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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

October 3, 2014
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By Mike Chaiken
Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin recently made a toy donation to Southington Community Services. Haley, center, is pictured above with Mark Fazzolari and Janet Mellon, from Community Services.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Janet Mellon, the director of Community Services for the town, hopes others will follow in the footsteps of Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin. Haley, 11, a sixth grader at Kennedy Middle School, recently donated a bundle of children’s toys to community services for distribution during the upcoming holidays. The money…

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Senior listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 BRISTOL CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET. 1:30 p.m. All candidates running in November who are Bristol residents can vote for are invited to participate. Meet and greet is designed to be a casual gathering with each candidate allotted three minutes to introduce themselves to those in attendance. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave.,…

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Meeting listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 10075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org TUESDAY, OCT. 7 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Bristol Public Library,…

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Kids listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Kids listings for Oct. 3

OCT. 6-DEC. 12 BRISTOL STORY TIME AND READING CLUBS. Various times. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required for some. For details, go to BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787, or (860) 584-7790. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL ‘DISNEY’S FROZEN.’ 7 p.m. Fifth Annual Free Outdoor Movie Night. Hosted by…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

FRIDAY, OCT. 3 BRISTOL JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL FUND FIFTH ANNUAL FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Picnic buffet, free draft beer, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Flyin’ Blind. Proceeds benefit local organizations and provide scholarships to area high school, grammar school students. St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. $25 per person…

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Dining listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Dining listings for Oct. 3

SATURDAY, OCT. 4 PLAINVILLE ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes and vegetables, assorted breads and apple crisp for dessert. Silent gift basket auction. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. $12 for adults, $6 for children, 4 and under free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328. SUNDAY,…

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Performance listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Performance listings for Oct. 3

OCT. 3, 4 PLAINVILLE ‘THE TEST’ BY CLIFF MCCLELLAND. Presented by the Plainville Choral Society. “Saturday Night Live”-style comedy. The Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive, Plainville. OCT. 10-26 OTHER ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Connecticut Theatre Company, 23 Norden St., New Britain. $20. Tickets at…

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Health listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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SATURDAY, OCT. 4 OTHER FREE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS AND CLINIC BREAT EXAMS TO ELIGIBLE WOMEN. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For women, 40 or older and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months, have no insurance or insurance with a high deductible, have no breast cancer history, current symptoms, or breast problems. Sponsored…

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Music listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Music listings for Oct. 3

FRIDAY, OCT. 3 OTHER MICHAEL AMANTE. 8 p.m. Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. $20. Foxwood.com, 1-800-200-2882. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL 1800. LIVE BAND. 8 p.m. to close. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $10 and $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at the Bristol Polish Club bar or brownpapertickets.com.…

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Leader of Immigrant Union speaks his mind

October 3, 2014
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Leader of Immigrant Union speaks his mind

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Brent DeBoer of the band Immigrant Union admits he’s never been a politically minded musician, The lead singer, who also is a member of the band the Dandy Warhols, said in a phone interview from Philadelphia, “I’ve never said anything political.” And in regards to his songwriting, he added, “I’ve…

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