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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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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

May 15, 2014
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After being released more than 20 years ago in 1991, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has become one of the most classic and iconic movies throughout time, due to its loving, charming, and passionate storyline. “Beauty and the Beast” focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically…

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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

May 6, 2014
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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The news came in last week. Sevendust’s latest album, the acoustic “Time Travelers and Bonfires,” had climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Charts. Additionally, the album was No. 2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, No. 4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, No.…

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Bristol’s In The Red to bring its sound to Sevendust fans

May 6, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When hard rockers Sevendust roll into Hartford next Tuesday, Bristol rockers In The Red will be one of the openers on the bill. We caught up with the band’s drummer, Marc Charette, via email to talk about the origins of In The Red and their sound. Observer: First of all,…

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