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Museum welcomes Hartford Stage creations, and carousel animals

May 1, 2014
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Museum welcomes Hartford Stage creations, and carousel animals

On Thursday night, the New England Carousel Museum hosted a reception for the opening of two new exhibits for the Riverside Avenue institution. “Stagecraft: 50 years of Design at Hartford Stage” featured several costumes from the award-winning regional theater company. The costumes are mounted on mannequins, which are integrated into the exhibits of carousel horses…

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Celebrate National Hamburger month and win free burgers for life at Jake’s Wayback

May 1, 2014
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CHESHIRE, Conn– Recognized as one of the most aggressive and ambitious “better burger” brands in the United States, Wayback Burgers, with over 80 locations, today announces it will be giving away free burgers for life to one lucky winner during National Hamburger Month in May. To participate, contestants can visit www.winfreewayback.com to enter their email…

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Hartford Stage costumes to be on display at Carousel Museum

April 29, 2014
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Stagecraft is a traveling exhibit that is currently at the New EnglandCarouselMuseum until May 15, 2014. In a press release, Hartford Stage said, “In celebration of Hartford Stage’s 50th Anniversary Season, the STAGECRAFT exhibit consists of a selection of costumes, props and scenic elements from the company’s extensive collection. A hallmark of the theater’s work…

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Special performance by Andrew McNight

April 24, 2014
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Special performance by Andrew McNight

This Friday at 7:30 p.m., Andrew McKnight will perform at Artist Tree Gallery156, 156 School St., Bristol for an intimate performance. Tickets are $20 at the door and seats are limited. A press release from Artist Tree said: “Andrew performs larger venues and sells out with his beautiful music and energy. He is honoring us…

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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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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

April 20, 2014
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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

Before a packed house, the annual Trashion Fashion Show took over the Hartford City Hall on Saturday night. After weeks of preparation, the designers and artists unveiled their fashionable creations crafted out of clean trash.   There was a definite Southington, Bristol presence at the event as several local hair and make up artists worked…

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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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