Author: mchaiken

The sounds of Scotland are calling this weekend

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Scottish highlands will be evoked through music this weekend when the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “A Scottish Fantasy” as part of its Masterworks series. The evening will feature guest conductor, Stefan Sanderling, Mike MacNintch…

Obituaries: Owen James Folts

Owen James “OJ” Folts, 41 passed away unexpectedly on Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. He was born on January 30, 1976 in Bristol, CT to Linda and Jack Folts.  He graduated from Plainville High School.  He attended SUNY Cobleskill for Business…

Dr. King’s legacy saluted

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorated in the area and across the state this weekend and Monday. Here are some of the activities scheduled to allow you to celebrate the…

Workshops set to help nonprofits in lean times

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and American Savings Foundation are working together to offer a series of in-depth capacity building workshops for local nonprofit organizations during 2018. The workshops are designed to help organizations address the increasingly difficult…

Tunxis offering EMT training

Tunxis Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training course in Bristol starting in February. The course will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings, Feb. 5-May 23, and some Saturdays. Approved by the Connecticut Office of Emergency…

K of C holding free throw contest

Plainville Knights of Columbus council is hosting the local level contest of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition. The…

A history lesson, Steampunk-style

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When this year’s Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret arrives at the New England Carousel Museum later this month, the event will be more than just a costume party for aficionados of the subculture known as…

Meet new Bees manager

The New Britain Bees have announced they will hold a special meet-and-greet with new manager, Wally Backman, on Friday, January 12 at Alvarium Beer Company. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.…