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Cha Cha Slide at Camp Sloper

By Ed Harris
DJ Caspar, the creator of the Cha Cha Slide, stopped by Southington YMCA Camp Sloper last week to perform and speak to the campers about exercise.

By Ed Harris, Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently Cha Cha slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper, birth name Willie Perry, the creator of the Cha Cha Slide, visited Sloper as part of week long tour of…

Italian-American Festival attracts a crowd

By Margaret Waage
The food was a main drawing point for the Italian-American Festival.

By Margaret Waage, Correspondent The tenth annual Italian-American Festival drew crowds last weekend, despite a heavy downpour Sunday afternoon. Luckily the heaviest rain occurred after the traditional procession, which successfully made its way along stretches of Eden Avenue and Liberty…

Singing competition moves to Lake Compounce

By Mike Chaiken
Jillian Caillouette, a former CT Icon winner, entertains the crowd Saturday night at the Italian-American Festival.

Singing competition CT Icon, typically held during the Apple Harvest Festival, has found a new home. After numerous successful years at the festival, the competition is moving to Lake Compounce. Normally rounding up at least 100 singers for the auditions,…