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CFGNB’s Catalyst Fund looking for new members

May 10, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on Thursday, June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9…

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Grant allows modernization of equipment for program that feeds children, seniors

May 10, 2016
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A $56,242 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority will allow the Community Renewal Team to modernize its licensed commercial kitchen where over 5,000 meals per day are prepared for children and seniors. CRT was selected as one of only 18 nonprofits to receive funding from CHEFA’s highly competitive Client Grant Program this…

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Princesses proliferate

May 7, 2016
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Fairy tale characters gather at the Princess Meet and Greet at the Aqua Turf Saturday. The event was held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant as a fund raiser for Southington social services and the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

From CTFashionMag.com Princesses proliferate

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Eversource warns about scam involving bogus representatives

May 6, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to be targeted by scammers employing myriad tactics to trick people out of their money or into providing personal financial information, said a press release from Eversource. Most recently, scammers have been going door-to-door, posing as Eversource employees or claiming to be a “representative” of the company,…

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Obituaries: David Charles Berube

May 6, 2016
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David Charles Berube, 66, of Bristol passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Long Island, NY from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident. David was born in North Hampton, MA on January 27, 1950 son of Eilleen DeCastro Berube and the late Raymond Charles Berube.  David was the owner of New England Municipal Equipment Co.,…

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From ballet to BANG!

May 6, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you think of ballerinas, many thoughts may come to mind. But you would never think of a ballerina as someone whose ambition is to be shot out of a cannon at the circus. But Nicole Sanders—who started training in ballet at age 3—does just that when she steps into…

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Prom styles fit for a Hollywood starlet

May 6, 2016
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In film, the actress Gene Tierney carried a certain tough, elegant grace. Whether she portrayed the femme fatale in the classic film noir tale, ‘Laura’ or the doomed wife in ‘Leave Her to Heaven,’ Tierney fit firmly in the world of Hollywood glamour. Tierney also had ties to Connecticut, having attended Miss Porter’s School in…

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Music listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 6 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. OTHER WOMEN IN FOLK. 8 p.m. Co-headliners Caroline Doctorow and Lara Herscovitch. Opening is Connecticut state troubadour Kate Callahan. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30, general admission. $75, with dinner. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9767. THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by…

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Health listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 10 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org BRISTOL CHILDREN AND SELF-ESTEEM. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. (860) 585-3481. TUESDAY, MAY 11 BRISTOL BRISTOL-BURLINGTON HEALTH DISTRICT FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING. 1 to…

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Performance listings, starting May 6

May 5, 2016
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MAY 11-15 OTHER RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY PRESENTS ‘CIRCUS XTREME. XL Center, One Civic Plaza Hartford. Tickets start at $15. Children’s tickets are 412. XLCenter.com MAY 13, 15 BRISTOL ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Presented by Immanuel Lutheran School. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran School gymnasium, rear entrance, 154 Meadow St.…

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