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Iowa 5th grader asks readers to tell him about CT

May 5, 2016
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Dear readers. Hello, my name is Stephen L. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am excited to learn more about your state of Connecticut. I would really appreciate it if you would send me a…

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‘Kwanzaa in May’ celebration held by Queen Ann Nzing Center May 14

May 3, 2016
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To celebrate the culmination of a year of arts enrichment, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center will host “Kwanzaa in May” at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain on May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will showcase multiple forms of artistic expression. The public is welcome to see children and teens perform skits, sing, dance and…

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New principal picked for Southington Catholic School

May 3, 2016
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Southington Catholic School co-pastors, Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo, announce the appointment of Eileen Sampiere as the new school principal, effective July 1. Sampiere is currently the principal of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield. During her 24 year tenure at Corpus Christi, she is credited with implementing major renovations and additions to the…

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Junior Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for May 15

May 2, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants for its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Contestants can be ages 5 to seniors in high school. Areas of competition are interview skills, casual wear, fitness, evening wear, on-stage question and talent(which only counts for 15 percent of the…

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On the runway, your garbage becomes style

May 2, 2016
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From our website www.ctfashionmag.com On the runway, your garbage becomes style  

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‘Matilda’ full of magic

April 29, 2016
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Outgoing president Antonio Cusano, right, hands off the gavel to UNICO’s first woman president Rev. Victoria Triano, left.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walking into The Bushnell for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” I really didn’t know what I was getting into. Although I read Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,” and “James and the Giant Peach” when I was in elementary school, “Matilda” was one of…

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Transforming the flower girl into a lady

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taking a common lump of coal and polishing it into a precious diamond is a common plot in literature and film. Think about how Cyrano de Bergerac, who polishes up the young Christian and tutors the lad so that he may be more palatable to the fair Roxane. Or think…

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Music listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER JASON ALDEAN. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Featuring A Thousand Horses. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com SATURDAY, APRIL 30 OTHER ‘A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF DOO-WOP.’ 8 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Legendary Teenagers,…

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Health listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL ‘TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY, MAY 3 BRISTOL ‘RAISING A RESPONSIBLE CHILD- RULES, CHORES, AND CONSEQUENCES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895,…

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Performance listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE CHESTER HADLYME MYSTERY PARTY.’ Benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Doors open and the mystery begins at 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner is 7 p.m. Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $30. dnajarian@sbcglobal.net, (203) 525-0969. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER ‘GREASE.’ Performed by Holy Cross High School. Friday…

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