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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

December 21, 2014
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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

The Southington Valley Midget Football League’s recent food drive raised hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for Southington Community Services during a week-long contest on the sidelines of league games. The Redskins won the contest, collecting over 489 pounds of food for the local food bank. The Buccaneers finished second with 207 pounds of food.…

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Cops give toys for Southington tots

December 21, 2014
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Cops give toys for Southington tots

There are 600 families that will have toys under their tree as a result of the Southington Police Department’s Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive. Southington Community Services said, in a press release, that the event was the most successful toy drive to date. From left, Master Stt. Kahn, Officer Gorr, Ben Gorr, Officer Gallo, and…

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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

December 21, 2014
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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

The Connecticut Gurdwara Nanak Darbar temple on West Street continues to play a large role in supporting Southington’s Bread for Life. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the local Sikh temple shopped for and delivered several hundred pounds of nonperishable food to Bread for Life’s storage facility. Along with the food donations, they also…

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Church youth assists Bread for Life with holiday meals

December 20, 2014
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Church youth assists Bread for Life with holiday meals

The pastor and several members of First Baptist Church of Southington youth group finish sorting through more than 100 boxes of food at the Bread for Life storage facility to collect items to help fill the holiday meal baskets provided by Southington Community Services to local residents in need. Participants included, from left, David Michel,…

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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity Fellow, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity; Curtis D.…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged to match further donations coming in to the YMCA up…

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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

December 17, 2014
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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

The Southington Police Department has released some crime prevention tips for the holiday season. When you are shopping: Remember where you parked your vehicle. Always park in a well-lit and well-traveled area. Avoid dark, remote spots. Look inside your parked car before you enter. Check to see if you are being followed. Have your keys…

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Local teen creates holiday light show

December 17, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington High School student is putting his love for Christmas on display by putting on a holiday light show for the first time after being inspired by other light shows like the one on Lovely Lane. With the help of the audio technician and projectionist for Music on the…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

December 17, 2014
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Classes will be held…

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