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February 6th, 2013

Weekend of Ski Jumping in Salisbury

by Christopher O'Brien

You don’t have to travel too far to see Olympic-caliber competition in Connecticut. The 87th annual Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, as part of the annual Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA)’s ski jumping competition at legendary Satre Hill. Future Olympians have competed at Satre Hill before going on to represent our country.

Ski jumpers will be showing off the tremendous coordination, skill and grace it takes to soar 64 meters–over 200 feet–with a happy landing. Traditionally, the enthusiastic crowd cheers them on by jingling cowbells as the jumpers soar.

     Winter Carnival activities begin Friday night…
October 9th, 2011

Weekend Events Abound

by LonSeidman

The weather will be unusually warm on this Columbus Day weekend with a number of fun outdoor events for area residents.

Scouts Host Activities
Wolcott’s Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be hosting a variety of fun activities for elementary and middle school aged children from 1- 3 pm today at Peterson Park. The fun day is free.

Locally
Have you had your fritters yet? While Southington’s Apple Harvest Festival wraps up today from

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July 15th, 2011

Haggis Play Region This Week

by LonSeidman

By Cori Urban – MassLive.com –
Toronto’s Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis will be entering the 18th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival Saturday at Northampton’s (MA) Look Park. The band isn’t short on Connecticut area performances this week with an outdoor party tonight at The Hungry Tiger in Manchester and next Thursday at Toad’s Place

Enter The Haggis

in New Haven. A free concert by the group will energize young and old alike on the Agawam Green as part of the town’s Summerfest Music Series.

The popular group blends elements of rock and pop with traditional Celtic music for everyone from the “Haggis Heads,” who follow the band from gig to gig, to those who have never heard their progressive and lyrically driven music.

The music is popular because “it’s different, it’s exciting,” said Peter G. Langmore, festival chairman.

Speaking of Enter the Haggis, Langmore said, “We love them. They are just so full of life, so full of energy, and they put on a tremendous performance. They inject a lot of excitement into the festival.”

Continue reading about the music of Enter The Haggis…