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McGraw, O’Neal do superb job of conveying ‘Love Story’ in ‘Love Letters’

February 10, 2016
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A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” has long been a dramatic cash cow for community theaters and professional theaters that offered, at face, no muss, no fuss. After all the premise, and production of the show, tends to be pretty minimal. You have two actors on stage, scripts in front of them on a basic set, and…

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Open house, bridal fair at Carousel Museum Feb. 21

February 9, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is hosting a free Open House and Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum to see what it has to offer as a location for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, and other occasions.From a banquet hall to working carousel, the…

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Drivers needed to transport cancer patients

February 9, 2016
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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently looking for volunteer drivers throughout all Connecticut communities to transport cancer patients to and from their lifesaving treatments. Volunteer drivers have provided thousands of cancer patients with rides to their treatment appointments, however patients across Connecticut are now at risk of missing appointments due to…

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Mardi Gras: When masks are a legal requirement

February 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Just think of it as following the letter of the law. When you think of Mardi Gras, which this year is Feb. 9, you think of masks. After all, it is the tradition. But there is a reason why, according to the official website of New Orleans’s Mardi Gras celebrations,…

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Keeping that fitness New Year’s resolution alive

February 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heading into the winter holidays, gyms can be lonely places with few people getting their fitness fix as they prepare to indulge in those big holiday meals. But once New Year’s Day rolls around, the New Year’s resolution bug kicks in and the gyms become packed with the newly converted…

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Foundation has scholarship applications available

February 4, 2016
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Application deadlines are fast approaching for more than $200,000 in 2016 scholarship dollars available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Scholarships are available to 2016 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington, with select scholarships available to students in Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield. Several scholarships…

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Students encouraged to enter CHET Dream Big! competition

February 4, 2016
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Local elementary and middle school students are encouraged to enter the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition, a statewide drawing and essay contest aimed at getting Connecticut students in kindergarten through eighth grade to think about their education and careers. Now in its ninth year, the Dream Big! Competition will award a total of $26,000 in CHET…

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Foundation accepting grant, scholarship applications

February 3, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund while scholarship applications are being accepted from local students. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or…

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Health listings

February 3, 2016
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TUESDAY, FEB. 9 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCseniorservices.org THURSDAY, FEB. 11 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESS SCREENINGS. 1 to 2 p.m. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. HHCSeniorServices.org ONGOING OTHER PUBLIC YOGA CLASS.…

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Performance listings, starting Feb. 5

February 3, 2016
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TUESDAY, FEB. 9 OTHER ‘LET IT COME DOWN.’ 7:30 p.m. Playwrights on Park Play Reading Series. Eve Lederman’s “Let It Come Down.” Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $5 (860) 523-5900 ext. 10. PlayhouseonPark.org. FEB. 9-14 OTHER A.R. GURNEY’S ‘LOVE LETTERS.’ Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and…

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