Health listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL HIV/ AIDS EDUCATIONAL FORUM FOR HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS. Offered by the Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/ AIDS. 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Four workshops: Medical marijuana and its use in HIV and other diseases; the issues of HIV positive clients; pain management in HIV/ AIDS patients; concerns…

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Performance listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 3 SOUTHINGTON ST. THOMAS PARISH PASSION PLAY. 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas School auditorium, 99 Bristol St., Southington. Tickets are free and available while they last. Free will donation is appreciation. St-Thomas-Play.org, (860) 628-4197, (860) 628-7913, (860) 628-4628, (860) 621-0411. OTHER FIFTH COMEDY NIGHT. 8 p.m. Ray Harrington, Aaron David Ward, and Mike Drena.…

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Music listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 3 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Cook’s Café, 203 Church St., Naugatuck. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 BRISTOL NORMAN FLASH AND THE STARFIRES. 7 p.m. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Bring your own snacks. SATURDAY, APRIL 11 BRISTOL CELEBRATING QUEEN. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Boulevard Theater, 70 Memorial Blvd., Bristol. Tickets available at TicketLeap.com, Central…

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Getting fit just in time to hit the beach

April 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They’re just sitting there in a drawer. Just waiting for spring to make up its mind. Or they’re waiting for the zero hour when you hop on that plane to take in the sun in some warmer climate. They’re your swimsuits. Although you can’t wait for the sun to shine…

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Queens in the conference: Girls lacrosse expects to compete in the CCC

April 3, 2015
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Helen Dinnan

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls lacrosse team returned to the postseason last spring, and Coach Jill Pomposi hopes that the team liked the taste of success. Southington finished fifth in the CCC North last season with an 11-5 (2-4) regular season record, and returned to the state tournament as the No. 8…

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Wheeler awarded grant by Main Street foundation

April 3, 2015
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The Wheeler Clinic has received a $79,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust. The Main Street Community Foundation awarded the grant.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation has awarded grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust to a couple of organizations seeking to improve mental health needs for residents of Southington. One of the three awards that MSCF administered through the Barnes Trust this year was to support…

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Ready for another run: Volleyball expects to compete for a state title

April 3, 2015
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Adam Brush

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Before winning their first Class L state title in 2010, the Southington Blue Knights boys volleyball team played the role of being a bride’s maid, never a bride. The spring of 2007 would feature the first championship appearance for the program, followed by consecutive appearances in 2008 and 2009. However, the…

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Committee unveils new welcome signs

April 3, 2015
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SO Ramp sign

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota brought the design for some new ramp signs, which welcome and thank people for visiting the town of Southington, to the Town Council meeting on March 23. A small committee met, decided and approved two different sign designs. Both signs will display the town seal, town’s name,…

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Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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