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ESPN says ratings for UConn women’s victory highest since 2004

April 9, 2014
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ESPN’s telecast of Connecticut’s 79-58 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA Women’s National Championship on April 8 averaged a 3.1 metered market rating, making it the highest overnight rating for a women’s basketball game since 2004, a press release from the sports network in Bristol announced. The matchup between the undefeated power programs is…

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Huskies’ victory parade this Sunday in Hartford, governor announced; sponsors still sought

April 9, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy in a press release today announced that the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday, April 13 to congratulate the University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams for winning their 2014 NCAA  Basketball National Championships. The parade, which will begin and end…

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DCF seeking foster families in area

April 9, 2014
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Across Connecticut, according to the Department of Children and Families, there are over 4,000 children in its care. They need foster families to provide care, stability, and love, said DCF in promotional materials. They need parents to be positive role models, to teach them how to ride a bike, pick out a prom dress or…

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We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

April 8, 2014
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We have warm weather, says AccuWeather

After an endless winter and a spring that seemed as if it would never start, the weather is starting to turn around says AccuWeather.   Warmest Weather so Far This Season to Arrive in Midwest, East     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 8 April 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports another surge of warmth is forecast to spring…

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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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