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Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Connecticut On a Gorgeous Day

Posted on June 9, 2016

  Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   The Law Enforcement TORCH RUN For Special Olympics Connecticut made its way through Vernon heading into Manchester then on to Windsor Thursday, June 9, as part of a three-day journey which began in East Lyme Wednesday and will end in New Haven/Hamden Friday. It was gorgeous weather for a run – sunny skies with cool temperatures.   Runners were escorted along Routes 83 and 30 by cruisers from area towns and state trooper motorcycles – garnering plenty of attention. Calling attention to the Special Olympics movement is one of the main goals of the annual TORCH RUN which began in 1981 – the idea of a police chief in Kansas, according to the http://www.soct.org. Another…

Lonestar To Perform at Farmington Polo Grounds for Dream Ride Weekend

Posted on August 14, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     Lonestar, a premier national recording country music band is coming to Connecticut on August 23. The group, known for hits such as “Amazed”, “I’m Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In” is scheduled to perform at the Farmington Polo Grounds in Farmington, 152 Town Farm Road, as part of the 2014 Dream Ride Experience Weekend. A limited number of concert tickets are said to be available at $30 each. All seating will be lawn seating. Parking cost is $5. Gates open about 4 p.m. and the concert is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Dream Ride is one of the biggest, if not the biggest of all annual multi-state charity rides. With start points at various…