Posts Tagged ‘ Lake Compounce ’

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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Singing competition moves to Lake Compounce

July 30, 2014
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By Mike Chaiken
Jillian Caillouette, a former CT Icon winner, entertains the crowd Saturday night at the Italian-American Festival.

Singing competition CT Icon, typically held during the Apple Harvest Festival, has found a new home. After numerous successful years at the festival, the competition is moving to Lake Compounce. Normally rounding up at least 100 singers for the auditions, CT Icon is hoping to attract even more people at the theme park. “Lake Compounce…

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Lake Compounce opens Bear Creek Campgrounds

July 4, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
A tent site at Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Lake Compounce may be “New England’s Family Theme and Water Park,” but now a new attraction adds to the meaning of its slogan: Bear Creek Campground. After months of planning, Lake Compounce just opened Bear Creek, a 15-acre campground that features 20 furnished cabins that hold up to 10 people…

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Lake Compounce opens for season this weekend; ticket promo offered

May 8, 2014
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This Saturday, May 10, LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free” tickets for all guests on May 10, 11, 17 and 18 when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com. LakeCompounce also has expanded their season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season…

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Compounce opens for season May 10; New attractions offered

April 10, 2014
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10, as LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day for the 2014 season. A press from the oldest amusement park in the country said the park has “tripled the fun” this season with new additions such as, the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground…

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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

March 7, 2014
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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON- Pink’s Hot Dogs, a fixture in Hollywood since 1939, has partnered with LakeCompounce and will open a restaurant in the park, across from the Carousel this May. A press release from Compounce said Pink’s, a family owned business, was named by Fox News as number one in a list of Top Ten Hot…

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Tourism in CT making headway, reports Malloy

February 11, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced via a press release that the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and its Office of Tourism released new tracking results that demonstrate the $22 million Statewide Tourism Marketing Fund investment over the course of 18 months has generated measurable gains in overall tourism spending to the…

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Tax abatement approved for Lake Compounce

November 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council recently voted to approve a five-year, 50 percent tax abatement for Lake Compounce amusement park, reducing the costs of adding new rides and attractions. During a recent council meeting, members of the Town Council all voted in favor of the tax abatement worth $4.2 million, stating…

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Politicians and officials gather at Crocodile Club

September 20, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Southington Council Chairman John Dobbins spoke.

By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Politicians, local and state officials, and anyone interested in a lamb dinner and good laugh attended the annual end of summer event at the Lake Compounce ballroom last week. The Crocodile Club held its annual meeting last Friday, bringing in politicians from both sides of the aisle, to come together…

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