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Arc of Southington is accepting applications for respite grants

April 20, 2015
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The Arc of Southington

The Arc of Southington is offering a limited number of respite grants to caregivers who have a family member living at home with an intellectual or developmental disability in the greater Southington area. Grants can be for amounts up to $250 per family. For information on becoming a member of The Arc of Southington or…

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Kennedy Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
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Schools - Kennedy March students of the month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its March students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Noah Barbour, Allison…

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DePaolo Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
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Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its March students of the month. In sixth grade Julia Panarella, Erin Klem, and Sebastian Maslinski were selected by their teams. Julia is the daughter of Sherri and Craig Panarella and received the Presidential Award for…

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YMCA Camp Sloper open house on April 25

April 19, 2015
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Comm - ASAP - Sloper Open House April 25

  YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center will hold their first open house of the season on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those who are interested in meeting the camp staff, taking a tour of the facility, asking questions, or registerting…

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Weight loss is topic of WomenHeart of Central CT April 21 meeting

April 19, 2015
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NEW BRITAIN—Dr. Thomas J. Lane, medical director of the hospital’s Weigh Your Options Clinical Weight Loss Center, will present Taking Steps Toward Weight Loss at the April 21 WomenHeart of Central Connecticut support network meeting at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General campus,…

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Village Green Nursery School is accepting registrations for 3-year olds

April 19, 2015
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Village Green Nursery School, located in the First Congregational Church, 37 Main Street, Southington, is now accepting registrations for their 3 year old program that begins in September 2015. For more information about the program, visit their website at www.vgns.org or call Nan Sheridan, (860) 628-6958. Parents can…

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Hazardous Waste collection scheduled for May 2

April 18, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2 a collection…

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Letter: YMCA celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 18, 2015
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To the editor: In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-April 18), we’d like to thank all of the countless number of volunteers that help to make Southington so special. Time after time, when our community is called to action, there is never a hesitation…

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A quarter century of wireless

April 17, 2015
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Rick Barrows has been helping local residents with their cell phone needs for 25 years.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Rick Barrows opened “The Car Phone Store,” a cell phone franchise, in Southington in March of 1989. Today, the business known as the “Wireless Zone” is still going strong. Barrows said at the beginning of this journey, he had a business…

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