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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

June 18, 2013
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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

Central Connecticut towns are well-represented in the upcoming Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant to be held June 20 to 22 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. This week and next we will help you get to know the young women who want to be Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. We asked each…

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Governor to attend Newtown remembrance in Plantsville Saturday morning

June 14, 2013
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The governor’s office issued the following release about his arrival in town Saturday… (HARTFORD, CT) – On Saturday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will speak at the Because of 26 ceremony in Plantsville, during which 26 butterfly bushes will be planted along the Southington Rail Trail to honor those lost six months ago in Newtown. …

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We’re having a heat wave, says Accuweater

May 30, 2013
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We’re having a heat wave, says Accuweater

It’s stating the obvious, but it’s hot outside. And it will continue to be hot, says Accuweather. AccuWeather.com reports midsummer heat is arriving just a few days after the unofficial start of the season. After shivering cold over the Memorial Day weekend, record-challenging heat will build in some areas of the Great Lakes and the…

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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2013
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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

Northeast Memorial Day Weekend to Start Wet, Chilly                                  State College, Pa. — 22 May 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports the Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic. The storm system…

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

May 14, 2013
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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

“Fiddler on the Roof,” a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite the sweeping social change that is threatening his town’s very existence. The production is directed…

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Southington’s littlest queens

May 6, 2013
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Southington’s littlest queens

The Elks Club on Main Street was the site where Southington’s littlest queens in the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization were crowned April 28.

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Plainville hosting household hazardous waste collection

May 2, 2013
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On May 4, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The HHW collection will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on 23 Granger Lane…

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A mighty sweet fund raiser tonight

May 2, 2013
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Miss Milldale’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Sica is having a sweet fundraiser, today, May 2. The Southington teen is hosting “Crowns for Cupcakes” at Hardcore Sweet, 158 Grand St., Waterbury. The event will raise money to help support her platform for the upcoming Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen pageant in June, “Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol—Your…

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Step back in time to Art Deco

April 30, 2013
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Step back in time to Art Deco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After reaching back to the era of Elvis and Eisenhower for its 2012 season, the American Clock and Watch Museum is now putting the focus on another celebrated period of the decorative arts in America. On April 11, the museum opened its latest offering, “Art Deco Timepieces: Treasures of the…

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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

April 19, 2013
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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

by MIKE CHAIKEN I had seen the movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg back when it came out in the 1990s. So I wasn’t completely unprepared in terms of plot when I headed into the opening night performance of the stage musical, which is based on the movie. But the musical itself was a bit…

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