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Putting recyclables to good use

May 1, 2015
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Hand me down fashion has a bad reputation. But recycled fashion is another thing entirely. Models walked down the runway– actually the hallway of Hartford City Hall– on April 19 wearing garments artists crafted out of recycled (albeit clean) materials. Creativity was the key word as the eco-friendly fashions floated past the sell out crowd.…

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What’s looking good for prom fashions in 2015?

May 1, 2015
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The countdown is on to find the perfect dress for prom. Kathy Faber of Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com) on Stafford Avenue in Bristol shared some of her newest gowns that reflect the latest trends in formal wear. Models Brianna Beyers of Bristol, left, Alexandria Palmer of Middletown, and Katerina Belales of Southington romp around the…

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The symphony connects into The Machine

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Machine does things differently when it partners up with an orchestra, as it will do on Friday night when it is joined by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In a phone interview, The Machine’s drummer Tahrah Cohen explained that some bands playing with an orchestra tend to use the ensemble…

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This is what happens when the circus gets XTREME

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you go to the circus, you expect to see clowns and trapeze artists… and a few animal tricks as well. But when “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME” comes to town this month, there will be an X-Games-type wrinkle to the proceedings. The show includes The…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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Wii Bowling League tourney in Bristol May 13

April 29, 2015
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The Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling League  will be holding its first annual State Bowling Tournament during Older American’s Month on Wednesday, May 13, at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. There will be a team tournament followed by an individual tournament. The team tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the Individual Tournament…

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Tunxis offers online classes

April 28, 2015
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Tunxis Community College is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer. Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are…

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Newest Relay for Life royalty crowned

April 26, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Cancer Society has some new faces to represent its cause throughout the town of Southington as the annual Relay for Life grows closer. On Friday night at Plantsville Elementary School, the second annual Miss and Mr. Southington Relay for Life pageant was held. The event was a fund…

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Senior listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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APRIL 24, 27 PLAINVILLE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB. Sponsored by the Plainville Senior Center. April 24, join a croquet game at Norton Park in Plainville. Beginner and advanced players welcome. April 27, take a bicycle ride along the Farmington River. Open to Plainville Senior Center members only. $3. (860) 747-5728. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BRISTOL THE WEST…

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Meetings listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Becky Martorelli will discuss the planning and maintenance of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s B and B (bee and butterfly) garden. Business meeting follows. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7…

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