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Straight No Chaser hits the musical iron while it’s still smokin’

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most music albums have the gestation period of an elephant. Often, the time that passes between conception to release is months and months and months. So, it’s often hard for a group itself to keep its finger on the pop music pulse. But Straight No Chaser’s new album, “The New…

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Southington Knights’ cheerleaders heading to nationals in Fla.

December 4, 2015
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  The Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer program is part of American Youth Football and Cheerleading and its competitive cheer program consists of 43 girls on 2 squads. This year, both squads have had the opportunity to compete at the state, regional and national level. On Oct. 17, the program competed in the association’s…

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100-feet of holiday spirit

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as you walk through the tunnel that takes you into the front entrance of Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, you can’t miss it. Right in front of you, with blazing white lights and shiny red holiday bulbs, a 100-foot tree greets you as you arrive for the…

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Music listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 OTHER STRAIGHT NO CHASER. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $30. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. HOT TUNA. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield. SATURDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS. The Kate, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. $29. (877)503-1286. KatherineHepburnTheater.org SUNDAY, DEC. 6 OTHER CELTIC WOMAN’S CHRISTMAS THEMED CONCERT. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Health listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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SUNDAY, DEC. 6 BRISTOL ZUMBA. Fund raiser for Project Graduation. Noon to 3 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $15 for adults, $10 for students in advance, and $20/ $15 at the door. Babysitting provided by the YMCA staff. (860) 463-3600. THURSDAY, DEC. 10 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior…

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Performance listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 OTHER ROBERT IRVINE LIVE. 8 p.m Acclaimed chef, restauranteur, and Food Network host, facing physical and culinary challenges chosen at random by audience. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $158, $48, $38, $28.(203) 346-2000. www.PalaceTheaterCT.org DEC. 4-20 OTHER ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Featuring songs by Irving Berlin.…

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Dining listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 BRISTOL FIFTH ANNUAL WINTER WINE GALA. Presented by the Young Professionals for United Way. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 70 wines, beers, liquors, hors d’oeuvres, pasta stations, desserts, and coffee. Raffles. Proceeds benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut and a portion to support Kyla’s Kids Fund, an organization that was…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 BRISTOL GREENE HILLS PTA CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR. 5 to 9 p.m. Over 70 vendors. Greene Hills School, Pine Street, Bristol. GreeneHillsPTA@outlook.com DEC. 4, 5 BRISTOL THE GRINCH FESTIVAL. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hair styling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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DEC. 4-JAN. 30 OTHER ‘FROM HIGH COLLARS TO BEE’S KNEES: THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA IN CONNECTICUT.’ Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by the Connecticut Historical Society’s Fashion and Textile Council, the exhibit explorers fashion trends that reflected the tumultuous social events occurring in the…

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Kids listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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DEC. 4, 5 BRISTOL THE GRINCH FESTIVAL. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hair styling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz, author and creator of The Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, will be sharing a child and family…

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