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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

December 12, 2014
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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR By the time, summer washed into fall, “Cool Kids” by Echosmith was everywhere. Whether it was top 40 radio or on VH1, where the Southern California group was tapped as the “You Oughta Know” artist for October, the group had ingrained itself on the listening public with the catchy tune…

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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

December 12, 2014
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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

The Plainville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night shortly after 6 p.m. at the American Eagle Federal Credit Union on New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Police said a lone male entered the bank while brandishing a firearm and demanded the the employees hand over money. Police said the male made…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

December 11, 2014
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Kennedy announces November students of the month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

December 11, 2014
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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

by LISA CAPOBIANCO Standing by the window in our TV room one Saturday morning over the summer, my father seemed as though he was waiting for something intently while looking at the driveway. After peeping out the window for a minute or two, he turned around with a sigh, mumbling under his breath, “I wonder…

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Performance listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER LISA LAMPANELLI. 9 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. DEC. 12-14 BRISTOL ‘TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tiny Tim is all grown up…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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For the latest holiday-related listings, look for our holiday gift guide inserted in this week’s Observer. You’ll find concerts, craft shows, performances, and more with a holiday them in our “Holiday Happenings.”

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Health listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. THURSDAY, DEC. 18 SOUTHINGTON LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION WITH DR.…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229. DEC. 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate.…

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Music listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON CELEBRATE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE BENNETT FAMILY. 4 p.m. Family of 11 from Cheshire will present a program of music celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Familiar Christmas carols on a myriad of instruments. Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed in the church parlor from 3…

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Support group listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 12

TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING GRANDCHILDREN INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. Free. (860) 747-5728. BRISTOL MILITARY AWARENESS GROUP. 5:30 to 8 p.m. To help service members, veterans and family members recognize and be aware of health issues that can occur with reintegration with…

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