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Carousel museum needs volunteers; open house set for Sept. 11

August 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is looking for volunteers for various tasks in and around the museum. As a volunteer, you can set your schedule as you are available and willing to donate your time. Volunteers receive a free one year membership to the museum and invitations to museum events. The museum is looking for…

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Taking a walk in the linear park

August 24, 2016
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SP Rails2Trails-Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty

The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a stroll on the trail. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington library listings for the Aug. 26 edition

August 24, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: August Summer Hours. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Necla…

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‘Books in a Jar’ winner (July)

August 22, 2016
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Library - Books in a Jar winner paula brisco

The Southington public library announced that Paula Brisco, above, was the winner in the July “Books in a Jar” challenge. Brisco correctly guessed the three books in the jars: “The Ditchdiggers Daughters” by Yvonne Thornton, “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian; and “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant. The answer to the bonus question was,…

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Blessing of the animals on Sept. 4

August 19, 2016
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Comm - blessing a pet

The First Lutheran Church will be holding their annual “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, Sept. 4. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the church at 232 Bristol St. All are welcome to bring pets, photos or stuffed animals. Above, a family dog receives its blessing at last year’s…

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Southington’s ‘super’ summer celebration

August 17, 2016
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Summer Reading finale-Norrie Zingaro (age 2) meets Mulan and Supergirl

Local princesses and superheroes descended upon the Southington’s library on Thursday, Aug. 11 for the grand finale of the annual summer reading series. Above, 2-year-old Norrie Zingaro meets Mulan and Supergirl at the event, which featured Cinderella, Spiderman, Thor, Harley Quinn, and more. Participants at the costumed event enjoyed dancing, singing, and eating Rita’s water…

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Library listings for the Aug. 19 edition

August 17, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: August Summer Hours. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Necla…

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Local artist honored in travel poster design competition

August 16, 2016
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Lasell College student William Monteleagre shown at Grand Circle Gallery in Boston, alongside his fourth place entry in Grand Circle Gallery’s 5th Annual Student Travel Poster Design Competition.

Grand Circle Gallery in Boston honored Plantsville artist William Monteleagre with fourth prize in its annual “Design Your Own Vintage Travel Poster” competition for New England graphic design undergraduate students. This is the fifth year that Grand Circle Gallery has conducted a poster contest, showcasing the creative talents of students throughout New England. Sixty-one colleges…

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Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

August 15, 2016
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Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett congratulate Benny Cammuso from Southington's Bread for Life for his selection as a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winner. During the June 2 luncheon, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 New England nonprofits. Bread for Life received a $5,000 grant in honor of Cammuso's volunteer efforts.

FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Each year, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards…

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The Pintarich twins

August 14, 2016
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Christopher and Kaitlyn (Spinelli) Pintarich of Uxbridge, Mass. announce the birth of their twin sons, Griffin Thomas Pintarich and Grayson Lawrence Pintarich, on Sunday, May 15 at UMass Memorial in Worcester, Mass. Griffin (5 lbs., 3.8 oz., 18.5 inches) arrived at 3:21a.m., and Grayson (5 lbs., 7.4 oz., 18 inches) arrived at 3:22 a.m. Their…

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