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70-year-old pianist wants to perform in 70 CT towns… for free

June 27, 2016
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Connecticut-based pianist, composer, and educator Rex Cadwallader is celebrating his 70th birthday by offering to play seventy concerts in Connecticut for free. Cadwallader, who has lived and performed in Connecticut for the past twenty-two years, says he is “anxious to give back to the individuals, organizations and communities that have been so supportive” of his…

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License renewal for pinball, pool tables, and games of chance

June 27, 2016
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Dice

Southington Police Chief John F. Daly released a reminder for all individuals who have current licenses for pinball games, games of chance, and pool tables. All licenses will be expiring on Thursday, June 30, 2016. These licenses will be renewed at the Southington Police Department upon payment of the proper fee. If the permits are…

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Bees fall short

June 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:New Britain could not pick up the series win in the finale vs. Lancaster, settling for the split after their 6-4 loss. The Game Changed When…: ……With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Lance Zawadzki hit his second grand slam in as many days…

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Bees look for win against Lancaster

June 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take the final game of their four-game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 5PM! Series: New Britain fell to Lancaster 13-3 in game three of the series last night. After today’s series finale, the two teams next square off at New Britain Stadium in another…

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Former teen pageant winner now leads Pats’ cheerleaders to the field

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Former Teen Miss Bristol Karen Link once again will be dancing on the sidelines for the New England Patriots during the 2016-17 season. And this time around, the cheerleader will have a new role with the squad. Captain. Link, a Terryville resident and Holy Cross High School in Waterbury graduate,…

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Local representatives do well at Miss Connecticut

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although they ultimately didn’t win the Miss Connecticut crown, the local contestants made their mark on the stage this past Friday and Saturday. Alyssa Taglia of Wolcott was crowned Miss Connecticut on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville after two nights of competition that began Friday. Three of…

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Wheeler golf tourney raises $56,000

June 22, 2016
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Wheeler’s 31st Annual Golf Classic at The Country Club of Farmington on June 13, 2016 raised $56,000, bringing the amount raised since inception to more than $1 million. “We are extremely grateful to our golfers, sponsors and volunteers whose unwavering generosity and support have helped us achieve this incredible milestone,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president…

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3 to 5 year olds can be enrolled in Tunxis Early Childhood Center

June 22, 2016
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The public is invited to enroll 3- to 5-year-old children in the Early Childhood Center of Tunxis Community College in Farmington. The preschool program is one of a select “high-quality” group in the nation accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It provides full- and part-time preschool experiences in a…

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Financial advisor earns industry designation

June 21, 2016
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Paul Sciarra

Steven L. Tillona, CPA, CWS, of Southington, an independent financial advisor with Edu4Retirement, Inc., which is affiliated with Investors Capital Broker-Dealer, is among an elite group of financial professionals obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) designation administered by Cannon Financial Institute. This designation is awarded to those individuals completing a comprehensive program of study surrounding…

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Imagine Nation offers a summer of discovery

June 20, 2016
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Summer programs have just kicked off at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center. This month, the museum is showcasing the wonders of light through its light and reflection studio. Last weekend, the museum unveiled the new Kaleido-Lab, which was funded by the Smith Family Charitable Fund at the Main…

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