Letter: Reader celebrates his friend’s 90-year milestone

January 16, 2016
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To the editor: On Jan. 7, Jimmy Aldi turned 90. his party was at his Commercial Auto Body garage on Beecher Street, and a good number of good friends and family were there to celebrate Jimmy’s birthday. Jimmy was happy and surprised. He enjoyed the company, and the talk was all about the years on…

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Electrical fire reported near Thalberg, no injuries

January 15, 2016
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Southington Fire Department reported: “On January 15, 2016 at approximately 8:30 am the Southington Fire Department was dispatched for a reported problem with the Fire Alarm at Thalberg Elementary School at 145 Dunham St.  Units from Headquarters, Engine Company 1 and Company 5 were dispatched.  Upon arrival the FD found a power failure in the…

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Prom donations accepted at Youth Services

January 15, 2016
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Kristens Kloset

Kristen’s Kloset is now accepting donated, gently used and up-to-date gowns for students with limited resources. The campaign is part of a “gearing up” for the upcoming prom season. This year marks the 10th year that Kristen’s Kloset has been in operation. They have served over 1,500 girls throughout Connecticut. Since the organization has yet…

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Steeple Players to perform ‘13’ on Jan. 29

January 15, 2016
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First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 628-6958

The Steeple Players of First Congregational Church will be presenting the musical, “13,” beginning on Friday, Jan. 29 at the church on 37 Main St. in Southington. Performances will be at on Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30, Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Jan. 31.…

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Theater group considered one of best in state

January 15, 2016
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Connecticut Theatre Company, was nominated as one of the best community theaters in Connecticut in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards.  The site had a record number of voters and announced on Jan. 13, that Connecticut Theatre Company, in residence at the Repertory Theatre in New Britain, has been named “Best Community Theater Company.” 2015 was…

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Obituary: Kenneth Norton, 83

January 15, 2016
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Kenneth Norton died on Jan. 12, 2016.

  Kenneth E. Norton, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2016, surrounded by family. Born in Tampa, Florida, he had been a resident of Connecticut for 28 years, but was a Floridian at heart. Although he was a man of few words, Ken always greeted you with his gentle smile. And if you…

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Some smiles on ice with your favorite Disney characters

January 15, 2016
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In terms of entertainment for children, you can’t go wrong with anything Disney. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse—and films like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”—will bring a smile to a child’s face faster than the words, “Let’s go get some ice cream.” So, for parents who want to treat their kids, they…

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‘Cinderella,’ a fairytale for all ages

January 15, 2016
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Tennis - SHS

Although many will think of the fairy tale of “Cinderella” as a something steeped in child-like innocence, the original Brothers Grimm tale was anything but. For instance, in the original, the evil stepsisters are so eager to win the hand of the prince they take drastic measures to fit into the glass slipper. And when…

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Forward into the past

January 15, 2016
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Obit - Alan C Griffin

The Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret, which was held at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol Saturday, celebrated all things ‘Steampunk.’ For those looking to emulate the look, there were plenty of vendors selling accessories. In addition, there was a Steampunk fashion show later in the evening. Here, three local models get into a…

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