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The bloom of love (for jazz)

February 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the Nutmeg State, if you’re looking for jazz on the radio, you’d have to engage in a scavenger hunt amoung the schedule of college radio stations or public radio to find someone dipping into the canon of classic jazz for an hour or two… typically in the late night…

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Historical Society to present story of Rhoda Feb. 21

February 10, 2015
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A Cheshire historian will share the story of Rhoda, a Connecticut child born free in 1741 then sold into slavery, and her descendants, who were among the earliest settlers of a community on the Southington-Plainville border. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Christine Pittsley, a third-generation Cheshire resident, will share what she’s learned about…

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Good times flashing back to the ‘80s

February 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world was a dangerous place in the 1980s. We were worried about nuclear (and neutron) bombs. We were worried about the Soviets. The economy wasn’t the most stable. And our social fabric was tearing apart as changes were underway. But as unsettled as the world at large was, the…

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Gov. urging caution during Monday’s storm

February 8, 2015
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With another winter storm bearing down on the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging everyone to take it slow and allow for extra time to get to and from destinations on Monday, said a press release from the governor’s office Sunday night. Nonessential state employees are to report to work at their normally scheduled…

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Eat ice cream and help Drew Fowler

February 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunphy’s Ice Cream Parlor in Bristol will celebrate “Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day” in honor of Drew Fowler, a 6-year-old Terryville resident diagnosed with an optic nerve glioma brain tumor. The event is open to the public, and will serve as a fundraiser. The…

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‘Nice Work…’ on the screwballs and song and dance

February 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The art of the screwball comedy for the most part has been lost. Screwball comedies, which found their heyday on stage and screen, in Broadway’s golden days and when black and white film ruled the roost, were earmarked by over the top characters, lots of physical humor, hints of romance…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6 SOUTHINGTON SAINT THOMAS SCHOOL WINTER GALA. 6 p.m. to midnight. Throwback to the 1980s with musical guest Marty Q. State Senator Joseph Markley will be the guest MC. Open bar, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, and dancing. $70. Checks are payable to Saint Thomas School, attention Gala Committee. Open…

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Kids listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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THURSDAY, FEB. 12 BRISTOL STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER VISITS. 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol School Readiness Council. FRIDAY, FEB. 13 SOUTHINGTON FOX-A-THON. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Organized by fifth grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. Raises money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Class will collect any amount…

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Dining listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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TUESDAY, FEB. 10 BRISTOL FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT KEYSTONE CLUB OF BRISTOL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. 5 to 8 p.m. Wayback Burgers of Bristol, 123 Farmington Ave., Bristol. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 BRISTOL 99 RESTAURANT FUND RAISER FOR BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL 2015 PROJECT GRADUATION. 5 to 8 p.m. Bring flyer. Available on website or pick…

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Health listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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TUESDAY, FEB. 10 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. OTHER FREE BARIATRIC WEIGHT LOSS INFORMATION. Presented by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Centers for Surgical Weight Loss. 6 p.m. The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General Campus, 100 Grand St.,…

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