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Music listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER’ BY STRAUSS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Lyric Opera. Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain. TheVirtuosi.org SETH GLIER. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER CONCERT, IN ORDER…

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Rep. Aresimowicz tapped as majority leader in House

November 7, 2014
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State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D- Berlin/Southington) has been re-elected as Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives by the Democratic Caucus. The Majority Leader is the second-ranking official in the House of Representatives and serves as the leading spokesperson in floor debate. “It is a great honor to be chosen by my colleagues to…

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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

November 7, 2014
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Rachael Yamagata takes charge of her career

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Earlier in Rachael Yamagata’s career, she found herself sitting pretty—or she thought—signed with a major record label. The label’s  now part of Rachael’s history. Rachael’s on her own. And she’s bringing her music to her fans herself and the fans are responding by opening their wallets. Right now, she’s in…

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Taste some moonshine as Onyx, Barley Vine team up Nov. 11

November 6, 2014
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Onyx Spirits Company is collaborating once again with Bristol’s own “gastro pub,” Barley Vine, to present an Onyx Moonshine Tasting Dinner on Tuesday Nov. 11. The evening will be attended by Onyx Moonshine co-founders Adam von Gootkin and Peter Kowalczyk, who will engage guests with the history of moonshine in Connecticut and a discussion of…

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Malloy declares victory in governor race

November 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared victory following a campaign for re-election against Republican Tom Foley, who was not ready to concede defeat formally but acknowledged he had probably lost their bruising rematch. Malloy took to the stage at a Hartford function hall early Wednesday and…

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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

November 5, 2014
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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

For Halloween at The Summit At Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the fifth grade classes at Plantsville Elementary School visited. The students delighted over 50 residents on Oct. 28 by dressing in costumes that matched the stories that they read. The children read to the residents. The students and the residents will meet…

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Health services honors employees

November 5, 2014
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Health services honors employees

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years. Longevity award recipients…

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I Spy Contest at library through Nov. 20

November 5, 2014
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The Southington Library is presenting, “Make Your Own I Spy Game” and an I Spy Contest. The Make Your Own I Spy Game will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly and few other silly things. The library will provide the Old Lady and the found objects and…

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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

November 4, 2014
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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School Robotics Team, Team 195, or more commonly known as the Cyber Knights, recently competed in and won at the 16th annual Bash at the Beach post-season competition in Old Lyme. The Cyber Knights competed for one last time with the F-195 Knighthawk, which was named in…

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Q&A with state senate district 16 incumbent Joe Markley

November 3, 2014
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Q&A with state senate district 16 incumbent Joe Markley

Joe Markley was educated in local schools and graduated from Southington High School in 1974. He earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Amherst College, and a master’s degree from Columbia University. Joe was elected to the State Senate in 1984. As a freshman, he chaired the Human Services committee, crafting and sponsoring the…

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