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Support group listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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THURSDAY, APRIL 28 PLAINVILLE FOURTH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN PROM. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Held by the Plainville High School InterAct Club. Prom theme is “Casino Night” and will feature a full course meal, DJ, live band, free raffle prizes, and a photo booth. Dress code is “Dress to Impress!” Plainville High School cafeteria, Robert Holcomb…

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Art league seeking submissions for spring show

April 19, 2016
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The Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain wants artists to submit work for the 12th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition. Jurors are Rachel Carlson and Claudia Van Nes of Maple and Main Gallery in Chester, Conn. First prize is $300 plus a one person exhibit at a mutually agreed upon date. Second…

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Time to face those ‘Phobias’

April 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Think of your deepest, darkest fear – Is it spiders? Sharks? The dark? Maybe it’s a twisting, turning, looping, roller coaster. Lake Compounce is hoping to expose you to whatever that fear might be this season, with their newest coaster, Phobia. Guests are invited to share what scares them in…

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Spring, will you make up your mind?

April 16, 2016
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Transitional is the key word for spring 2016. As Katy Perry sang, ‘You’re hot then you’re cold.’ So how do you go about picking up a wardrobe to handle an awfully confused Mother Nature. Simply Vera Vera Wang and Princess Vera Wang, available at Kohl’s (with a location on New Britain Avenue and available online…

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Personnel change ignites The Church’s creativity

April 16, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Some bands take years and years to come up with eight to 10 songs to fill out an album. But on its most recent album, “Further/Deeper,” the Australian band The Church pulled together 26 new songs in a mere eight days. The arrival of a new member of the band,…

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State wants more studies done on quarry expansion

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Before any decisions are made on a plan to expand Tilcon quarrying, the state legislature is requesting that a study be conducted to determine the effects of the project. Tilcon, a paving and construction company that provides crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, is looking to expand…

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West, Spring changes opposed at hearing

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Public hearings are still open regarding proposed zoning changes between Spring Street and West Street. At a meeting on April 5, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard more opposition from residents who would be affected by zone changes in this area. The West Street Subcommittee recommended a zone boundary change…

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Opening triumph for Knights

April 15, 2016
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Jenna Garcia takes a shot on the goal against Bristol Co-Op.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chemistry and comradeship were just some of the characteristics that were widely discussed by their head coach in the season preview, but the Lady Knights (1-0) made it a reality when they began their season with a 14-4 triumph over Bristol Co-op (0-1) at home in the rain on Thursday,…

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Knights open up with back-to-back victories

April 15, 2016
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (2-0) kicked off the 2016 season with back-to-back wins and a monumental mark in the program’s history. Knights get 200th win Southington hosted Newington (1-2) on Tuesday, April 5 and went the full five sets to earn a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8). The Knights…

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