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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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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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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Dancing with a wizard

January 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There will be a spark of dance excitement courtesy of a certain wizard this weekend. And at the end of the night, there will be some grateful community organizations accepting the proceeds. On Saturday, The Dance City and the Arts Dance Team are holding a benefit for the United Way…

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Turning over a new leaf: Greenleaf Stables has a new face, new leadership, same old values

January 15, 2016
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Greenleaf Stables barn manager, Lynette Piers, attends to one of the stable’s horses.

By MOLLY WESTFALLCORRESPONDENT When ownership of Greenleaf Stables was passed on to Paul and Rick Greenleaf in 2013, Lynette Piers was just a boarder, with two horses, living behind the property on Laning Street. The stable was originally purchased by the Greenleaf brothers’ grandfather, Paul Waszkiewicz, in 1932, but the brothers were faced with a choice…

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Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Boyd Height Sr

January 14, 2016
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William “Bill” Boyd Height Sr. died on Saturday, Dec. 26.

William “Bill” Boyd Height Sr., of Millbridge, Maine, formerly of Southington, died at home on Saturday, Dec. 26. He was the husband of John Height of Milbridge for 61 years. He was born in Southington on March 25, 1928. He served in the US Navy and was an active volunteer firefighter in Southington for 28…

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