seemingly benign problems can be the symptom of a more terminal issue. SERVPRO technicians take great care in identifying and rectifying water issues for residents of the Hartford area. Our technicians undergo extensive training before gaining practical experience under the tutelage of an experienced crew chief. By working hard with homeowners and insurance adjusters, we can confidently perform water restoration in your property. We incorporate many additional services into our repair, which could help to protect your home against future water intrusion events or prevent secondary damages. Our contents restoration uses state of the art equipment and techniques to return your belongings to their preloss condition.
- Our ability to identify long-term water issues and mitigate them effectively makes us a leading water restoration provider for residents in Hartford.
- By balancing mitigation with preventative treatment, we can guard your home against expensive secondary damages.
- Additional services include the restoration of sensitive textiles as well as full carpet cleaning. We may also be able to help with document drying, electronics, and artwork restoration.
If there is suspected water intrusion in your home, you should contact a professional restoration service immediately. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 for Newington Residents
Go and enjoy a holiday favorite at the Playhouse On Park.
A Beautiful Musical Celebrating the Holidays Awaits the Newington Community
It is 1914, and war rages on the Western Front. Except for one memorable moment in time when a soldier begins singing “Silent Night”. The result – the gift of a night of peace for soldiers on both sides. It is a true story brought to life with:
- Patriotic tunes
- Trench songs
- Christmas carols
You can purchase a streaming ticket for $20 plus service fees. You can order online or call the Playhouse On Park to place your order. Once the order is placed, you can stream the play between December 16th and January 3rd.
You can watch the show on our big screen by scheduling a time. Others in your quarantine bubble can attend with you, and you can bring your own snacks as there are no concessions available. You can call the box office at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10 for more information.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford provides water damage mitigation to homes that have been hit by water intrusions. Do not let water damage your home Contact us at (860) 667-9191.
Hartford Depends on SERVPRO When Fire Strikes
The Hartford community can always depend on SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford.
We are a Fire Damage Restoration Company Helping Hartford Homeowners Recover Their Homes
The fourth-largest city in Connecticut, Hartford, is the insurance capital of the world. It is also the capital city and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Founded in 1635, Hartford is home to several facilities that are among some of the oldest in their category as well. They include the Wadsworth Museum, Bushnell Park, and the Hartford Courant. For many years after the Civil War, it was the wealthiest city in the country. Sadly, now it ranks as one of the poorest.
Home to Native American Tribes
Like many cities across the country, Hartford was home to various Indian tribes. They inhabited the area in and around Hartford and were all part of the Algonquin Indians. They include:
- Podunks – east of the Connecticut River
- Poquonock – north and west of Hartford
- Massacoes – Simsbury area
- Tunxis – West Hartford and Farmington
- Wangunks – to the south
- Sauklog – in Hartford
Dutch Traders Build a Fort
The Dutch were the first Europeans to explore the area. Adriaen Block led the group in 1614. In 1623, Dutch fur traders returned to the location and established a trading post. They were also fortifying the spot for the Dutch West India Company. This was in the Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood that exists today. The fortification erected was called Fort Hoop. A Pequot chief sold the land around the fort to Jacob Van Curler in 1633. A handful of families and some soldiers lived there, and in 1654 the fort was abandoned. Today the area is known as Dutch Point.
English Migration Soon Overwhelms the Dutch
There were only a few dozen soldiers at the Dutch outpost. They didn’t overly concern themselves with English migration into the area. It was not long before the English outnumbered the Dutch. The outpost known as the House of Hope was still in place, but English settlers slowly took over. Peter Stuyvesant negotiated a permanent boundary that would separate the Dutch in English in 1650. The English representatives he met with agreed, and a line was designated that was over 50 miles from the original settlement.
English Colonies Settle and Develop the Area
The English, who started arriving in 1635, settled upstream of Fort Hoop. Over 100 settlers would be led to the area by Governor John Hayes and two Puritan pastors, Samuel Stone and Thomas Hooker. They brought 130 head of cattle with them. The town was called Newtown originally but was changed to Hartford in 1637. It was named after the hometown of Samuel Stone, Hertford, England. In 1633 Hooker also started the town of Windsor.
