Meetings listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Meetings listings for July 3

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Support group listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Support group listings for July 3

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Senior listings for July 3

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 OTHER POETRY WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS. 2 p.m. Taught by poet Andy Weil. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org THURSDAY, JULY 9 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN. ‘THE SOCIAL MEDIA ADVANTAGE.’ Noon to 1 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. Unravel the…

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Music listings for July 3

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FRIDAY, JULY 3 OTHER THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘CELEBRATE AMERICA.’ 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Led by guest conductor Eric Dudley. Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury. Lawn tickets, $25. Children 12 and under, $5. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSymphony.org. Rain date July 4. SHANIA TWAIN. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Styx’s bassist Ricky Phillips in midst of labor of love for late Ronnie Montrose

July 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bassist Ricky Phillips returns with his fellow rockers in Styx this weekend. But in addition to preparing to perform classic rock tracks such as “Renegade” or “Too Much Time on My Hands” with the band from Chicago, Ricky has had his ears tuned onto another rocker. Ronnie Montrose. Although Ricky…

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Something new is on the horizon for Def Leppard

July 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fans of Def Leppard can rejoice. New music is on the way from the band that gave the world such faves as “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Love Bites,” according to the band’s guitarist Phil Collen. Collen and the rest of Def Leppard (singer Joe Elliott, bassist Rick Savage,…

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Scholarship established in honor of late Bristol Hospital executive

July 3, 2015
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The Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund has been established. It will award an annual scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the health care field. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college students from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, who have a strong record of volunteer service at a…

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These ‘Kinky’ boots are made for loving

July 3, 2015
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By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT I never thought that a pair of boots would get the biggest entrance applause in a show. Well, that’s exactly what happened at the performance of “Kinky Boots” at the Bushnell in the Hartford. I had the pleasure of seeing this amazing musical Tuesday night. Based on the 2005 film “Kinky…

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SHS grad mends a girls’ heart in Nashville

July 3, 2015
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Mark Stankewicz, M.D.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Mark Stankewicz, M.D., was asked to perform a procedure to repair a whole in the heart of 21-year-old Cesia Toledo from Honduras, he knew it was something he had to do. Stankewicz, a Southington native, is one of few cardiologists in the nation who can perform the procedure that repairs a…

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