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Music listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10 OTHER BETTY HARRIS AND THE MIGHTY SOUL DRIVERS. 8 p.m. Accompanied by the backup singers from the Queen Ann Nzinga Center in New Britain—Aaleya Hardy, 18, of Bristol, Savannah Freitas, 16, of Plainville, and Dillyn Caruso, 18, of Plainville. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $27. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762. MIKE…

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Celebrating the musical legacy of Queen

April 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you talk to JJ Midnight, he makes it clear the choice was a no-brainer. JJ Midnight, also known as Bristol’s Joe Archambeault, is the lead vocalist of Celebrating Queen, which pays musical tribute to the band… Queen. Celebrating Queen performs this Saturday at the Memorial Boulevard School auditorium on…

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Getting ready for some serious baseball with the Bristol Blues

April 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It might have been a cold April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke that the Bristol Blues baseball organization couldn’t wait to get its inaugural season underway as they warmly greeted the press. Bristol Blues Manager Barry Lyons, Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne, Commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League…

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Tennis tournament scheduled

April 9, 2015
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The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 6 to 14 atthe Copper Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Cheshire. The event is held in partnership with the Cheshire Academy and the Cheshire Park and Recreation Department. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.,…

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Nature Park now open

April 9, 2015
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The Tomasso Nature Park is open for the season for the public to enjoy. This nature facility is open from dawn to dusk and is located off Granger Lane near the Plainville Highway Department and Dog Pound. Access is available through the pedestrian gate through Nov. 15. Established in 1989, The Tomasso Nature Park was…

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Household Hazardous Waste collection set for May 2

April 8, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2, a collection event will be held at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on…

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Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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Connecticut Budget-Land Conservation – Advocates opposing Malloy plan to strip preservation fund

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for land conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and farming are opposing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to remove money from a fund for historic preservation, open space purchases and affordable housing. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1y8sFHu ) that Malloy’s proposed budget would empty the fund of about $13…

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Bristol natives bring sound of rock’s royalty, Queen, to Blvd. April 11

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In his hometown of Bristol, Joe Archambeault said he was best known as a top-notch baseball pitcher in his younger days. Now, he is best known across the country as JJ Midnight, the front man of the band Celebrating Queen. And later this month, Archambeault will take to the stage…

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Annual OM variety show has a new captain this year

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a new face taking charge behind the scenes of this year’s annual OM Show. Although, in the world of Bristol’s community performing arts, she’s a familiar face. Maria Salice, who has been part of the OM Show as a performer, is taking over the directing reins for the…

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