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School clips: Leading instruction for teachers and students

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER One day Tawana Graham-Douglas, an instructional leader for literacy, stepped into an elementary school classroom in the Plainville Community Schools to assist a substitute teacher. She asked the class, “What would you be learning today…

Listings for Oct. 25

Kids listings SATURDAY, OCT. 26 BRISTOL FAMILY FLOAT FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE POOL. 6 to 8 p.m. Haunting music, swimming and activities. Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, 325 Mix St., Bristol. $5 per person, children under 5 years old are free…

Abdelsame leads way for P’ville

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MANCHESTER – A certain Plainville standout got a chance to strut his stuff at the CCC Cross Country Championships from Wickham Park in Manchester on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and if people didn’t know who Omar…

Decade Dinner planned for Historical Society

The Plainville Historical Society is having its fundraiser the “Decade Dinner” on Saturday Nov. 2, 4 to 7pm.It will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Farmington Avenue, Plainville. The decade of the 1860s will be celebrated. The menu is Civil…

Local teens appear in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Southington teens, Bridget Corcoran and Ryan Padden, take to the Newington Children’s Theatre Company stage in their upcoming all-teen fall musical, “The Wedding Singer,” Oct. 25 to 27. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday…

United Way needs volunteers for tax preparation work

The United Way of West Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work in its free tax preparation site. No tax experience is needed. This site serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth/Terryville. You can make a difference this…

Dems meet seniors Monday

On Monday, Oct. 28, Democratic candidates for Town Council and Board of Education will be visiting the Plainville Senior Center at 200 East Street. Candidates will be there 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with senior voters, discuss issues…

Obituaries for Oct. 25

The following obituaries will be published in the Oct. 25 Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions published Friday. Kim M. (Hafford) Morrow, 48 of Bristol, wife of William “Bill” Morrow, died on Monday, Oct. 14 at…