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irish2 (3)In the world of ties, tragic stories and remnants of St. Patrick’s Day, Java offers these:

Some of you might know that one of the Kennedy clan, Mark Kennedy Shriver, was in Hartford Friday for the annual Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. He was also the featured guest on WFSB’s “Face the State” with Dennis House. And if you caught Sunday’s pre-recorded show, you might have noticed House seemed to have a bit of a wardrobe change during it.

The story, courtesy of Shriver BFF Chuck Coursey, is that Shriver did not have a “decent” green tie to wear at the morning’s breakfast and House handed over his own to Shriver. House then changed to a different one.

House, however apparently had started taping his weekly show with the green tie, and when he went back to finish the show, was wearing a different, second tie.

Still trying to grasp a Kennedy not having a decent green tie at St. Patrick’s Day!!!????

Speaking of green, have you had your fill of St. Patrick’s Day yet? If not, believe it or not there is still one more Irish parade in the state this month.

The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation will host its 10th Annual Mystic Irish Parade on March 24, a grand event that includes floats, leprechauns, Gaelic music, and the infamous Irish jig! The parade route extends from the Mystic Seaport Museum to the Mystic Art Association. Grand Marshal is Groton Police Chief Michael Crowley. There will also be a special show by the Joshua Tree Band. Parade starts at 1 p.m.

As the battle over restrictions and possession of guns continues on the national and local levels, the March 11 issue of People magazine includes a feature titled “After the Gun Went Off, No Safe Haven”  profiling several victims through the eyes of those they left behind. Among the victims and families featured is Lauren Rousseau, one of six educators who were killed, along with 20 children,  in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

“She Was Perfect For Me” is the title of the poignant story on Rousseau as told by her boyfriend, Tony Lusardi III and her mother, Teresa Rousseau.


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