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Southington Burger King supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fundraiser

July 29, 2016
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Burger King customers can help fight cancer from July 25 through Sept. 4 by contributing to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Burger King restaurants in New England and throughout New York and New Jersey, including the restaurant at 800 Queen St. in Southington. With a $1 contribution, customers will…

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Italian festival kicks off this weekend

July 29, 2016
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The booths are up, so light the lights. The annual Southington Italian-American festival opens this Friday, at 5 p.m., on Center Street. This year’s festival promises a wide range of activities throughout the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO takes place July 29 through July 31 on…

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Get tickets for Harley raffle

July 28, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is now selling tickets for their 19th annual Harley raffle. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a 2016 Harley Davidson…

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‘Beyond the Board’ author

July 28, 2016
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          Pro Skateboarder/Author Doug Brown visited Play It Again Sports  on Queen Street on Wednesday, July 20. Brown greeted fans, signed autographs, and posed for photos. From left, Play It Again Sports owner Janet Carangelo, Brown, and My City Kitchen in Merdien owner Kashia Diaz Cave. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Now, that’s amore

July 27, 2016
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Italian Sunday School-students talk some Italian for the audience

        On Monday, July 25, visitors to the Southington Drive-In pavilion were treated to a taste of Italy. Students from the Italian Sunday School performed a variety show, which included Italian skits, songs, dances, and music performed by students.   For the past five years, Tina Riccio has been leading the weekly Italian…

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Southington woman to vie for national crown

July 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin is vying for a chance to see if will be crowned queen of the nation. Beaudoin, who is the current Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, is in Reno, Nev. competing in the Mrs. USA Universal pageant. She spent most of last week preparing for her journey. Results were not available…

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Spotlights perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

July 27, 2016
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Beauty and the Beast-Jack Storm (Beast) and Maggie Carroll (Belle) (4)

Southington Summer Theater came to a close last weekend with the Spotlight program’s redition of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Southington High School auditorium. The play, based on the Disney film, featured Maggie Carroll, above, as “Beauty,” and Jack Storm as “The Beast.” The play was performed by Southington actors in grades 9 to…

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Library listings for the July 29 edition

July 27, 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: July Summer Hours begin. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July…

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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation plans summer picnic Aug. 21

July 26, 2016
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Recreation Park in Plantsville from noon until 3 p.m.. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and learn more about the community.…

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Music at the Exchange

July 25, 2016
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Plantsville musician Anita Siakowski will provide live accordion entertainment during the “Music at the Exchange” in downtown Waterbury on Aug. 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at The Connecticut Store at 140 Bank Street (previously Howland Hughes). Also known as “The Accordion Chameleon,” Anita’s claim to fame is her theme-oriented presentation, repertoire, costumes, spontaneity and…

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