Author: mchaiken

Health listings, starting Nov. 2

TUESDAY, NOV. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Hhcseniorservices.org   THURSDAY, NOV. 8 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 1 to 2…

Meeting listings, starting Nov. 2

SUNDAY, NOV. 4 PLAINVILLE CT ROSE SOCIETY. 2 p.m., meeting. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. James LaMondia, chief scientist of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Valley Laboratory, will present “Identification and Management of Common Rose Diseases.” Congregational Church of Plainville,…

Music listings, starting Nov. 2

SUNDAY, NOV. 4 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 1 to 5 p.m. Country rock and country music from 50s and 60s. Snacks and set ups available. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, www.thecarouselmuseum.org   SUNDAY, NOV. 11 BRISTOL…

Support group listings, starting Nov. 2

NOV. 13, 27, DEC. 4, 18 SOUTHINGTON PEN TO PAPER. 6 to 8 p.m. Bloom Yoga and Fitness, North Summit Street, Southington. Register. BSAVLPC@gmail.com, turningleavescounseling@yahoo.com   ONGOING SOUTHINGTON TWILIGHT TOPICS. For wellness professions, second Monday, 7 to 8 p.m. (beginning…

Dining listings starting Nov. 2

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 OTHER ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER. 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Roasted pork loin, homemade meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, homemade gravy, steamed carrots, pickled beets, homemade applesauce, bread and butter, homemade pumpkin or apple pie, coffee/ tea. St.…

Have your questions answered about Access Health CT enrollment

Access Health CT announced state residents who are looking to enroll, re-enroll or have questions about their healthcare coverage can talk to certified brokers, enrollment specialists and Access Health CT staff at several locations during weekdays and Saturdays. “We are…

Obituaries: Leonard Dionne

Leonard Dionne, 79, of Bristol, beloved husband of Gaetane (Violette) Dionne, passed away on Friday (October 26, 2018) at Bristol Hospital.  Leonard was born in Canada on June 13, 1939 and was a son of the late Paul and Edmee (Desjardins)…

Obituaries: Helen Galvin

Helen Galvin, 88, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday (October 24, 2018). Born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Rose and Vincent Jazwinski. Her best friend was always her brother Teddy,…

Police blotter for Oct. 26

The Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Autumn Carlson, 30, of 318 South St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 15, and charged with disorderly conduct. Dennis King, 49, of 70 Gaylord St., Apt. 410, Bristol, was arrested on Monday,…

Couple will bless the rains in ‘Africa’… for the Philippines

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The band Weezer, with Connecticut’s own Rivers Cuomo, went viral with its kind-of-tongue-in-cheek, kind-of-reverent take on “Africa” by Toto, which is made of several Connecticut ex-pats. “Africa,” although it was on a Grammy-winning album, “Toto…