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Compounce opens for season May 10; New attractions offered

April 10, 2014
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10, as LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day for the 2014 season. A press from the oldest amusement park in the country said the park has “tripled the fun” this season with new additions such as, the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground…

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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

April 4, 2014
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Foundation gives grant to New Britain museum toward planned expansion

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has approved a major grant of $250,000 to the New Britain Museum of American Art, one of the final pieces of the museum’s ongoing capital campaign for a 17,364-square-foot expansion scheduled to break ground this spring, a press release from the foundation has announced. “The Community Foundation has been…

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When the magnolias bloom

March 29, 2014
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When the magnolias bloom

In the South, when the magnolias bloom with their red-toned petals, you know spring is here. No wonder, when it comes to spring fashion, pinks, corals, and their assorted brothers and sisters are popular colors to wear when winter melts away. Princess Vera Wang, which is available at Kohl’s, offers a slew of fashions for…

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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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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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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

March 6, 2014
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Matt Schofield has been living and breathing the blues his whole life

Guitarist Matt Schofield got an early start on the blues. He discovered the blues before he became of legal age, when his peers probably were focused on top 40 and the latest genre trend of the month. And by age 18, the U.K. born musician had entered the world of the professionals, taking gigs as…

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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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Artist creates t-shirt for museum shop

March 4, 2014
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The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) is increasing its creative collaboration with young, innovative artists by featuring Gordon Holden’s original merchandise in the Museum Shop. Expanding its list of trend-setting contributors, which also includes the Hartford Denim Company, this new partnership proves to add originality and inspiration to the dynamic character of the…

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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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Valentine’s Day treat at Artist Tree Tea House with Tanya Leonard

February 11, 2014
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A Valentine’s Weekend Art Event will be held Artist Tree Tea House GALLERY156  at 156 and 160 School St., Bristol. On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., Tanya Leonard will be on hand for an art performance of music and painting. Tanya is a singer songwriter, who will perform a magical painting performance while singing…

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