Health listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 19

TUESDAY, DEC. 23 BRISTOL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. 1-800-733-2767. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. 1-800-733-2767. THURSDAY, JAN. 22 SOUTHINGTON HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m.…

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Music listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. 8 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. JANE MONHEIT, JIM CARUSO, BILLY STRITCH. 7 p.m., 9 p.m. Cabaret performances. Only open to subscribers to the Winter Jazz Series. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCt.org ONGOING BRISTOL KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9…

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Man accused of threatening educators

December 19, 2014
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Man accused of threatening educators

David Klash, 49, of 173 Meriden Ave., Southington was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with breach of peace and second degree threatening after he made some threats against school officials at John F. Kennedy Middle School. According to Southington police, on Dec. 15, the school resource officer at Kennedy was investigating an issue between…

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Add some jingle to your shimmy with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 19, 2014
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Add some jingle to your shimmy with Burlesque-A-Pades

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This weekend, you’ll be able to wrap up the final approach toward Christmas with a tassle and send it off with a drum rimshot when burlesque powerhouse Angie Pontani and her Burlesque-A-Pades gives the audience a “Christmas Shimmy!” at Bridge Street Live. Angie and her crew, including comedian Albert Cadabra,…

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Minor flood damage at JFK

December 19, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A leak in the heating system at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said a leak occurred when one of the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a…

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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

December 19, 2014
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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

By JOHN GORALSKI, EDITOR Even the big Hollywood studios know that sequels are rarely better than the original. That’s one reason why they are hyped so much before the premiere. As a business venture, there’s little risk. Audiences will flock to the second one because they loved the first one so much, but are the stories…

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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

December 19, 2014
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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Considering the ups and downs in the economy over the years, one couple is celebrating a major milestone: 25 years of business in Southington. Owners of Awards of Elegance Tom Bentz and Tracey Bentz have been successfully serving local trophy and awards needs through their business at 410 Main St.…

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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Ex-officer charged with drunken driving three times

December 18, 2014
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BRIDGEPORT (AP)— A former Connecticut police officer who appeared in court on a drunken-driving charge was arrested three more times in the next 11 hours. The Connecticut Post reports 39-year-old John Biehn, of Southington, was charged twice Monday with drunken driving and accused of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart. Police say Biehn, a former Bridgeport officer,…

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