Music listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 2 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. With Maxx Explosion. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. MONDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON REHEARSALS FOR THE SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT BEGINS. 7 p.m. No auditions. Concert will be Sunday, May 3. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. (860) 276-0703.

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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

January 2, 2015
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Next class of Misses, Outstanding Teens to be crowned Saturday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Saturday, new local representatives to the Miss Connecticut pageant will be selected as the Miss Forestville-Bristol Scholarship Organization holds its annual pageant. The pageant will select Miss and Outstanding Teen representatives to send to the state pageant in New London this coming June. We caught up with some of…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 2

January 2, 2015
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Meetings listings for Jan. 2

MONDAY, JAN. 5 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org TUESDAY, JAN. 6 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m.…

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‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

January 2, 2015
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‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To borrow a phrase from the theme song of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” Kaitlyn DeRoy has the best of both worlds. An experienced ice skater, she gets to do what she loves by performing in “Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove.” And, more importantly, she gets to be on the…

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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

January 1, 2015
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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

Miss Conneticut’s Outstanding Teen program held its fund raising Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball at the Aqua Turf last Saturday. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN  

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Zygmunt is January’s featured artist at The Orchards

January 1, 2015
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Andrew Zymunt’s painting, “Ryoan-ji, A Monk's Mind Wanders” will be part of a January exhibit at The Gallery at The Orchards.

Andrew Zygmunt, of Marion, will be exhibiting his paintings throughout the month of January at The Gallery at The Orchards. The title of his show is “Art in All Directions.” Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustration, but has a wide variety of interests using many mediums. Since the age of five, he has been making…

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Minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s

December 31, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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Jalowiec sworn in for a second term as probate judge

December 31, 2014
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Judge Matt Jalowiec, right, was sworn in for his second term as Southington’s probate judge. Presiding over his oath of office was Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A Robinson, left.

CHESHIRE—On Monday, the Cheshire-Southington Probate Court announced that Judge Matt Jalowiec has been sworn in for the upcoming term beginning in 2015. Presiding over the administration of the oath of office was Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson.  The ceremony was held at the Supreme Court building in Hartford on Dec. 29 attended by…

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Obituaries for Jan. 2

December 31, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions. Steven J. Hillgrove, 56, of Plainville died Dec. 11. Ernestine (Levesque) Violette, 93, of Southington died on Monday, Dec. 22 at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Aurel Violette. Ghislaine…

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