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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

October 30, 2014
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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

By Ed Harris Editor Grace United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive Saturday in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a little girl who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. “After becoming acquainted with the family and Daniela, through some of our family, I hoped to find a way to help and…

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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

October 29, 2014
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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun. Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman. Anthony Burek was suited up as…

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Boy Scouts to collect food

October 29, 2014
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Boy Scouts to collect food

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) will be coming to your neighborhood the week of November 1 to distribute notices and/or plastic bags requesting food donations for their 26 Annual “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 and 11 a.m., the scouts…

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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

October 27, 2014
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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke about the current state of Connecticut and what he would do to improve it at a Celebrity Breakfast sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Foley was presented by Senator Joe Markley, who said that…

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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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Eagle Scout pitches obstacle course for dog park

October 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington Eagle Scout Aron Zamfino presented his idea to install an obstacle course in the Southington Dog Park before the Board of Parks Commissioners on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Zamfino said he just recently moved to Southington and joined Troop 32. However, he is presenting the project for Troop 3 in…

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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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Wolves return for one last time

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy Middle School was bittersweet, because it is Mission: Wolf co-founders…

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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play. “This is my favorite show ever. It’s really funny,” said…

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Electronic medical record system utilized

October 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With some financial assistance from the Bradley Barnes Trust, the Central Connecticut Senior Health Services (CCSHS) was able to implement a new electronically medical record (EMR) system at the three senior living facilities in Southington. The CCSHS applied for a grant last year through the Main Street Community Foundation and…

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Act On It vandalism campaign has volunteer help

October 17, 2014
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Act On It vandalism campaign has volunteer help

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Businesses in town that experience vandalism will now be able to receive volunteer help to clean their facility, free of charge, as a part of the Act On It anti-vandalism campaign in town. Businesses can call Youth Services at 860-276-6281 to get volunteer help to clean and remove graffiti from…

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