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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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Art Truck, Dick Blick holding Wine Glass Painting Party Friday

March 19, 2014
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Art Truck, Dick Blick holding Wine Glass Painting Party Friday

The Art Truck, a mobile art studio, has partnered this month with Blick Art Supply Store in Plainville to host a Wine Glass Painting Party that is open to the public. The event is Friday, March 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the art of painting on glass while designing your own wine glass…

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Physical Therapy Center celebrates 10 years on March 26 with party

March 19, 2014
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The Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Bristol and Southington, is celebrating 10 years of business with a party on Wednesday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at their Bristol office, 72 Pine St. There will be free food, drinks, chair massages, a raffle, and a beer tasting with local brewery, Firefly Hollow. RSVP…

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State makes money available for towns to promote commercial growth

March 19, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Housing is now accepting applications from eligible towns interested in applying for a second round of grants under the state’s Main Street Investment Fund (MSIF). The program, which launched in 2012, provides grants to municipalities for infrastructure renovations and improvements to town commercial centers…

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Learning warning signs of substance abuse in young people April 7

March 19, 2014
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When it comes to underage drinking and teen substance abuse, can you spot the red flags? The Current Alcohol & Other Drug Trends Training provides key information and trends that every adult should know in regards to alcohol products, prescription drugs, designer drugs, and other street drugs. Stay on the cutting edge of alcohol and…

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