2020 Vicki Soto 5K Goes Virtual

2020 Vicki Soto 5K Goes Virtual

After much consideration for the safety and well-being of our community, The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund has come to the decision to host the 8th Annual Vicki Soto 5k in a virtual way November 1-7, 2020.

The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund continues to support literacy in our community, our teachers and their classroom needs (in person and virtually) and provide funding to our local nonprofits providing care to our youth and families. Additionally, we also continue to award scholarships annually to new and formerly awarded future teachers.

Covid-19 has caused great instability and uncertainty, but we are committed to supporting teachers, students, families, and our community. In order to do so, we need your assistance more than ever this year, as we embark upon a new way to celebrate the Life and Legacy of Vicki, in a Virtual 5k!

With the Virtual 5k, we will not gather on the first Saturday of November like we once did in years past, but you are invited to register, run/walk and complete the 5k in the same spirit as before. You are encouraged  to send your pictures of your personal or team spirit, dress up in your iconic flamingo decorated outfits, your finishing time and videos of the fun you had running and/or walking on your own path, in Vicki’s honor. Your support this year means everything to the future of our work, and we cannot continue to support the fund without you.

To show your support, sponsor or register before October 7, 2020, and you will receive a limited-edition VIRTUAL VICKI SOTO 5K electronic bib (that you can download and print from home) and t-shirt (that will arrive to you by mail). As part of your registration and participation, you just might be featured in our social media build-up frenzy of fun taking place November 1st-7th!

Register Here!

PODCAST – Wednesday, September 23: South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon And Will Halloween Happen This Year?

PODCAST – Wednesday, September 23: South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon And Will Halloween Happen This Year?

Manchester Mayor Jay Moran called Chaz and AJ to talk about the one album he would recommend to teenagers – Journey’s “Escape.” (0:00)

Sgt. Mark Cleverdon was to explain the quick response by South Windsor police and state troopers from Massachusetts, following a workplace related shooting. Plus, King of the Nerds Mitch Hallock did his best to explain the $7.5 billion purchase Microsoft made in the video game world. (4:17)

Ansonia Mayor Cassetti thinks he’s figured out a way to keep trick-or-treating. He was on with Chaz and AJ to talk about his plan, renaming City Hall “Nightmare Alley,” and teased a big Halloween costume for himself. (19:56)

7:00 – Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, South Windsor PIO

7:30 – Laurie Fass, Dog Counseling Services

8:00 – Ansonia Mayor Cassetti 

8:20 – Movie Critic Joe Meyers

@joesview on Instagram and Twitter

9:00 – Attorney and Amity Father Christian Young

Facebook: Connecticut High School Independent Football League

GoFundMe: “SAVE CONNECTICUT FOOTBALL – CHSIFL”

Throwback Concert: Bruce Springsteen at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Throwback Concert: Bruce Springsteen at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen! The Boss turns 71 on September 23rd.

Today we look back at when Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band came to New Haven and rocked the Coliseum with two killer sets in 1978. Check out the setlist below.

 

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Tour: Darkness

August 25, 1978

New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Setlist*

  1. Good Rocking Tonight (Roy Brown cover / beginning of Set I)
  2. Badlands
  3. Streets of Fire
  4. Spirit in the Night
  5. Darkness on the Edge of Town
  6. Factory
  7. Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley cover. Note: this was around the one year anniversary of Presley’s passing)
  8. The Promised Land
  9. Prove It All Night
  10. Racing In The Street
  11. Thunder Road
  12. Jungleland
  13. Paradise By The “C” (Beginning of Set II)
  14. For You
  15. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (Ike & Tina Turner cover)
  16. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  17. Sherry Darling
  18. Not Fade Away / She’s The One
  19. Growin’ Up
  20. Backstreets
  21. Rosalita (Cone Out Tonight)
  22. Born To Run (encore)
  23. Because The Night (Patti Smith Group cover / encore)
  24. Quarter To Three (Gary “U.S.” Bonds cover / encore)

*source: setlist.fm

 

