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‘Kwanzaa in May’ celebration held by Queen Ann Nzing Center May 14

May 3, 2016
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To celebrate the culmination of a year of arts enrichment, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center will host “Kwanzaa in May” at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain on May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will showcase multiple forms of artistic expression. The public is welcome to see children and teens perform skits, sing, dance and…

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New principal picked for Southington Catholic School

May 3, 2016
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Southington Catholic School co-pastors, Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo, announce the appointment of Eileen Sampiere as the new school principal, effective July 1. Sampiere is currently the principal of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield. During her 24 year tenure at Corpus Christi, she is credited with implementing major renovations and additions to the…

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Locals feast at UNICO Big Breakfast

May 1, 2016
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More than 450 residents and friends of UNICO converged on the Calendar House for Southington UNICO’s annual Big Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat affair. UNICO members Tommy DelSanto and Bob Tonon coordinated the event, and proceeds will be disbursed among the many local and national charities that UNICO supports.

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Thomas Mayer is May artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards

May 1, 2016
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"By the River," by Thomas Mayer.

Thomas Mayer of Southington will be exhibiting paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of May. His show is titled, “Florida Landscapes.” Mayer is a former public school art teacher, retired after 36 years. Currently he paints mostly outdoors or “plein air” from May through October. His subjects are found along the…

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Team earns gold medallion for MS fundraising

April 30, 2016
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Mark and Doris Zakrzewski stand behind their top fundraising medallion while being surrounded by nearly 70 members of Mark’s Polish Power Walk MS team. The team raised nearly $6,000 for the 2016 Travelers Walk MS on Sunday, April 17 in Cheshire. In 2006, Mark Zakrzewski was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic often debilitating disease…

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Local OT worker highlighted for National Occupational Therapy Month

April 30, 2016
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Southington resident, Michelle Rini, an Occupational Therapist with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care (FHCHC), stops for a photo on her way to a Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care visit. FHCHC highlighted her during Occupational Therapy Month. Rini is a graduate of Bay Path College, has provided occupational therapy in home health care for…

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Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

April 30, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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SACA honored at Juried Art Show

April 29, 2016
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"Hillside Olive Grove" by Neil Scollan received the Best in Show award.

Southington residents were honored recently during the Southington Arts and Crafts Association  Juried Art Show opening reception at Gallery 53 in Meriden. Neil Scollan received the Best in Show award for his painting “Hillside Olive Grove.” Other awards were presented to Patricia Corett (Best in Oil); Heidy Kaine (Best in Acrylic); Sandra Fries (Best in…

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Math-A-Thon sees most successful year

April 29, 2016
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Students at Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School have found a unique way to celebrate their fundraising success this year – by taping their principal to the wall. The “Tape Mrs. Kahl to the Wall” event will wrap up the 29th successful season of raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Every year, Kelley participates…

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State police partner with CVS with prescription collection boxes

April 28, 2016
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  The Connecticut State Police is partnering with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to collect unused prescription medications and prevent potential drug abuse. All of the 11 state police barracks across the state now have a permanent drug collection drop box, made possible through a donation by CVS Pharmacy to install drop…

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