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New Miss CT, Miss CT Outstanding Teen crowned; locals place high in finals

July 3, 2015
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT On Saturday, the new Miss Connecticut 2015 was crowned at the Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun. Twenty-two year-old Colleen Ward, a native of Wolcott, took home the crown, representing the Miss Windham County local title. Jjust moments after her crowning, she stated “I am so excited…and super tired. It was…

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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

July 1, 2015
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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

On Saturday, July 4, Lake Compounce will host its annual fireworks display over the lake in celebration of Independence Day. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the show beginning with the laser show starts at 9 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from the far side of the lake as well as from barges floating in the lake.…

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Museum seeks vendors for ‘Bizarre Bazaar’

July 1, 2015
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The magic of the season begins at the Holiday Art and Craft Show, a juried show and sale of work by artists and artisans called “Bizarre Bazaar” at the New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be filled with artists and artisans ready to dazzle…

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No-kill animal shelter seeking donations

July 1, 2015
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Almost Home, a no-kill animal rescue and shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, located at 311D East St.,  Plainville– (860)519-8592– is in need of the following items: PP pads, dry dog food (Purina one- chicken and rice and canned food), cat food– both dry and canned, treats, toys (large and small) beds, heating pads,…

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Free admission for military families at Carousel Museum for July 4

July 1, 2015
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Over the 4th of July weekend, the New England Carousel Museum, a Blue Star Museum, is providing free admission to military service professionals and their families. Each free admission includes one free ride on the indoor carousel and additional rides are only $1! The museum is closed on July 4. For more information, contact the…

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Meet the new Miss Connecticut

June 28, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Wolcott woman will be spending the next year as Miss Connecticut. Colleen Ward of Wolcott, competing as Miss Windham County, was crowned as the new Miss Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre on Saturday night. The other top five contestants were: first runner-up Jonet Nichelle; second runner-up Miss…

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Newest Outstanding Teen selected

June 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sapna Raghavan made history on Saturday as she became the first ever Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen of Indian descent. The Ellington resident competing as Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen won the statewide competition at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater on Saturday. She won after competing in private interview, onstage interview,…

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Everybody’s talking about ‘Kinky Boots’

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a buzz even before the musical “Kinky Boots” arrived at The Bushnell in Hartford June 23. A week or so before it opened, The Bushnell powers-that-be informed members of the press that they had run out of press passes to review the opening night performance. Frankly, I have…

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Fashions: The Miss Connecticut contestants show their elegance in evening gown

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The evening gowns chosen by the contestants for Miss Connecticut is often a closely guarded secret until the night of preliminaries. So the preliminary event is the first chance anyone outside of the contestants closest confidantes have seen the gowns. The preliminary competition was held Friday night at the Mohegan…

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Fashion: The contestants for Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen step out in their gowns

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Part of the excitement for audiences at the annual Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Competition is to see what evening gowns the contestants have chosen as they vie for the crown. The preliminary competition for the Outstanding Teen contestants was held Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret. This is what…

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