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PODCAST – Tuesday, September 22: Albums Every Teen Needs To Hear And Connecticut’s Most Expensive House

PODCAST – Tuesday, September 22: Albums Every Teen Needs To Hear And Connecticut’s Most Expensive House

Dumb Ass News – Parents have been caught smoking joints and not wearing clothing on Zoom calls, during their kids’ school sessions. (0:00)

Which album should every teenager listen to? Boss Keith, Allan the Program Director and Mayor Mark from Danbury all called in their suggestions. (4:20)

Governor Lamont asked for help on Twitter recently, picking people to replace the statues that came down in Hartford around the Capitol. (18:05)

The most expensive house in the state is for sale, so Chaz and AJ called Johnathan Carbutti, who explained what the process would look like between buyer and seller. (25:48)

Image Credit: Andrey Deryabin / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Throwback Concert: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Toad’s Place 1997

Throwback Concert: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Toad’s Place 1997

Happy Birthday Joan Jett! The lead singer of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts turns 62 on September 22nd.

Today we look back at when Joan rocked Toad’s Place in New Haven in 1997. Check out her killer setlist below!

 

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

March 3, 1997

Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut

Setlist*

  1. Bad Reputation
  2. Cherry Bomb (The Runaways cover)
  3. Light of Day (Bruce Springsteen cover)
  4. Friend to Friend (Lungfish cover)
  5. Androgynous (The Replacements cover)
  6. Love Is Pain
  7. Five
  8. Love Is All Around (Sonny Curtis cover)
  9. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) (Gary Glitter cover)
  10. Little Liar
  11. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover)
  12. I Love Rock N’ Roll (The Arrows cover)
  13. Crimson & Clover (Tommy James & The Shondells cover)
  14. I Hate Myself For Loving You
  15. Go Home (encore)
  16. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover / encore)

*source: setlist.fm

 

Check out these past live performances

PODCAST – Monday, September 21: RIP RBG, Dumb TikTok Challenge, NFL Weekend Recap

PODCAST – Monday, September 21: RIP RBG, Dumb TikTok Challenge, NFL Weekend Recap

Chaz and AJ reset the celebrity death pool, made their celebrity choices, and explained the controversy over the weekend since multiple people thought they had won. (0:00)

Dumb Ass News – The newest TikTok challenge is predictably stupid, and comes with a sincere warning from a dentist. (5:10)

NFL Agent Joe Linta recaps week 2 in the NFL, where a lot of players were injured. Plus, Tom Brady rebounds with the Bucs, and the Patriots were stuffed at the end of a tight game against the Patriots. (11:13)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, and Chaz and AJ had a lot of clips to remember her incredible life. Included were reactions from President Trump, Bill Clinton, and Joe Biden. (26:03)

Dumb Ass News – A woman was arrested in Oklahoma, and went viral for her failed escape. Her excuse was that she had to poop. (36:50)

Image Credit: peterspiro / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Chaz & AJ Art’s Television & Appliance Food Truck Festival

Chaz & AJ Art’s Television & Appliance Food Truck Festival

The Chaz & AJ Art’s Television & Appliance Food Truck Festival is happening Thursday, September 24 from 5 to 7pm in our parking lot at 440 Wheelers Farms Road in Milford. This is a drive-thru event and you must be in a vehicle, and stay in your vehicle, to participate.

This event is sold out. Your ticket gets you a free sample from every food truck.

Due to social distancing regulations, you must stay in your vehicle at all times.

Proceeds go to the Chaz & AJ McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus Toy Drive. Every attendee will receive a special code to text to win a 3-day rental of a Haynes Outdoor Living Stone Living Wood-Fired Oven!

 

 

Visit Fire Engine Pizza on Monday, September 21 for “Monday Matters”. Visit their Shelton or Bridgeport (Black Rock) location anytime between Noon and 10pm on Monday, September 21 and Fire Engine Pizza will give back 15% of net sales to the Chaz & AJ McDermott Chevrolet & Lexus Toy Drive. Dine in or Take out!