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Kids listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS ‘WINTER WONDERLAND SHOW.’ 2 p.m. Children play hide and seek with a penguin, visit a magic candy store, and watch snowmen appear right in front of their eyes. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. PLAINVILLE EXPLORATORY SPANISH—LANGUAGE IN PLAY. Saturdays…

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Performance listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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JAN. 23-MARCH 1 OTHER ‘DANCING LESSONS.’ Tuesdays to Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Weekend matinee 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. TheaterWorksHartford.org JAN. 23-FEB. 8 OTHER ‘PROOF.’ 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $25 to…

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Old School Barber Shop opens in Plantsville

January 23, 2015
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Lombardos Barber Shop

A barbershop with an old-school feel just recently opened in Plantsville this month. Christopher Lombardo, who has been a barber for nine years, opened the doors of Lombardo’s Barber Shop on Jan. 8 at 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. “I always wanted to have my own barbershop and have my own theme,” said Lombardo. Lombardo’s barbershop has…

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Derynoski PTO hosts a home and business show on Feb. 28

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Derynoski Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding its first annual Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.in the school’s cafeteria. Derynoski Elementary School PTO member Laura Rothkopf said she got the idea to do the home and business show from surrounding…

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Brumback visits Zoni, Aresimowicz at the state capitol

January 22, 2015
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SO Legislative meeting - Zone, Brumback, Aresimowicz

HARTFORD—State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington), left, invited Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback, right, to a meeting with Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin), center, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Brumback and the legislators had an opportunity to review Southington’s legislative agenda that included a discussion about Southington’s Senior Center…

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Southington receives bond benefit from S&P AA+ rating

January 22, 2015
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Town officials announced positive results from a $26.92 million bond sale on Thursday, Jan. 15 and an accompanying $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs), all of which yielded competitive interest rates on the strength of solid reviews from Standard & Poor’s Corporation, one of the three major Wall Street Rating Agency firms. The Town…

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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

January 22, 2015
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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER On Jan. 15, a Southington High School (SHS) English teacher welcomed a semi-annual guest speaker to talk to students about his experiences during the civil rights movement in the 50s and 60s. Deacon Arthur Miller said he visits around 30 to 40 schools all over the country from Yale to…

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Fitness tips for the ‘resolution’ newbies

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So, the new year has begun. You made that resolution to get fit. But you’ve never hit the gym before. You’re a complete newbie and you don’t know where to begin. Meagan Riemer of Fitlife 24/7 fitness center at 991 South Main St., Plantsville, is a NASM and ACE weight…

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Bristol designer unveils latest designs at Hartford expo

January 20, 2015
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At the annual Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Jan. 4, Bristol fashion designer Kathy Faber unveiled some new bridal gowns, above, as well as stylish formal party dresses for younger girls. All hair and makeup by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Health listings for Jan. 23

January 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO. Held by Bristol’s West End Association and sponsored by the Bristol Boys and Girls Club. Local physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, massage therapists, nutritionists, and representatives from a wide variety of health care-related organizations. Free blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, vision and body mass index screenings as well…

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