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Friendly’s hopes to be friendly again

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Friendly’s is planning to make a comeback in greater Hartford this year, and customers can expect as many changes inside as they are seeing outside. Restaurants in Southington, Bristol, and Plainville have all been remodeled in recent months, showing off new signs, fresh paint, and brighter exteriors. Inside their dining rooms customers…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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Wii Bowling League tourney in Bristol May 13

April 29, 2015
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The Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling League  will be holding its first annual State Bowling Tournament during Older American’s Month on Wednesday, May 13, at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. There will be a team tournament followed by an individual tournament. The team tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the Individual Tournament…

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Tunxis offers online classes

April 28, 2015
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Tunxis Community College is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer. Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are…

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SCCA receives $118,000 grant from the Bradley Trust

April 27, 2015
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Southington Community Cultural Arts was awarded a $118,000 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation in support of improving the health and wellbeing of Southington residents through the visual and performing arts. The funding came via the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust, which was created 40 years ago “for the betterment…

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Newest Relay for Life royalty crowned

April 26, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Cancer Society has some new faces to represent its cause throughout the town of Southington as the annual Relay for Life grows closer. On Friday night at Plantsville Elementary School, the second annual Miss and Mr. Southington Relay for Life pageant was held. The event was a fund…

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HAVEN receives $49,000 healthcare grant

April 26, 2015
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Health Assistance Intervention Education Network, Inc. (Haven), based in Southington, received a grant of more than $49,000 from Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance. HAVEN is a non-profit organization providing confidential assistance to healthcare professionals facing the challenges of chemical dependency, emotional or behavioral disorders, or physical or mental illness. HAVEN is…

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Senior listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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APRIL 24, 27 PLAINVILLE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB. Sponsored by the Plainville Senior Center. April 24, join a croquet game at Norton Park in Plainville. Beginner and advanced players welcome. April 27, take a bicycle ride along the Farmington River. Open to Plainville Senior Center members only. $3. (860) 747-5728. WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BRISTOL THE WEST…

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Meetings listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Becky Martorelli will discuss the planning and maintenance of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association’s B and B (bee and butterfly) garden. Business meeting follows. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7…

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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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