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Summer hours announced for Carousel Museum

June 24, 2014
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Starting July 1, the New EnglandCarouselMuseum in Bristol will be changing its hours of operation. The New EnglandCarouselMuseum will be open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is available seven days a week, by appointment, for facility rentals,…

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Hot night with Goo Goo Dolls

June 21, 2014
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Hot night with Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls arrived at the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford June 12 with Daughtry and Plain White T’s. Here is the view from the photo pit as the Buffalo-based band entertained their cadre of loyal fans. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN portfolio_slideshow id=7799

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Chakulla performs family friendly concert in Bristol June 25; food donations collected toward admission

June 17, 2014
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Artist Tree Tea House in Bristol will host a family-friendly concert on Wednesday, June 25 with Chakulla, a Folk/World/Jazz/American artist, performing. He will be on his way from performing at the Clearwater Festival in New York State (made famous by Pete Seeger’s involvement), to a performance at Newport Rocks the Fort in Fort Adams, Newport, RI…

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Princesses, Teens in Training sought by Miss Connecticut

June 11, 2014
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Connecticut is still looking for National Princess Camp representation. Participants will take part in the Evening Wear/On Stage Question phase of competition on the national stage with Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. For more information you can visit www.maoteenprincesscamp.com. Additionally, participants are needed for the Teens in Training Camp, which is designed for girls, ages 13…

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Health listings for June 13

June 10, 2014
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MONDAY, JUNE 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 10 to 11 a.m. Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., Southington.   ONGOING BRISTOL POWER YOGA. Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Will cover basic postures and flow them together to bring up your heart rate. All levels welcome…

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Three-plus decades on, world still has its Goo; Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry come to CT Thursday

June 8, 2014
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Three-plus decades on, world still has its Goo; Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry come to CT Thursday

  by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions editor For more than 30 years, the world has had Goo Goo Dolls’ music to sweeten up their ears. Whether it’s on record, or on the band’s endless tours to support each release, the Buffalo-originated band has been a going concern—even before they hit the general public consciousness with the…

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DEEP issues water quality report about state parks

May 29, 2014
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Listed below are the state park beaches where water quality is tested by DEP to ensure that it is safe for swimming. Samples are collected by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas.  For information…

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Be on the look out for moose in New Britain area

May 28, 2014
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Motorists in the New Britain area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this afternoon near the intersection of Route 72 and Interstate 84, the Department of Energy and Environment Protection announced in a press release today. Moose near roadways pose a particular danger…

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Dining listings for May 30

May 27, 2014
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FRIDAY, MAY 30 SOUTHINGTON FRANCES MAYES, WINE TASTING BOTTLE SIGNING FOR TUSCAN SUN WINES. 3 to 5 p.m. World Wide Spirits and Liquors, 480 Queen St., Southington. TuscanSunWines.com   SATURDAY, MAY 31 OTHER 1ST ANNUAL BLOOMFIELD GRUB CRAWL KICK OFF EVENT. 1 to 5 p.m. Food, beer, live music. With the Kris Jenson/ Jaimoe and…

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After personal tragedy, woman fulfills dream of being Pats’ cheerleader

May 25, 2014
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After personal tragedy, woman fulfills dream of being Pats’ cheerleader

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On the sidelines of the New England Patriots’ home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. this coming season, Bristol residents may see a familiar entertain the crowd. And her journey toward this accomplishment is an example of overcoming physical adversity. Karen Link, the former Miss Teen Bristol in 2007…

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