Blog Archives

Free admission for military families at Carousel Museum for July 4

July 1, 2015
By

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…

Read more »

Meet the new Miss Connecticut

June 28, 2015
By

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…

Read more »

Newest Outstanding Teen selected

June 28, 2015
By

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,…

Read more »

Everybody’s talking about ‘Kinky Boots’

June 27, 2015
By

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…

Read more »

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

June 27, 2015
By

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…

Read more »

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

June 27, 2015
By

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…

Read more »

Senior listings for June 26

June 26, 2015
By
Senior listings for June 26

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. MulberryGardens.org MONDAY, JUNE 29 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center, outreach coordinator, will be available…

Read more »

Support group listings for June 26

June 26, 2015
By
Support group listings for June 26

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

Read more »

Meetings listings for June 26

June 26, 2015
By
Meetings listings for June 26

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

Read more »

Kids listings for June 26

June 26, 2015
By
Kids listings for June 26

JUNE 29-AUG. 1 OTHER ARTSPLACE SUMMER CAMPS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. for four or five days in July. Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire. Go online for schedule. CPFA-Artsplace.org CREATIVE KIDS YOUNG ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM. 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Grades K-8. Playhouse on…

Read more »