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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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Back in the Day

November 26, 2013
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Back in the Day

First Congregational Church held an old fashion Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning.  Leaders of the church, as well as some congregation members, dressed in period costumes from the days of our early settlers.  The service was conducted in the tradition of their early ancestors. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Applebee’s to treat veterans on Nov. 11

November 7, 2013
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Applebee’s will continue its tradition of free thank you meals to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Applebee’s is also encouraging Guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military members at ThankYouMovement.com. Visitors to the Thank You Movement website will be directed to their…

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State shop offering free gowns to future military brides

October 29, 2013
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On Nov. 15 and 16, The Wedding Embassy will give away free wedding gowns to our military brides at their salon 1900 Watertown Ave, Oakville, CT as part of the Brides Across America’s campaign. “Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides on a national effort.…

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Concert at Gloria Dei on Sunday

October 29, 2013
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The next musical event at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3. The concert will feature organist Natasha Ulyanovsky, cellist, Peter Dzialo and Mezzo Soprano Monika Krajewska. The free concert will begin at 3 p.m., and a good will offering will be accepted. The Sunday afternoon program will include…

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Museum raffling off Harley

September 24, 2013
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The New EnglandCarouselMuseum is holding its 16tg Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a splendid 2013…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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Apprenticeship, Extension courses for adult ed. registering

August 27, 2013
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Apprenticeship and Extension Courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at BristolTechnicalEducationCenter will be starting the week of Sept. 16. Registration dates are Aug. 28, 29, Sept. 3, 4, 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training in HVAC/R, sheet metal, welding, construction…

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