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Meetings listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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MONDAY, JAN. 19 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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JAN. 9-10 BRISTOL HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU: ‘NORTH BY NORTHWEST.’ Presented by Cortlandt Hull. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock’s film with Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. Part of a continuing series of films. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Popcorn, refreshments…

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Music listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 9 OTHER THE WHISPERS AND STEPHANIE MILLS. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38, $58. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882, 1-800-745-3000. SUNDAY, JAN. 11 OTHER PIANIST JOHN BRIGHENTI. 2:15 p.m. Music from the Great American Songbook. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14 OTHER BLACK LABEL…

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Nutmeg credit union now state regulated rather than federally

January 9, 2015
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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union has undergone an historic change in the new year. As of Jan. 1, 2015, Nutmeg, which has an office in Bristol, changed from a federally regulated charter to a state regulated one, becoming Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. This change brings the opportunity for greater organizational expansion, said a press…

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Martin takes his seat in state senate

January 9, 2015
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Sen. Henri Martin took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to become the new state senator for the 31st District. The district is comprised of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston. Martin took office with about 40 friends and family watching, including his parents, wife Roxanne and four children. As…

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Tunxis credit course registration underway

January 9, 2015
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Credit registration for the spring 2015 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place Jan. 20. Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year…

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A year in review: Southington’s 2014

January 9, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER For Southington, 2014 proved to be a year of transformation as town boards have moved forward with some large scale projects to improve the town–many of which were welcomed and others that were faced with opposition. BOE welcomes new superintendent, new members The Board of Education added a few new members…

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Symphony highlights sounds of silver screen

January 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The sounds of the silver screen will fill the hall of the Belding Theater at the Bushnell starting next Thursday when The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Sigal Plays Carmen Fantasie” as part of its Masterworks Series. Sigal is HSO concertmaster and principal violinist Leonid Sigal. And “Carmen Fantasie” is a…

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Knit-a-Thon is looking for a few good knitters

January 8, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A church in Southington is calling all knitters and crocheters to participate in its first ever 12 hour “Knit-A-Thon”. The First Congregational Church will be holding the event on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Church member Linda Valencis said the “Knit-A-Thon” has a three-fold purpose. The…

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‘Pippin’ colorful, great fun

January 7, 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment, great performances, gutbusting laughter, and memorable music, the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and Roger O. Hirson’s classic musical “Pippin” is for you. The current road production takes the 1970s’ era musical and shoots it into the 21st century on the wings of its…

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