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This is what happens when the circus gets XTREME

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you go to the circus, you expect to see clowns and trapeze artists… and a few animal tricks as well. But when “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME” comes to town this month, there will be an X-Games-type wrinkle to the proceedings. The show includes The…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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Wii Bowling League tourney in Bristol May 13

April 29, 2015
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The Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling League  will be holding its first annual State Bowling Tournament during Older American’s Month on Wednesday, May 13, at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. There will be a team tournament followed by an individual tournament. The team tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the Individual Tournament…

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Tunxis offers online classes

April 28, 2015
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Tunxis Community College is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer. Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are…

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Newest Relay for Life royalty crowned

April 26, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Cancer Society has some new faces to represent its cause throughout the town of Southington as the annual Relay for Life grows closer. On Friday night at Plantsville Elementary School, the second annual Miss and Mr. Southington Relay for Life pageant was held. The event was a fund…

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Senior listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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APRIL 24, 27 PLAINVILLE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB. Sponsored by the Plainville Senior Center. April 24, join a croquet game at Norton Park in Plainville. Beginner and advanced players welcome. April 27, take a bicycle ride along the Farmington River. Open to Plainville Senior Center members only. $3. (860) 747-5728. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BRISTOL THE WEST…

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Meetings listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Becky Martorelli will discuss the planning and maintenance of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s B and B (bee and butterfly) garden. Business meeting follows. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7…

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Kids listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25 PLAINVILLE WHEELER REGIONAL FAMILY YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY. 12 to 3 p.m. Event to inspire more youths to keep minds and bodies active. Vendors and activities designed to motivate and teach families. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Free. (860) 793-9631. SUNDAY, MAY 3 SOUTHINGTON THE JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND…

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Miscellaneous listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 BRISTOL ‘BRINGING UP BABY.’ 7 p.m. Howard Hawks comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Popcorn and refreshments available. $3 donation requested. OTHER BUDGET COUNSELING FOR UTILITIES. 2 to 5 p.m. Keep the Power On clinic. The Hospital of Central Connecticut. New Britain General campus, Lecture…

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Dining listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25 PLAINVILLE SPRING PASTA SUPPER. Held by Plainville Fire Company. 4 to 8 p.m. Plainville Fire Headquarters, 77 West Main St., Plainville. Adults, $8. Children 7 to 12 and seniors, $6. Children under 7, free. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 BRISTOL FUND RAISER AT FIREFLY. Benefit for Bristol Eastern High School’s graduation party. Firefly Hollow…

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