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Queen Ann Nzinga open house rescheduled for this Saturday

January 26, 2016
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc., which provides arts enrichment activities for children and teens ages 5 to 17, has rescheduled its open house and registration for new participants. The Queen Ann Nzinga Center promotes positive youth development among children of all races and abilities throughout Connecticut, but primarily to children in the greater Plainville,…

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Tunxis holding forum on ‘Hazard Mitigation Plan’ Feb. 9

January 26, 2016
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FARMINGTON—Tunxis Community College will hold a public forum on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Tunxis Library Room 7-222 to provide a brief overview of aand answer questions.   Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to learn and comment on the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan draft, which will highlight some of…

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Bottle redemption centers seek new handling fees

January 26, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER With the 2016 Legislative Session scheduled to begin on Feb. 3, owners of local independent redemption centers hope to persuade state lawmakers to increase their handling fees for recycled bottles and cans. Currently, the state mandated handling fee, 1.5 cents per bottle or can, has not increased in 35 years.…

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The art and times of the Tom Tom Club

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Husband and wife Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth both attended the Rhode Island School of Design in their younger days, where they were members of a band called The Artistics. From there, Chris, a drummer, and Tina, a bassist, served as the rhythm section for one of the most artful…

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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

January 22, 2016
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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

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The problems in ‘Ragtime’ echo the problems of today

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The stories in the stage musical “Ragtime” take place in 19th century America. But Matthew Curiano, who plays one of the lead roles in the stage show based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, said the stories of the main characters still echo in the America of the 21st century. Press materials…

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Lamb of God: Rubbing elbows with the establishment

January 21, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Grammys and Lamb of God. The pair don’t seem to go together. The Grammys, which this year will be distributed on Feb. 15, tends to be about the industry honoring the respectable and commercial side of music. Think Adele and Taylor Swift. However, Lamb of God are muscular, sweaty…

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ASPCA issues winter weather reminders for pets

January 20, 2016
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With a major winter storm threatening much of the East Coast, the ASPCA is reminding pet owners that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets. Below are safety tips pet owners should keep in mind as the temperature drops and the snow piles up: Never let your dog off the leash on snow or…

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Music listings, starting Jan. 22

January 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, JAN. 23 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. BYOB. Snacks and set-ups available for sale. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Av., Bristol. (860) 585-5411. SUNDAY, JAN. 24 OTHER THE REUNION BAND. 5 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. TheHalfDoorHtfd.com, (203) 650-3492. LAMB OF GOD. Toyota Oakdale Theater, 95 S. Turnpike…

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‘King Kong’ will wait a weekend due to impending snow

January 20, 2016
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The screening of ‘King Kong’ this weekend, which is part of the Hollywood at the Bijou movie series presented by The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, has been postponed to next weekend due to the impending snow storm. The movie will be shown next weekend, Jan. 29 and 30, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and…

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