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Connecticut food purveyors sought for event

February 25, 2014
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The Waterbury Neighborhood Council will host the second annual CONNfection event, a showcase featuring Connecticut made food and wine, on Thursday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought by phone at (203)346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the…

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Prom dress donations sought

February 25, 2014
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A Moment Away is collecting dresses for “The Princess & The Prom,” the dresses must be from the past five years. The dresses can be dropped off at 61 Curtiss Street, Southington, CT06489. Any person who brings in a dress will receive a $10 voucher (limit two). Donations are being accepted now through March 20.…

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‘Conquering Hypertension’ discussed next Thursday

February 19, 2014
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A free open house and information event, “Conquering Hypertension,” at Wheeler’s Health & WellnessCenter, 10 North Main St., Bristol, will highlight Wheeler’s integrated health care services; the signs and symptoms of hypertension, and strategies to eliminate hypertension through a healthy lifestyle. The open house includes tours of Wheeler’s Health & WellnessCenter; Body Mass Index (BMI)…

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Scholarships offered to students interested in health care

February 11, 2014
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The Auxiliary for The Hospital of Central Connecticut-New Britain General campus is now accepting applications for two scholarships for high school seniors interested in careers in healthcare. The Kathleen E. Boudreau Scholarship is offering $1,000 for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Seniors in local communities including Berlin, Kensington, New Britain,…

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Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

February 5, 2014
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American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for blood during this critical time of year. Since the beginning of January, a press release…

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New Britain Art League seeks entries this weekend for art show opening Feb. 7

January 29, 2014
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The Art League of New Britain will feature a show, “2014 Working from the Figure,” from Feb. 7 to March 2. The show includes drawing, watercolor, easel painting, photographs, digital work, sculpture and mixed media that are inspired from or address the human figure in some aspect. The Juror will be Grier de Langley Torrence,…

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Program on internet safety to be offered to parents Feb. 27

January 28, 2014
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The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development will host a program entitled “Parenting in the Digital Age” a free workshop for Plainville parents presented by Scott Driscoll / Internet Safety Concepts on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Middle School of Plainville Ventrelli Auditorium, 150 Northwest Dr.. Check-in for the program will begin at 6:15 p.m.;…

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Bristol Rotary offers scholarships to area students

January 28, 2014
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The Bristol Rotary Scholarship Fund, Inc. has a scholarship program available to seniors residing and attending high school in Burlington, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, and Southington. The scholarship program was funded by the late Karl J. Schwartz, a former Rotarian and Bristol native. This year, the scholarship program will award six scholarships of $5,000 each, renewable…

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Infant massage class offered Jan. 29

January 21, 2014
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The Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital is hosting a free focus group entitled “Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch.” This group will teach parents about the many wonderful benefits of infant massage – for both parent and baby. The workshop is hands-on, so participants will need to bring their baby as well as a few blankets. Prenatal…

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Miss Southington seeks contestants for Jan. 5 pageant

December 13, 2013
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The Southington Scholarship Program, a local affiliate to both the Miss Connecticut and the Miss America Scholarship Programs, announced that it is looking for contestants for its upcoming pageant to be held Jan. 5. Miss Southington will be an “open” pageant, which means that it is open to young women ages 17 to 24 who…

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