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Unofficial Orientation Series: Middletown Eateries, Part 2


You’re probably stuffed full after beccahope’s list of Middletown Eateries, but that was only Part One. Only amateurs stop eating after Part One, because obviously Part Two is more delicious and has funnier pictures. By the time this list is done with you, you’re going to be an expert on Middletown, CT’s wonderful array of om nom nommeries. Check out the glorious Part Two after the jump!

Pumpkin Fest @ Long Lane

Ally freakin’ Bernstein ’13 hopes Saturday’s weather doesn’t look like this:

Come celebrate autumn, the harvest, and all things Halloween-y at Long Lane Farm, Wesleyan’s student-run organic vegetable farm! Feature the sweet sounds of Mattabesset Pickers Collective, the Apple Daughters, Jackie and Avery, and Tennessee Mowrey ’14 and his band! Bring money for the Farmers Market! Bring a canned good to be entered into a raffle to win an ION or Javapalooza gift certificate! Bring your bike so LEGIT bike co-op can fix it! Bring your face so we can paint it!

There will be free veggie burgers and crafts, farm tours and good vibes. Don’t miss it!

Note: if it rains (or snows) on Saturday, Pumpkin Fest will take place on Sunday, the 30th, at the same time. Check the Facebook page to see if it is postponed!

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: noon – 4:00 PM
Place: Long Lane
Cost: no.
Facebook: yes.


Alicia Fuhrman ’12 writes:

Relay for Life will be selling cups of steaming hot, delicious Javapalooza coffee on Tuesday night from 9:00 pm until the beverages run out. $1 per cup, $2 for unlimited refills. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Satisfy your Thanksgiving good deed need, and walk away caffeinated.

Date: Nov. 17
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Olin Library Lobby
Cost: $1

Mike Kuhn At Javapalooza on Valentine’s Day

Mike Kuhn '09 will play at Javapalooza on Valentine's Day. Mike is a keyboardist
and a singer-songwriter who produces and performs all types of rock music.
Featuring the music of Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Elton John, Steve
Winwood, & Mike Kuhn.

Place: Javapalooza, 330 Main Street
Date: Valentine's Day February 14, 2009
Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM

Mike Kuhn at Javapalooza

Check out Javapalooza on Saturday night, where Mike Kuhn ’09 will be playing for the first time:

Mike is a keyboardist and a singer-songwriter who produces and performs all types of rock music, as well as some ballads. Some of the promised original hits include: “I Will Always Love You”, “Writing”, as well as his new release “The Living Child”.

Mike will also play some of his favorite music from The Beatles, Billy Joel, Green Day and more!

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
Place: Javapalooza, 330 Main Street, free

Middletown Straw Poll

This year’s Middletown Straw Poll is being held Friday, January 25. Middletown Presidential Straw Poll Chairman John Kilian writes:

The Republicans at the state and local level have adopted the idea of holding a fundraiser/straw poll also to benefit the Connecticut Breast Cancer Association/Foundation on the same evening in Middletown, but at a different venue. The Javapalooza precinct will then in effect be the Democratic precinct in this year’s Middletown Straw Poll. Outreach to local and state party leaders of the Democratic Party have not achieved meaningful results. This is in stark contrast to the enthusiasm shown by Republicans.

The Middletown Straw Poll and the Connecticut Breast Cancer Association/Foundation would benefit greatly from the participation of a Democratic leader in this event, especially in the area of outreach to the campaigns and anything else you are interested in doing.

In the event of an overflow crowd the Church of the Holy Trinity, also on Main Street, is willing to loan us their chapel. I am not sure with the level of involvement by the local Democrats that without your help there will be a need for this extra space. It is a great opportunity to activate people motivated by the presidential races. I am hoping the Democrats will take full advantage.

What it is:

Representatives of the campaigns on the ballot in Connecticut presidential primary will advocate for their candidates before ballots are collected from the audience. Also in attendance will be special guests and former Middletown Straw Poll champions Congressman Joe Courtney and Mayor Alan Schlesinger, along with members of the print, radio and television media.

Donations will support the CT Breast Cancer Coalition/Foundation. More details, as well as background info on the Straw Poll, can be found at middletownstrawpoll.com. To reiterate, the details are:

Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: 330 Main Street