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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

September 25, 2014
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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

A Common Ground Community Center For Art and Dance is proud to welcome The Sawtelles, from Plantsville, as the featured performers at its monthly benefit coffeehouse on Saturday, Sept. 27. Husband and wife duo the Sawtelles are a balance of four elements, alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit and two voices. Sparse but intricately arranged pop…

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Prepare for your wedding and help women survive breast cancer

September 25, 2014
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Prepare for your wedding and help women survive breast cancer

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Brides to be on a budget, who also want to help in the fight against breast cancer, have an opportunity this weekend to fulfill both desires. Brides Against Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit that tours the country selling donated wedding gowns— with the proceeds directly going towards programs and services…

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Free fries, then free coffee: McDonald’s giving it away

September 9, 2014
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Free fries and free coffee are coming your way from the house that Ronald built. McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) Western Massachusetts will be celebrating Free Coffee Week from September 16-29 by offering customers a free small McCafé® coffee during breakfast hours. To celebrate two additional weeks of free coffee, McDonald’s is calling…

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Barley Vine, Onyx team up for ‘Summer Shine’

August 15, 2014
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Onyx Spirits Company is partnering with Bristol gastro pub Barley Vine to host the second annual “Summer Shine” event. “We’ll be featuring award winning Onyx Moonshine cocktails and infusions along with Onyx 111, Onyx Cape Cod Cranberry and their rarest release, Secret Stash – Connecticut’s first barrel-aged whiskey,” said Terry Lugo, owner of Barley Vine…

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New Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Compounce Saturday

August 7, 2014
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New Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Compounce Saturday

A new Dunkin’ Donuts is opening in LakeCompounce. On Saturday, Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Connecticut restaurant, located near the Wave Swinger with a ribbon cutting at 12 p.m. The first 200 customers at the Dunkin’ Donuts location will receive a FREE donut with any beverage purchase, and adult guests…

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Summer hours announced for Carousel Museum

June 24, 2014
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Starting July 1, the New EnglandCarouselMuseum in Bristol will be changing its hours of operation. The New EnglandCarouselMuseum will be open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is available seven days a week, by appointment, for facility rentals,…

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Hot night with Goo Goo Dolls

June 21, 2014
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Hot night with Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls arrived at the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford June 12 with Daughtry and Plain White T’s. Here is the view from the photo pit as the Buffalo-based band entertained their cadre of loyal fans. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN portfolio_slideshow id=7799

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A Class Act

June 20, 2014
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A Class Act

     Southington High School seniors celebrated their graduation exercises last night, June 19, 2014.   The ceremony took place on the high school football field.  Parents, relatives, and friends cheered from the stands.  Southington students have officially begun their summer break!  (Photos by:  Tammi Naudus)        

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Chakulla performs family friendly concert in Bristol June 25; food donations collected toward admission

June 17, 2014
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Artist Tree Tea House in Bristol will host a family-friendly concert on Wednesday, June 25 with Chakulla, a Folk/World/Jazz/American artist, performing. He will be on his way from performing at the Clearwater Festival in New York State (made famous by Pete Seeger’s involvement), to a performance at Newport Rocks the Fort in Fort Adams, Newport, RI…

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Three-plus decades on, world still has its Goo; Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry come to CT Thursday

June 8, 2014
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Three-plus decades on, world still has its Goo; Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry come to CT Thursday

  by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions editor For more than 30 years, the world has had Goo Goo Dolls’ music to sweeten up their ears. Whether it’s on record, or on the band’s endless tours to support each release, the Buffalo-originated band has been a going concern—even before they hit the general public consciousness with the…

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