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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation plans summer picnic Aug. 21

July 26, 2016
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Recreation Park in Plantsville from noon until 3 p.m.. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and learn more about the community.…

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Music at the Exchange

July 25, 2016
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Plantsville musician Anita Siakowski will provide live accordion entertainment during the “Music at the Exchange” in downtown Waterbury on Aug. 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at The Connecticut Store at 140 Bank Street (previously Howland Hughes). Also known as “The Accordion Chameleon,” Anita’s claim to fame is her theme-oriented presentation, repertoire, costumes, spontaneity and…

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Local named branch manager at North Haven bank

July 25, 2016
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Lisa Cole

Southington’s Lisa Cole, has joined Bankwell as the assistant vice president, branch manager of the bank’s North Haven branch at 24 Washington Ave. The hiring was announced by Benjamin Fetterman, Bankwell’s Director of Retail Services. Cole has more than 25 years of banking experience, in retail and commercial banking. She most recently she spent 10…

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Atonishek, Julia wedding

July 24, 2016
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Linda and Jose Julia announce the recent graduation and marriage of their son Dr. Jonathan Julia to Dr. Jacqueline Antonishek. Jonathan graduated with honors from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C on May 22, 2016, receiving his medical doctorate degree. He is beginning his residency in anesthesiology and critical care. Jacqueline is…

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First Baptist donates hundreds of dresses

July 23, 2016
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First Baptist Church of Southington donated approximately 300 handmade dresses to women’s and children’s shelters during their June 12 worship service. This dress mission was implemented move than five years ago by church member Emily Lamy, who has delivered them in the past to the poor in the Dominican Republic. Women from the church’s Grandparents’…

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New transfer station hours

July 22, 2016
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Town of Southington

Effective Saturday,  Aug. 6, the bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be closing at 3 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m. The station will be open, weather permitting, on most Saturdays through Dec. 3. See the full schedule below: Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10,…

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Aqua Turf presents a taste of Italy

July 22, 2016
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Celebrate Italia-Southington (and a couple of Bristol) seniors

Residents will have to wait another week for the Italian-American Festival on Center Street, but the Aqua Turf gave a little taste of Italy on Tuesday, July 12 with their annual “Celebrate Italia” event. The Boston-based group, The Italian Connection Band, above, played to the sell-out crowd. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Stage company brings ‘Arabian Nights’ to the Library

July 21, 2016
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Arabian Nights-Elijah (5) gives his mean face to fight off the bad guy

Bobby Wilhelmson, left, and Abby Raislback, right, draw members of the audience on-stage during an interactive performance of “Arabian Nights” on July 13 at the Southington public library. Elijah Perras, Grace Dillard, and Lilly Steindl take their bows after contributing to the show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington students ‘R.I.S.E.’ and shine

July 20, 2016
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Camp Rise-Instructor Donna Bullard helps Alex Belanger with Musical instrument and song class

Donna Bullard assists Alex Belanger during a song class at Camp R.I.S.E. (Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences). The Recreation Department launched the inaugural camp last week, which offers Southington high school and middle school students with special needs an opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and…

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‘Pokémon Go’ draws visitors to the rail trail

July 20, 2016
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Molly Virello of the library gives pointers to Sophie Shugru (9) and her Mom Jean

“Pokémon Go” is generating a lot of discussion. People seem to be polarized on the issue, but it’s hard to deny that it’s drawing locals outdoors this summer. Earlier this week, we spotted a number of kids and parents exploring the Southington rail trail and the virtual world in search of wild Pokémon, PokéStops and…

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