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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

December 21, 2014
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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the aspects of the “Legends in Concert” franchise that I have always enjoyed is that the performers never hold back. When the performers step up on stage as Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc., the audience never gets a paint-by-numbers tribute performance. The performers don’t just stand up, offer up…

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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 21, 2014
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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For the standing room audience at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville last Friday, the stresses of the holiday melted away. And it was all thanks to Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy,” featuring Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, the Maine Attraction, Albert Cadabra, and special Connecticut guest Dot Mitzvah. I, for one, didn’t stop…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 PLAINVILLE BOOK SIGNING WITH REV. SALVATORE MANCINI OF MANCHESTER. Noon to 5 p.m. “Should Women Preach? Defending Women in Christian Ministry.” El Camino Christian Book Store, 8 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 846-0585. RevSalManciniBooks.com, (860) 895-7034. BRISTOL LUNCH HOUR SOUP AND MOVIE. 12:30 p.m. Showing of “The Hundred Foot Journey” based on…

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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

December 19, 2014
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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

The Southington High School teacher who caused a firestorm of viral comments on the internet after he allegedly arrived to class intoxicated was arrested last Friday. Police said that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Dec. 9, John Edward Hansen Jr., 47, of New Haven surrendered to the Southington Police Department after learning there was an active…

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Kids listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 19

SUNDAY, DEC. 21 BRISTOL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast/ crafts/ sleigh/ carriage rides. St. Matthew School gym, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. $12 for adults. $6 for children 3 and up. Children under 3, free. Tickets available at the door. TUESDAY, DEC. 23 PLAINVILLE MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS. 10:30 a.m. For children ages…

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Support group listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 19

ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Senior listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 19

THURSDAY, DEC. 25 PLAINVILLE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER. 11:30 a.m. Traditional Christmas dinner for center members or Plainville residents 60 and over who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers will provide transportation for those who need a ride to the center. No charge for dinner by donations appreciated. Plainville residents…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS AND HITS THROUGH THE YEARS. With special guest Linda Davis. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $35. MoheganSun.com BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6, show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and…

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Performance listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and Kiki Soiree. A stage show inspired by the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge…

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