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Art studio opens in Plantsville
By ROB GLIDDEN said. “It feels like the arts rant. Last year, he also pur-
STAFF WRITER are on the rise in chased the building which
The new Paris in Southington, and houses Kess Café and now
Plantsville art gallery will Plantsville needs something Paris of Plantsville.
host a grand opening exhi- a little different. When The opening will fea-
bition this weekend. Paula [Charneco] moved, I ture work from about a
The new gallery is the had the idea to work with dozen artists, including sev-
brainchild of Sean this spot.” eral of Michanczyk’s class-
Michanczyk, who studied His name is familiar to mates from the University
art at the University of those in Plantsville. The of Hartford. His own work
Hartford. The space was family has been at the fore- will also be exhibited.
formerly occupied by front of the current effort to In the future, the space
Paula’s Consignment Store revitalize the area. His will offer art classes and
at 15 West Main Street, father, Dean Michanczyk, other events. “Resident
which has now moved owns Dean’s Stove and Spa artists” will be on site fre-
and is in the process of quently and will play a large TAMMI KNAPIK
across the road.
“It’s something I always constructing the role in the gallery’s activi- Sean Michanczyk, second from right, stands with a painting of his and fellow
Hearthstone Pub restau-
wanted to do,” Michanczyk See ART, page 15 artists.
Edwin J. Irizarry, 24, of Kevin D. Matney, 26, of Joel Carrasquillo, 28, of Steven M. Calandra, 1 court date. and second degree breach
238 Bassett Street, New 393 Hobart Street, was 87 Russell Street, Plainville, 35, of 34 Rourke Avenue, Paul A. Mamula, 38, of of peace. She was held on a
Britain, was charged on Jan. charged on Jan. 21 with dis- was charged on Jan. 22 with was charged on Jan. 20 with 201 Old Turnpike Road, was $5,000 bond for a Feb. 8
20 with second degree fail- orderly conduct and cruelty fifth and sixth degree larce- breach of peace. He was charged on Jan. 23 with court date.
ure to appear. He was held to animals. He was held on ny. He was held on a held on a $1,000 bond for a DUI, failure to have a Joseph A. Guerrera, 38
on a $5,000 bond for a Jan. a $50,000 bond for a Jan. 22 $15,000 bond for a Jan. 22 Feb. 1 court date. reflective cover and operat- of 503 Canal Street, was
21 court date. court date. court date. Dawn Tagariello-Willi, ing an unregistered motor charged on Jan. 25 with first
37, of 21 Russ Lane, Bristol, vehicle. He was held on a and second degree failure
Fire Calls was charged on Jan. 21 with
interfering with an officer,
$5,000 bond for a Feb. 1
to appear. He was held on a
combined bail of $120,000
Dec. 7 714 West St, accident. I-84 East, Exit 30, acci- possession of drug para- Ryan Oakes, 30, of 868 for a Jan. 26 court date.
1581 Meriden- Dec. 11 dent. phernalia, first degree fail- South Main Street, was Yance Seals, 35, of 2
Waterbury Rd, accident. 720 Pleasant St, smoke 235 Spring St, fire ure to appear and posses- charged on Jan. 23 with Kane Street, was charged
765 South End Rd, odor. alarm. sion of a controlled sub- thired degree strangulation, on Jan. 25 with third degree
alarm malfunction. 27 Oakland Rd, smoke 1377 Mt. Vernon Rd, oil stance. She was held on second degree breach of assault and disorderly con-
909 Queen St, gasoline odor. in road bonds totaling $30,000 for a peace, interfering with a duct. He was held on a
spill. Dec. 12 Maxwell Noble Dr, car Feb. 8 court date. 911 call, risk of injury and $10,000 bond for a Jan. 26
Dec. 8 244 Jude Ln, smoke in pond. David C. Perry, 22, of third degree assault. He was court date.
394 Mill St, gas odor. scare. 30 Darling St, gas odor. 581 Crown Street, Meriden, held on a $50,000 bond for Scott Hurd, 47, of 58
3000 Meriden- 1445 West St, assist 342 Queen St, fire was charged on Jan. 22 with a Feb. 8 court date. Berlin Avenue, was charged
Waterbury Rd, accident. AMR. alarm. issuing a bad check, third Abigail Peck, 29, of 47 on Jan. 25 with violation of
Dec. 9 Dec. 13 I-691, accident. degree forgery and sixth Homesdale Avenue, was a protective order. He was
133 Bristol St, car fire. degree larceny. He was held charged on Jan. 24 with held on a $5,000 bond for a
503 Main St, accident. on a $2,500 bond for a Feb. second degree threatening Jan. 26 court date.
70 Burritt St, road haz-
Waterbury Rd, unautho-
Man arrested for animal cruelty
Southington Police abusing his dog. Cruelty to an animal.
rized burning. have arrested a Hobart On Thursday, Jan. 21, He was held on a
I-84 East, Exit 31, acci- HOURS: Street man for animal cru- Kevin Matney was arrest- $50,000 bond for a Jan. 22
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