Hate Valentine’s Day? Like Online Voting?

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Dreading next week’s Valentine’s Day holiday? You are not alone.

And as such The Scorpion Bar at Foxwood Resort Casino is hosting a special “Love Stinks” party on Feb. 14, offering party goes shelter from the Valentine’s Day storm and a guarantee to make guests forget all about the fuzzy February holiday. Party starts at 9.m. Information: the ScorpionBar.com

Closer to home, get over your loveless misery on Feb. 11, Hartford Tisane is hosting an “Anti-Valentine’s Day Drag Show” promising “no romantic music, no cheesy gifts and no valentines,” with food and drink specials. It all begins at 10 p.m mytisane.com

Looking for something to do at your desk? its online contest time and a youngster in Burlington and a restaurant in Windsor need your help.

Bear’s Smoke House in Windsor is in the running in a GoDaddy contest, “The Big Leap,” aimed at helping small businesses develop their potential. The winner receives the equivalent of six months’ salary and marketing assistance to focus on their business model. To cast your ballot for Bear’s Smoke House go  here.

And while you are online voting, go to jif.com and support a young Connecticut chef.

Nine-year-old Burlington resident, identified only as “Austin O.” is one of 10 finalists in Jif’s (as in peanut butter) “Most Creative Sandwich Contest” with his nutty chicken and pineapple pocket creation. The finalist with the most online votes receives a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City. Go here for information.

And in television news, former Fox Ct reporter Ayana Harry has tweeted that is now working for WPIX-TV in New York. Her new job was also noted in the New York Post this week. As an aside, she joins former Fox Ct/Courant head Rich Graziano, who left Connecticut a few months ago after he was named president and general manager of WPIX, the Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City


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