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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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Quota holds comedy night to benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children, March 14

March 4, 2014
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The Quota International of Bristol is hosting a Comedy Show fundraiser with stand-up comedian Robin Fox on Friday, March 14. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is at the Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit Disadvantaged Women and Children in the…

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Shamrock Run in Bristol on March 22, pasta supper on March 21

March 4, 2014
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The Shamrock Pasta Supper will be held on Friday, March 21 at the St Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave, Bristol from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, 5 and under are free. Food will be prepared by Emily’s Catering. Tickets will be available at the door.…

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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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