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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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Planet Fitness collecting food donations

November 12, 2014
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Planet Fitness, the health club franchise known for its Judgment Free Zone and affordable prices, has partnered with several Connecticut food banks to help communities in need. Beginning Nov. 9, Planet Fitness kicked off the holiday season by sponsoring a 10‐day canned food drive in each of their locations and a special – Pick Your…

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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

November 12, 2014
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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church, Southington will be staging the musical, “Les Misérables” starting Friday, Nov. 14. The musical is set in 19th century France during a time political unrest. It follows several stories that intertwine with the life of released prisoner Jean Valjean as he strives for redemption through good deeds…

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