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Stanley Tools to award $10,000 to non-profits who show how they will ‘Build Your America’

May 20, 2014
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Continuing its commitment to make the tools that build America, Stanley Tools announces the launch of its Stanley Black & Decker 2014 Build Your America Contest, where one charitable organization, non-profit organization or local government agency will win $10,000 to honor its community such as a neighborhood improvement project, renovations to a historical landmark, school, park,…

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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

May 20, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for May 23

FRIDAY, MAY 23 BRISTOL PAINT NIGHT WITH ASHLEY. 7:30 p.m. Step by Step style painting night with summer scene. Ashley will guide new painters to a finished water wash style with paint and canvas. Old artists will learn water color style technique in a relaxed fun night of friends. Small groups on easel with 18…

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Kids listings for May 16

May 16, 2014
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FRIDAY, MAY 16 OTHER ALADDIN JR. 7:30 p.m. ThomastonCenterSchool Sixth Grade Drama Club. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $8 for students and children, $13 for adults. (860) 283-6250.   SATURDAY, MAY 17 BRISTOL BRISTOL YOUTH LACROSSE ‘ANNUAL LAX DAY.’ 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lacrosse games throughout the day, food vendors, entertainment, more.…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

May 15, 2014
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After being released more than 20 years ago in 1991, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has become one of the most classic and iconic movies throughout time, due to its loving, charming, and passionate storyline. “Beauty and the Beast” focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically…

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Orchestra to celebrate memory of founder at June 7 concert

May 13, 2014
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The Bristol String Orchestra will be performing their Annual Spring Concert at the ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The show is being dedicted to the memory of its founder, mentor, and friend Louise Van Gorder, who passed away earlier this year. The orchestra will celebrate Van Gorder’s spirit and dedication. Audiences will…

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McDonald’s, Telemundo team up for singing competition

May 13, 2014
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McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have once again partnered with Telemundo to host a local singing competition, “Solo Tu Voz.” This is the fourth year of the local talent search, where participants audition in front of Telemundo cameras at various McDonald’s restaurants. Audition videos are posted on holaciudad.com where visitors can vote for…

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Bank hosts home buyer seminar Thursday

May 13, 2014
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Farmington Bank will host a Home Buyer Seminar on Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, located at 156 East Main St. The seminar will offer information concerning all aspects of purchasing a home, including flexible loan programs, getting pre-approved, home inspection and the home closing process. Leading the…

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Free fishing day on Saturday; no license needed

May 9, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has designated this Saturday, May 10, as a “Free Fishing Day” where no license is required to fish recreationally in Connecticut waters (both inland and marine. The DEEP in a press release said this is a “great opportunity” for experienced anglers to both share their passion for…

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Girl Scouts camp offers summer activities

May 8, 2014
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CampCarlson has a variety of fun and challenging activities like nature exploration, hiking, and canoeing for all girls in grades K-12. Camp programs also include swimming, arts and crafts, games, cookouts and more. Join the excitement participating with other girls in archery activities. A variety of one and two week sessions are offered between June…

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Lake Compounce opens for season this weekend; ticket promo offered

May 8, 2014
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This Saturday, May 10, LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free” tickets for all guests on May 10, 11, 17 and 18 when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com. LakeCompounce also has expanded their season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season…

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