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Registration is underway for the April vacation camp at YMCA Camp Sloper

February 12, 2016
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YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington will be running an April vacation camp during the upcoming spring break. Campers will have a choice of five great camps during the week of April 10 to April 15. Registration is underway for Fishing Camp, Horseback Riding Camp, Rocket Science Camp, Adventure Camp and Traditional Camp. The Adventure and…

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YMCA celebrates community connections: Steve Nyerick crowned as the YMCA’s Person of the Year at the annual meeting

February 10, 2016
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Steve Nyerick accepts his Person of the Year award during the YMCA annual meeting at the Aqua Turf on Feb. 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA hosted their 87th annual meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3 sharing stories of good deeds done by YMCA members, and recognizing several locals for their commitment to the community. The YMCA honored individuals and groups who have promoted youth development, youth leadership, social responsibility, and healthy living. “We are…

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Jazz at the Library: Hot Cat Jazz Band rocks the house

February 10, 2016
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Tom Boates plays the trombone.

Librarians weren’t trying to shush this group on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Hot Cat Jazz Band kicked off the Mardi Gras celebrations at the Southington Public Library with their brand of New Orleans-style jazz.  The group performed Dixieland favorites, as well as music by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS…

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Library listings for the Feb. 12 edition

February 10, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: February Community Speakout Wall. The library is planning for the future and wants to hear…

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Open house, bridal fair at Carousel Museum Feb. 21

February 9, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is hosting a free Open House and Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum to see what it has to offer as a location for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, and other occasions.From a banquet hall to working carousel, the…

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Tarik Farid Foundation grant benefits Bread for Life

February 8, 2016
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Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Wallingford businessman and philanthropist Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies, donated $8,000 to Bread for Life, through a grant from his charitable organization, the Tariq Farid Foundation. “I have always believed that a community should come together to help those in need, and it’s clear that the people of…

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Students encouraged to enter CHET Dream Big! competition

February 4, 2016
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Local elementary and middle school students are encouraged to enter the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition, a statewide drawing and essay contest aimed at getting Connecticut students in kindergarten through eighth grade to think about their education and careers. Now in its ninth year, the Dream Big! Competition will award a total of $26,000 in CHET…

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 5

February 4, 2016
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The Southington Lions Club’s 25th annual “Everything Goes” charity auction is just around the corner. This year’s fun-filled evening, on Saturday, March 5, will have something for everyone, from baseball tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park to YMCA family memberships, and more. The event will take place at Mary Our Queen church…

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Dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Eve

February 4, 2016
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, families are invited to dance the night away at the YMCA. The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is hosting its annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dance, offering a family-friendly environment for all ages. The dinner evening will include a pasta dinner, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and a dance-floor that is open…

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Swimmers brave the snow for dough

February 4, 2016
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The Blue Knights swimming and diving team weathered the storm on Saturday, Jan. 23 to attend their annual fundraiser lunch at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. The team expressed thanks to everyone that venturing out in the snow to show their support, along with the staff at Hawk’s Landing. It doesn’t look like the team will…

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