‘Pippin’ colorful, great fun

January 7, 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment, great performances, gutbusting laughter, and memorable music, the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and Roger O. Hirson’s classic musical “Pippin” is for you. The current road production takes the 1970s’ era musical and shoots it into the 21st century on the wings of its…

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Obituaries for Jan. 9

January 7, 2015
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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: Sherwood Daniels, 92, of Southington, died on Dec. 31 at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Albert) Daniels. Edna (Munson) Egidio, 100, of Southington died on…

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Connecticut cities and towns seek level state aid at minimum

January 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. Ron Thomas, director of public policy and advocacy for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Monday the funding is needed…

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Warming stations open through Friday

January 6, 2015
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The Southington Emergency Management Team has announced the opening of warming stations through Friday due to the expected cold weather and wind chills. The stations are located at the Calendar House (Senior Center) and the Southington Public Library during their normal business hours. Calendar House is located at 388 Pleasant Street in Southington, and its business…

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Severe Cold Weather Protocol activated by CT

January 6, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights. The protocol is effective beginning today, Jan. 6, and will remain in effect through Saturday, January 10. “We…

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Wind ensemble preparing for its 2015 season

January 6, 2015
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble is preparing for its 2015 concert season with rehearsals every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the band room of Plainville High School. Founded in 1987, the Plainville Wind Ensemble began with interested adult musicians meeting weekly in the auditorium of the old junior high school. Fourteen adults from several cities and…

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Kids listings for Jan. 9

January 6, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 10 BRISTOL MISS CONNECTICUT’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2014, CYNTHIA MOURA DIAS. 10 a.m. She will present stories and crafts that promote early childhood literacy and a love of reading. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. Limited to 25 children. Snow date is Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. (860) 584-7797, ext. 2021. SUNDAY,…

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Lifeguard classes at the YMCA

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Community YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class beginning on Monday, Jan. 5. The class will run on Mondays through Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must be at least  15 years old to participate, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification. The YMCA…

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Contemporary fiction discussion series at the Library

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding a contemporary fiction discussion series with Patricia D’Ascoli. Contemporary fiction normally focuses on giving readers a window into some corner of everyday experience and showing what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Some of the stories may be politically motivated or designed to raise…

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