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The Orchards at Southington hosts open house on Aug. 15

August 3, 2015
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Orchards at Southington

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Edesa Ciscar, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event. Coffee will be served. The Orchards at Southington is located at 34 Hobart St. For more information or to RSVP, call Edesa…

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Fashion, fitness combine to help the kids

August 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fashion was the draw. But helping kids was the inspiration. Local fitness icon, Lori-Ann Marchese of Body Construct LLC in New Britain, was tapped as a brand ambassador for Athleta—the fitness wear retailer. And Marchese said Athleta wanted to throw…

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Bergland, Chapman awarded SEF STEM scholarships

August 1, 2015
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Erik Bergland, left, and Madison Chapman were presented with the first SEF STEM scholarships.

Erik Bergland and Madison Chapman have been named recipients of the Southington Education Foundation’s inaugural scholarships, providing $1,000 to each awardee. Bergland was awarded the SEF STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Scholarship. He plans on studying applied mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.…

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Abt, Scranton engagement

August 1, 2015
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Kevin Abt and Abigail Scranton are engaged to be married on April 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Abt of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Abigail Scranton of Atlanta, Ga., daughter of Tamara Linton of Marietta, Ga. and Steven Scranton of Grand Rapids, Mich. to Kevin Abt of Southington, son of Dr. Peter and Joan Abt.…

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Walter Trout is back, healthy, and playing the blues

July 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walter Trout is honest. “I thought I was done,” said the blues guitarist in a phone interview earlier this year. He recalled how he was in a hospital in Nebraska. His liver had failed. He had just had a transplant.…

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‘Frozen’ inspires young dancers

July 31, 2015
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SO Frozen (The movie) Themed Dance Class-instructor-Natalie Cruz (2)

Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Dance instructor Natalie Cruz directs a class during a “Frozen” themed dance class at Southington Academy of Dance on Wednesday, July 22.

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Solar panel construction delayed by the court

July 31, 2015
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Solar panel construction delayed by the court

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER An injunction was issued on Friday, July 24 to prevent Greenskies, LLC, of Middletown, from beginning work on a 2.1-acre solar panel installation on Hatton Meadow. Last month, members of the community surrounding Hatton Meadow formed the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition (SHMC)…

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Kataria Classic aims to help Southington Care Center

July 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Kataria family and friends will host the second annual Kataria Classic Tennis Tournament at the Southington High School tennis courts from Friday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 16. Kunal Kataria, one of the founders and directors of the tournament, said…

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Man arrested at Lake Compounce for public indecency

July 30, 2015
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Tyler Bhulai

Southington police announced the arrest of Tyler Bhulai, 29, of Portland for public indecency, second degree breach of peace, and risk of injury/ impairing the morals of a child following an incident at Lake Compounce amusement park on July 28. Police were called to the…

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