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Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce
An amusement park in Bristol, Conn. The park traces its roots back to 1846 and its carousel is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.The park's signature ride is Boulder Dash, a wooden roller-coaster opened in 2000.
An amusement park in Bristol, Conn. The park traces its roots back to 1846 and its carousel is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.The park's signature ride is Boulder Dash, a wooden roller-coaster opened in 2000. « Show less

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  • Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas Film Romantic Comedy At Lake Compounce

    BRISTOL --  Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene. “...
  • Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations

    Bumpy But Fun: Family-Owned Quassy Amusement Park Survives Four Generations
    MIDDLEBURY — Ron Gustafson has called Quassy Amusement & Waterpark his summer home for 13 years now, and this could be the park's best year yet. Gustafson is going home in North Carolina when the park closes early next month. He has been...
  • Annual Crocodile Club Lunch Held At Lake Compounce

    Annual Crocodile Club Lunch Held At Lake Compounce
    There was the sure sign that the election season is underway at Lake Compounce Friday as incumbents and wanna-be office holders flocked to Bristol for the 133rd annual Crocodile Club Luncheon. “I think this is my 50th luncheon and I still remember...
  • Crocodile Club Features Beer, Cigars, Good Spirits

    Crocodile Club Features Beer, Cigars, Good Spirits
    In the midst of election season, politicians gathered Friday for an annual political roast where in good spirits they ribbed their opponents, their allies, and themselves. Held in the Lake Compounce ballroom, the 133rd Crocodile Club reunion dinner is...
  • Crocodile Club Luncheon, Septemberfest, Wadsworth First Thursday Offer CT A Great First Weekend In September

    Crocodile Club Luncheon, Septemberfest, Wadsworth First Thursday Offer CT A Great First Weekend In September
    Technically, there is still some summer left so while the kids may be back to school and your nose back to the grindstone, lighten up a bit! There is still a lot of summer weekend fun to be had and it starts again today! The Wadsworth Atheneum gets...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • A HorrorFest In August? Yes, Halloween Has Come Early

    A HorrorFest In August? Yes, Halloween Has Come Early
    Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time. "You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says. He saw "Alien" a few years later....
  • WAKA Social Sports: Playing Hard On And Off The Field

    WAKA Social Sports: Playing Hard On And Off The Field
    NEWINGTON — Lindsay Reiff charges home plate and kicks the red ball with a pop, running as fast as she can to first base while her teammates cheer her on under the lights of Churchill Park: "Go, go go!" With the base just a few steps away, the...
  • Pink's Hot Dogs Coming To Lake Compounce

    Pink's Hot Dogs Coming To Lake Compounce
    Pink's Hot Dogs, seller of frankfurters of distinction in Southern California, is now looking to make a name for itself on this side of the continent. Lake Compounce in Bristol announced Friday that the big dog on the West Coast is opening a location at...
  • Southington Group Cancels Video Game Drop, But Says Effort Prompted Parental Discussions

    Copies of "Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior," "Black Ops 3" and similarly violent video games won't be piled into a garbage bin at the old Southington Drive-In on Saturday after all. Organizers of the drive to get residents to trash their violent video games...
  • STORY: Two Developers Submit Proposal For Former Resort [June 14, 2010]

    When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...