Category: Features

Bristol designer unveils latest

Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs presented a fashion show at the Women’s Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Sept. 7. Hair was handled by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. Make-up was handled by Brittany Monico and Lisa Veneruso.

Open Air Stereo bounces back from too much, too soon

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Legendary punk band The New York Dolls dubbed their final album, “Too Much Too Soon.” It was an allusion to the band’s history of burning brightly and then burning out. It’s a title that pretty…

Miss Connecticut reaches semifinals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— For pageant aficionados, the final night of competition of Miss America is the Super Bowl of pageants. And Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington and the reigning Miss Connecticut, showed she could…

Listings for Sept. 6

  Health listings Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 BRISTOL 65TH REUNION OF BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948. Noon to 4 p.m. Chipannee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Contact Rita Kenyon, (860) 583-8440, wrkenyon@hotmail.com.   OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Presented…

33 years aloft in hot air balloon

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER This weekend, Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival-goers will be able to wander through dozens of hot-air balloons at Norton Park, and chat with many balloonists from all over the state, including Plainville resident Robert Zirpolo.…

Modern English for a modern age

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In 1982, 1983, if you were into the 1980s’ new wave music scene, you couldn’t get away from—and probably didn’t want to get away from— Modern English’s monster track, “I Melt With You.” The song…