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Apple Harvest Festival shut down due to weather

October 4, 2014
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  Officials have decided to close the Apple Harvest Festival today, due to inclement weather. The officials will decide by 2 p.m. if the festival is too open this evening, at 5 p.m. Tonight’s scheduled fireworks are rescheduled for next Saturday. Today’s bed races, set to make their return following a hiatus, will be rescheduled…

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Wolves are returning to Southington

October 4, 2014
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Wolves are returning to Southington

By Ed Harris Editor The wolves are returning to Southington later this month and it could be one of the final times they visit the area. The wolves are part of the Ambassador Wolf Program. “This is their retirement tour,” said Ruth Stanley, a local volunteer with the group. Stanley said that Mission: Wolf, the…

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Touring production of ‘Evita’ delights, leaving you on seat’s edge

October 3, 2014
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Touring production of ‘Evita’ delights, leaving you on seat’s edge

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After opening on Broadway 35 years ago in 1979, Evita has been one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, it concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows…

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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

October 3, 2014
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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

UPDATE: Due to the rain, the church has postponed the screening of ‘Frozen’ until Oct. 18. by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday, unless Mother Nature comes calling and wants to spoil the show, the First Congregational Church was slated to continue its October tradition of screening family-friendly movies on an outdoor screen in their…

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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

October 3, 2014
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Youth makes a toy donation to 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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