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It is going to hit 100 Degrees here in the Prospect, CT area. Here is a quick list of thing you can do to keep cool!

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on July 6, 2010

Today here in Connecticut, (and most of New England) we are expected to have record high temperatures.

The air already feels like Pea Soup with the Humidity and with temperatures hitting 100 degrees, I thought I would post a list of things to do, or places to go, to cool off.

  1. Head to the local library. If you have kids the local library could be a quick and easy (and inexpensive) retreat. The Prospect library for one has a great children’s play area, Free Internet access, all the newest books and even DVD’s. Plus the A/C is REALLY cold in there.
    Prospect Connecticut Public Library

    Prospect Public Library

  2. If you want to head out into your yard, find a nice shady spot, bring a big jug of a frosty beverage, and set up a sprinkler. It will do the grass and you a lot of good! Be sure to save your yard work for another day.
  3. If you are in the Prospect / Cheshire area and are in the mood for a beach but don’t want to head for the shore, then check out Mixville Park in Cheshire. There is a picnic area, a large playground for the kids and of course, a beach. Parking is less expensive for Cheshire residents so bring your ID’s.
    Cheshire Ct Mixville Pond

    Cheshire Ct Mixville Pond

  4. If you are in the Waterbury / Wolcott area you have a place close to you, Woodtick (Scoville) Reservoir in Wolcott.
    Scoville Woodtick Dam and park in Wolcott

    Scoville Woodtick Dam

  5. It’s always good to head to a movie in the extreme heat. Some of our local theaters still have discounts on Tuesdays. With the price of movie tickets what they are now, look for a discount!
  6. Head out to a local Ice Cream Shoppe like the Big Dipper Ice Cream in Prospect, The Prospect Dairy Bar in Prospect, Scooples Ice Cream in Cheshire or Wentworth’s Ice Cream in Cheshire. You still have to go out in the heat to get to them, but for a few moments you will have a creamy escape!

     

    Mmmmmm!

    Whatever you decide, please remember to keep hydrated and do not over due it!

If you are going to be in the sun load on the Sunblock.

Prospect Cheshire real Estate

Shady Relaxation

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Prospect Ct Ice Cream Parlor, DB Scoops in the Dairy Bar

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on August 28, 2008

Prospect Dairy Bar & Restaurant

Prospect Ice Cream

If you are traveling along Route 69 headed towards New Haven, or From New Haven towards Waterbury, the Prospect Dairy Bar and Restaurant is a must stop. It is a family owned and operated Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner place that has been in business over 50 years! The Dairy Bar has just completed some renovations including “going back to their roots” and having a Full Service Ice Cream Shop. They now feature 16 flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream including such great flavors as; Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Cotton Candy, and many many more. All of these flavors can even be had in an old fashioned Milk Shake, scooped and made right in a frosted metal canister.

PDB DB Scoops

Prospect Ct Ice Cream Parlor

Some Delicious Flavors of Ice Cream!

Prospect Ice Cream Parlor

DB Ice Cream

DB Scoops Ice Cream in Prospect

Dairy Bar Neon Ice Cream Cone

Prospect Ct Ice Cream Parlor

You could also precede your ice cream with such great items as a foot long Hummel hot dog, a charbroiled hamburger, or some fresh Soup or Salads. There is a large deck to carry out your food or ice cream as well. Be sure to stop in and check it out!

Prospect Ct family Fun

Wall Mural painted by Ed Harrison

Prospect Ct family Fun

Charbroiled Burger Basket made to order.

Dairy bar restaurant and ice cream

Original Porcelin Trolly Sign

Original Dairy Bar in 1953

The DB Being built in 1953

From the back Menu at the Dairy Bar

“Back in 1953 if you were passing through the small farm town known as Prospect you could have stopped at the Dairy Bar for Ice Cream and other farm fresh dairy products that were straight from the Visockis’ farm down the road. Vincent did the cooking and his wife Olive prepared all the soups, sandwiches and desserts.

In 1984 John & Carol Jones assumed Ownership of the Dairy Bar and also the tradition that accompanied it. For the first time ever the Dairy Bar was kept open year round.

