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Keeney Concert Series Draws a Lively Crowd MARK DIPAOLA It’s Tuesday night and the Keeney Cultural Center front yard is packed with lawn chairs. And this is a relatively light crowd, but a live one, according to Historical Society organizer Cindy Brown, who suspects that early storm for... FULL STORY | MORE WETHERSFIELD NEWS
Summer Fitness Series: Out-of-Towners JOSH HOWARD Summertime is when our out-of-state friends and family visit us to experience the wonderfully warm season of the Northeast. As represented in the classic early 90’s movie Mad House, a houseful of people may be overwhelming at times, ... FULL STORY | MORE ROCKY HILL NEWS
Ambulance Services Contract Renewed for One Y... MARK DIPAOLA A contract between Newington and its ambulance and paramedic services got a one-year extension, but there are still some issues to iron out approaching a Nov. 1 deadline. That was the sentiment expressed by Town Manager John Salomone... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
Girl Scout Dog Wash Benefits Humane Society KATELYN KELLEHER On Saturday, July 11, Girl Scout Troop 60303 of Cromwell held a Pet Supply Drive and Dog Wash at PetValu of Cromwell to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. Scouts Eman Naeem, Lillian Kaminski, Zymal Naeem, Aliyana Cherry, Erika Kel... FULL STORY | MORE CROMWELL NEWS
NEWINGTON - The Newington Town Planning and Zoning (TPZ) Commission is working to establish regulations for the areas near the town’s two CT FasTrak busway stations, and Town Plann...
NEWINGTON - Little League plays by Major League rules when it comes to pitchers batting, and in the third inning of the Newington 10/11 All-Stars match-up against Glastonbury, it tur...
NEWINGTON - The Newington school district is looking to create and manage a digital content library of curriculum material and they want to hire a specialist to do it. So the Town ...
WETHERSFIELD - Wethersfield Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant to apply the planning of a new permanent exhibit. The grant was awarded b...
Business Spotlight
My Own Masterpiece Studio
By KATELYN KELLEHER
ROCKY HILL - At My Own Masterpiece Studio, artists of any age and skill level have the opportunity to become a pottery Picasso. At the all-inclusive art studio in Rocky Hill, individuals or groups can select a ceramic piece ranging from figurines and collectibles to drinkware and serverware. Each piece is priced individually and paints and firing are included. Artists can add their own personal touch, including handprint and footprint pieces. No reservations are required during store hours, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and painters are seated until one hour before closing. Completed projects are kiln-fired by My Own Masterpiece staff and ready for pick-up a week later. Groups are welcome to contact My Own Masterpiece for special children’s and adult party reservations and food and beverages can be brought into the studio. My Own Masterpiece also regularly holds special store events, such as canvas painting classes, wine glass painting, metal embossing and more. On July 30, the studio will hold a teen night and on July 31, the store will hold an adult clay class. In both classes, attendees will create one-of-a-kind clay plates. My Own Masterpiece is accepting reservations for its summer camp, as well, which runs through Aug. 7 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children will create projects with mosaics, clay, pottery, canvas and paper crafts. If you want to leave the painting to the experts at My Own Masterpiece, the staff is happy to create personalized pieces for weddings, showers, birthdays and gifts. My Own Masterpiece Studio, 397 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill, can be reached at 860-436-4757. For more information on specials and upcoming events, please visit www.myownmasterpiecestudio.com.

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