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Center Street closed during Ideal Forging demolition

June 29, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced that, beginning on Monday, June 29, Center Street will be closed to thru traffic between Water Street and South Center Street. The detour will run between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while demolition continues at the site of the Ideal Forging building adjacent to Center Street. Access…

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Italian Fest announces homemade wine contest registration

June 30, 2015
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Registration is underway for the eight annual Homemade Wine Contest. The annual contest his held as part of the Southington Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO. The festival will take place July 24 to July 26 on the lower portion…

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Netting funds for SCS food pantry

June 30, 2015
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Comm - Volleyball tourney for SCS

The Southington High School student council raised over $409 during a nine-team, student vs. staff volleyball tournament at the local high school. Proceeds were donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry which feeds over 70 local families each day. From left, SCS Assistant Director…

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Montana is the July artist at The Orchards

June 30, 2015
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"Railroad Station in Milldale" by Maria Montana

Maria Montana, of Milldale, will be exhibiting paintings from July 1 to July 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington. The title of her show is “Pot Pourri.” She was born in Pontelandolfo, Italy and came to America, when she was 12 years…

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Southington children’s librarians honored

June 29, 2015
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Southington librarians Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski are this year's recipients of the Faith Hektoen Award.

Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski, Children’s Librarians at Southington Library and Museum, were recently named as the recipients of the 2015 Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding children’s library programs. The Faith Hektoen Award is presented annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association…

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Lake Compounce will ‘Illuminate the Night’ with July 4 display

June 29, 2015
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Officials from Lake Compounce have announced their annual July 4 fireworks display over the lake. This year’s show, produced by Pyrotecnico, will begin with a laser light show at 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks display launched from positions on floating barges and a land…

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Local Panera employees recognized with quarterly awards

June 29, 2015
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Jafar Tamizkar, above, was recently named as “Manager of the Quarter” by Howley Bread Group, LTD. Tamizkar, the manager of the Southington Panera Bread franchise, was recognized for the professionalism and enthusiasm he provides while assisting in the management of the Southington bakery-cafe. The Howley…

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Southington Care hires Urillo as director of transitions

June 29, 2015
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Susan Urillo was hired as the director of transitions at the Southington Care Center.

Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced the hiring of Susan Urillo, RN, BSN, as the first director of transitions at the 130-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation community located at 45 Meriden Ave. Urillo coordinates discharge services and resources essential to the…

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Meet the new Miss Connecticut

June 28, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Wolcott woman will be spending the next year as Miss Connecticut. Colleen Ward of Wolcott, competing as Miss Windham County, was crowned as the new Miss Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre on Saturday night. The other top…

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