Even though some cosmetic changes and expansions have taken place, there are some things that will always remain the same about the Dairy Bar, Prospect’s oldest continually run business; The hand painted mural depicting Prospect’s local land marks, the checker board floor, the fresh baked pies, the daily specials, the char-broiled burgers and homemade soups are sure to remain.”

Prospect Dairy Bar Ad

David Jones, REALTOR®,e-Pro®
Smedes Realty
37 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect,Ct 06712
www.DaveJonesRealtor.com
203-758-0264 Office
203-910-2638 Cell

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Prospect Annual Sock Hop Car Show on the Green.

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on August 16, 2008

While I was in town hall today I noticed Mayor Bob getting some new fliers printed.  I brought them home and scanned them.  This is for the annual Sock Hop on the Green in Prospect.  He said they expect 4,000 people, and close to 500 cars.  It is one of the biggest in the state now.  There will be all the local vendors setup too

The Dairy Bar http://www.ProspectDairyBar.com will be doing Phlly Steak sandwiches, Fries, Burgers & Dogs

Baki’s Pizza will be there along with;

Prospect Pizza

Spill the Beans

The Big Dipper Ice Cream

The Flower Farm with corn on the cob and watermelon

and several others.  THere will also be 3 live bands playing.  It is always a GREAT Time!

 

It is Sunday August 24th, 2008 on the Town Green in Prospect.

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Mayor Bob’s Summer fun week in Prospect Connecticut

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on August 16, 2008

Here is another upcoming event in Prospect.  Summer Fun week it is called!  Mayor Bob and the town of Prospect put it on every year before the kids head back to Region 16.

What a great time it is, if you have children or your grand children, go there.

Below is the flyer.

Prospect Ct Summer Fun Week

 

It is on the town Green in the Center of Prospect.  It is August 18th-August 24th.

Every day there are different activities and snacks for the kids.

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Ziti Dinner to benefit the Casson Family

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on June 20, 2008

Ziti Dinner to Benefit Alyssa Casson

A ziti dinner will be held at the Prospect Firehouse hall on Saturday, July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the benefit dinner will go to support Alyssa Casson, daughter of Jim and Bernadette (Tuccillo) Casson of Prospect. Adult admission is $10, children under 12, $5; and children under 3 will eat for free. The public is invited to support this family in helping their daughter Alyssa with her medical treatment. There will be raffles, food and fun for all. If you are unable to attend this worthwhile event, but would like to make a contribution, please send your check payable to Alyssa Casson Benefit Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 45 Waterbury Rd., Prospect, CT 06712. For more information, please contact the Accetura family at 758-0019, the Geary family at 758-3315, or the Tuccillo family at 758-3277. Thank you all for your generosity.

David Jones, REALTOR®,e-Pro®
Smedes Realty
37 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect,Ct 06712
www.DaveJonesRealtor.com
203-758-0264 Office
203-910-2638 Cell

 

ziti dinner for Alyssa Casson

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The Rainbow leads to….Prospect, Ct.

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on June 9, 2008

Rainbow over Prospect.

Well the freak storm last night at least produced one good thing, a great rainbow! Here in Prospect we received 3″ of Rain in 30 minutes. The winds picked up and knocked down several trees causing some temporary road closures. The Prospect Fire House was struck by lightning and lost their phone service and also power. Mayor bob said the 911 service was never interrupted however.

Double rainbow in Prospect

This picture is from the Porch of the Prospect Dairy Bar Restaurant.

Rainbow in Prospect Over the weekend

This picture is from our Back Porch at our house.

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The Rainbow leads to…..Prospect, Ct

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on June 9, 2008

Rainbow over Prospect.

Well the freak storm last night at least produced one good thing, a great rainbow! Here in Prospect we received 3″ of Rain in 30 minutes. The winds picked up and knocked down several trees causing some temporary road closures. The Prospect Fire House was struck by lightning and lost their phone service and also power. Mayor bob said the 911 service was never interrupted however.

Double rainbow in Prospect

This picture is from the Porch of the Prospect Dairy Bar Restaurant.

