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Obituary: William Haeffner

April 13, 2016
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Haefner, William

William  Haeffner, 83, of Southington, beloved husband of Tracie Morelli,  passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 8th at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was born in Germany on Jan. 21, 1933, the son of the late Alfon and Sophy (Lindenfelser) Haeffner. William, known as “Coach”, dedicated much of his…

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Girl Scouts registering for Camp Carlson

April 13, 2016
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Summer is rapidly approaching, and parents are looking for a fun, safe environment for their girls. The good news is that girls can spend their summer at Camp Carlson making memories to last a lifetime. Camp Carlson in Bristol offers fun and challenging activities for all girls in grades K-12. Operated by Girl Scouts of…

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Southington resident has lead role in ‘Grease’ at Holy Cross

April 13, 2016
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leanne raymond

  Leanne Raymond, a Southington resident and a Junior at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, will be performing the role of Sandy in the musical “Grease” on April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The show is directed by Dave Gardino.

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Some local names rise among the stars at Tribeca Film Fest

April 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York City this month, there will be some big names from television and movie showing their work. Danny DeVito, Michael Rapaport, and Matthew Modine are all showing their films. There also are a slew of documentaries, including one on Andy Warhol and…

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New pageant winner has ties to Bristol

April 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The daughter of the owners of a Bristol business is now Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. Samantha Anderson, competing as Miss Constitution’s Outstanding Teen, won the title at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Sunday afternoon. She was one of 16 girls vying for the opportunity to represent the state at the…

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From elbow grease to sparkle

April 12, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s a lot of elbow grease involved if you want things to sparkle and shine. And the Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant is no different.   Before the doors opened to a full house at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Sunday, the hair was in transition from drab to…

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Obituaries: Louise Kernmeur

April 11, 2016
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Louise (Sjostedt) Kernmeur, 57, of Plainville, Passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Apple Valley Rehab. She was the wife of David E. Kernmeur. She was born on Sept. 3, 1958 in Leominster, MA, the daughter,of David and Jeanne (Lacasse) Sjostedt of Plantsville. She was a 1976 Graduate of Southington High School and…

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Singer Carrie Johnson returns for church’s annual benefit

April 8, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Singer Carrie Johnson has become sort of the de facto artistic advocate for the Philippines Mission Fund at the First Congregational Church in Bristol. For the past few years, the Connecticut singer songwriter has returned again and again to offer her musical talents to benefit the fund. She returns April…

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Landmark anniversary for venerable OM Show

April 8, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The oldest variety show in the country is celebrating a milestone this year. And as it looks forward to its future, it’s looking back at its past. The curtain rises on the annual Bristol Boys and Girls Club Older Members Show on April 15 and 16. And this fund raiser…

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Meet the local Outstanding Teens

April 7, 2016
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There are several young women from the area competiting for Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen this week. The Observer asked the contestants some questions about themselves. Miss Connecticuts Outstanding Teen 2016 will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret, Uncasville. The competition is for girls ages 13 to 17. The stage…

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