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Fashion, fitness combine to help the kids

August 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fashion was the draw. But helping kids was the inspiration. Local fitness icon, Lori-Ann Marchese of Body Construct LLC in New Britain, was tapped as a brand ambassador for Athleta—the fitness wear retailer. And Marchese said Athleta wanted to throw a celebration party for her at its store in the…

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Walter Trout is back, healthy, and playing the blues

July 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walter Trout is honest. “I thought I was done,” said the blues guitarist in a phone interview earlier this year. He recalled how he was in a hospital in Nebraska. His liver had failed. He had just had a transplant. He had lost more than 120 pounds, half of his…

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Music listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, JULY 31 PLAINVILLE PETER AND MARYJANE PELUSO AND VOCALIST REILLY LINCAVICKS. Concert under the stars. 7 p.m. Music by Spanish composer Enrique Granados and Vittoirio Monti. Highlights from the American musical theater. Sunken Patio of Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Moves to library’s auditorium in case of bad weather. OTHER WALTER…

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Performance listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Performance listings for July 31

FRIDAY, JULY 31 OTHER 24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL. 8 p.m., theater enthusiasts meet to receive their assignments. The performance is at 8 p.m.on Saturday, 24 hours after the first meeting. Participants will be assigned into casts at random with one director and one playwright for each production. Through the night, playwrights will write one-act plays, while…

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Miscellaneous listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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JULY 31, AUG. 1 BRISTOL ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU.’ 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. “The Mark of Zorro” starring Tyrone Power. Plus, installment of Flash Gordon. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation is being asked for all ages. Refreshments and popcorn will be served. SATURDAY, AUG.…

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Health listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Health listings for July 31

TUESDAY, AUG. 4 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Provided by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, AUG. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Provided by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 11 a.m. to noon. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

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Kids listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Kids listings for July 31

SATURDAY, AUG. 1 BRISTOL ‘PEDALS, PIPES, AND PIZZA.’ 11 a.m. Introduction to the pipe organ for interested piano students. Designed for ages 7 to 18 who have two or more years of piano lessons. Sponsored by Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Begins at Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., at 11 a.m.…

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Meeting listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Support group listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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Support group listings for July 31

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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AUG. 12, SEPT. 16 BRISTOL ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH TRAVELERS. Wednesday, Aug. 12, “Remember the Good Times” with Bobby Rydell at the Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Enjoy lunch and music. $82. Drive on your own. Wednesday, Sept. 16, The Docks of Point Judith, Galilee, Rhode Island, “A Fisherman’s Story.” Seafood lunch then take a stroll…

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