Hatch 31

LEO RONDEAU WILL play with Lowell Thompson and “Big Night” Friends at Hatch 31 in Bristol on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.
BRISTOL — Leo Rondeau deals in stories — candid, honest and plainspoken. And like all great story tellers, he examines life in all its twinges, sorrows, victories and joys. Here him tell his tales at Hatch 31 in Bristol on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., where he’ll play with with Lowell Thompson and “Big Night” Friends. Or if you want to see him play out of town, check out the Lampshop in Burlington, on Aug. 26, 9:30 p.m., and Philo Ridge Farm in Charlotte, on Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. As a child of the rural American west and owning lineage within the Chippewa Indian tribe, Rondeau’s narrative finds...

PULLER JAKE MCDONOUGH of the Hatch 31 team leaps through the paper-towel finish line. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — Dreams of athletic glory come in all shapes and sizes, and cruel whims of fate can intervene. Before this past Thursday such had been the tale of the Hatch 31 team, which for years has fought hard for one dream, to become the Great Bristol Outhouse Race champion — only to see the title slip through its fingers in fashion. The race in question is held on Bristol’s Main Street on the morning of every Independence Day as a way to raise funds for the Bristol Fourth of July Committee and, according to organizers, to determine the World Champion in the sport of maneuvering facsimiles of...

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