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United Way Postal Food Drive nets 6,000 pounds for local charities

May 20, 2016
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United Way (Web)

Volunteers gathered on May 14 to collect more than 6,000 pounds of food for the annual Postal Food Drive hosted by the United Way of Southington and the United States Postal Service. The 6,000 pounds in donations will be distributed to eligible Southington residents through Southington Community Services, Bread for Life, and the Tabernacle Church.…

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Immaculate Conception Church rallies around 4-year-old

May 18, 2016
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A pasta dinner fundraiser for Nicholas Kelly will be held on June 12 at Immaculate Conception Church.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nicholas Kelly is a four-year-old Southington resident who suffers from Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neurological genetic disorder that affects only 1 in 15,000. Nicholas’ condition causes him frequent seizures, and prevents him from speaking or walking independently. The four-year-old has a packed schedule of back-to-back therapies to aid his physical and…

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10-4 Rubber Duckie, what’s your twenty?

May 18, 2016
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Touch a Truck-Kailani Pagan of Waterbury

Kailani Pagan steers her rig down the “road” on May 14 during the annual Touch-A-Truck event at the Southington Drive-In. The event was presented by the American Legion Auxiliary and the Southington Recreation Department. Children enjoyed climbing on and into a number of vehicles, while others enjoyed  face painting, music, and refreshments. Photos by TAMMI…

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Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

May 18, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners are: Teen Miss Southington: Katerina Belales. Teen Miss Plantsville: Kaylee Brennan. Junior Teen Miss Southington:…

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Rotary Club wins SEF spelling bee

May 15, 2016
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SEF Executive Board member Michelle LeBrun-Griffin with the 2016 community spelling bee champions, the Rotary Club of Southington.

  Nearly 20 teams competed at the Southington Education Foundation’s community spelling bee in late April. The event was dedicated to the late Southington educator Joseph Cipollini and featured a performance by the CyberKnights robotics team. Teams representing a variety of community and high school groups, and the event raised $5,00 for the Southington Education…

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Southington Drive-In announces 2016 schedule

May 14, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2016 movie schedule for the seventh community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on Saturday, June 4 with a screening of “Grease” and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 11, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a…

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The fastest 2 minutes in sports

May 14, 2016
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SP Brief - Kentucky Derby party

Locals broke out their wide-brimmed hats, pastels, and pleated pants on Saturday, May 7 for a Kentucky Derby party at the Southington Country Club pavilion. Cheers broke out as Nyquist out-distance the field to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The event was a fundraiser for the Southington Republican Town Committee.

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Planting Pencils fundraiser on May 22

May 14, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

On Sunday, May 22, Planting Pencils is hosting a Family Fun-draiser in Plantsville to raise awareness and collect school supplies for underserved students in Connecticut and beyond. Ishaan Patel, the 13 year-old founder of Planting Pencils, was inspired to create the charity when his aunt visited underserved schools in developing countries. Event highlights include music…

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Meet the princesses

May 13, 2016
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The fairy tale princesses wait for their young guests Saturday at the annual Princess Meet and Greet held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant. The fund raiser, held at the Aqua Turf, benefitted the oncology department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Southington Social Services. For more photos, visit www.CTFashionMag.com.

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Scholarship gala

May 13, 2016
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Miss Plantsville Alyssa Anderson, left, hugs her ‘Princess’ Nayoung Kwon at Saturday’s Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant annual gala at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For more photos, visit www.ctfashionmag.com.

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