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Knit-a-Thon is looking for a few good knitters

January 8, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A church in Southington is calling all knitters and crocheters to participate in its first ever 12 hour “Knit-A-Thon”. The First Congregational Church will be holding the event on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Church member Linda Valencis said the “Knit-A-Thon” has a three-fold purpose. The…

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‘Pippin’ colorful, great fun

January 7, 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment, great performances, gutbusting laughter, and memorable music, the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and Roger O. Hirson’s classic musical “Pippin” is for you. The current road production takes the 1970s’ era musical and shoots it into the 21st century on the wings of its…

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Connecticut cities and towns seek level state aid at minimum

January 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. Ron Thomas, director of public policy and advocacy for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Monday the funding is needed…

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Warming stations open through Friday

January 6, 2015
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The Southington Emergency Management Team has announced the opening of warming stations through Friday due to the expected cold weather and wind chills. The stations are located at the Calendar House (Senior Center) and the Southington Public Library during their normal business hours. Calendar House is located at 388 Pleasant Street in Southington, and its business…

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Severe Cold Weather Protocol activated by CT

January 6, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights. The protocol is effective beginning today, Jan. 6, and will remain in effect through Saturday, January 10. “We…

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Wind ensemble preparing for its 2015 season

January 6, 2015
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble is preparing for its 2015 concert season with rehearsals every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the band room of Plainville High School. Founded in 1987, the Plainville Wind Ensemble began with interested adult musicians meeting weekly in the auditorium of the old junior high school. Fourteen adults from several cities and…

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Kids listings for Jan. 9

January 6, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 10 BRISTOL MISS CONNECTICUT’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2014, CYNTHIA MOURA DIAS. 10 a.m. She will present stories and crafts that promote early childhood literacy and a love of reading. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. Limited to 25 children. Snow date is Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. (860) 584-7797, ext. 2021. SUNDAY,…

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Seniors listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 3 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSES AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. ONGOING PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER BAND JAM. Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Live band. Dance or just sit back and enjoy. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728. SOUTHINGTON BRIDGE CLUB.…

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Kids listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Kids listings for Jan. 2

FRIDAY, JAN. 2 PLAINVILLE KNIT AND CROCHET CIRCLE. Held by the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Recreation Department. 4 p.m. Beginners welcome to this intergenerational group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450, (860) 747-6022. MONDAY, JAN. 5 OTHER THEATER PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN GRADES K-5. Nine week program, meets once a…

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Health listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Health listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON INFORMATIONAL SESSION AT THE GOOD LIFE FITNESS CENTER. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. Reservations. (860) 621-9559. TUESDAY, JAN. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, JAN. 8 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS.…

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