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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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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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Bertucci’s ‘Dining for Dollars’ fundraiser on Feb. 11 for the Southington library

February 4, 2016
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Bertucci's
20 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-8626
www.Bertuccis.com

Bertucci’s invites the community to enjoy a great meal and raise money for the Southington Library Expansion Fund. On Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant, at 20 Spring St. in Southington, is hosting a fundraiser for the library fund. Stop in the library to pick up a “Dining for Dollars” flyer.…

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Foundation accepting grant, scholarship applications

February 3, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund while scholarship applications are being accepted from local students. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or…

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Kristen’s Kloset seeks volunteers

February 3, 2016
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Kristens Kloset

A volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 for volunteers interested in helping out during the 2015 prom season. It will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Youth Services office, 196 North Main St. in the Municipal Center. Kristen’s Kloset, the prom gown giveaway program sponsored by Southington…

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Southington Arts & Crafts Association announces dates for spring program

February 3, 2016
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Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc

The Southington Arts and Crafts Association has announced their spring meeting schedule, which includes art demonstrations by regional artists. Association meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Art demonstrations follow the meeting at 7 p.m. All demonstrations are open and free to the public. This is a list of…

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Cigar club donates to Bread for Life

January 31, 2016
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Southington Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, center, accepts a donation from Jerry Cerasoli, left, and Bob Lopena, right, members of Mickey Blake’s Cigar Club on Spring Street. The gift was the result of donations made at the members’ holiday party.

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Local nurse crochets 1,000 Christmas stockings for needy children

January 30, 2016
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Lisa Pinter, a licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, right, and her son, Alex, prepare to be elves at the 96.5 WTIC-FM We Are The Children party held Christmas Day. Pinter crocheted 1,000 stockings which she donated to the event.

Lisa Pinter has had her hands full for the last three years—full of crochet hooks and yarn. A licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, when she wasn’t caring for the residents, she was crocheting thousands—probably millions—of stitches. She even crocheted while sitting in the stands at drag races, while her husband was out on…

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