Author: mchaiken

Baseball program for kids with special needs

Officials announced a Bristol baseball program for kids with special needs. Anyone interested in participating should contact Dee Valerio-Matyka at (860) 302-7300 or paulmatyka@sbcglobal.net. The Challenger program is designed to introduce the game of baseball to special needs children in…

Understanding blues the Butterfield way

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you talk about the blues with the casual listener, Paul Butterfield’s name doesn’t typically come up. But it should, according to James Montgomery, who is bringing his group the James Montgomery Blues Band to…

Scarlett: The next generation of SWANs

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the beginning of SWAN Day CT, 10 years ago, musician Jennifer Hill’s oldest child was doing what children do—playing around as mom went about her business organizing an arts festival and making music But…