Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

March 28, 2013
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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Each year, you will find painters, artists, photographers, and musicians at SWAN Day CT, which will be held March 30 this year. But, each year, you will also find a bevy of burlesque performers. A burlesque performer, with performances that flash a little skin and offer a bit of a…

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Charitable pop-up store gets its own ‘Prom Extravaganza’

March 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Edition’s Editor Bristol’s Alyscia Talbot is a convert to the joys of Kristen’s Kloset. And on March 30, with the help of the Wolcott Grange, the Bristol Central High School junior will be giving Kristen’s Kloset a financial boost with a fund raising “Prom Extravaganza.” Kristen’s Kloset is a pop-up store organized…

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Walk showcases downtown issues

March 28, 2013
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Walk showcases downtown issues

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s a lot more problems than you realize,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and…

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Judge rules in favor of Manzo in Smoron issue

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A Hartford Superior Court Judge has ruled that longtime caretaker Samuel Manzo is the rightful heir to the Smoron estate. Valley Spring Farm was owned by the Smoron family for decades and ownership has been in dispute since the death of Josephine Smoron in 2009. In the 1990s, Josephine Smoron had…

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Opening the charter; Commission formed by party vote

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council has decided to open the charter, establishing a new Charter Revision Commission, following a strict party line vote Monday night. All six Republicans voted in favor of the commission, while the Council’s three Democrats voted against it. Five people were named to the commission, three Republicans and two…

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Youth leads way for prom fashion show fund raiser

March 26, 2013
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Just in time for prom season, 16-year-old Alyscia Talbot of Bristol, the Junior Grange of Wolcott chairperson and the Wolcott Grange are teaming up with Kristen’s Kloset of Southington to help spread the word and get affordable prom dresses to girls in the area who otherwise might not be able to afford a gorgeous gown.…

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Accuweather says brace yourself for cooler spring

March 26, 2013
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Accuweather says brace yourself for cooler spring

Midwest, Northeast to Endure Cold Waves Well into April   State College, Pa. — 26 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports while April will not be as cold as March, thanks to the strengthening sun, pockets of cold air will continue their invasion from the northern Plains to the Midwest and Northeast into the first half…

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Calendar listings for the week of March 22

March 25, 2013
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Music listings   FRIDAY, MARCH 22 BRISTOL THE RUINS. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.   SICK SINSE SUNDAY. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCT.com   OTHER KARAOKE AND DANCE PARTY DJ. Free pool. No cover before 8 p.m. Illusions Dance Club and Restaurant, 1639 Wolcott Rd.,…

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Election reform forum held by congressional reps in Farmington

March 25, 2013
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The Observer received the following press release: TUESDAY: LARSON, ESTY TO HOST FORUM ON ELECTION REFORM   (Hartford) – Tuesday, March 26th, Congressman John B. Larson, Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will host a forum on Election Reform. Currently, corporations and special interests have the ability to spend…

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