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Library announces summer programs for July

July 1, 2015
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DAUGHTERS, DADS, AND THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF

The Southington Library has announced a number of summer programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ Here are some upcoming events: DAUGHTERS, DADS, AND THE PATH THROUGH GRIEF: TALES FROM ITALIAN AMERICA. Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Donna H. DiCello, Psy.D.,…

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Candlelight vigil on Friday for victims of South Carolina shooting

July 1, 2015
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A candlelight vigil will be held on Friday, July 3 to honor the nine victims of the Charleston, S.C. shooting. The event, sponsored by the Connecticut Sikh Association at Guru Nanak Darbar, is being held on their grounds at 1610 West St. in Southington. The vigil is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. The shooting occurred on…

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Luke Florian joins Acts 4 Ministry board

June 30, 2015
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Luke Florian of Southington, an entrepreneur, author and real estate investor in the Connecticut tri-state area and Florida, has been named to the board of directors of the non-denominational, non-profit Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury.

WATERBURY—The board of directors of Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational, non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Waterbury region, has welcomed a new member, Luke Florian of Southington, an entrepreneur, author and real estate investor in the Connecticut tri-state area and Florida. “As the owner of Freedom Enterprise Holdings LLC, which purchases apartment buildings and…

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Italian Fest announces homemade wine contest registration

June 30, 2015
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Italian Festival (2015) - Web

Registration is underway for the eight annual Homemade Wine Contest. The annual contest his held as part of the Southington Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO. The festival will take place July 24 to July 26 on the lower portion of Center Street, and the wine contest will take place…

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Netting funds for SCS food pantry

June 30, 2015
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Comm - Volleyball tourney for SCS

The Southington High School student council raised over $409 during a nine-team, student vs. staff volleyball tournament at the local high school. Proceeds were donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry which feeds over 70 local families each day. From left, SCS Assistant Director Mark Fazzolari, SHS students Ally Schroeder and Emily Mankus, and…

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Montana is the July artist at The Orchards

June 30, 2015
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"Railroad Station in Milldale" by Maria Montana

Maria Montana, of Milldale, will be exhibiting paintings from July 1 to July 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington. The title of her show is “Pot Pourri.” She was born in Pontelandolfo, Italy and came to America, when she was 12 years old, to join her father who was in the U.S.…

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Lake Compounce will ‘Illuminate the Night’ with July 4 display

June 29, 2015
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Officials from Lake Compounce have announced their annual July 4 fireworks display over the lake. This year’s show, produced by Pyrotecnico, will begin with a laser light show at 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks display launched from positions on floating barges and a land launch on the far side of the lake. Beginning on…

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Southington Care hires Urillo as director of transitions

June 29, 2015
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Susan Urillo was hired as the director of transitions at the Southington Care Center.

Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced the hiring of Susan Urillo, RN, BSN, as the first director of transitions at the 130-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation community located at 45 Meriden Ave. Urillo coordinates discharge services and resources essential to the seamless transition of short-term rehab patients to home or other…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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Registration still available for ‘When I’m in Charge’ program

June 15, 2015
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Registration is still underway for the popular Red Cross program, “When I’m in Charge,” sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services office, 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6, and it…

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