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Summer hours announced for Carousel Museum

June 24, 2014
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Starting July 1, the New EnglandCarouselMuseum in Bristol will be changing its hours of operation. The New EnglandCarouselMuseum will be open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is available seven days a week, by appointment, for facility rentals,…

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Princesses, Teens in Training sought by Miss Connecticut

June 11, 2014
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Connecticut is still looking for National Princess Camp representation. Participants will take part in the Evening Wear/On Stage Question phase of competition on the national stage with Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. For more information you can visit www.maoteenprincesscamp.com. Additionally, participants are needed for the Teens in Training Camp, which is designed for girls, ages 13…

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Memorial Day walk on Bristol’s boulevard this Sunday

May 20, 2014
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A special Memorial Day walk will be held on Memorial Boulevard in Bristol starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. Members of the Bristol VFW will be stationed at the monuments to explain the monument, the conflict, and Bristol’s role in it. This historical, educational event is being hosted by  St. JosephChurch as part…

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Orchestra to celebrate memory of founder at June 7 concert

May 13, 2014
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The Bristol String Orchestra will be performing their Annual Spring Concert at the ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The show is being dedicted to the memory of its founder, mentor, and friend Louise Van Gorder, who passed away earlier this year. The orchestra will celebrate Van Gorder’s spirit and dedication. Audiences will…

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Free fishing day on Saturday; no license needed

May 9, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has designated this Saturday, May 10, as a “Free Fishing Day” where no license is required to fish recreationally in Connecticut waters (both inland and marine. The DEEP in a press release said this is a “great opportunity” for experienced anglers to both share their passion for…

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Girl Scouts camp offers summer activities

May 8, 2014
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CampCarlson has a variety of fun and challenging activities like nature exploration, hiking, and canoeing for all girls in grades K-12. Camp programs also include swimming, arts and crafts, games, cookouts and more. Join the excitement participating with other girls in archery activities. A variety of one and two week sessions are offered between June…

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ shown at Plainville library Thursday afternoon

May 7, 2014
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A film nominated for an academy award will be the next movie matinee film at the Plainville Public Library. “Savings Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, was widely acclaimed. It brings to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time, “Mary Poppins”.…

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Study skills class offered this summer at St. Paul

April 29, 2014
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Back for the second summer, St. PaulCatholicHigh School and Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) are proud to announce two summer sessions of S4’s popular study skills workshops: one for middle school students, the other for high school students. The workshops foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them learn while…

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Girl Scouts’ Camp Carlson holds open house May 4

April 23, 2014
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Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hosting an open house at CampCarlson in Bristol on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will be open for girls and families to attend and discover the exciting summer camp programs designed for all girls entering grades 1-12. The open house will allow families to tour…

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Plainville Wind Ensemble announces season

April 23, 2014
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble enter into their spring concert season with several concerts, beginning with “The Winds of Change” on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Plainville High School with Cynthia Simms, freelance news writer at Fox Broadcasting Company as emcee. Directed by Christopher Dresko , the program will feature music such as Persichetti‘s…

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