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Health listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 PLAINVILLE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 1 to 6 p.m. United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville. 1-800-RED –CROSS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 SOUTHINGTON THE SOLUTION TO WEIGHT CONTROL, DIABETES AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL: HOW TO EAT TO BECOME AND STAY HEALTH. 6:15 p.m. Presented by Dr. Jonathan Goodman, ND, a Bristol naturopathic physician.…

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Music listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Bernie’s Roadhouse, 645 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 BRISTOL NEW YORK CITY SINGER/ SONGWRITER SHERI MILLER. 2 p.m. She has co-written songs with Grammy Award winning J.D. Souther (The Eagles) and Al Anderson (NRBQ). Bristol Public LIbrary, 5 High St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2023. Made…

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Depression era glass show at the high school

April 17, 2015
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Joan Kawecki and Lorraine Morganti admire a display of blue glass objects.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Locals flocked to the Nutmeg Depression Glass Club’s 40th annual glass show and sale at Southington High School on Saturday, April 11. The show featured a free American glass and pottery identification service for visitors.

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Cyber Knights win New England title

April 17, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School’s Cyber Knights robotics team have been named the New England District champions and will continue on to the World Championship in St. Louis later this month. The Cyber Knights joined more than 60 high school robotics teams for a three-day competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass.,…

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Gina Bianca Hair holds cut-a-thon for Autism Awareness Month

April 16, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’re in need of a new spring hairstyle look no further than Gina Bianca Hair, whose stylists will be donating four hours of their services entirely to The Autism Society this month. Gina Bianca, a full-service salon located on the Waterbury Turnpike in Plantsville, will charge nothing but a $30 donation…

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Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Community Services

April 16, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The public is cordially invited to attend the fourth annual tea party to benefit Southington Community Services is on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club. This year’s, the event will have a Victorian, Downton Abbey-theme. “Every year we do a theme,” said event co-organizer…

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Francesco Ricigliano receives national honor

April 15, 2015
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Francesco Ricigliano was recently named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

ATLANTA, GA—The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Southington High School student Francesco Ricigliano has been selected to become a member of the NSHSS. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel. “On behalf of…

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Southington dentist awarded by CT State Dental Association

April 15, 2015
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Joseph A. Picone, DMD, from Southington Family Dentistry, received the Daniel F. Lynch award on April 14 for his service to the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

On Tuesday, April 14, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) recognized Dr. Joseph Picone, of Southington Family Dentistry, at the annual Dental Society of Greater Waterbury dinner with the Daniel F. Lynch Award. It was presented at the Country Club of Waterbury. Picone received his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from The University of Connecticut in…

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Southington’s music program receives national recognition

April 13, 2015
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New research shows students involved with community music programs demonstrate improvement in subjects such as reading, but Southington educators have known that for years. With countless titles, sold out shows, and an endless throng of Southington students pursuing music at the next level, the music program is one of the most decorated programs in Southington…

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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

April 11, 2015
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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

Gina Bianca, center, owner of Gina Bianca Hair located above Spartans II restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Rd.,  recently cut the ribbon at a morning grand opening ceremony with chamber ambassadors. Gina also accepted a thank you certificate from Al Monbaron of the Chamber. At the right is Jim Williamson, also of the Chamber.

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