Determining the Government in Hartford
While they came from the Massachusetts Bay Colony when they established the baby colony, they were out of the charter’s jurisdiction. They needed to decide how they were going to be governed. Thomas Hooker would preach a sermon that was the basis for the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. This was ratified in 1639 and stressed self-rule rather than ceding that to a higher power. The belief is this sermon was the foundation for the Connecticut Constitution and the United States Constitution as well.
Hidden in an Old White Oak
The Charter Oak was located in the original settlement area. In 1662 colonists hid Connecticut’s Royal Charter to keep it from being confiscated by the English governor-general. This oak tree is the emblem on the Connecticut state quarter. A monument to the oak tree can be seen at the corner of Charter Oak Street and Charter Oak Place.
New England to Secede
Delegates from the five New England states met on December 15, 1814, at the Hartford Convention. Their topic was the secession of New England from the US. Slavery was one of the main concerns. The Beechers, a famous abolitionist family, lived in Hartford, one of the leading centers of abolitionist activity.
The Beecher Family & Anti-Slavery Movement
Reverend Lyman Beecher was a Congregational minister who was an important representative of the anti-slavery movement. He delivered powerful anti-slavery sermons. His son, Henry Ward Beecher, was a noted clergyman in his own right. He not only fought against slavery but supported women’s suffrage and the temperance movement. His daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the author of the controversial Uncle’s Tom Cabin.
The Wide Awakes
The Wide Awakes were a group of abolitionists that supported Abraham Lincoln. Hartford was the first site of this movement when it started in 1860. They put together parades with fireworks, music, and torch lights. The parades were as much social events as they were political. They began as part of Lincoln’s visit to the city but eventually became part of 19th-century political campaigns.
A City Full of History
Today much of the history of Hartford can still be seen through the buildings and monuments. Many structures can be toured and enjoyed. It is a city rich in culture and history.
SERVPRO Proudly Serves
the Hartford Community
When a fire occurs in a home, it can cause problems even if it is a small one that was contained quickly. Smoke residue can travel rapidly throughout the home and spread into the tiniest of cracks. SERVPRO is ready to provide fire damage restoration to any Hartford home impacted by fire. We can provide mitigation for any size fire. Our technicians provide:
- Emergency mitigation including boarding up services
- Removal of charred and burnt debris
- Determining the type of soot
- Cleaning impacted surfaces with agitative methods
- Wiping down surfaces with appropriate cleaning agents
- Repairing and restoring structural elements
- Pack-out and removal of content for cleaning if needed
- Deodorization using HEPA vacuums and other methods
Each situation is different, and all of the above may not be required in every situation. Our technicians are experts at determining the exact plan of action needed. SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford can provide professional fire damage restoration to homeowners. Contact us at (869) 667-9191. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Newington Residents Can Check Out the Cookbook Club
Lengthen your recipes list with Miss Beth’s virtual cooking event sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
A Virtual Event So You Don’t Even Have to Leave Your Newington Home
A fun way to expand your recipes is by joining in with the Cookbook Club. It is part of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library programs. Tune in to this interesting video cooking demonstration led by Miss Beth. She will be showing online visitors how to make a butternut squash pouf. It is a tasty twist on the traditional side dishes served during the holidays.
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the virtual workshop. It takes place on December 8, 2020. It will be available from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Check the library’s website the day of the event for the link.
SERVPRO Provides Commercial Mold Remediation to Newington
At SERVPRO, we are thankful for virtual events during these trying terms. We are also thankful that we can provide mold remediation to Newington businesses. Even small fires can cause severe smoke damage. We can clean and restore your business if it has been impacted by mold.
Ask for information about our ERP program that helps businesses prepare for emergencies before they happen. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.
Celebrate the Holidays in Newington with the Night of Lights
The SERVPRO Green Fleet can ride along with the fire trucks during the Hartford Holiday Parade
Newington Residents Can Kick Off the Holidays with this Fun Event
The entire family will want to head to the Town Center for a fun holiday frolic. Dunkin’ Donuts is sponsoring free sleigh-wagon rides, and there are other sponsored events taking place as well. The celebration includes:
- A fire truck parade
- Guest speakers
- Carol sing
- Ice sculpture carving
- Video game truck (sponsored by Rooster Co.)
