Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

August 9, 2016
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Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

Viewing musical performances. Shopping at a food pantry. Attending support groups and education classes. Those are a few ways that the recent grants awarded by Main Street Community Foundation will inspire, affect and touch you and your neighbors who live and work in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott reported a…

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Women and Girls’ Fund accepting grant applications

August 9, 2016
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The Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations through its annual competitive grant cycle. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,…

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Bees look to square series with Revolution

August 9, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to bounce back and even their series with the York Revolution! First pitch 6:30PM! Series: York rallied late to take the opening game of the four-game set vs. the Bees 10-8 last night. The remaining games of the series- including tonight’s- will all begin at 6:30PM. Bees…

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Tough women in a rough and tumble Chi-town

August 9, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly are the women front and center in the story of a rough-and-tumble Windy City in the 1920s. “Chicago,” the musical from Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse with music from John Kander and lyrics from Ebb, tells the tale of how Roxie finds celebrity status as…

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The Go Go’s aren’t gone, gone just yet

August 9, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR They’re saying “farewell.” But they’re not saying goodbye forever. The Go Go’s are out on the road this summer, and they’re coming to Connecticut next week, on what is dubbed their 2016 Farewell Tour. But the band’s original and only drummer Gina Schock said the group is not, repeat, breaking…

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Bees falter late

August 9, 2016
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Bees falter late

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not hold onto an early lead, falling late to the York Revolution 10-8 in the series opener. The Game Changed When…:…With Bees’ closer Shawn Gilblair on the mound and the Bees up by one in the bottom of the eighth, Revolution outfielder Jared Mitchell doubled…

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Obituary: Joseph J. ‘Tootsie’ Pruchnic, 84

August 8, 2016
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Obit - Joseph Pruchnic

Joseph J. “Tootsie” Pruchnic, 84, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Masonicare in Wallingford cared by his loving family. He was the husband of 51 years of the late beloved wife Olga (Makuchan) Pruchnic. Joe was born in Windber, PA, the son of the late Joseph “Boss” & Anna “Bubba”…

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Obituary: Maryetta (Labbie) Bienkowski, 61

August 8, 2016
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Obit - Maryetta (Labbie) Bienkowski

Maryetta (Labbie) Bienkowski, 61, of Plainville, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 surrounded by her family at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. She was the wife of Grant Bienkowski. She was born Feb. 24, 1955 in New Britain, the daughter of the late Reginald and Rose (Saucier) Labbie. She had been employed at Bozutto’s…

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Obituary: Joan (Devoe) Monkiewicz, 74

August 8, 2016
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Obit - Joan Monkiewicz

Joan (Devoe) Monkiewicz, 74, of Southington, passed away on August 6, 2016 at CT Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Monkiewicz Jr. Joan was born on August 11, 1941 in Eagle Lake, ME  and was the daughter of the late Hampy and Gertrude (Saucier)Devoe. Joan was employed by Pexto…

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