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Free fishing day on Saturday; no license needed

May 9, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has designated this Saturday, May 10, as a “Free Fishing Day” where no license is required to fish recreationally in Connecticut waters (both inland and marine. The DEEP in a press release said this is a “great opportunity” for experienced anglers to both share their passion for…

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Girl Scouts camp offers summer activities

May 8, 2014
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CampCarlson has a variety of fun and challenging activities like nature exploration, hiking, and canoeing for all girls in grades K-12. Camp programs also include swimming, arts and crafts, games, cookouts and more. Join the excitement participating with other girls in archery activities. A variety of one and two week sessions are offered between June…

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Lake Compounce opens for season this weekend; ticket promo offered

May 8, 2014
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This Saturday, May 10, LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free” tickets for all guests on May 10, 11, 17 and 18 when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com. LakeCompounce also has expanded their season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season…

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Summer pool schedule in Bristol

May 7, 2014
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The BristolParks and Recreation Department has two outdoor swimming areas during the summer, Rockwell Park Pool and Page Park Pool. Both facilities will be open to the public June 28 to Aug. 24 with open swim hours daily from 1 to 7 pm. The indoor facility, the DennisMaloneAquaticCenter located at 325 Mix St.Bristol, CT is…

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Register now for Parks and Rec. summer programs

May 7, 2014
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Bristol Parks and Recreation Summer Registration will open on Tuesday May 27 online at www.bristolrec.com , over the phone at (860) 584-6160, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office and the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center. Note: For select programs, non-residents may not be permitted to register on May 27. Summer Programs Include Summer…

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ shown at Plainville library Thursday afternoon

May 7, 2014
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A film nominated for an academy award will be the next movie matinee film at the Plainville Public Library. “Savings Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, was widely acclaimed. It brings to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time, “Mary Poppins”.…

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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

May 7, 2014
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Southington artist to be featured at Bristol gallery

David LaPointe is the next artist to be featured at the ArtistTree TeaHouse & GALLERY156 (Artisan Teas and Gifts) at 156 and 160 School St.Bristol. A reception will be held Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Press materials from ArtistTree said, “David LaPointe is a Connecticut West End Bristol Artist. Born and raised in Southington,…

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Postal workers holding food drive Saturday

May 6, 2014
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The United States Post Office will be having its annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. “Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers,” a press release said. Residents are encouraged to place…

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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

May 6, 2014
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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The news came in last week. Sevendust’s latest album, the acoustic “Time Travelers and Bonfires,” had climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Charts. Additionally, the album was No. 2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, No. 4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, No.…

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Bristol’s In The Red to bring its sound to Sevendust fans

May 6, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When hard rockers Sevendust roll into Hartford next Tuesday, Bristol rockers In The Red will be one of the openers on the bill. We caught up with the band’s drummer, Marc Charette, via email to talk about the origins of In The Red and their sound. Observer: First of all,…

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