40 years of Barnes to be celebrated at Hospitality Night

November 28, 2014
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SO Barnes Museum Marie Secondo

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Barnes Museum first opened its doors to the public during Hospitality Night in 1974. This year’s Downtown Merchants Association Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 5 will mark the 40th anniversary of the old Barnes family home being a museum. “Bradley knew what he had acquired was a vast amount…

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Obituaries for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, to Friday’s print or e-editions. Mary (Knapp) Folcik, 94, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Sheriden Woods Health Care Center in Bristol. She was widow of the late Edward Folcik. Maureen Platt, 72, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Nov. 19…

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Anthony Jacks hosts Literacy Volunteers fundraiser

November 28, 2014
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Anthony Jacks Wood Fire Grill, 30 Center Street in downtown Southington, is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. A portion of all dinner proceeds will be donated to Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury (LVGW) in celebration of 40 years of community service. The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury is…

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SHS gearing up to present ‘Father of the Bride,’ starting Dec. 12

November 28, 2014
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This December, the Southington High School Drama Club will present its first-semester production, Caroline Francke’s “Father of the Bride.” Perhaps best known as the inspiration for the 1991 movie starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, a press release from Southington High explained, the play was actually inspired by the 1948 novel by Edward Streeter and…

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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

November 28, 2014
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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

By LISA CAPOBIANCO Heading down the stairs at Westfarms Mall to grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks a couple of weeks ago, I got lost in a crowd full teenagers, crying babies coddled by their parents, and children under the age of 10 jumping up and down waiting to see Santa. Surrounded by Christmas…

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4 Girls 4: ‘4’ your holiday entertainment

November 28, 2014
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4 Girls 4: ‘4’ your holiday entertainment

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Once upon a time, there was a musical act that made the rounds called 4 Girls 4. The act included four stars at the time— Rosemary Clooney, Rose Marie, Helen O’Connell, and Margaret Whiting. They would take to the stages of America, sing and tell stories. In time, 4 Girls…

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Senior listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 28

SATURDAY, NOV. 29 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN COMMONS. 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. Cedar Mountain Commons, 3 John H. Stewart Dr., Newington. RSVP. (860) 665-7901. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Course covers the effects of aging and medication on driving,…

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Support listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Support listings for Nov. 28

ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No…

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Meetings listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Meetings listings for Nov. 28

DEC. 1, 15 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. QuiltsThatCare.org, (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com TUESDAY, DEC. 2 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. QuiltsThatCare.org, (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA…

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