19th Annual Cruisin’ On Main Street- Manchester

19th Annual Cruisin’ On Main Street- Manchester

The 19th annual Cruisin’ on Main Street event, presented by Taylor Rental Party Plus, and fueled by CITGO Fueling Good, returns to Downtown Manchester on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Rain dates will be August 11th and 18th. This one-day show, one of the largest cruise shows of its kind…

33rd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

33rd Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

It’s time get muddy for a great cause!! The 33rd annual Mud Volleyball tournament to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut! It’s happening at Zoar’s Pond in Middletown on Saturday August 17th!! 102.9 The Whale will be onsite all day playing the tunes and playing on the  Air Temp Heating and Cooling and Electrical Connection…

WOODSTOCK 50- Location Issues Stall Festival Plans

WOODSTOCK 50- Location Issues Stall Festival Plans

The sun is beginning to set on Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang and the rest of the organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival. The festival has been plagued with financial and organizational issues since it’s announcement early this year. The most recent set back comes from the town of Vernon, New York where festival organizers were…

It was Traffic before Traffic

It was Traffic before Traffic

Spencer Davis celebrates his 80th birthday today (July 17th).The Spencer Davis Group’s song “I’m a Man” came from a chord from Jimi Hendrix, the lyrics from producer Jimmy Miller and all of Traffic played on it. Big changes were afoot in London as 1966 turned into 1967. Jimi Hendrix had arrived, and the R&B-based sound…

The Moon Launch-July 16, 1969

The Moon Launch-July 16, 1969

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” – President John F. Kennedy Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the surface of the…

He Never Went

He Never Went

Police drummer Stewart Copeland turns 67 years old today (July 16th). The college-educated drummer Copeland used to tease Sting, who doesn’t have a degree, about one particular line in the song “Wrapped Around Your Finger”  on Synchronicity. Sting uses mythological and literary references gleaned from his extensive reading in “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” one of…

Prime Day Picks

Prime Day Picks

You’ve done it. You’ve made it halfway through 2019 and as a result you deserve a little something. As the legendary Donna Meagel of the Pawnee, Indiana Parks Department would say “Treat-Yo-Self!” What better day for Treat-Yo-Self 2019 than on Prime Day, Amazon’s answer to the Black Friday deals that are still months away. We’ve…

He tells it like it is

He tells it like it is

Artimus Pyle celebrates his 71st birthday today (July 15th). The Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” is an example of how Ronnie Van Zant wasn’t afraid to stand up and say what needed to be said. The first single off Second Helping didn’t chart — unlike the second, “Sweet Home Alabama,” which went…

This Weekend In Hartford

This Weekend In Hartford

It is looking like a busy weekend for the Capital as several events are all scheduled to take place across Hartford. Here is a quick breakdown of what’s happening: For Sports Fans: Soccer fans across the state can rejoice as this weekend sees the home opener for Hartford’s newest professional sports team’s inaugural season. The…