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Giving Back Girls raise funds for The Arc of Southington

April 22, 2015
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Giving Back Girls raise funds for The Arc of Southington

The Giving Back Girls put on a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All the proceeds from the event were donated to The Arc of Southington to help individuals with special needs.

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Arc of Southington Community ‘Shred-It Day’ fundraiser on May 2

April 21, 2015
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Arc of Southington Community ‘Shred-It Day’ fundraiser on May 2

The Arc of Southington will be holding their annual Shred-It Day fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, at The Arc of Southington, 201 West Main St., Plantsville. For a donation, participants can shred up to four boxes of documents (three-ring binders are not eligible for shredding). Participants are asked to remove…

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Arc of Southington is accepting applications for respite grants

April 20, 2015
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The Arc of Southington

The Arc of Southington is offering a limited number of respite grants to caregivers who have a family member living at home with an intellectual or developmental disability in the greater Southington area. Grants can be for amounts up to $250 per family. For information on becoming a member of The Arc of Southington or…

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YMCA Camp Sloper open house on April 25

April 19, 2015
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Comm - ASAP - Sloper Open House April 25

  YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center will hold their first open house of the season on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those who are interested in meeting the camp staff, taking a tour of the facility, asking questions, or registerting for the upcoming camp season. All children who attend will…

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Weight loss is topic of WomenHeart of Central CT April 21 meeting

April 19, 2015
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NEW BRITAIN—Dr. Thomas J. Lane, medical director of the hospital’s Weigh Your Options Clinical Weight Loss Center, will present Taking Steps Toward Weight Loss at the April 21 WomenHeart of Central Connecticut support network meeting at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. The meeting will run from 5:30 p.m.…

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Village Green Nursery School is accepting registrations for 3-year olds

April 19, 2015
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Village Green Nursery School, located in the First Congregational Church, 37 Main Street, Southington, is now accepting registrations for their 3 year old program that begins in September 2015. For more information about the program, visit their website at www.vgns.org or call Nan Sheridan, (860) 628-6958. Parents can also schedule appointments to visit the classroom and observe the…

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Hazardous Waste collection scheduled for May 2

April 18, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2 a collection event will be held at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on…

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Youth Services announces spring and summer jobs

April 15, 2015
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The Youth Employment Service of Southington Youth Services is recruiting participants for the Spring and Summer season in anticipation of calls for yard maintenance as well as some jobs for housecleaning and babysitting. The jobs are open to Southington residents between 14-16 years of age. Applications can be downloaded at the Southington Youth Services lind…

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Seabreeze reunion on April 24 to benefit victims in Planstville fire

April 15, 2015
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Seabreeze Reunion Show

Seabreeze members Edd and Strider will reunite for one night only for a benefit concert at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage Street in Southington on April 24. Proceeds from the concert will benefit a Plantsville family, the Hennesseys, who lost everything in a recent fire. Cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and…

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UNICO donated $1,000 to Bread for Life

April 13, 2015
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Bread for Life Donation 2015

Southington UNICO recently donated a $1,000 check to Bread for Life (BFL) as part of an annual campaign that donates about $30,000 to local and national charities and initiatives. “Southington UNICO fully supports Bread for Life’s mission to meet the needs of our community’s less fortunate, such as our seniors, homebound friends, the homeless and…

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