Posts Tagged ‘ Lake Compounce ’

Lake Compounce will ‘Illuminate the Night’ with July 4 display

June 29, 2015
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Officials from Lake Compounce have announced their annual July 4 fireworks display over the lake. This year’s show, produced by Pyrotecnico, will begin with a laser light show at 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks display launched from positions on floating barges and a land launch on the far side of the lake. Beginning on…

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Bear Creek Campground is open for business

June 13, 2015
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Lake Compounce has expanded its amenities with a spacious ‘Bear Creek’ campground that features state-of-the-art cabins, tee pee tents, huge RV lot, playground and a general store.  The Chamber helped to celebrate the grand opening that included ribbon cutting by Jerry Brick, general manager and local resident. Guests received tours and a complimentary buffet. Brick,…

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Pink’s Hot Dog fashion show

May 27, 2015
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Vinnie Quast of Manchester with his dog, Charlie, all dressed up.

Photos by Tammi Naudus Pink’s Hot Dogs rang in their first Connecticut store with an over-the-top dog fashion show at Lake Compounce on Saturday, May 23. The Hollywood landmark opened up a stand across from the Lake Compounce carousel.

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Lake Compounce is open for business

May 14, 2015
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Lake Compounce opening-Jennica MArtinez (18 months) with her mom Christina of Waterbury

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Lake Compounce Amusement Park opened for the season on Saturday, May 9.

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Chamber announces tickets for Lake Compounce outing

May 13, 2015
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A Limited amount of tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Outing at Lake Compounce on Thursday, June 25. The outing is hosted each year by the Chamber in conjunction with Lake Compounce. Each ticket provides free parking, access to rides from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a buffet under the park’s pavilion…

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Lake Compounce announces May 9 opening

March 19, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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‘Holidays Lights’ arrive at Compounce

November 30, 2014
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  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON — In the Winter Wonderland Starlight Theatre at Lake Compounce, a voice came over the PA. “It’s Santa! I know him!” And out walked the jolly old elf himself on to the stage, which was surrounded by brightly lit Christmas trees in a myriad of colors. A line…

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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

September 14, 2014
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Southington Town Council Chairman Michael Riccio, right, talks with  Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman during the Crocodile Club Dinner last week.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For 133 years now, a multitude of individuals have gathered at Lake Compounce to put aside their political differences over a traditional dinner of lamb and corn with all the trimmings. Last Friday, local and state officials did just that in the amusement park’s ballroom to celebrate the history of…

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Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

September 12, 2014
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Samantha Dorsi, 12, is the youngest ever winner of CT Icon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s CT Icon singing competition was a year of firsts. The contestants took their performances to a new stage, there was a sing-off for first place and a twelve-year-old girl emerged as the youngest to ever win the competition. After making it through the audition process, 12 finalists moved…

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Singers come out for first round of CT Icon

August 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer CT Icon, a competition for singers ages 9 and up, held its first round of auditions on August 3 and over 30 people participated. “We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout for the second audition,” said Icon spokesman Melissa Ericksen-Salmon. “Some people have already preregistered for the 23. There’s a…

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