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Jane White is Orchards’ Artist of the Month

August 28, 2015
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Jane White is the September artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards. An exhibit of home portraits can be seen in September.

Jane M. White, of Southington, will be exhibiting her watercolor house portraits through the end of September at The Gallery at The Orchards. White has specialized in house portraits for over 35 years, and she has made a name for herself throughout the Southington area. Her first portrait came about when a neighbor asked if…

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9/11 Memorial Service to be held in Plantsville

August 28, 2015
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On Friday, Sept. 11, there will be a brief memorial service at the 9/11 memorial in Plantsville. The service will begin at 8:46 a.m. at the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, along with officials from the fire department, police departments, and the town, will join with residence…

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The Giving Back-Pack Girls

August 27, 2015
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Community members filled an entire bus with school supplies during a fundraising campaign organized by the Giving Back Girls in late July. Proceeds from the event will fill over 400 backpacks for Southington school children in need.

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Thalberg 5K, 5-mile race on Sept. 5

August 26, 2015
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Thalberg Elementary School is holding a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 5K Family Walk and Run on Saturday, Sept. 5, rain or shine. The Thalberg Elementary School PTO is looking to replace their current playground to help promote increased physical activity, reduce risk of obesity, stimulate organized play, help to drive socialization, and foster positive, mental,…

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Library Listings in the Aug. 28 edition

August 26, 2015
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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.’ Here are some upcoming events: Reading Between the Lines adult book discussion. Thursdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. Registration is required.…

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Contestants sought for Miss Southington, Plantsville, Outstanding Teens

August 25, 2015
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The Miss Southington and Miss Plantsville pageant is looking for its next title holders as well as its next Outstanding Teens to represent Southington and Plantsville. Contestants must reside, work or attend school in the state of Connecticut and be between the ages of 13 and 24 in order to compete. If you are interested…

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Donald McPartland to be recognized by the Waterbury Chamber on Oct. 7

August 25, 2015
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Southington’s Donald McPartland will be recognized by the Waterbury Regional chamber at their annual banquet at the Aqua Turf on Oct. 7. McPartland will receive the 2015 Leadership Award.

The Waterbury Regional Chamber announced that Donald C. McPartland, Esq. of Southington, a partner with Secor, Cassidy & McPartland law firm in Waterbury, is the recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2015 Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the 21st Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 p.m.…

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Enterprise Holdings donates to The Arc

August 25, 2015
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Account Manager from Enterprise Fleet Management Kristine Kelly, center, presents a check for $1,500 from Enterprise Holdings to The Arc of Southington CEO Sandy Amato, left, The Arc of Southington Business Manager Ron Pape, right, on July 22.

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BJ’s donates to Southington Bread for Life

August 24, 2015
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BJ’s wholesale club representatives present a ceremonial check on July 14 to Southington Bread for Life. From left are, Bread for Life treasurer David Donnelly, BJ’s employee Eric Gagner, BJ’s supervisor Shari Stary, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, BJ’s Operations Manager Bill Kearns.

Representatives of the local BJ’s wholesale club recently presented a ceremonial check and gift cards totaling $1,700 to Southington Bread for Life. Shari Stary, damaged defective returns supervisor, said in a press release from Bread for Life that BJ’s holds a commitment to supporting local organizations and services that help the underserved population. Employees play…

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Durocher receives leadership award from Kappa Delta

August 24, 2015
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Emily Durocher received the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award from the Delta Kappa sorority.

Southington resident Emily Durocher was recently awarded Kappa Delta’s “Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.” The award is presented annually to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. It is based upon high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community. The distinction of being named a “Corre Girl,”…

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