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Letter carriers to collect food for hunger May 10

April 23, 2014
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The United States Post Office will be having its annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. “Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers,” a press release said. Residents are encouraged to place…

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Imagine Nation closed May 16 for Day of Caring spruce up

April 23, 2014
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The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth, will celebrate its 23rd Annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 16. This annual community-wide volunteer event is a chance for individuals to give, advocate and volunteer. Day Of…

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Shape up! Spanx coming to Westfarms May 1

April 23, 2014
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Spanx, the brand that revolutionized the shapewear industry, is coming to Hartford. Connecticut’s first Spanx retail store will open at Westfarms Mall with a “jiggle-free jubilee” on May 1, 2014. In addition to its most popular shapewear styles, the store will feature something for everyone—including…

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Author of ‘Something’s Missing’ speaks at Plainville library May 8

April 23, 2014
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Matthew Dicks, a local author from Newington, will give a talk about his life and work on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Dicks is an author, story teller, and teacher. He wrote three novels,…

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Girl Scouts’ Camp Carlson holds open house May 4

April 23, 2014
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Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hosting an open house at CampCarlson in Bristol on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will be open for girls and families to attend and discover the exciting summer camp programs designed for all girls entering…

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Plainville Wind Ensemble announces season

April 23, 2014
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble enter into their spring concert season with several concerts, beginning with “The Winds of Change” on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Plainville High School with Cynthia Simms, freelance news writer at Fox Broadcasting Company as emcee. Directed by Christopher…

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Buy tickets now for Saturday benefit to help Judy and Dan Grenier

April 23, 2014
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On Saturday, April 26, Bristol Community Organization, Inc. and the Plainville Senior Center are sponsoring a spaghetti supper at the Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Tickets are $10 each, with proceeds going to help to cover medical expenses for both Judy and Dan…

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Obituaries for April 25

April 22, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Mary Emma Barnett died April 11. Michelina (DiLernia) Magnano of Plainville, died Tuesday, April 15, after an extended illness, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

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Golf tournament to benefit Plainville Community Food Pantry

April 21, 2014
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The J. Timothy’s Golf Classic, to benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry, will be held on Wednesday, May 14. Registration and payment are due by Thursday, May 1, and there is a limit of 132 golfers. The tournament will be held at the Tunxis Plantation…

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