- Giant Connect Four shoot
- Zap a Mole
- Cash Cube (sponsored by Wings Over Newington)
- Bonfire with S’mores
Newington will be decorated for the Christmas season, and the annual tree lighting takes place at this event. And what would the festivities be without a visit from Jolly Old Santa himself? It all takes place Saturday, December 7th, at 5:00 PM.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team members cannot wait to kick off the holidays. If you see any of our Green Team sipping hot chocolate or visiting Santa, be sure and say hello. And if you need flooding restoration, contact us at (860) 667-9191.
Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford
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Hartford Is Home to the Residence of Samuel L. Clemens
Literary favorites like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have been delighting readers for decades. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, alias Mark Twain, was a prolific writer who was quite eccentric. Some of his best-known works include:
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- The Prince and the Pauper
- Life on the Mississippi
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- A Tramp Abroad
- A Connecticut in King Arthur’s Court
The Twain family lived in this home from 1874 – 1891. It is a fascinating architectural wonder. The tour is a guided tour, and masks are required. Tickets are:
- Adults - $21
- Seniors - $19
- Children 6 – 11 - $11
- Children under 6 -free.
You can currently take a virtual tour as well. Hours are Monday – Sunday: 10 Am – 4:30 PM.
If you wonder what a good “water restoration company near me” would be, we invite you to check out SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford. Contact us at (860) 667 – 9191 for more information.
Newington Businesses Depend on SERVPRO for Fire Recovery Services
Need help with fire damage in your Newington business? Here is your answer--SERVPRO!
If You Need Fire Recovery – Bistro, Restaurant, or Other Eatery – We’ve Got You Covered
In colonial days large-sized barrels were known as “pipes”. They were used in trade, and Newington was a primary source of the staves needed to make the pipes due to the abundance of forest land. The area became known as Pipestem Swamp. It was later called Cow Plain and then West Farms due to being used for a cow pasture, and then an expanse for new farms. In 1721 it was granted the name Newington which means “new town in the meadow”. It certainly was an apt name for this quaint village. Along the way, some interesting things occurred:
- The town was incorporated in 1871
- The precursor to the Berlin Turnpike began in 1878
- American Radio Relay League is located here
- In 1812, Levi Lusk established a tavern on the turnpike
- The first telephone was installed in John’s Gish Store in 1883
- Trolley service started in 1894
- It cost $0.05 to ride the trolley into Hartford
- Connecticut’s first tuberculosis sanitarium was established in 1911
- Berlin Turnpike renames the Hartford/Newhaven Turnpike in 1942
Today Newington is a thriving community with many bistros and restaurants. Residents and visitors alike can satisfy their taste buds by dining at:
- Joey Garlics’ Newington
- Cora Cora
- Rooster Co.
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- Puerto Vallarta
- Yannis Pizza Restaurant
- Mykonos Mediterranean Restaurant
- Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill
- The Sloppy Waffle
- The Little Cake Café
- Restaurant Bricco
- Casa Mia on the Hill
- Taj Al Sham Cuisine
- Chef’s Dog House
- Sophia’s Breakfast & Lunch
That is just a sampling of the wonderful variety of food one can enjoy. The town is full of diverse flavors and international cuisine.
Mill Pond Falls
One of the favorite places to see in the area is Mill Pond Falls. This lovely waterfall is known as “the smallest natural waterfall in the US. Each fall, a local festival is held celebrating the waterfall. It all began in 1860 when a sawmill was constructed on Mill Pond. Back then, the town was part of the city of Wethersfield. Sawmills played a crucial part in the making of the pipe staves, and the building of the mill did much to promote the local economy.
Water is needed to run a sawmill, and Mill Pond was the perfect location. While the sawmill no longer exists, the falls remain a source of local history and beauty. They are featured on the Newington Town Seal. Mill Pond Park was built around the falls, and folks can:
- Swim in a public pool.
- Stop and rest in the gazebo
- Enjoy the gardens
- Listen to concerts
- Play basketball, baseball, tennis, or soccer
- Relax with the kids at the playground
- Hike the trails
- Grab a bite from the concession stands
Mills Pond Park is a great place to spend the day. You can reserve picnic areas for local functions. There is an activity to enjoy for everyone in the family. If you ever wanted to learn how to play Cornhole or participate in a league, the park is the place to do it.
