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‘Frozen’ inspires young dancers

July 31, 2015
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SO Frozen (The movie) Themed Dance Class-instructor-Natalie Cruz (2)

Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Dance instructor Natalie Cruz directs a class during a “Frozen” themed dance class at Southington Academy of Dance on Wednesday, July 22.

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Race4Chase event at Sloper: Youth triathlon honors Sandy Hook victim

July 30, 2015
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Southington triathletes, above, have been training all summer for the Race 4 Chase triathlon this Saturday at YMCA Camp Sloper. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER YMCA Camp Sloper will host a youth triathlon this Saturday, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation and the Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program. Open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, the Race4Chase program began in memory of Chase Kowalski, who was a victim the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting…

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Class of ’57 to dedicate plaque to Ruth E. Riccio on Aug. 4

July 30, 2015
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Obit - Ruth Riccio

In memory of their former classmate Ruth E. Riccio, members of the Southington High School Class of 1957 have donated a plaque in her honor that has been installed on the front of the Riccio Building on the corner of North Main Street and Riccio Way. A dedication ceremony will take place at the site…

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Zygmunt is August artist at the Gallery at the Library

July 29, 2015
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“Superdog,” a mural by Andy Zygmunt, the August artist at the Gallery.

Southington artist and illustrator Andy Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustrations, but the artist has a wide variety of interests. He’s fluent in pencil, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and digital media. (www.petshark.com) This August, the Southington Library will showcase a variety of  his art during the normal business hours of the library, Mondays through Thursdays…

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Bartlett, Brennan engagement

July 26, 2015
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Amanda Y. Bartlett and Shawn M. Brennan  are engaged to be married in May 2016.

Michael and Barbara Bartlett of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Amanda Y. Bartlett of Southington, daughter of Michael and Barbara Bartlett and granddaughter of Carol P. Brown of Southington and Rita Bartlett of Plantsville, to Shawn M. Brennan of Southington, son of William and Donna Brennan of Southington and grandson of William…

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Semmelrock, Caseras wedding

July 26, 2015
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Kathryn Caseras, of New City, N.Y., and Matthew Semmelrock, of New City, N.Y., were married on Sunday, June 14 at St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack, N.Y.

Kathryn Caseras, of New City, N.Y., and Matthew Semmelrock, of New City, N.Y., were married on Sunday, June 14 at St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Jose and Patricia Caseres of New City, N.Y., and the groom is the son of Mark and Brenda Semmelrock of Southington.…

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Venditto, Cyr wedding

July 26, 2015
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Comm - 1 - Wedding Venditto-Cyr

Carrie A. Venditto and Jason P. Cyr were married on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Seasons at the Tradition in Wallingford during an outdoor ceremondy officiated by Rev. Jennifer Block. A brunch reception followed. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Deborah Venditto and the late Richard Venditto of Southington and the granddaughter of the late…

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Town wide tag sale scheduled for Sept. 12

July 25, 2015
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ARC of Southington (Web)

The Arc of Southington has announced its fifth annual town wide tag sale on Saturday, Sept. 12. (The rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 13). The annual event serves as a fundraiser for The Arc of Southington. The town-wide event will span sites in Southington, Plantsville, Marion, and Milldale. The tag sale is open to…

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Farmington River School of Art is August artist at the Gallery

July 25, 2015
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"In Harness" by Dee Krampitz

Seven members of the Farmington River School of Art, of Plainville, will be exhibiting their artwork throughout the month of August at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington. Ray Fernaldi, of Southington, started painting when he retired. He works in oils and acrylics and often paints water scenes. Dee Krampitz, of Plainville, is a…

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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

July 23, 2015
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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

BY LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Becky Houle Apuzzo is described by those who know her as an energetic and healthy individual. Not only does she work out regularly and eat well, but she also does not smoke or drink. But since early June 2015, Becky has been hospitalized for something she did not expect to…

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