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Performance listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 3 SOUTHINGTON ST. THOMAS PARISH PASSION PLAY. 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas School auditorium, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Tickets are free and available while they last. Free will donation is appreciation. St-Thomas-Play.org, (860) 628-4197, (860) 628-7913, (860) 628-4628, (860) 621-0411. OTHER FIFTH COMEDY NIGHT. 8 p.m. Ray Harrington, Aaron David Ward, and Mike Drena.…

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Music listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 3 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Cook’s Café, 203 Church St., Naugatuck. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 BRISTOL NORMAN FLASH AND THE STARFIRES. 7 p.m. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Bring your own snacks. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 BRISTOL CELEBRATING QUEEN. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Boulevard Theater, 70 Memorial Blvd., Bristol. Tickets available at TicketLeap.com, Central…

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Getting fit just in time to hit the beach

April 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They’re just sitting there in a drawer. Just waiting for spring to make up its mind. Or they’re waiting for the zero hour when you hop on that plane to take in the sun in some warmer climate. They’re your swimsuits. Although you can’t wait for the sun to shine…

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Wheeler awarded grant by Main Street foundation

April 3, 2015
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The Wheeler Clinic has received a $79,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust. The Main Street Community Foundation awarded the grant.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation has awarded grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust to a couple of organizations seeking to improve mental health needs for residents of Southington. One of the three awards that MSCF administered through the Barnes Trust this year was to support…

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Committee unveils new welcome signs

April 3, 2015
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SO Ramp sign

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota brought the design for some new ramp signs, which welcome and thank people for visiting the town of Southington, to the Town Council meeting on March 23. A small committee met, decided and approved two different sign designs. Both signs will display the town seal, town’s name,…

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Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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Council begins talks about water polution control facility upgrade

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Manager Gary Brumback introduced a bond ordinance for a $960,000 Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade at the Town Council meeting on Monday, March 23. Brumback said this ordinance represented the design of the upgrade, which will take about a year to complete. He also said that the town could receive…

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Annual OM variety show opens April 17

April 2, 2015
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The Older Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center are at it again. The 74th Annual OM Show, “Sentimental Journey,” is coming soon. This year’s theme will pay tribute to the 1940s Big Band era with an underlying subtheme of a 40’s USO/Military Tribute – lots of tight, great harmonies ……

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Week of the Young celebrated at Imagine Nation, April 13 to 17

April 2, 2015
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Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center at One Pleasant St, Bristol, invites the Bristol area to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child going on from April 13 to 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning…

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Southington schools announce last day of school is June 18

April 2, 2015
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The Southington Board of Education held a special board meeting on Thursday, April 2 to approve the final day of school for Southington schools. In a short press release, the Board announced that the last day of school and the date for Southington High School graduation will be Thursday, June 18.

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