During the summer, the town hosts the Newington Extravaganza, and visitors can enjoy boating around the pond. Weddings and other ceremonies often place in the beautifully landscaped garden area. It is a favorite for photoshoots as well. In the fall, the Waterfall Festival takes place. It is a time of reflection and fun. Vendors of all kinds gather to share their goods, music groups from local schools can be enjoyed, and various organizations sponsor different events. One of the main events is the “Artist’s Chalk Walk”. Kids and adults compete against each other for prizes, and the residents vote for the winners. It’s an event the whole town looks forward to each year. Everyone can be an artist, at least during this special day.
Other special events throughout the year include:
- Kindness Counts
- Halloween Party
- Motorcycle Madness
- Edythe and Harry Mandell Summer Concert Series
- Night of Lights
- Visits with Santa
- Winter Wonderland
Mills Pond Park never lacks for something to see and do. Whether you are going out for a meal, looking for a lazy day in the park, or a special event for the entire family, Newington offers the opportunity.
The Thankful Tree – A Reminder of the Past
The town of Newington owes much to the sawmill that is long gone and the little waterfall that powered it. They have recognized this over the years, and on April 17, 2010, planted a magnificent Crimson Maple. It stands in front of the waterfall as a place of reflection and reminds residents of the need to be thankful for what has been given.
What is the Purpose of a Fire Restoration Company Like SERVPRO?
Our main goal is to help businesses through a difficult time. How we do that is through our fire restoration services. We mitigate fire damage to local businesses by providing cleanup, repair, and restoration. This includes:
- Doing a thorough scope of the commercial facility
- Establishing a plan of action based on the findings
- Removal of debris or charred materials
- Mitigate residual water, odor, and soot damage
We strive to return your bistro to preloss conditions whenever possible. As the proprietor, our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with you to determine the best action to rebuild the eatery.
Fast Response Time
Responding rapidly to any commercial fire is vital. The longer water, soot, and smoke residue sit, the more damage they do. The chemicals used in putting out the fire needs to be cleaned up, and the building has to be dried out. Secondary damage such as mold can occur if immediate remediation does not occur. Our technicians work as quickly as possible to lessen the fire’s impact.
What Type of Problems Does SERVPRO Deal with on Commercial Properties?
Our Green Team mitigates a variety of issues when it comes to business fires. What we do also depends on how destructive the fire was and how much of the building was impacted. Smoke can spread rapidly and cause damage to non-impacted regions. But the three main problems we handle include:
- Residual Water
- Soot Removal
- Smoke Odors
Serving Up Delicious Meals
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford wants you to do what you do best - serving up tasty food to the many customers who rely on you. By providing fire recovery, bistro type eateries can open faster when using SERVPRO. Contact us at (860) 667-9191. We enjoy good food and want to help keep your doors open.
What Happens When Flooring in Your Newington House Gets Damaged by Flooding?
Drying out the flooring of your home after flood damage is a job for a team. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.
With many types of flooring in Newington homes, flooding can affect these materials in different ways.
Natural and storm-damage flooding can impact Newington homes more often throughout the year than many property owners realize. When your house gets damaged by these disasters, you want fast and reliable actions to get taken.
Flood damage to Newington homes often centers on where flood water collects. Because of this, flooring materials are often the most severely impacted by these disasters and require extraction, drying, and cleaning. Some of the common flooring materials our SERVPRO team helps to restore include:
- Carpet – Carpeting is among the most common flooring types in modern residences, and due to its high porosity, it can quickly become overwhelmed by floodwater. While tools like carpet wands can sometimes manage surface moisture concerns, it does not typically pull water out of padding material underneath.
- Hardwood – Despite finishes that might slow the initial absorption of water into individual planks in wood flooring, cellulose in wood attracts moisture to the point of swelling and warping the units.
- Vinyl Plank – The growing trend with vinyl plank is a finished surface and a water-resistant core, though this does little to protect subflooring over a prolonged period of exposure.
What Happens When Subflooring Also Becomes Affected?
While it can be costly enough when surface materials become too damaged by standing water, saturation can often move moisture beyond this layer you can see. Subflooring underneath the carpet and hardwood is also sensitive to water exposure, and its porous composition requires tools like drying mats to recover. If unsalvageable, these elements must also get removed and reconstructed by our in-house contractors.
Flooding can be a damaging presence to most flooring types inside your home, making it vital to move quickly when flooding exists in the house. Our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team has technicians and contractors ready and available 24/7 to help when you call (860) 667-9191.
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