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Donor knows value of YMCA’s LIVESTRONG program

November 21, 2014
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Donor knows value of YMCA’s LIVESTRONG program

Ask Mike Pelletier and wife Sharon why they have donated to the LIVESTRONG Program at the YMCA, and the long-time Southington residents answer is short and sweet. “It was the best way we knew how to say thanks,” Pelletier said, according to a YMCA press release. Mike retired in 2012, after 30 years of service…

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New Bristol Boys and Girls Club holding open house Nov. 28

November 19, 2014
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The new Don Tinty Bristol Boys & Girls Club Family Center will open its doors to the public this Friday, Nov. 28 during an open house. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new center located on West Street. The event features a number of local sponsors, including…

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Middle schools being recruited for model UN

November 19, 2014
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Capitalizing on middle schoolers’ increasing interest in world affairs, Kingswood Oxford is hosting its third annual Model UN for Middle Schools on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to-4:30 p.m. All middle schools throughout the state are encouraged to register for the conference, which will introduce students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to global…

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Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

November 19, 2014
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Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

State Senator Joe Markley recently received The Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians legislator of the year award. Sen. Markley worked to pass a bill allowing Medicaid reimbursement for emergency departments across the state. The bill was passed with bipartisan support. The AAC Medicaid Reimbursement for Emergency Department bill allows emergency department physicians to be reimbursed…

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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

November 19, 2014
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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

Three-year-old Willa Chmura loved to pick tomatoes this summer especially when she got to eat them. However, her mother, Christi Chmura, was sure that enough vegetables were collected to not only to feed the family, but to feed some of Southington’s neediest residents. Twice each week, mother and daughter would take bags overflowing with the…

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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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Eighth grader holding toy drive for CCMC Nov. 29

November 12, 2014
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Reilley Walden, an eighth grade student at John F Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her 5th Annual Toy drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event, Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC will be held Saturday Nov. 29 at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. in the Marion section of Southington. The event is held from 11 a.m.…

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Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Library bookstore holding sale

November 10, 2014
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Friends of the Southington Library Bookstore will be holding a half price book sale in November and December just in time for holiday shopping. The book store is located on the lower level of the Southingto Public Library, 255 Main St. All children’s books and Christmas books are half-priced. Book store hours are Monday and…

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