Meet princesses at fund raising party this March

January 23, 2014
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The second annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held Sunday, March 23 at the Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Southington. There will be free face painting, balloon sculptures, nail polishing, hair creations, glitter tattoos, DJ, photos with princesses, refreshments, and a raffle. Admission will be $15 per person. For more information, contact JoAnne Salerno at…

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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra announces new season; opens with concert in Bristol

January 23, 2014
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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2013-2014 Concert Series this weekend. “Classical Journeys” is the title of the concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. The concert, which will feature Carolyn Engle on cello, will include: Anton Rosler (Antonio Rosetti), Symphony in C; Luigi Boccherini, Cello…

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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

January 23, 2014
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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amaryllis Rodriguez of Connecticut wants it really bad. And she’s closer now then she’s ever been. Rodriguez was one of 25 hopefuls given the vaunted “Golden Ticket” at the Boston auditions for the 13th season of “American Idol.” Rodriguez joined hundreds upon hundreds of future Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods…

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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

January 22, 2014
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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

AccuWeather says brace yourself for more snow next Monday. AccuWeather.com reports the next storm that has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to a large part of the Northeast will arrive on Monday, Jan. 27. The train of Alberta Clipper storms that began a couple of weeks ago will continue into next week. The storms originate…

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New Britain foundation makes its largest community investment ever in 2013

January 22, 2014
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For more than 70 years, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has played an integral role in shaping the communities of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, sustaining critical programming, inspiring new community-based initiatives and investing in the future. And in 2013, press materials from the foundation explained, it made the largest community investment…

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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

January 22, 2014
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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA’s annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament returns for another throw this weekend. The tournament, now in its fourth year, is broken up into two divisions, sixth and seventh grade and eighth and ninth grade. There is a maximum of 16 teams per division. “We had it fill every year” said…

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Lean Manufacturing course to be offered by Tunxis

January 21, 2014
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TunxisCommunity College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer a Lean Manufacturing Principles and Tools Certification course starting in February. The introductory program is designed to instill Lean thinking for improved business performance through continuous improvement training. Participants will learn about the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) model, and other topics to help prepare for…

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Town under parking ban as of this evening

January 21, 2014
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Due to the impending snowstorm the town of Southington  and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets, beginning at 6 p.m. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

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Infant massage class offered Jan. 29

January 21, 2014
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The Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital is hosting a free focus group entitled “Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch.” This group will teach parents about the many wonderful benefits of infant massage – for both parent and baby. The workshop is hands-on, so participants will need to bring their baby as well as a few blankets. Prenatal…

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