Grammys looking to honor music educators

February 25, 2014
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Applications for the second annual Music Educator Award are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. The deadline to nominate is March 31, 2014. The application process will adjust each year to allow the broad array of effective teaching styles and methods used in the discipline to be recognized and awarded. The award is…

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Connecticut food purveyors sought for event

February 25, 2014
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The Waterbury Neighborhood Council will host the second annual CONNfection event, a showcase featuring Connecticut made food and wine, on Thursday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Tickets are $25 per person and can be bought by phone at (203)346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the…

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Prom dress donations sought

February 25, 2014
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A Moment Away is collecting dresses for “The Princess & The Prom,” the dresses must be from the past five years. The dresses can be dropped off at 61 Curtiss Street, Southington, CT06489. Any person who brings in a dress will receive a $10 voucher (limit two). Donations are being accepted now through March 20.…

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Lincoln continues to roll

February 23, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Polls don’t come out until the middle of the week, but Lincoln fans were already wondering if this could be the week that the local team would finally break into the top 10. The Wildcats faced just one opponent this week, but the win over Northern Essex CC pushed their…

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Office and retail approved on West Street

February 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted unanimously in approval of a plan for an office and retail center on the West Street business zone. Lovley Development, Inc., in Plantsville, proposed for a mixed use development of multiple buildings at 1095 West Street next to the UConn Medical Center and…

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Planting the way for the return of the monarch

February 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Eric Stegmaier’s love for flying creatures and aviation inspired him to start a butterfly garden last year in his new Southington home. As a local artist, looking at nature’s beauty served as a creative source for Stegmaier, who paints in his free time when not working as a senior conservation…

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After Jitters, local businesswoman looks to keep the community in ‘The Loop’

February 22, 2014
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer After about a year-and-a-half since Jitters Café burned down, Shirley Bloethe, the owner, has a new venture that echoes what she did at Jitters, and then some. As of a few weeks ago, Bloethe took over the former RockWell’s Dance Hall and turned it into “The Loop.” She isn’t changing…

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Driver involved in single car accident in late January charged with DUI

February 21, 2014
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Southington Police have charged the driver involved in a January 25 single car accident that led to the operator and three passengers being transported to the hospital with drinking and driving. On January 25, police were called to a single car accident on Curtiss Street, involving a car that collided with the front steps of…

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Knights set best times in back-to-back meets

February 21, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle knew that his team’s midseason schedule was like getting hit in the face by a 2×4. He knew that most teams would shrink from the challenge of two West Hartford schools followed by a late night meet in Simsbury. Winning? A long shot. But when his team failed…

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