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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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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

October 12, 2014
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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Drive-in’s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. “I am so excited to be partnering with them,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely…

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