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Bees return home tomorrow to start six-game homestan

June 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ bats struggled once again to cash in with runners in scoring position as the team dropped its third straight to the Long Island Ducks 3-1. The Game Changed When…: …With the game tied at one in the eighth inning, Dan Johnson, who the Ducks acquired from Bridgeport earlier…

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Miss Connecticut, here they come

June 15, 2016
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Two of the local contestants for Miss Connecticut began their final approach to the crown on Wednesday afternoon. Meeting a limousine for the ride down to the Mohegan Sun Cabaret for a few days of rehearsal before Friday night’s semifinals and Saturday’s finals, Miss Forestville Allison Owsianko and Miss Plantsville Alyssa Anderson said their goodbyes…

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What exactly is Blue Man Group… try ‘fun’

June 11, 2016
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A friend asked me to describe Blue Man Group. I kind of stumbled on that one. It’s a concert, I said. Actually, it’s performance. It’s music. It’s comedy. It’s improv. It’s a theatrical event. It’s art. It’s messy. None of what I said seemed adequate. Really, Blue Man Group is… Blue Man Group. There really…

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Celebrate ‘magic’ of city’s museums on Open House Days

June 10, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As this Saturday marks Connecticut Open House Day, Bristol is celebrating the “magic’ of its museums. Five Bristol museums are participating in the first-ever “Museum Magic” event, which was created by the Bristol’s Museum Director’s Collaborative. The event will include free admission to the museums, thanks to the support from…

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Chapter 126 offering programs in summer

June 9, 2016
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Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol offers adaptive sport summer clinics for school-aged children with or without disabilities. Summer. The following activities will be offered. Camp Themes and Dates: Sports of all Sorts: June 20 to 24 Music/Theater Clinic: June 27 to July 1 Wheelchair Basketball Clinic: July 5 to 8 Wheelchair…

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‘American Pickers’ looking for leads for History program

June 9, 2016
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut.! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers…

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Galician bagpipes, Hartford Symphony team up to give audiences a ‘Rose’

June 8, 2016
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In New England, the Galician bagpipes seem like an exotic instrument. But, Cristina Pato said this is not the case in her home, the Galicia region of Spain. Cristina, who will be performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra this weekend, explained if there is a city of 100,000, you will find 10,000 people learning or…

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Music listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. 10 p.m. The Neybas open at 7 p.m. The Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester. TUESDAY, JUNE 14 PLAINVILLE CENTER STAGE JAZZ. 6:30 p.m. Bring your chairs and your picnic. Norton Park band shell, near the playground, Plainville.

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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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JUNE 10-11 BRISTOL USED BOOK MINI-SALE. Held by Friends of the Bristol Public Library. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday with adult fiction half-price sale Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. 2,000 gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children,teens, and adults priced from 50 cents to $2 and…

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Health listings, starting June 10

June 8, 2016
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TUESDAY, JUNE 14 BRISTOL POTTY TRAINING BOOT CAMP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $6 for parents. $7 for child care provider. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org SOUTHINGTON’ FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org THURSDAY, JUNE 16…

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