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Commemoration of Armenian genocide planned for April 26 in Hartford

April 8, 2014
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Ruth Thomasian, a photo archivist and historian, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 99th Armenian Genocide Commemoration that will be held in the House Chambers at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. The announcement was made by State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol), chairman of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration event.…

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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

April 4, 2014
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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved a major grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art, one of the final pieces of the museum’s ongoing capital campaign for a 17,364-square-foot expansion scheduled to break ground this spring, a press release from the foundation has announced. “The Community Foundation has been…

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Spanish-language homebuyer website available from CHFA

April 3, 2014
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The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announced the availability of a Spanish-language homebuyer website. Consumers can access the new website by visiting www.hogarchfa.org. CHFA launched the website to better serve the Hispanic markets and increase access to home-buying education and support. CHFA’s Spanish-language website demonstrates the housing market’s continued focus on Hispanic markets, among others. “We…

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Local artists invited to submit and show their sense of ‘wonder’

April 3, 2014
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Golden Thread Gallery at the HolyFamilyRetreatCenter, 303 Tunxis Rd., WestHartford is accepting art for its upcoming exhibit, “Wonder.” Art is being accepted through April 22. Pieces, in all mediums, should answer the question, “How do YOU interpret WONDER?” Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces at a $15 submission fee per piece. Members of…

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Early Literacy Institute offered by foundation at CCSU

April 1, 2014
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Parents and caregivers throughout Greater New Britain are being offered a unique opportunity to help their children develop early language and literacy skills at a one-day, free-of-charge “Early Literacy Institute” at CentralConnecticutStateUniversity on Saturday, April 12. The event, made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain as part of its…

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When the magnolias bloom

March 29, 2014
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When the magnolias bloom

In the South, when the magnolias bloom with their red-toned petals, you know spring is here. No wonder, when it comes to spring fashion, pinks, corals, and their assorted brothers and sisters are popular colors to wear when winter melts away. Princess Vera Wang, which is available at Kohl’s, offers a slew of fashions for…

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Info session for Junior Miss Southington pageant April 9

March 27, 2014
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will hold its first informational meeting on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Southington Town Hall, Lower Level, Main Street, Southington. The pageant will be held May 18 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. This is an open pageant for ages 5 to 16. For more information,…

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Juried art show to be held by Southington Arts and Crafts Association

March 27, 2014
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The 23rd Annual Juried Art Show sponsored by Southington Arts and Crafts Association will be held at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street, Meriden in April. Original framed paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, and mixed media are eligible and will be accepted on Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition is April 10 to…

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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

March 25, 2014
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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

As if you didn’t realize it, AccuWeather says this past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 25 March 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports despite the arrival of spring, the icy grip of winter still retains a stranglehold on much of the Midwest and Northeast. The 2013-14 winter season is…

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Senior listings for March 28

March 25, 2014
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MARCH 28, APRIL 4 PLAINVILLE FREE BEGINNERS’ COMPUTER WORKSHOP FOR WINDOWS 7. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Take the mystery out of computers, learn how to use hardware and software, how to use a mouse, and learn what your computer has to offer. Free. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign up underway. (860) 747-5728.  …

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