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Some smiles on ice with your favorite Disney characters

January 15, 2016
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In terms of entertainment for children, you can’t go wrong with anything Disney. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse—and films like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”—will bring a smile to a child’s face faster than the words, “Let’s go get some ice cream.” So, for parents who want to treat their kids, they…

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‘Cinderella,’ a fairytale for all ages

January 15, 2016
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Although many will think of the fairy tale of “Cinderella” as a something steeped in child-like innocence, the original Brothers Grimm tale was anything but. For instance, in the original, the evil stepsisters are so eager to win the hand of the prince they take drastic measures to fit into the glass slipper. And when…

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Forward into the past

January 15, 2016
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The Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret, which was held at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol Saturday, celebrated all things ‘Steampunk.’ For those looking to emulate the look, there were plenty of vendors selling accessories. In addition, there was a Steampunk fashion show later in the evening. Here, three local models get into a…

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Dancing with a wizard

January 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be a spark of dance excitement courtesy of a certain wizard this weekend. And at the end of the night, there will be some grateful community organizations accepting the proceeds. On Saturday, The Dance City and the Arts Dance Team are holding a benefit for the United Way…

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Southington Catholic holding open house Jan. 24

January 13, 2016
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On Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southington Catholic, the newest school in Southington, an open house review of the impressive educational accomplishments of the school’s K to eighth grade students in the first half of the 2015-2016 school year will be held. Students, faculty, administrators, school board members, and parents…

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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

January 13, 2016
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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding General Electric:   Governor Malloy said, “Today’s decision is a clear signal that Connecticut must continue to adapt to a changing business climate.  Businesses care about transportation infrastructure, and we will continue to make new investments to create a more…

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Music listings, starting Jan. 15

January 13, 2016
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FRIDAY, JAN. 15 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester. SUNDAY, JAN. 17 OTHER TOO BLUE. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Presented by the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. Bluegrass band. First Congregational Church, 135 Main St., Thomaston. ThomastonFineArts.com JAN. 21-24 OTHER HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘BATTLE OF THE BATONS.’ Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday…

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Health listings, starting Jan. 15

January 13, 2016
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FRIDAY, JAN. 15 SOUTHINGTON LIVE WELL: CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT. Informational session, 10 to 11 a.m. Six-week course held Fridays starting Jan. 22 and ending Feb. 26. Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave., conference room A, Southington. Register. 1-800-877-4AGING1. JAN. 18, 25 BRISTOL TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD. 6 to 8 p.m. Parent…

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Performance listings, starting Jan. 15

January 13, 2016
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SATURDAY, JAN. 16 SOUTHINGTON ‘DANCE UNITED.’ 6 p.m. Performance by The Dance City and the Arts Dance Team. Benefit for United Way of Southington. Derynoski School, 240 Main St., Southington. $10, and all proceeds go to the United Way, which supports Bread for Life, the Mulberry Gardens “Friendship Club,” the Southington Community YMCA, and the…

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Dining listings, starting Jan. 15

January 13, 2016
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THURSDAY, JAN. 21 BRISTOL PASTA/ CHICKEN DINNER. Held by The Bristol Historical Society. 5 to 7 p.m. Entrée includes meatballs, sausage, salad, bread/ butter, dessert with coffee/tea. Tom Dickau will have a video of old Bristol and Forestville industries. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. Tickets at City True Value Hardware, 750 Farmington Ave., and…

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