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Seniors listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 3 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSES AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. ONGOING PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER BAND JAM. Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Live band. Dance or just sit back and enjoy. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728. SOUTHINGTON BRIDGE CLUB.…

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Kids listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Kids listings for Jan. 2

FRIDAY, JAN. 2 PLAINVILLE KNIT AND CROCHET CIRCLE. Held by the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Recreation Department. 4 p.m. Beginners welcome to this intergenerational group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450, (860) 747-6022. MONDAY, JAN. 5 OTHER THEATER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN GRADES K-5. Nine week program, meets once a…

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Health listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Health listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON INFORMATIONAL SESSION AT THE GOOD LIFE FITNESS CENTER. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Reservations. (860) 621-9559. TUESDAY, JAN. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, JAN. 8 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS.…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 2

JAN. 2-24 OTHER ‘EXPOSED: THE FINE ART OF NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY.’ Gallery hours are by appointment. Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Juried copetition with a focus on exploring the elements that make the nude human figure an artform that continues to inspire and challenge. Mac650 Galley, 650 Main St., Middletown. Mac650.com.…

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Music listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 2 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. With Maxx Explosion. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON REHEARSALS FOR THE SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT BEGINS. 7 p.m. No auditions. Concert will be Sunday, May 3. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. (860) 276-0703.

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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

January 2, 2015
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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Saturday, new local representatives to the Miss Connecticut pageant will be selected as the Miss Forestville-Bristol Scholarship Organization holds its annual pageant. The pageant will select Miss and Outstanding Teen representatives to send to the state pageant in New London this coming June. We caught up with some of…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Meetings listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5 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 TUESDAY, JAN. 6 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m.…

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‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

January 2, 2015
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‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To borrow a phrase from the theme song of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” Kaitlyn DeRoy has the best of both worlds. An experienced ice skater, she gets to do what she loves by performing in “Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove.” And, more importantly, she gets to be on the…

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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

January 1, 2015
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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

Miss Conneticut’s Outstanding Teen program held its fund raising Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball at the Aqua Turf last Saturday. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN  

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Minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s

December 31, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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