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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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Music listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 BRISTOL ANDREW MCKNIGHT. Award-winning songwriter and entertainer. 7 p.m. Songs and stories celebrating the lives and landscapes of Americans from rural to urban settings. Gallery 156 of Artist Tree Tea House, 160 School St., Bristol. (860) 919-4356. AndrewMcKnight.net SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SOUTHINGTON SEABREEZE REUNION SHOW.…

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Town Council approves sewer system evaluation

April 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town Council met last week to move forward with several community development projects. The council approved a $411, 847 evaluation of the sanitary sewer system and a $960,000 water pollution control facility upgrade. While the Sewer Committee reported that their efforts to prepare for summer have been proactive, already draining…

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A tasty scoop for Relay for Life

April 24, 2015
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Ice Cream Fund Raiser-Ms Sgnt. Amy Wernicki and Konner Boudoin

On Thursday, April 16, Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream welcomed the arrival of spring with a celebrity fundraiser. Owner Pat D’Agostino welcomed a small army of celebrity scoopers, including Ms. Southington Amy Wernicki, Little Mr. Southington Konner Boudoin, Miss Southington Valerie Voccio, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen  Christina Judd, and Southington Observer editor John Goralski. Proceeds…

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Blood drive to benefit local 3-year-old

April 24, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a Southington 3-year-old with a chronic blood disorder.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A Red Cross blood drive will be held on April 25 in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a three-year-old Southington resident who requires blood transfusions every three weeks. Daniela was diagnosed at the age of fourteen months with Beta Thalassemia, a chronic and often fatal genetic blood disorder. According to Daniela’s mother, Nicole…

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Starting the discussion about substance abuse

April 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Hartford HealthCare (HHC,) Behavioral Health Network hosted a community dialogue in Southington this week, focused on addressing “substance abuse across the lifespan.” The discussion was part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, and is the latest in a series of open-dialogue forums sponsored by the HHC and its affiliates. The…

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