Rainbow in Prospect Over the weekend

This picture is from our Back Porch at our house.

David Jones, REALTOR®,e-Pro®
Smedes Realty
37 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect,Ct 06712
www.DaveJonesRealtor.com
203-758-0264 Office
203-910-2638 Cell

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New Kids in Motion Park and Playscape in Cheshire, Ct

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on June 8, 2008

kids in motion park in cheshire

cheshire CT Playscape

Prospect Playscape

Prospectrealtor

Cheshire recently opened a new Playscape for the kids and we visited it this past week.  I have never seen anything like this, and it is a true must see.

Cheshire Playscape

Cheshire Realty

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=qxf65s8xrc36&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=15256278&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&explore=sst.0&encType=1

That is the map link to the location, although what is shown is the OLD playscape, not the new one.  There is so much to do and we spent two hours there, the time just flew.  Everything from a sandbox area, to a Spider web climbing area, a large rock climbing unit, several playscapes, Picnic areas, etc, etc.  There also seems to be a large emphasis on safety.  The padding underfoot of several sections is a composite material that is very spongy.  It seems like the truely spared no expense.

Cheshire Playscape

Prospect Realtor

Cheshire Real Estate

 

Cheshire ct Kids in Motion

cheshire CT Playscape

kids in motion cheshire ct

 

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Recap from the Prospect, Ct Easter Egg Hunt, Amber Alert Event

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on March 24, 2008

100_1729.jpgProspect Ct Easter Egg Hunt Town Green

This past Saturday was the annual Prospect, Ct Easter Egg hunt and Lunch with the Easter Bunny.

The event was VERY well attended, and here are some photos.  Two general observations as pointed out by my 4 year old son…

1) There actually aren’t any “Eggs” at the Easter egg hunt.  It is just candy.   lots and lots and lots of Candy.  It is scattered all around on the town green, and when Mayor Bob Chatfield blows the air horn, it is every child for themselves.

2) Lunch with the Easter Bunny isn’t exactly “Lunch with the Easter Bunny”.  The Easter Bunny isnt in the same room where the Lunch is.  The main hall of the Prospect Fire House is used to serve the Hot Dogs, Chips and cookies.   After lunch you go down the hall and wait to see the Easter Bunny and take your photos. 

After you see the Easter Bunny, you get a coupon from the Big Dipper Ice Cream for a $1 off a kids cone.  Once you exited the Easter Bunny you are actually in the Firehouse Garage.  This is also great for the kids.  The Prospect Fire Department has everything opened up so everyone can see.   All the compartments on the firetrucks, the doors to the trucks, etc.  Very nice.  This is also where the Amber Alert people were setup, and the Prospect Ladies auxiliary was there selling flowers as well.  It was a tremendous turnout and the money from the Lunch went to the Ladies Auxiliary.

If you arent familiar with the Amber Alert Program you can find out more about it here.  It is a MUST for parents nowadays.

The national link is http://www.amberalert.gov/

the Connecticut link is. http://www.ct.gov/dps/cwp/view.asp?a=2140&q=294108

Prospect Ct Fire Department Amber Alert

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Prospect Ct Lunch with the Easter Bunny and Annual easter egg hunt.

Posted by Dave Jones Realty on March 20, 2008

Prospect Easter BunnyThe annual Prospect, Ct lunch with the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunt is here again!  It is March 22nd, 2008 at 11am.  It will be on the Town Green, weather permiting.  The always divide sections by age group of the children and there is plenty of loot for everyone!  Directly following the egg hunt everyone heads across the street to the Prospect Fire House for lunch with the Easter Bunny.  Last year the cost was $5 and included; chips, hot dog, soda and a cookie.  The money went to the Amber Alert group.  The Amber Alert Group will also be setup to take photos and register children into their system and issue ID cards.  It is always a GREAT time for all!

David Jones, REALTOR®,e-Pro®
Smedes Realty
37 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect,Ct 06712
www.DaveJonesRealtor.com
203-758-0264 Office
203-910-2638 Cell

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