Author: mchaiken

New ass’t principal picked

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Melissa Orfitelli has been named with assistant principal of Linden Street School and the Middle School of Plainville, according to a press release from the Plainville Board of Education. Orfitelli, first joined the Plainville…

A ‘Monster’ of a family tradition

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Monster trucks are in Ryan Anderson’s blood. But that’s to be expected from the son of Dennis Anderson—better known as the veteran monster driver for legendary Monster Jam favorite, Grave Digger. Monster Jam with its…

Obituaries: Theresa G. Michaud

Theresa G. Michaud, 86, died on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born May 27, 1932 in Frenchville, Maine to the late Leonard and Emma (Martin) Gagnon. Theresa is survived by her two daughters: Joyce Bouchard of Bristol, Cynthia Berardinelli…

Obituaries: Paul J. Schenone, Jr.

Paul J. Schenone, Jr., 69, of Plainville, passed peacefully Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018 with his loved ones by his side. Paul was born in Bristol on September 11, 1948, the son of the late Paul J. Schenone, Sr. and…

Life is but a dream… in ‘Corteo’

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Cirque du Soleil has the reputation of being the standard by which all other circuses must be judged. And the quality, skill, and talent of Cirque du Soleil was clearly on display as its show,…

Kids listings, starting July 20

SUNDAY, JULY 22 BRISTOL PRINCESS TEA. 1 to 3 p.m. Cookies and juices, guest princess, storytelling, balloon animals. Princess dress and tiara encouraged. Carousel rides. Princess wand craft. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Reservations. $20 per child.…

Health listings, starting July 20

MONDAY, JULY 23 PLAINVILLE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented by Wheel Clinic’s Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery. Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Register. www.ctclearinghouse.org/registration   ONGOING SOUTHINGTON FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Sponsored…

Miscellaneous listings, starting July 20

SATURDAY, JULY 21 BRISTOL BRISTOL BLUES MILITARY AND FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY. 1:30 p.m., gates open for pre-game activities. 4 p.m., game time. The Blues will play the Sharks. Event includes an array of exhibits and military vehicles in tribute…

Music listings, starting July 20

TUESDAY, JULY 24 BRISTOL MID-SUMMER MOTOWN. 6:30 p.m. Presented by The Library Coffee House. Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. No charge. RSVP. www.BristolLib.com. (860) 584–7787 x 2023. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.   TUESDAY, JULY 24 BRISTOL SICK…

Performance listings, starting July 20

NOW to AUG. 4 OTHER THERESA REBECK’S ‘OUR HOUSE.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. www.hitw.org   NOW to AUG. 5 OTHER ‘THE COLOR…