Author: mchaiken

Support group listings, starting Nov. 17

ONGOING BRISTOL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP. Last Wednesday of every month. Bristol Senior and Community Center, Room 101, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 205-9542, (860) 830-2129. NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.…

Miscellaneous listings, starting Nov. 17

FRIDAY, NOV. 17 BRISTOL COLORING CRAZE PARTY. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies. Wine and cheese will be provided. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5 entrance fee. Pre-register but walk-ins welcome. For mail requests,…

Observer seeks full-time news reporter

The Bristol Observer, a weekly in the 60,000-plus city of Bristol, Conn. seeks a passionate, story-telling watchdog reporter to join our team. This reporter would cover Bristol—and Plainville—from our Southington, Conn. office. This is multi-platform reporting: audio, video, photo, social…

Blue Devils make it 3 straight

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville High School Blue Devils took to the road last Friday and came home victorious  pulling out a 20-16 white knuckle affair over the Tolland Eagles. Sophomore kicker Mason Sarra saved the day booting a…

Police blotter for Nov. 10

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 5: Christopher Agustin, 20, of 4 E. Main St., Unit 2C, Plainville, was arrested on Oct. 30 and charged with second degree breach…

A spooky kind of way to boost town’s food pantry

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER What began 15 years ago with two haystacks and a life-size wooden cutout of Ichabod Crane at the Bucci family’s home, turned into a Halloween extravaganza to support the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Last Wednesday…

State budget OK’d, town figures out where to next

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The State Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan budget on Oct. 26. Connecticut has been without a budget since early July and was the only state in the country without one. The…

Smile! You can watch ‘Candid Camera’ live on stage

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As Peter Funt explains it, “Candid Camera” has done something few entertainment programs have managed in the world of electronic media. Funt said between his dad Allan —who launched the “Candid Camera” franchise in 1940—…

Dressing up ‘Phantom…’ for the stage

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s a safe bet that when someone thinks about “Phantom of the Opera,” the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber comes first to mind. But the elaborate wardrobe designed by the late Maria Björnson for the…

Even solo, Doyle Bramhall II is a team player

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Doyle Bramhall II is making the touring rounds as a solo artist, including a swing of three shows in Connecticut and neighboring New York State over the next few days. But for many years, he…