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I was giddy with excitement at the prospect.  “Play it cool, Holly,” I thought to myself as I casually looked at the boys, as if it made no difference to me whether they answered yes or no, and awaited their response to James.  “I’ll go with you daddy. I will too!” exclaimed the boys. I smiled at them and said, “Oh that’s so nice of you, daddy will like the company.” I gave three goodbye kisses and closed the door behind them.  It was 7:35 pm.  Jax had just gone down to sleep and I was just given the sweet,...

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At first I was confused.  Not even a week earlier I had walked into James’ family home for a Christmas Eve meal.   It was the first time I had met his family and as I walked in, I was greeted by his mom, the buttery smell of pierogies and onions frying in a pan, and the sight of a large, beautifully set dining table.  But today was different.  Today was not a holiday or a special occasion, it was just a regular Friday night.  And so my attention was drawn to the kitchen, where I saw the table being...

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  June 13, 2017 01:41PM By Ashley Kus The Berlin Citizen BERLIN — “Barbecue paleo ribs” are just one of the options available to pick up this summer at Box Bistro on Farmington Avenue. Owner James Bannon will offer a variety of fresh grab-and-go options at the first storefront for his meal preparation business. “I’m excited to add more,” he said. The Southington resident spent 12 years as a high school chef instructor before deciding to make a change and start Box Bistro. Bannon has also rented out church space in Plainville to prepare food for delivery to nearby gyms...

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