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Enjoy some pasta and benefit vo-ag

March 28, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
The Storrs Regional FFA Alumni & Boosters invites you to enjoy a tasty meal at its 5th annual pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit the students and graduating seniors in the Vo-Ag program at E.O. Smith High School   http://www.eosmith.org/ in Mansfield, CT.

The Storrs Regional FFA Alumni & Boosters invites you to enjoy a tasty meal at its 5th annual pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit the students and graduating seniors in the Vo-Ag program at E.O. Smith High School http://www.eosmith.org/ in Mansfield, CT.

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The Storrs Regional FFA Alumni & Boosters invite you to enjoy a tasty meal at the 5th annual pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit the students and graduating seniors in the Vo-Ag program at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield, CT.

Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Eagleville Fire Department, located 897 Stafford Road (RT 32) in the village of Eagleville, in Mansfield (near the intersection of South Eagleville Road/Rt 275).

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Award-winning rapper Wale performs at Jorgensen on April 11

March 27, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Award-winning rapper Wale, whose “Lotus Flower Bomb” drew a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song, will take Jorgensen’s stage for one night only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Image of Wale is courtesy of NUE Agency.

Award-winning rapper Wale, whose “Lotus Flower Bomb” drew a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song, will take Jorgensen’s stage for one night only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Image of Wale courtesy of NUE Agency.

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Award-winning rapper Wale, whose “Lotus Flower Bomb” drew a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song, will take Jorgensen’s  stage for one night only at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Wale, whose full name is Wale Victor Folarin, won the 2012 BET Award for best collaboration for “Lotus Flower Bomb,” the lead single on his second studio album Ambition, featuring R&B singer Miguel.

Wale also was named Best New Artist in the 2010 Soul Train Awards.

Born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin to Nigerian parents 28 years ago in Maryland, Wale started as an American rapper when his 2006 song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” took hold of fans in Washington, D.C.

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Rescheduled Hebron Maple Fest is this weekend

March 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
The 23rd annual Hebron Maple Festival is March 16-17, 2013... rescheduled because of the snow last weekend.

The 23rd annual Hebron Maple Festival is March 16-17, 2013… rescheduled because of the snow last weekend.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Don’t forget – the Hebron Maple Fest is this weekend (March 16 and 17), moved to a new date because of the snow on the ground last weekend.

Events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come prepared to eat… a lot.

The festival has its own web site – http://hebronmaplefest.com – with a downloadable (in PDF format) schedule of events.

This year’s festival includes the first-ever Farm Tractor Parade, which begins at Ted’s Supermarket on Main Street (Route 66) where the tractors will be on display beginning at 11:30 a.m. Antique and working tractors will parade through the center of town beginning at 1:30 p.m.

 

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LUNAFEST films by, for and about women

March 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
A nationally-touring film fest for and about women comes to Epoch Arts in East Hampton, CT on Saturday, March 16.

A nationally-touring film fest for and about women comes to Epoch Arts in East Hampton, CT on Saturday, March 16.

Editor’s note: More information about the individual films is available on the LUNAFEST site (see link in story) – as well as how your own community can host this film festival.

LUNAFEST, the nationally touring, fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Epoch Arts and East Hampton Youth and Family Services on Saturday, March 16 at Epoch Arts in East Hampton, CT.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society – illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers.

The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, raised more than $556,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and more than $1,000,000 for other women’s non-profit organizations.

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America’s funniest screwball comedy comes to Connecticut

February 13, 2013 Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
The fast-talking editor of The Daily Record learns that his ex-wife and former star reporter is going to marry Bruce Baldwin, played by Actors’ Equity guest artist, Kevin Crouch (pictured here) in the upcoming performance of His Girl Friday at UConn. Publicity photo.

The fast-talking editor of The Daily Record learns that his ex-wife and former star reporter is going to marry Bruce Baldwin, played by Actors’ Equity guest artist, Kevin Crouch (pictured here) in the upcoming performance of His Girl Friday at UConn. Publicity photo.

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, presents John Guare’s adaptation of “His Girl Friday,” from Feb. 28 through March 10.

“His Girl Friday” is an all American rat-a-tat comedy adapted from the film to the stage by acclaimed playwright John Guare.

Guare’s stage adaptation of the classic movie – starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell – maintains the best of the traditional American screwball comedy form while adding sparkling theatricality and sharp political commentary for a brilliant and hysterically funny live theater event.

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Willimantic Chocolate Fest now on Feb 16

February 10, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
All originally scheduled events will take place then, including: The Cupid Shuffle, The "Let Them Eat Cake" Chocolate Cake Baking Contest and  The Chocolate Chip Stroll of Willimantic's Downtown.  Chocolate Lovers' Soiree and Cabaret

All originally scheduled events will take place then, including: The Cupid Shuffle, The “Let Them Eat Cake” Chocolate Cake Baking Contest and
The Chocolate Chip Stroll of Willimantic’s Downtown.
Chocolate Lovers’ Soiree and Cabaret

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Three feet of snow dumped on us by Storm Charlotte means Willimantic’s 9th Annual Chocolate Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb 9, 2013, has been postponed until Saturday, Feb. 16.

All originally scheduled events will take place then, including:

The Cupid Shuffle

  • The “Let Them Eat Cake” Chocolate Cake Baking Contest
  • The Chocolate Chip Stroll of Willimantic’s Downtown
  • Chocolate Lovers’ Soiree and Cabaret

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EO Smith reschedules performance times

February 9, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
EO Smith High School presents "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" on Feb. 10, 11 and 12, 2013.

EO Smith High School presents “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” on Feb. 10, 11 and 12, 2013.

The show schedule for the E.O. Smith High School Drama Club’s production of “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” has changed again because snow removal won’t be complete in time for the 1:30 p.m. Sunday performance.  As a result, the revised performance schedule is:

Sunday, (2/10) 7 p.m.

Monday (2/11) 7 p.m.

Tuesday (2/12) 7 p.m.

Tickets already reserved for the Sunday matinee will be honored.  No other reservations will be taken at this time.  All tickets will be sold at the door!

Thank you,

Rhonda Hebert

Posted February 9, 2013

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Discover the art of puppetry at free UConn event Feb 9

February 5, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

PUPPET SLAM at UConn poster Feb 9 2013This weekend, UConn Puppet Slams presents an exciting array of bold new works for puppet theater by vibrant puppet artists from New York City, Boston and the University of Connecticut – presented by The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (BIMP) and The University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program.

The popular UConn Puppet Slam series of exciting new works for puppetry will present its next installment from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 in a free performance at the Studio Theater in the Drama and Music Building on UConn’s Main Campus.

This exciting array of short-form puppetry will feature professional puppeteers from the Northeast and new works by students from UConn’s famed Puppet Arts Program.

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Press Release Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding. The …

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

UConn President Susan Hebst. File photo.

There are circumstances under which the university should notify a student that another student who may have been suspended or expelled from campus will be returning, if they are returning. It is my understanding that this notification did not take place in a case that occurred three years ago and it should have. This process was corrected. – UConn President Susan Herbst

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