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Severe Cold Weather Protocol activated by CT

January 6, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights. The protocol is effective beginning today, Jan. 6, and will remain in effect through Saturday, January 10. “We…

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Wind ensemble preparing for its 2015 season

January 6, 2015
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble is preparing for its 2015 concert season with rehearsals every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the band room of Plainville High School. Founded in 1987, the Plainville Wind Ensemble began with interested adult musicians meeting weekly in the auditorium of the old junior high school. Fourteen adults from several cities and…

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Kids listings for Jan. 9

January 6, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 10 BRISTOL MISS CONNECTICUT’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2014, CYNTHIA MOURA DIAS. 10 a.m. She will present stories and crafts that promote early childhood literacy and a love of reading. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. Limited to 25 children. Snow date is Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. (860) 584-7797, ext. 2021. SUNDAY,…

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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

January 2, 2015
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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

A Southington man was arrested after police received a report about an American flag being set on fire. Police said the department received a call on Dec. 27 at about 11:30 p.m. from a resident of Sunnyridge Drive. Police said the complainant reported that a small American flag that was affixed to his mailbox was…

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Seniors listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 3 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSES AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. ONGOING PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER BAND JAM. Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Live band. Dance or just sit back and enjoy. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728. SOUTHINGTON BRIDGE CLUB.…

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Kids listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Kids listings for Jan. 2

FRIDAY, JAN. 2 PLAINVILLE KNIT AND CROCHET CIRCLE. Held by the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Recreation Department. 4 p.m. Beginners welcome to this intergenerational group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450, (860) 747-6022. MONDAY, JAN. 5 OTHER THEATER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN GRADES K-5. Nine week program, meets once a…

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Health listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Health listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON INFORMATIONAL SESSION AT THE GOOD LIFE FITNESS CENTER. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Reservations. (860) 621-9559. TUESDAY, JAN. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, JAN. 8 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS.…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 2

JAN. 2-24 OTHER ‘EXPOSED: THE FINE ART OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY.’ Gallery hours are by appointment. Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Juried copetition with a focus on exploring the elements that make the nude human figure an artform that continues to inspire and challenge. Mac650 Galley, 650 Main St., Middletown. Mac650.com.…

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Music listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 2 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. With Maxx Explosion. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON REHEARSALS FOR THE SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT BEGINS. 7 p.m. No auditions. Concert will be Sunday, May 3. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. (860) 276-0703.

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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

January 2, 2015
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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Saturday, new local representatives to the Miss Connecticut pageant will be selected as the Miss Forestville-Bristol Scholarship Organization holds its annual pageant. The pageant will select Miss and Outstanding Teen representatives to send to the state pageant in New London this coming June. We caught up with some of…

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