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Cruisin’ On Main 2014 Postponed to Sunday, August 10

Posted on August 5, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Due to the threat of rain the 14th Annual Cruisin’ on Main in Manchester, Connecticut originally scheduled for August 3 was postponed to this coming Sunday, August 10. Not everyone heard of the postponement. About a dozen people showed up anyway last Sunday morning looking for the enormous display of vintage vehicles that usually fills downtown Manchester on Cruisin’ day and draws thousands of viewers. One vintage car owner also showed up and a trailer truck from the motorcycle museum. Those who came milled about the area in front of Mary Cheney Library. “We didn’t know it was postponed,” said the vintage car owner. The change put in a crimp in the plans of a man on…

Destination: Sisters Making a Success of Center Perk in Manchester, CT

Posted on October 18, 2013

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Downtown Manchester, Connecticut has gotten perkier in recent months. On June 6th, sisters Kim Barnett and Christine Bedrossian opened Center Perk,  a breakfast and lunch restaurant on 639 Main Street just across from Center Memorial Park. They are running it with help from two more sisters Donna and Kim, as well as, a cadre of other family members.   “There are eight siblings, six girls and two boys. We’re from Manchester, so when we decided to do this we decided we wanted to do it here,” said Kim during an October 13 interview.           Kim had tried a similar venture in Glastonbury but it did not pan out. Having her sister as a…