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Fund raiser for Prudence Crandall Center at Applebee’s, April 30

April 18, 2014
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Fund raiser for Prudence Crandall Center at Applebee’s, April 30

Brooke Murdock, Miss Plainville’s Outstanding Teen 2014 is holding a “Dining to Donate” fundraiser for the Prudence Crandall Center on Wednesday, April 30 at Applebee’s in Plainville, 270 New Britain Ave., from 11 to 12 a.m. You can obtain a voucher at the Downtown Cafe, 118 Main St., Bristol or email a request to CTproud14@aol.com.…

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Tunxis holds career fair next Tuesday

April 18, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the AdministrationBuilding corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by over 20 exhibitors. Employers at the fair represent a range of…

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March for Babies coming up in New Britain; Plymouth couple tapped as 2014 Ambassadors

April 15, 2014
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On Sunday, May 4 at WalnutHillPark in New Britain, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs…

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10 years of ‘Imagine Nation’ and enhancing creativity

April 11, 2014
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By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Although 10 years ago, there were only a few educational programs available at the Imagine Nation Museum, the programs always have been created with the idea in mind that they would provide a vehicle that would enhance children’s imagination and creativity as they learn at the same time. Now those…

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Arc of Southington celebrates 60 years of service

April 5, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Arc of Southington began its journey 60 years ago when a local mother named Irene Desmaris submitted a newspaper article in “The News,” searching for other families with children who also had developmental disabilities like her. After three families with common experiences responded, regular meetings took place at St.…

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Chamber announces awards

April 4, 2014
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Chamber announces awards

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Calvanese the Riccio Brothers Businessperson of the Year. Calvanese is the owner and president of the Aqua Turf, which was founded by his parents Joe and Kay in 1969. Located at 556 Mulberry Street, the Aqua Turf sits atop 35 acres and has…

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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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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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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

March 7, 2014
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Pink’s hot dogs coming to Compounce; 1st location on East Coast

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON- Pink’s Hot Dogs, a fixture in Hollywood since 1939, has partnered with LakeCompounce and will open a restaurant in the park, across from the Carousel this May. A press release from Compounce said Pink’s, a family owned business, was named by Fox News as number one in a list of Top Ten Hot…

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Foundation issues reminder about scholarship application deadlines

March 6, 2014
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Application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $160,000 in scholarships available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB). Scholarships are available to 2014 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington, with select scholarships available to students in Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield. Several scholarships are…

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