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Meetings listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Meetings listings for Nov. 14

NOV. 15, 16 PLAINVILLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS. 4 p.m. on Saturday. 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday. Knights of Columbus Reverend Gerald T. Corrigan Council No. 3544 will speak to all Catholic men about joining the organization. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. THURSDAY, NOV. 20 BRISTOL BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB.…

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Kids listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Kids listings for Nov. 14

SATURDAY, NOV. 15 BRISTOL ‘OLIVER TWIST.’ Performed by the Hampstead Stage Co. 2 p.m. Children in the audience will be selected to help the players perform the story. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Sponsored by Target. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristoLib.com. 13TH ANNUAL WILD ABOUT ANIMALS FESTIVAL. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A…

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Dining listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 14

SUNDAY, NOV. 16 BRISTOL BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 8 to 11 a.m. Egg omelets or egg sandwich on a hard roll or French toast, or pancakes, choice of bacon, kielbasa, sausage or ham, home fries, bread and butter, juice, and coffee or tea. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $6 for adults, $4 for…

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Performance listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 14

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER.’ 7:30 p.m. Performed by Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $32 to $60. (860) 444-7373 ext. 1, GardeArts.org COMEDY NIGHT. With DC Benny. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762. NOV. 14-DEC.…

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Health listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 14

SUNDAY, NOV. 16 SOUTHINGTON PET PARTNER EVALUATION TESTS. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For people interesting in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, PetPartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave, Southington. (960)…

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Music listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 14

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 OTHER USHER. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $105, and $85. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS. With Big Data. 8 p.m. The Dome at Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford. LiveNation.com SATURDAY, NOV. 15 OTHER STEVE AOKI, WIZ KHALIFA. 10 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38 to $98. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. STEVE MILLER…

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Police blotter for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Police blotter for Nov. 14

Southington police reported the following arrests: •Maurizio Marcuccio, 34, of 223 Meriden Ave., Southington, was arrested on Nov. 5 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Roman A. Paszczuk, 58, of 333 Old Turnpike Rd., Plantsville, was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in proper lane. •Anthony…

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Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

November 14, 2014
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Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as the models stepped onto the runway at the recent graduation for Plainville’s International Institute of Cosmetology at Plantsville’s Aqua Turf, the disc jockey cued it up. The sound was unmistakable, thanks to the idiosyncratic—and incredibly catchy—opening musical refrain of someone whistling. And it immediately set the mood…

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Vets air complaints, praise for veterans home

November 13, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Many veterans who live at the Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill see it as a life-saver, but still believe the buildings, staff and administration need improvement, several veterans told lawmakers Wednesday. About 80 people, including veterans who rely on the home’s nursing facility and…

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Nearly $17 M in outside money spent on gov race

November 12, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Nearly $17 million in outside money was spent on Connecticut’s tight governor’s race, a sizable sum that could prompt legislative action by state lawmakers. Common Cause of Connecticut is reviewing the flow of independent expenditures in the days following the election. The government watchdog group determined…

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