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Bon Jovi’s Connecticut performance postponed

February 9, 2013
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Jon Bon Jovi and crew have decided to let their fans stay off the roads tonight. The Mohegan Sun announced the show for tonight, Feb. 9,  has been postponed. The release said: Mohegan Sun has just announced that tonight’s Bon Jovi concert has been rescheduled to Friday, October 25, 2013. Governor Dannel Malloy has declared a…

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No Monsters Saturday night

February 9, 2013
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For those hoping to get out to tonight’s Monster Jam in Hartford, both the 2 and 7 p.m. performances have been cancelled. The XL Center in Hartford just issued the following news announcement Hartford, CT February 9, 2013) – Due to inclement weather, Saturday’s 2:00pm and 7:30pm performances of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® at…

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Monster Jam at 2 p.m. on Saturday has been cancelled in Hartford

February 8, 2013
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This just in from the XL Center… The Saturday Feb. 9, 2:00pm Advance Auto Parts  Monster Jam® Show has been cancelled at the XL Center in Hartford -Tickets Will be Honored at Either Remaining Performance-   (Hartford, CT February 8, 2013) – Due to inclement weather, the Saturday 2:00pm performance of Advance Auto Parts Monster…

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Art show opening postponed due to storm

February 7, 2013
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The owners of Paris In Plantsville have announced that it’s juried show will be postponed a week due to the storm: “Hello all! “With the blizzard getting ready to look down on us and cover us in mayhem and snowball fights we’re going to take advantage of the planned show-date for the opening our our…

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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

January 3, 2013
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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White are coming to town. So it’s only fitting that a self-confessed fan of all things Disney, who hails from Connecticut, should be on the ice with them. From Jan. 8 to 12, “Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes” will…

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Area establishments back Small Business Saturday

November 23, 2012
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area businesses are hoping that Small Business Saturday, a concept designed as a counterweight to the more famous Black Friday, will continue to catch on and bring in customers during Thanksgiving weekend. The idea was devised by American Express in 2010 and the company has gone to great lengths to…

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Library to a host special event for Banned Book week

September 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southing Library will celebrate Banned Book Week with a public reading of passages from several books that have been banned or challenged during a special program next week. “We’re bringing attention to the fact that everyone’s favorite book has likely been banned somewhere,” said Library Director Sue Smayda. Every year…

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Bill Rodgers returns; Registration is open for Apple Harvest Road Race

September 14, 2012
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Bill Rodgers returns; Registration is open for Apple Harvest Road Race

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Bill Rodgers won the New York City Marathon four times. He claimed four titles at the Boston Marathon in the late 1970s. He won races in Amsterdam, Japan, and across the United States. Rodgers was the top ranked runner in the world at one time in his career, but he…

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Casarella is parade grand marshal

September 14, 2012
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Casarella is parade grand marshal

By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Apple Harvest Festival organizers have chosen Neil Casarella, who retired from the Southington Fire Department in August after 38 years of service, as this year’s Grand Marshal. “I was really honored and a little surprised,” he said. Casarella has also served as an ex-officio member of the festival’s supervisory committee,…

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Representing the town; Andy Meade was a true team player

August 29, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Rifling through an old picture album, Andy Meade brushes past the headlines to point out his teammates in the photos. He brags about them one by one, and the list reads like a Who’s Who of Southington sports. Of course, he fails to point out that it’s his name that’s…

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