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Rocker Ricky Nelson’s sons keep the flame burning

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rock and roll progeny often make a concerted effort to avoid sounding like their parents. Other times, however, the sons and daughters of rock legends capitulate to the inevitable and embrace their genetics. Twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson had tried the former approach during their pop metal days in…

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Bees look for final win in match up against York

August 11, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for the win in the final matchup this season between the Bees and York Revolution! First pitch 6:30PM! Series: The Revolution have taken each of the first three games of the series, all by margins of two runs or less. Tonight’s game will be the final game…

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Bees’ bats silenced by Revolution

August 11, 2016
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Bees’ bats silenced by Revolution

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could muster little offensively against the Revolution’s pitchers, dropping their third straight by a 2-0 margin. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees, trailing by one, left the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning after filling them with just one out, squandering what would be…

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Crocodile Club returns Aug. 26

August 10, 2016
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The Crocodile Club is back. The New England Carousel Museum is once again bringing back the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, on Friday, Aug. 26. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 135th reunion dinner with its unique gathering of individuals who put aside their political…

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Bees drop tough one to Revolution

August 10, 2016
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Bees drop tough one to Revolution

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A four-run sixth inning for York was the difference in the Bees second straight close loss to the Revolution. The Game Changed When…:…The Revolution put up a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by a Michael Rockett two-run home run, to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead. Pitchers…

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Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

August 9, 2016
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Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

Viewing musical performances. Shopping at a food pantry. Attending support groups and education classes. Those are a few ways that the recent grants awarded by Main Street Community Foundation will inspire, affect and touch you and your neighbors who live and work in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott reported a…

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Women and Girls’ Fund accepting grant applications

August 9, 2016
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The Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations through its annual competitive grant cycle. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,…

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Bees look to square series with Revolution

August 9, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to bounce back and even their series with the York Revolution! First pitch 6:30PM! Series: York rallied late to take the opening game of the four-game set vs. the Bees 10-8 last night. The remaining games of the series- including tonight’s- will all begin at 6:30PM. Bees…

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Tough women in a rough and tumble Chi-town

August 9, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly are the women front and center in the story of a rough-and-tumble Windy City in the 1920s. “Chicago,” the musical from Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse with music from John Kander and lyrics from Ebb, tells the tale of how Roxie finds celebrity status as…

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The Go Go’s aren’t gone, gone just yet

August 9, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They’re saying “farewell.” But they’re not saying goodbye forever. The Go Go’s are out on the road this summer, and they’re coming to Connecticut next week, on what is dubbed their 2016 Farewell Tour. But the band’s original and only drummer Gina Schock said the group is not, repeat, breaking…

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