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The Orchards at Southington hosts open house on Aug. 15

August 3, 2015
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Orchards at Southington

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Edesa Ciscar, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event. Coffee will be served. The Orchards at Southington is located at 34 Hobart St. For more information or to RSVP, call Edesa…

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Abt, Scranton engagement

August 1, 2015
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Kevin Abt and Abigail Scranton are engaged to be married on April 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Abt of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Abigail Scranton of Atlanta, Ga., daughter of Tamara Linton of Marietta, Ga. and Steven Scranton of Grand Rapids, Mich. to Kevin Abt of Southington, son of Dr. Peter and Joan Abt. Abigail graduated from Miami University in 2008 and Georgia State…

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‘Frozen’ inspires young dancers

July 31, 2015
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SO Frozen (The movie) Themed Dance Class-instructor-Natalie Cruz (2)

Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Dance instructor Natalie Cruz directs a class during a “Frozen” themed dance class at Southington Academy of Dance on Wednesday, July 22.

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Race4Chase event at Sloper: Youth triathlon honors Sandy Hook victim

July 30, 2015
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Southington triathletes, above, have been training all summer for the Race 4 Chase triathlon this Saturday at YMCA Camp Sloper. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER YMCA Camp Sloper will host a youth triathlon this Saturday, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation and the Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program. Open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, the Race4Chase program began in memory of Chase Kowalski, who was a victim the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting…

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Class of ’57 to dedicate plaque to Ruth E. Riccio on Aug. 4

July 30, 2015
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Obit - Ruth Riccio

In memory of their former classmate Ruth E. Riccio, members of the Southington High School Class of 1957 have donated a plaque in her honor that has been installed on the front of the Riccio Building on the corner of North Main Street and Riccio Way. A dedication ceremony will take place at the site…

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Zygmunt is August artist at the Gallery at the Library

July 29, 2015
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“Superdog,” a mural by Andy Zygmunt, the August artist at the Gallery.

Southington artist and illustrator Andy Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustrations, but the artist has a wide variety of interests. He’s fluent in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and digital media. (www.petshark.com) This August, the Southington Library will showcase a variety of  his art during the normal business hours of the library, Mondays through Thursdays…

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Bartlett, Brennan engagement

July 26, 2015
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Amanda Y. Bartlett and Shawn M. Brennan  are engaged to be married in May 2016.

Michael and Barbara Bartlett of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Amanda Y. Bartlett of Southington, daughter of Michael and Barbara Bartlett and granddaughter of Carol P. Brown of Southington and Rita Bartlett of Plantsville, to Shawn M. Brennan of Southington, son of William and Donna Brennan of Southington and grandson of William…

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Semmelrock, Caseras wedding

July 26, 2015
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Kathryn Caseras, of New City, N.Y., and Matthew Semmelrock, of New City, N.Y., were married on Sunday, June 14 at St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack, N.Y.

Kathryn Caseras, of New City, N.Y., and Matthew Semmelrock, of New City, N.Y., were married on Sunday, June 14 at St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Jose and Patricia Caseres of New City, N.Y., and the groom is the son of Mark and Brenda Semmelrock of Southington.…

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Venditto, Cyr wedding

July 26, 2015
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Comm - 1 - Wedding Venditto-Cyr

Carrie A. Venditto and Jason P. Cyr were married on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Seasons at the Tradition in Wallingford during an outdoor ceremondy officiated by Rev. Jennifer Block. A brunch reception followed. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Deborah Venditto and the late Richard Venditto of Southington and the granddaughter of the late…

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Town wide tag sale scheduled for Sept. 12

July 25, 2015
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ARC of Southington (Web)

The Arc of Southington has announced its fifth annual town wide tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 12. (The rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 13). The annual event serves as a fundraiser for The Arc of Southington. The town-wide event will span sites in Southington, Plantsville, Marion, and Milldale. The tag sale is open to…

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