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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Healthy fun for all ages

March 3, 2015
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The Healthy Family Fun Fest was Sunday February 22nd.  Health Organizations, hospitals, vendors, and guest speakers converged on the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a full-day of interactive activities, entertainment, demonstrations, and tips for healthy living, education, and green intitiatives.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Easter basket program registration at Southington Community Services

March 2, 2015
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Southington Community Services is accepting sign-ups for the annual Easter basket program. The program is open to children from birth through high school. Southington residents can sign up to receive an Easter basket for each child in the household. Proof of residency and income verification is required. No appointment is necessary. Interested parties can visit…

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Irish Step Dance at the Library

March 1, 2015
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Adults and children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Irish step dancing with the Shamrock School of Dance at the Southington Library on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. In person registration is required. To register, please inquire at the Children’s Services Desk or call (860) 628-0947, Ext. 3 for more…

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Summit needs new and used iPods for new music and memory program

February 28, 2015
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The Summit at Plantsville is seeking new and used iPods and headsets to be used for an upcoming music and memory program. The Summit, a Health Care and Rehabilitation Center managed by Athena Health Care Systems, is in the process of developing a Music and Memory program, and will use the donated iPods to develop…

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Proposal to name I-84 bridge in memory of a Southington officer

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER State Rep. David Zoni is hoping to honor Lieutenant Michael Shanley, a Southington police officer who passed away last fall, by naming a local bridge in memory of Shanley. Zoni proposed renaming the westbound bridge at exit 32 on I-84 at Queen St. name after the former detective. According to a…

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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

February 25, 2015
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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

The Unico Club of Southington will hold an Italian dinner on Monday, March 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. in Southington at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, macaroni and meatballs, suffrite, chicken Parmagiano, and roasted potatoes.  Wine will be served with the meal. For reservations, call Mike…

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Dentist visits Plantsville nursery school

February 24, 2015
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Local pediatric dentist, Griselda Khoe, visited Plantsville Community Nursery School recently to demonstrate proper brushing technique to the children. Khoe’s helpers are Jenna T., Abigail F., and Max M.

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Flanders School wins the SOUPER Bowl

February 23, 2015
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Students at Flanders Elementary had their annual SOUPER Bowl Competition in late January. Volunteers collected over 400 cans of soup for Southington Community Services food pantry. From left, Flanders Principal Patricia Mazzarella, Emily Taylor, Ryan Whitehead, and third grade teacher Kimberly Padroff.

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American Legion announces annual meeting on March 10

February 23, 2015
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The Legion Realty Corporation annual shareholders meeting will be held on March 10 at the American Legion Post 72 hall, 64 Main St. Southington. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Members will discuss a proposal to modify and update The Legion Realty Corporation constitution and by-laws. Changes will be presented and voted…

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