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Even a veteran musician can benefit from a class with a master

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Contemporary jazz sax player Dave Koz is celebrating 25 years of making music this year. And along that entertainment journey, he has established a successful recording career. His summer tours are favorites across the country. His Christmas shows have delighted scores of fans through the years. He has an annual…

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Local woman nearly reaches Mrs. CT pinnacle

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR MASHANTUCKET— So close. Southington almost had a repeat performance at this year’s Mrs. Connecticut America pageant at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday night. The evening was the last hurrah of Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin, the 2014 Mrs. Connecticut America, who was giving up her crown after a year of service. And at…

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AT&T touts investments made in CT

March 26, 2015
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AT&T* has invested more than $750 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Connecticut between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, a…

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Schools have chance to win playground made of recycled materials

March 26, 2015
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TerraCycle announced the return of its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader, and ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the Northeast – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers. Beginning now through June 13, schools in New York,…

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Compounce opens May 9; new features touted

March 13, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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Maestro presents symphony with a musical gift

March 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Classical music composition is not something to be taken lightly. It’s not like whipping off a nursery rhyme or a heavy metal riff. So, when a composer creates a piece for someone, or something, in many ways, it’s a gift… an act of love. This week, guest conductor Maestro Gerard…

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Seniors listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent assisted living and memory…

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Support group listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meeting listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER THE CT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet fellow collectors, browse cards, and bid in March auction. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to…

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Kids listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to noon. Easter crafts, light refreshments, an Eastern Egg Hunt, and a visit from Easter bunny. Held by St. Joseph School, 335 Center St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 582-8696. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAYS: CAROUSEL COOKIES CREATIONS. 12 to 2 p.m. Use the carousel animals as…

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