Author: mchaiken

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…

Passover celebrated with April 11 seder

On Tuesday, April 11, the second night of Passover, Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host a complete Passover seder for the congregation and interested community members. The service will be led by Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker. The Seder, which commemorates…

Foundation elects officers, board members

The Main Street Community Foundation elected officers and two new board members at its annual meeting on March 17. Officers elected to serve for the 2017-2019 term are: John D. Scarritt, chairman; Michael Brault, vice chair; Valerie DePaolo,  secretary; Marguerite…

Obituaries: Beatrice Salvatore

  Beatrice (Mastrianni) Salvatore, 101, widow of Leopardo “Leo” J. Salvatore, died on Saturday (March 18, 2017) at Ingraham Manor.  Beatrice was born in Southington on October 20, 1915 and was one of ten children of the late Antonio and…