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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

November 12, 2014
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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church, Southington will be staging the musical, “Les Misérables” starting Friday, Nov. 14. The musical is set in 19th century France during a time political unrest. It follows several stories that intertwine with the life of released prisoner Jean Valjean as he strives for redemption through good deeds…

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Midget Football League championship games this Saturday

November 12, 2014
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Southington Valley Midget Football League will be having its championship games this Saturday at the Southington High School field.  Games are as follows: Flag, 11 a.m.; Powder Puff, 1 p.m., C Division Tackle, 3 p.m.; B Division Tackle, 5 p.m.; and A Division Tackle at 7 p.m.

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Eighth grader holding toy drive for CCMC Nov. 29

November 12, 2014
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Reilley Walden, an eighth grade student at John F Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her 5th Annual Toy drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event, Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC will be held Saturday Nov. 29 at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. in the Marion section of Southington. The event is held from 11 a.m.…

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Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Obituaries for Nov. 14

November 12, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Megan McAllister O’Grady, 32, of Southington, died in an auto accident on Nov. 1. Janet Yorski, 56, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1 at home with her family at her side. She was born…

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Robbery on Berlin Street under investigation

November 11, 2014
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Detectives in Southington are looking for a man who assaulted an employee and stole the cash box from the register from the Dairy Farms store on Berlin Street on Friday, Nov. 7. According to a police report, “a lone suspect rushed into the store, pushed the employee behind the service counter and demanded money.” After…

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Feast out on wings at Nov. 19 Wing Fest

November 11, 2014
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber Women’s Committee is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Cadillac Ranch, Jude Lane, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is the fifth annual and is open to the public that votes for the top wings in Southington. The Wing Fest annually attracts up to…

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Fund raiser to be held Nov. 19 to help ill woman, her family

November 11, 2014
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Southington High School alumni from Class of 1992, Susan (Tufts) DeBisschop, has fallen on illness and hard times. Over the past two years, a press release from the Southington Community YMCA explained, DeBisschop, has seen dozens of doctors, many from Yale New Haven Hospital, John Hopkins University, and Cleveland Clinic to search for a diagnosis…

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