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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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Area restaurants help visitors get their food on this Saturday with Fest

September 13, 2014
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Local restaurants in the central Connecticut area are gearing up for Bristol’s first-ever “Flavor’d Food Fest: A Taste of Bristol and Beyond.” In July, Bristol Rising announced the launch of the event, which will focus on food entirely,

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Free fries, then free coffee: McDonald’s giving it away

September 9, 2014
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Free fries and free coffee are coming your way from the house that Ronald built. McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) Western Massachusetts will be celebrating Free Coffee Week from September 16-29 by offering customers a free small McCafé® coffee during breakfast hours. To celebrate two additional weeks of free coffee, McDonald’s is calling…

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CL&P says its ready for emergencies; urges customers to plan ahead

September 9, 2014
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September is National Preparedness Month and with hurricane season is underway, CL&P said in a press release is ready to respond to any damage or outages Mother Nature may bring to Connecticut. In the press release, the company encouraged customers to plan ahead and take action before an emergency strikes. “Effectively responding to emergencies requires…

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Meetings listings for Sept. 5

September 2, 2014
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 BRISTOL THE EDGEWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB. 6:45 p.m. Guest will be Sherry Gray, dietician, from UConn Health Center. The Giamatti Little League Center, Mix Street, Bristol. Open to the public. New members welcome. Call Jane. (860) 583-8463. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 22

August 19, 2014
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FRIDAY, AUG. 22 BRISTOL 5TH ANNUAL FALCON 5K. 6:30 p.m. Registration is 5 to 6:15 p.m. Hosted by St. PaulCatholicHigh School. Proceeds benefit The Reverend Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund. Flat, fast, simple 3.1 mile course. Chip timing and post race activities. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $20, open, alumni, general public. $15 for…

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Barley Vine, Onyx team up for ‘Summer Shine’

August 15, 2014
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Onyx Spirits Company is partnering with Bristol gastro pub Barley Vine to host the second annual “Summer Shine” event. “We’ll be featuring award winning Onyx Moonshine cocktails and infusions along with Onyx 111, Onyx Cape Cod Cranberry and their rarest release, Secret Stash – Connecticut’s first barrel-aged whiskey,” said Terry Lugo, owner of Barley Vine…

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Sales tax free week begins this weekend

August 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today reminded Connecticut consumers about the state’s upcoming “Sales Tax-Free Week” for clothing and shoes that starts on Sunday, Aug. 17 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 23 During the week, most items of clothing and footwear selling for less than $300 – including any discounts offered by the retailer – will…

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