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Southington’s music program receives national recognition

April 13, 2015
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New research shows students involved with community music programs demonstrate improvement in subjects such as reading, but Southington educators have known that for years. With countless titles, sold out shows, and an endless throng of Southington students pursuing music at the next level, the music program is one of the most decorated programs in Southington…

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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

April 11, 2015
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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

Gina Bianca, center, owner of Gina Bianca Hair located above Spartans II restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Rd.,  recently cut the ribbon at a morning grand opening ceremony with chamber ambassadors. Gina also accepted a thank you certificate from Al Monbaron of the Chamber. At the right is Jim Williamson, also of the Chamber.

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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

April 11, 2015
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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

Owner Chris Lombardo cuts the ceremonial ribbon at a morning grand opening greeting by Chamber Ambassadors at Lombardo’s Barber Shop, 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. The new shop features a large screen TV, a pool table, and master barbering.

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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Senior listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE. Part of the 40th anniversary celebration. 2 to 4 p.m. Information, demonstrations and exhibits about volunteer opportunities, the PEAK Fitness Center, Snappy Seniors, Outdoor Adventure Club, exercise and craft classes, foreign language classes. Fun activities include a magician, refreshments, tours. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St.,…

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Support group listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s…

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Meetings listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org TUESDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.…

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Miscellaneous listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. No charge. (860) 582-8229. PALACE THEATER MONTHLY TOUR. 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m The Palace, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5 per person. PalaceTheaterCT.org. APRIL 10-26 OTHER ART LEAGUE OF NEW BRITAIN ANNUAL JURIED SHOW.…

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Dining listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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APRIL 10-11 OTHER SAVOR- A CELEBRATION OF WINE, FOOD, AND SPIRITS. With Robert Irvine, Ming Tsai, Mary Ann Esposito and more. Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. SavorCT.com SUNDAY, APRIL 12 PLAINVILLE PANCAKES WITH THE PRINCIPAL. Benefit for the Wheeler Playground fund. 8 a.m. to noon. $5 per person, children 3 and under free.…

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Performance listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11 OTHER J.B. SMOOVE. 9:30 p.m. The Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. APRIL 15-MAY 3 OTHER ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.’ Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $15 to…

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