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Dining listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: FUNGHI. 6:30 p.m. Mushrooms take center stage in Italian cuisine. Learn the numerous fresh mushrooms available to the home cook, when and how to use readily available dried mushrooms. Learn how to properly buy, clean, and store fragile funguses. Dinner menu is stuffed mushrooms prepared two ways, mushroom pate…

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Health listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 27 BRISTOL RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. 1-800-REDCROSS SATURDAY, FEB. 28 SOUTHINGTON GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY: FREE DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. Free services for all children up to 18 years old: cleanings,…

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Music listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 27 BRISTOL BRISTOL OLD TYME FIDDLERS. Presented by the New England Carousel Museum and the American Legion Forestville Village Post 209. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $1 carousel rides. Soda, water, and chips for sale. Free coffee and pastries. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. CBOTFC.org SATURDAY, FEB. 28 OTHER ‘THE MUSIC…

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Performance listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 28 BRISTOL THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. 7 p.m. Benefits St. Paul 2015 All-Night Graduation Party. St. Paul Catholic High School auditorium, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $15. BrownPaperTickets.com/event/1260857. OTHER EIGHTH ANNUAL CEILIDH. 2, 7 p.m. Celebration of Celtic word and music. Produced by and featuring the muscal talents of The Rude…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 27

February 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 28 SOUTHINGTON 1ST HOME AND BUSINESS SHOW. Held by Derynoski Elementary School PTO. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Derynoski Elementary School, Main Street, Southington. LOVE IMPACTS-SEMINAR. 11 a.m. Recharge, reconnect, restore relationships. Taught by Melissa Eriksen-Salmon, who has been studying two forms of Japanese psychology, Morita and Naikan for over 20 years. Couples…

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Town exploring new options for road construction

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Council Chairman Michael Riccio shared his take on the town’s use of chip seal as a part of the road maintenance and road reconstruction project, in response to recent criticism from residents and fellow Town Councilors regarding this method of road pavement. At the Southington Town Council meeting on Monday,…

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Symphony offers up evening of The King of Pop

February 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To paraphrase a song by his older brother Jermaine, the music of the late Michael Jackson gets serious this weekend when the Hartford Symphony Orchestra joins in for a performance of “The Music of Michael Jackson.” Although a symphony often adds a bit of gravity to a pop music composition,…

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Southington’s First Home and Business Show this weekend

February 27, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ CORRESPONDENT Representatives from 31 local businesses will gather at Derynoski Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m this Saturday for Southington’s first home and business show. The show – sponsored by the Southington Public School’s Parent Teacher Organization  – will raise funds for Derynoski Elementary, while offering exposure and networking opportunities for…

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SEF awards $2,500 grant to SHS book club

February 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A group of Southington High School students who participate in book clubs shared their experiences with Southington Education Foundation (SEF) board members during a reception to celebrate a $2,500 SEF grant for the book club programs. “My guidance counselor recommended me to join book club to increase my reading and to…

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Secondo roasted at chamber event

February 26, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Officials parked Art Secondo on a make-shift stage, armed him with an array of protest signs, and began the insults. On Friday, Feb. 20, Secondo took center stage for the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural roast. State representatives and town councilors from both sides of the aisle joined ranks with community members,…

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