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Kids listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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MAY 1, 2, 3 OTHER ‘STUART LITTLE.’ Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Performed by New Britain Youth Theater. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. $13 for adults, $11 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org SATURDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL EIGHTH ANNUAL KIDS SAFETY FAIR.…

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Remembering the 80s at the annual chamber dinner

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner this week, where they inducted three new directors and honored several Southington residents for their work in community business. President and CEO Art Secondo and former board director Tony Sheffy hosted the 80s themed evening, distributing individual awards and recognizing overall excellence…

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Putting recyclables to good use

May 1, 2015
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Hand me down fashion has a bad reputation. But recycled fashion is another thing entirely. Models walked down the runway– actually the hallway of Hartford City Hall– on April 19 wearing garments artists crafted out of recycled (albeit clean) materials. Creativity was the key word as the eco-friendly fashions floated past the sell out crowd.…

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What’s looking good for prom fashions in 2015?

May 1, 2015
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The countdown is on to find the perfect dress for prom. Kathy Faber of Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com) on Stafford Avenue in Bristol shared some of her newest gowns that reflect the latest trends in formal wear. Models Brianna Beyers of Bristol, left, Alexandria Palmer of Middletown, and Katerina Belales of Southington romp around the…

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Christina’s Gourmet is cooking for a cure

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Four local breast cancer survivors are cooking up plans to find a cure. Christina Hart, Southington resident and owner of Christina’s Gourmet on North Main Street just finished her final round of chemotherapy last month. While she admits that owning a small business while raising a family and battling cancer has been…

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Friendly’s hopes to be friendly again

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Friendly’s is planning to make a comeback in greater Hartford this year, and customers can expect as many changes inside as they are seeing outside. Restaurants in Southington, Bristol, and Plainville have all been remodeled in recent months, showing off new signs, fresh paint, and brighter exteriors. Inside their dining rooms customers…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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Wii Bowling League tourney in Bristol May 13

April 29, 2015
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The Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling League  will be holding its first annual State Bowling Tournament during Older American’s Month on Wednesday, May 13, at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. There will be a team tournament followed by an individual tournament. The team tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the Individual Tournament…

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Tunxis offers online classes

April 28, 2015
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Tunxis Community College is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer. Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are…

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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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