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SCCA receives $118,000 grant from the Bradley Trust

April 27, 2015
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Southington Community Cultural Arts was awarded a $118,000 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation in support of improving the health and wellbeing of Southington residents through the visual and performing arts. The funding came via the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust, which was created 40 years ago “for the betterment…

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Newest Relay for Life royalty crowned

April 26, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Cancer Society has some new faces to represent its cause throughout the town of Southington as the annual Relay for Life grows closer. On Friday night at Plantsville Elementary School, the second annual Miss and Mr. Southington Relay for Life pageant was held. The event was a fund…

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HAVEN receives $49,000 healthcare grant

April 26, 2015
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Health Assistance Intervention Education Network, Inc. (Haven), based in Southington, received a grant of more than $49,000 from Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance. HAVEN is a non-profit organization providing confidential assistance to healthcare professionals facing the challenges of chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral disorders, or physical or mental illness. HAVEN is…

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Senior listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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APRIL 24, 27 PLAINVILLE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB. Sponsored by the Plainville Senior Center. April 24, join a croquet game at Norton Park in Plainville. Beginner and advanced players welcome. April 27, take a bicycle ride along the Farmington River. Open to Plainville Senior Center members only. $3. (860) 747-5728. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BRISTOL THE WEST…

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Meetings listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Becky Martorelli will discuss the planning and maintenance of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s B and B (bee and butterfly) garden. Business meeting follows. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7…

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Kids listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25 PLAINVILLE WHEELER REGIONAL FAMILY YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY. 12 to 3 p.m. Event to inspire more youths to keep minds and bodies active. Vendors and activities designed to motivate and teach families. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Free. (860) 793-9631. SUNDAY, MAY 3 SOUTHINGTON THE JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND…

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Miscellaneous listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 BRISTOL ‘BRINGING UP BABY.’ 7 p.m. Howard Hawks comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Popcorn and refreshments available. $3 donation requested. OTHER BUDGET COUNSELING FOR UTILITIES. 2 to 5 p.m. Keep the Power On clinic. The Hospital of Central Connecticut. New Britain General campus, Lecture…

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Dining listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25 PLAINVILLE SPRING PASTA SUPPER. Held by Plainville Fire Company. 4 to 8 p.m. Plainville Fire Headquarters, 77 West Main St., Plainville. Adults, $8. Children 7 to 12 and seniors, $6. Children under 7, free. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 BRISTOL FUND RAISER AT FIREFLY. Benefit for Bristol Eastern High School’s graduation party. Firefly Hollow…

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Performance listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 OTHER NEW YORK VS. BOSTON COMEDY SERIES. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762. APRIL 24-MAY 3 BRISTOL ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Performed by St. Paul Performing Arts. Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26 and May 3 at 2 p.m.…

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Health listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SOUTHINGTON LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS. Presented by The Hospital of Central Connecticut. 6:30 p.m. Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL HIV/ AIDS EDUCATIONAL FORUM FOR HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. Offered by the Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/ AIDS. 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Four workshops: Medical…

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