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August 28, 2015
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Lt. Glenn Dube

We talk a lot about time in the fire service. In many ways, to quote an area fire officer, “Firefighters do not fight fire. We fight the clock.” Once it gets started, a fire in a building will double in size every 30 to 60 seconds. A small fire in a trash can will often…

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Jane White is Orchards’ Artist of the Month

August 28, 2015
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Jane White is the September artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards. An exhibit of home portraits can be seen in September.

Jane M. White, of Southington, will be exhibiting her watercolor house portraits through the end of September at The Gallery at The Orchards. White has specialized in house portraits for over 35 years, and she has made a name for herself throughout the Southington area.…

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Performance listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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AUG. 30, 31 OTHER AUDITIONS FOR PLAYHOUSE ON PARK. Schedule an audition. “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “Passing Strange,” “The Chosen,” “I Hate Hamlet,” “W.T.,” “A Chorus Line.” Submit headshot and resume to casting@playhousetheatregroup.org. Positions are paid. Be familiar with productions before auditioning. Indicate which parts you’re…

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Hitting the thrift store when shopping for school

August 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to back to school clothes shopping, convention dictates parents and kids head out to seek brand names at the mall, and if the parents prevail, items will be acquired at a sale price. But, ever consider shopping…

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Dining listings

August 28, 2015
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SATURDAY, AUG. 29 OTHER SECRET STASH BEER BASH. 5 to 8 p.m. Music, local food trucks, and tastings. Goodwin College, East Hartford. $40 per person. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $15 per person. www.goodwin.edu/secretstash. FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PEACH…

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Health listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, SEPT. 3 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 11 a.m. to noon. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.…

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Music listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 28 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, Riverside Avenue, Bristol. PAISLEY ROWLAND. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patio at DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. SATURDAY, AUG. 29 OTHER ‘HIKE TO THE MIC.’ Noon to sunset. Will Evans, Atlas Gray, Kais…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 28 BRISTOL ‘PETER PAN.’ 8 p.m. The classic Disney animated film. The Patch at Depot Square, downtown Bristol. OTHER ‘HEAD.’ 8 p.m. All puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970s and 1980s. Best Video and Performance Space, 1842…

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Senior listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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MONDAY, AUG. 31 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING LEAGUE. Mondays at 12:45 p.m. New bowlers welcome. Open to bowlers of all abilities, including beginners. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $9 per person per week. Includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly…

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