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Just in time for Back to School shopping, sales tax free week

August 18, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy last week, according to a press release from his office, reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s upcoming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.  This year’s tax-free week…

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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

August 17, 2013
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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions Editor Ready to “Declare Your Style?” Through this Wednesday, Aug. 21, Forever 21 has been offering, “Threebies: 3 Weeks, 3 Deals, 3 Outfits.” The retailer has been stoking your Back to School fashion sense with the help of six “Global Influencers.” As the Influencers post their stylized looks on their own…

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National gymnastics competition coming to Hartford

July 31, 2013
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2012 Olympic team gold-medalists Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym Max, who just won the all-around at the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, and McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia Gymnastics, headline the women’s field for the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 18 at the XL Center in Hartford.…

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Jr. Grange reaching out to youth

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Wolcott Junior Grange chairperson Alyscia Talbot of Bristol has invited children ages 5 to 14 to join her for a free ice cream social to be held at the Grange, 313 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. “We want to introduce our amazing Junior Grange program to…

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Will you be the next CT Icon?

July 31, 2013
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Do you or someone you know sing and have what it takes? Come on out on Saturday, Sept. 21 and let the judges decide. Twelve finalists will be selected on audition day between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DerynoskiSchool in Southington. This is the fifth year of this singing competition. This…

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Little League action on ESPN

July 31, 2013
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ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Longhorn Network will combine to televise 75 regional games of the 2013 Little League World Series, an increase of 41 games over last year’s total. The regional games will lead into ESPN’s multiplatform coverage of the 74th annual Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, from Williamsport, Pa. Aug.…

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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

July 26, 2013
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Creative juices flow again for K.C. and the Sunshine Band

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Harry Casey, a.k.a. K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, had been in a bit of a creative slumber… at least as far as the listening public had been concerned. 2007’s “Yummy” was the last album from K.C. and the Sunshine Band (who will be performing on the New Haven…

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Famed Irish tenor coming to area

July 24, 2013
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Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, is coming to The Summit At Plantsville to speak and sing on Monday, Sept. 9 for an “Honor & Remember 9/11” Ceremony. First introduced to audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan has gained international recognition. He is currently one of the most sought after motivational speakers delivering over…

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The fans asked, ‘Real Housewife’ Caroline Manzo answered

July 12, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said she always gets questions from her fans. Certain questions would arise over and over again. And those questions… and the resulting answers from the reality TV personality… have been pulled together for a book, “Let Me Tell You Something.” Manzo…

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Compounce hosts fireworks tonight

July 5, 2013
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Looking for fireworks for the post-Independence celebrations. Lake Compounce Amusement Park on the Southington/ Bristol town line, presents its annual display tonight, July 5. They are scheduled to launch at 10 p.m.

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