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Hall of Fame: The thrill of victory

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kristin-Wilcox Astiasaran didn’t know much about women’s sports when her grandparents dragged her to the state championship game in 1982, but she watched it unfold before her like a Hollywood film. For the first three quarters, Westhill High School deliberately constructed a 15-point lead. In the final eight minutes, the…

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Dining listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER SAPLING VERMONT LIQUEUR TASTING. 4 to 7 p.m. A Terryville native, Christian Stromberg, created a line of craft maple liqueurs available in Connecticut for the first time. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Haven. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: PIZZA. 6:30 p.m. Expand your pizza palate with some regional…

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Performance listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER CHRIS D’ELIA. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER ‘ANYTHING GOES.’ 7 p.m. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 to $65. (860) 444-7373 ext., GardeArts.org SUNDAY, NOV. 9 OTHER COMEDY NIGHT: CHRIS STRAIT. 7 p.m. Bridge Street Live,…

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Health listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 7

TUESDAY, NOV. 11 BRISTOL BLOOD DRIVE. Held by American Red Cross. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol. OTHER TEACHER LED MEDITATION SESSION. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org THURSDAY, NOV. 13 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN FOCUSES…

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Senior listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 7

SATURDAY, NOV. 8 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 628-5656. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL DSS MEDICARE BUS. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees from the Department of Social Services and Senior Center staff…

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Support group listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Support group listings for Nov. 7

TUESDAY, NOV. 11 SOUTHINGTON CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For families and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related memory disorder. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. The…

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Music listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER’ BY STRAUSS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Lyric Opera. Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain. TheVirtuosi.org SETH GLIER. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER CONCERT, IN ORDER…

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Rep. Aresimowicz tapped as majority leader in House

November 7, 2014
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State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D- Berlin/Southington) has been re-elected as Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives by the Democratic Caucus. The Majority Leader is the second-ranking official in the House of Representatives and serves as the leading spokesperson in floor debate. “It is a great honor to be chosen by my colleagues to…

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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

November 7, 2014
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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Earlier in Rachael Yamagata’s career, she found herself sitting pretty—or she thought—signed with a major record label. The label’s  now part of Rachael’s history. Rachael’s on her own. And she’s bringing her music to her fans herself and the fans are responding by opening their wallets. Right now, she’s in…

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Voters get their say on Election Day

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: Due to press deadlines, results for Tuesday’s election will be on-line at www. SouthingtonObserver.com. Many of the voters at the polls on Tuesday had similar concerns including taxes and the race for governor. “I am hoping that somebody can make some changes for the betterment of the community…

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