Author: mchaiken

Take ‘Care’ and enjoy your holiday chocolate

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Maselli liked chocolate as a child. “I think I may have always enjoyed chocolate,” said the owner of Care’s Chocolates. “I grew up on Hershey and M&Ms— my favorite Halloween candy. I also remember…

Pure Prairie League brings its brand of country rock to CT

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR With its trademark Norman Rockwell-esque cowboy “Sad Luke” on every album cover, Pure Prairie League and its country rock sound were mainstays in the record collections of most FM rock stations. Later, the single “Amie”…

Poco started the trend but the Byrds got the credit

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Poco is often cited as one of the pioneers of country rock, having followed in the footsteps of The Byrds, whose “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” was seen as a template for the sound to follow.…

Stone in love with you

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Kate Prior’s and Tony Caramanica’s mutual love for rocks and stones led to a love for each other and, in turn, a new business venture. Prior and Caramanica are partners in TK’s Earthly Treasures, which…

Kids listings, starting Nov. 9

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 BRISTOL FIELD TRIP TO NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART. Held by the Children’s Department of the Bristol Public Library. 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meet at the museum for a free tour and art adventure. Admission…

Dining listings, starting Nov. 9

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 BRISTOL LEGION BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. Eggs any style, build your own omelet, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, coffee, tea, orange juice all for $7. Take out orders available.

Support group listings, starting Nov. 9

TUESDAY, NOV. 13 SOUTHINGTON SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF THOSE WITH ALZHEIMER’S OR A RELATED MEMORY DISORDER. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 276-1020.   NOV. 13, 27, DEC. 4, 18 SOUTHINGTON PEN…

Performance listings, starting Nov. 9

NOV. 16-18 BRISTOL ‘THE PENNY DREADFULS.’ Performed by St. Paul Catholic High School performing arts department. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. www.spchs.com   SATURDAY, DEC.…

Miscellaneous listings starting Nov. 9

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Singles Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 836-6906.   10TH ANNUAL VETERANS’ COFFEE SOCIAL. 9 a.m. Open to all who have served, their…