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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity Fellow, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity; Curtis D.…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged to match further donations coming in to the YMCA up…

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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

December 17, 2014
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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

The Southington Police Department has released some crime prevention tips for the holiday season. When you are shopping: Remember where you parked your vehicle. Always park in a well-lit and well-traveled area. Avoid dark, remote spots. Look inside your parked car before you enter. Check to see if you are being followed. Have your keys…

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Local teen creates holiday light show

December 17, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington High School student is putting his love for Christmas on display by putting on a holiday light show for the first time after being inspired by other light shows like the one on Lovely Lane. With the help of the audio technician and projectionist for Music on the…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

December 17, 2014
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Classes will be held…

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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

December 17, 2014
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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man was pleasantly surprised when a local Home Depot manager took it upon himself to give him a Christmas tree for the holidays since the man’s son is coming home from the Air Force after being away from his family for eight months. Jim Frauenheim said a friend…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Santa at Sloper

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

December 17, 2014
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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at www.petpartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. The certificate of completion…

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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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