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Kids listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Kids listings for Oct. 17

SATURDAY, OCT. 18 PLAINVILLE SUNDAY SCHOOL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. 3 to 7 p.m. 2:45 p.m., register your carved pumpkin and/or scarecrow to enter into the contest. 3 p.m., festival begins. Games and activities, crafts, pumpkin rolls, more. 6 p.m., pumpkin lighting and judging begins. 6:30 p.m., awards. Plainville United Metodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville. Free.…

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Dining listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Dining listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 OTHER ADELBROOK’S TASTE OF CROMWELL. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Courtyard by Marriott, 4 Sebeth Dr., Cromwell. $30 or $50 for a pair in advance. $35 at the door. (860) 635-6010 ext. 327, Sgraves@childhome.org OCT. 18-19 BRISTOL ‘A TASTE OF GREECE.’ Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

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Performance listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Performance listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 SOUTHINGTON COLUMBUS DAY CELEBRATION COMEDY SHOW. Held by the Southington Chapter of UNICO. “Matzoh Balls and Meatballs—Where the Lower Eastside meets Little Italy.” Comedians Linda Belt and Greg Vaccarello. In addition, music from Malorie Leogrande. Event includes hot hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, pasta stations, Tuscan table with assorted Italian meats, cheeses, fruits,…

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Health listings for Oct .17

October 17, 2014
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Health listings for Oct .17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALING WORKSHOP. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. With Reconnective Healer Nancy Santullo. Connecticut to your natural ability to transform fears, unresolved relationship issues, addictions, physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances through captivating energy field, meditations, sound, laughter, and individual sharing. Medical office of Dr. Victoria Biondi, 122 Maple St., Bristol. RSVP. Space…

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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Music listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Music listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. City Sports Grill, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. OTHER JAMES CHAPPELL III. From NBC’s show, “The Winner Is.” 7:30 p.m. Gospel concert. With special guest Audra Jones from BET’s “Sunday Best.” The Marriott, 28 Day Hill Rd., Windsor. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children under 5 free. EventBrite.com. For…

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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

October 17, 2014
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Life’s a circus: The birth of a clown

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s kind of like the circus version of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Are clowns born or are they made? The people most in the know to answer that question are the clowns themselves. And as luck would have it, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus’s…

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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

October 17, 2014
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Semmel: SHS students are excelling in academics

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School (SHS) Principal Dr. Martin Semmel shared the High School Academic Report for 2014 at last week’s Board of Education meeting. The report compared test results of Southington students to the state as a whole for the ACT, the SAT and CAPT. Semmel’s report also included information regarding…

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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

October 16, 2014
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Yale-New Haven patient tests negative for Ebola; governor’s response

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement in response to preliminary negative test results from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory on the patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “Certainly this is encouraging news,” said Malloy in his statement. “While the initial test results are negative, Dr. Mullen has…

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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

October 16, 2014
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State taking additional steps to prepare for Ebola outbreak

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week.  In addition, a press release from his office said the governor is directing…

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