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Locals rock at Music Shop summer camp

September 8, 2016
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Up-and-coming musicians packed into the Music Shop on Queen Street for jam sessions in July and August. The guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers rocked the house during the store’s sixth annual Summer Rock Band camp. The camp students formed a band, chose songs to perform, worked out arrangements of the songs, and then performed for friends and family…

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Price Chopper partners with Red Cross to ‘Give what fire takes’

September 8, 2016
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This September, Price Chopper is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to “Give What Fire Takes.” From Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, Price Chopper shoppers can join the effort to support families affected by home fires, and enable communities to prepare for these tragic events, by making donations to Red Cross Home Fire…

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Library listings for the Sept. 9 edition

September 8, 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: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Lake Compounce opened this weekend for locals

September 7, 2016
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If you are a Bristol or Southington resident, you have one more chance to visit Lake Compounce Family Theme Park before they close for the season. On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, the park will be extending its summer season to locals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a Bristol and Southington Appreciation…

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Vanda Koceva is library’s September artist

September 4, 2016
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The Southington Public Library Gallery presents paintings by Vanda Koceva, the September artist of the month.  Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland, studied art as a teenager in Warsaw. While a member of the Bristol Art League, she exhibited regularly in their gallery. To share her paintings with more of the public, she…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Hostess chair Alyssa Pappas knows the work that goes into it

September 2, 2016
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Former Apple Harvest hostess and queen Alyssa Pappas, above center, has been assisting hostesses ever since her reign ended.

The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Faith Baptist Church announced fall hours

September 1, 2016
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Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8147

Faith Baptist Church on 243 Laning St. recently announced their fall hours, as of Sunday, Sept. 11 to coincide with “rally day” festivities. Sunday worship services will start at 11 a.m. The adult Bible Study is scheduled for 9:45 a.m., and Sunday school will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children from age…

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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

August 29, 2016
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  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who died after a 22-month battle with a brain tumor. The scholarship, which will be presented…

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United Way breakfast to kick off annual campaign

August 26, 2016
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United Way of Southington is planning its annual kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Manor Inn starting at 7:30 a.m. Business and community leaders are invited to attend and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. “This event officially kicks off our annual drive for financial support for the 2016-17 year that is used to assist…

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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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