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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

September 14, 2014
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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For 133 years now, a multitude of individuals have gathered at Lake Compounce to put aside their political differences over a traditional dinner of lamb and corn with all the trimmings. Last Friday, local and state officials did just that in the amusement park’s ballroom to celebrate the history of…

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The future of Bradley; Council, Hartford Healthcare release statements

September 12, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Both Hartford HealthCare and the Town Council have recently made public statements regarding the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital. In a Hartford HealthCare press release, the company said that it will continue to work on plans with the Bradley Community Advisory Committee, assembled of leaders from community organizations, local politicians…

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Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

September 12, 2014
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Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s CT Icon singing competition was a year of firsts. The contestants took their performances to a new stage, there was a sing-off for first place and a twelve-year-old girl emerged as the youngest to ever win the competition. After making it through the audition process, 12 finalists moved…

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Local theatre group to perform ‘Steel Magnolias’

September 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington Community Theatre (SCT) is presenting a performance of “Steel Magnolias,” which was originally a screenplay by Robert Harling about six women connecting. The play will be performed with Kelly Stuper as “Truvi,” Autumn Sheffy as “Shelby,” Helen Crowley as “Clairee,” Tiffany Sobato as “Annelle,” Heidi Bass Lamberto as “M’Lynn,”…

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Giving Back Girls collect school supplies

September 7, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls recently collected backpacks and school supplies to provide for children in need and also helda food drive to support the food pantry at Southington Community Services (SCS). The girls, who voluntary serve the Southington community, collected school supplies to fill back packs, store them and then…

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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

September 6, 2014
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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hoops for Heart Health founder and former NBA player Ryan Gomes donated three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Southington Public Schools last week. Gomes and Wayne Simone, from Hoops for Health, visited the Municipal Center to present the defibrillators to the school system. If a person goes into Sudden Cardiac…

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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

September 5, 2014
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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Leonard Marcheselle has volunteered and worked at the Apple Harvest Festival in various background roles since its inception. This year, he steps to the forefront, as the parade grand marshal. “We always try to look for someone that has made a contribution to the festival and the community,” said Apple Harvest…

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