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Former principal represented the state at Army Reserve forum

September 30, 2016
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Retired Col. Carl R. Venditto, UMCR, a former Southington Public Schools principal and a U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) ambassador for Connecticut, recently participated in an Army Reserve ambassador forum in Washington D.C. Venditto has also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, where he had a 35-year career. The seminar addressed the role of the…

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Hitting the books at YMCA Camp Sloper

September 30, 2016
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Southington Education Foundation treasurer George Fournier, left, and SEF co-chair Gail Duffy, right, read selections from the SEF Bookcase at the new Meade Family Library at YMCA Camp Sloper. ON Thursday, Sept. 22, YMCA staff gave members of the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) a tour of the library that they helped fund. The all-ages library…

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Local hikers tackle the Grand Canyon to benefit cancer research

September 28, 2016
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Southington natives Jed Goski, Nichola Dutcher and nine colleagues will be volunteering and hiking across the Grand Canyon to raise money and awareness for Brain Cancer Research. They will cross alongside those affected by brain cancer with the 3,000 Miles to a Cure organization. They will be going across the Grand Canyon, which is 23.5…

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Library listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 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: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Birth announcement: Angelo John Calandra

September 27, 2016
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Al and Elizabeth Calandra of Plantsville announced the birth of their son, Angelo John Calandra on April 8, 2016. He was delivered at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden. His maternal grandmother is Trisha LaMontagne of Plantsville. His maternal great grandmother is Bette Noonan of Meriden. His paternal grandparents are Angelo and Maria Calandra of Southington.…

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Zion Lutheran helps with house repair project

September 26, 2016
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Zion Lutheran Church in Southington sent 14 youths with three adult chaperones to Woonsocket, R.I. in August to paint houses and repair porches. The local group joined over 400 youth from nine states and 19 different churches as part of an organization called Group Mission Trips.

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Southington Rotary inducts new slate of officers

September 26, 2016
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The Southington Rotary inducted officers for the 2016-2017 term. From left, Dolores Fanelli, John Kennedy, Kate Sirgnano, Jenn Solomon, Steve Giudice, Lauren Dziedzic, Victoria Triano, Dan Daigle, Brendan Goodrich, Craig Zettergren, Joanne Alfieri, and Robin Morrell.

Robin Morrell was announced as the new Southington Rotary president and Craig Zettergren was named as the vice president when the group gathered at Testa’s Banquet Room on June 8. The Rotary announced officers for the upcoming term. Dolores Fanelli will remain as Executive Secretary and Dan Daigle as Executive Treasurer. Audrey Brown was named…

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Town-wide tag sale to be held on Saturday, Sept. 24

September 23, 2016
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The Arc of Southington will be holding their 6th annual town-wide tag sale this Saturday, and proceeds will benefit the Arc of Southington. The Sept. 25 event is open to residents, businesses, and organizations from Southington, Plantsville, Milldale, and Marion. Participants will hold individual tag sales, coordinated by the Arc of Southington. A map is…

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Library listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 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: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Car shows generate $1,000 donation to Arc of Southington

September 16, 2016
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The Arc of Southington recently received a $1,000 donation from Doug and JoAnn York. This year, the Bristol couple organized summer car shows, in partnership with Blackstone’s Irish Pub in Southington, on Sunday afternoons at the Southington restaurant. All proceeds from their 50/50 raffle and door prize tickets were donated to The Arc of Southington.…

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