Author: mchaiken

United Way holding Day of Caring May 17

The United Way of West Central Connecticut will hold its 28th annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 17. The rain date is Monday, May 20. The Day of Caring is an annual event that the United Way sponsors. On…

Playing along with that wizard Harry

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the era of silent films, especially in the larger markets, the soundtrack to movies often would be performed by a live orchestra. When the “talkies” came around, however, the music became part of the…

Anthony Gomes redeems Johnson, elevates B.B.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The story goes that blue guitarist Robert Johnson acquired his considerable reputation at the “crossroads” in Mississippi. At this junction, the legend says Johnson met up with the devil and signed away his soul in…

Pequabuck River cleanup in Bristol, Plainville, Terryville April 27

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association seeks volunteers to help clean the river Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year’s river cleanup will cover areas in Terryville, Bristol, and Plainville. “The Pequabuck River Watershed Association is dedicated…

Social Security warns of scam

The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. A press release from the organizations reported Social Security and the OIG continue to receive…

Ariana Grande works it

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As I stood in the gargantuan line to get past the security check-point at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the March 30 Ariana Grande show, there were two teenage girls behind me talking about their…

‘America’s Got Talent’ singer returning to public eye

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Noah Guthrie first found national attention as a cast member on the TV show “Glee.” Then he reentered the public eye as a contestant on “America’s Got Talent.” Now, the singer –who has been opening…

Turning her fashion into art

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Kristin Costa showed her fashion collection at an event in Connecticut last year, her show was more walking art gallery than mobile department store. Costa’s creations would have looked more at home on the…

Dental hygiene students to provide free oral care for vets

Tunxis Community College dental hygiene students in the student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) have started“Recruit a Smile” an ongoing service project to provide free oral care to Tunxis student veterans. Tunxis veterans can receive free…