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Ms. Senior Mulberry Pageant 2016 showcases senior women’s accomplishments

June 22, 2016
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Sue Scanlon, Ms. Senior Mulberry Gardens 2016, receives a congratulatory hug from her husband, Tom. Photo by Rusty Kimball.

Sue Scanlon, a resident of Mulberry Gardens of Southington, truly was the “golden girl” at the Ms. Senior Mulberry Pageant 2016 held June 3. Not only was she crowned winner of the event that was themed, “Golden Girls Gala,” but she dazzled in her gold shimmering gown. Scanlon, a Pennsylvania native who had an active…

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Financial advisor earns industry designation

June 21, 2016
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Paul Sciarra

Steven L. Tillona, CPA, CWS, of Southington, an independent financial advisor with Edu4Retirement, Inc., which is affiliated with Investors Capital Broker-Dealer, is among an elite group of financial professionals obtaining the Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) designation administered by Cannon Financial Institute. This designation is awarded to those individuals completing a comprehensive program of study surrounding…

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Imagine Nation offers a summer of discovery

June 20, 2016
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Summer programs have just kicked off at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center. This month, the museum is showcasing the wonders of light through its light and reflection studio. Last weekend, the museum unveiled the new Kaleido-Lab, which was funded by the Smith Family Charitable Fund at the Main…

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HHC nurses receive Nightingale Awards

June 20, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

Three local nurses were celebrated by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services with the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, Connecticut’s largest state-wide nursing recognition program. These honorees were presented their awards at a May 5 ceremony in Hartford. Jodi Trottier, LPN, Southington Care Center; Kathy Chiulli, RN, MSN, clinical systems analyst, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services; and…

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Southington senior wins volunteers service award

June 16, 2016
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Recent SHS graduate Samantha Butlier was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards by United Technologies. The award is presented for community service. Honorees, above, are presented with their awards. Honores, from left, Kendall Comstock, Vaeyanna Lettman, Stephanie Cota, and Butlier.

Each year, four students are recognized for their dedication to community service at a statewide meeting of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. This year, Southington High School senior Samantha Butlier, was awarded one of four Wesley A. Kuhry Youth Citizenship Awards for Community Service by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and the YMCA. The award is…

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Parent volunteers recognized for service to schools

June 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the school year came to a close, Southington Public Schools took the time to recognize the many parents who volunteered their time to help out teachers, faculty, and students during this past school year. On June 2, the sixth annual Parent Volunteer Luncheon was held at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, recognizing…

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Southington YMCA gets a ‘Helping Hand’

June 15, 2016
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Allstate

Allstate agent, Darren Prozzo presented the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA with a $1000 grant as part of The Allstate Foundation’s “Agency Helping Hands in the Community” program. The program, which began in 2003, recognizes Allstate agents’ volunteerism within the community and provides financial support to organizations through The Allstate Foundation.  Every Allstate agent who volunteers for…

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Painters are putting the finishing touches on the Gura project

June 10, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Professional painters exploded into the Gura Building last Saturday like a cluster of spiders scrambling to build a web. They spilled into every room, blanketing the floors with drop cloths and paint buckets. Some were climbing ladders, armed with paint brushes. Others were crawling into corners and staircases, while the rest swept across…

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Southington photographer’s concert photos travel around state

June 9, 2016
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This photograph of Michael Jackson is among the photographs by John Atashian is now on display through the end of the month at the Plainville Public Library.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nearly 40-years ago, Southington resident John Atashian went to a Pink Floyd concert on Long Island and decided to bring along his camera to capture a few memories from the show. Since then, he has been attending concerts with his camerPlaina in hand, recording images of nearly 4,000 musicians performing live on…

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Drive-In sells out opening show

June 9, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Grease was the word at The Southington Drive-In on Saturday night, when the venue opened for its seventh movie season. Southington’s chapter of UNICO hosted a screening of “Grease” to a crowd of over 700 viewers. The first film of the season sold out the venue, with 447 vehicles and 257 walk-ins.…

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