Bristol TEC adult ed classes start Sept. 14

August 18, 2015
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Apprenticeship and extension courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at  Bristol Technical Education Center will be starting the week of Sept. 14. Registration dates are Aug. 25, 26, 27, 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training…

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Bristol Blues scoreboard for Aug. 21

August 18, 2015
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FCBL Playoffs   Quarterfinals Wednesday, August 12, 2015 #5 Nashua Silver Knights 5, #4 North Shore Navigators 2 #1 Marthas Vineyard Sharks 4, #8 Pittsfield Suns 1 #2 Bristol Blues 3, #7 Torrington Titans 1 #6 Worcester Bravehearts 3, #3 Brockton Rox 0   Semifinals Thursday, August 13, 2015 #6 Worcester Bravehearts 7, #1 Marthas…

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Carousel museum hosts BARC art show

August 18, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum and the Bristol Adult Resource Center will present an exhibit called “Innovative Lives” featuring work created by artists at BARC, a non-profit organization that provides services to adults with special needs. The art work will be presented on Thursday, Aug 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carousel Museum,…

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PSHD offers tips for handling head lice

August 18, 2015
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As the first day of school draws near, the Plainville Southington Health District (PSHD) strongly encourages parents to conduct frequent hair checks on their children, in an effort to prevent head lice. The beginning of the school year is peak season for head lice.  Head lice are not something that you should be ashamed of. …

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Old Mountain Road closed for bridge work

August 17, 2015
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Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Old Mountain Road, between Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and School Street, will be closed to through traffic due to a bridge replacement project. The Southington Police Department has requested that commuters use alternate routes to avoid this area if possible, but local traffic will be permitted in this area. Detours will be…

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Showcasing eternal quality of the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd

August 17, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In an interview with the Observer, singer Bruce Lamont said the music of Led Zeppelin is the classical music of the future. And given the performance last Friday at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin 2 is right. Led Zeppelin 2 and headliners, the Australian Pink…

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Blue Knight family passes and gold cards available for 2015-16

August 17, 2015
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Southington High School family passes and senior gold cards will be available for the 2015-16 school year beginning on Monday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Athletic Director’s office at Southington High School. Family passes cost $110 and covers admission for immediate family members to volleyball (boys and girls), football, basketball…

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Ameriprise continues efforts to combat hunger with Bread for Life

August 17, 2015
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Ray LaPalme, left, and James D. Garstang of Ameriprise Financial collect food at Top’s Market for Southington Bread for Life. (Photo courtesy of Ameriprise Financial Services)

Employees from two local offices of Ameriprise Financial Services participated in a town-wide collection effort at Stop & Shop and Top’s Market on June 19 to collect food for Bread for Life. “We were part of a nationwide team of 4,000 volunteers,” said Andrew J. Garstang, financial planner. Ameriprise is committed to eliminating domestic hunger,…

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Cirque Eloize flashes their ‘iD’ and enchants

August 16, 2015
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  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I am not a connoisseur of circus entertainment. I’ve interviewed lots of circus performers. But, I can count the number of circus type performances I’ve seen on one hand. I’m not adverse to the world of circus. I just had few opportunities to indulge into that artform. So when…

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