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Durocher receives leadership award from Kappa Delta

August 24, 2015
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Emily Durocher received the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award from the Delta Kappa sorority.

Southington resident Emily Durocher was recently awarded Kappa Delta’s “Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.” The award is presented annually to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. It is based upon high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community. The distinction of being named a “Corre Girl,”…

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The longest married couple in Connecticut

August 23, 2015
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Fran and Mary Santy, center, recently celebrated 75 years of marriage with their friends and family.

Francis “Fran” Santy and Mary (Casale) Santy recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with their family at Suffield By The River in Suffield. The couple was married on Aug. 19, 1940 and was recently honored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as the longest married couple in the State of Connecticut. Both of them grew up in…

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Ford receives Thomson scholarship

August 23, 2015
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Jacqueline Ford, center, accepts a check for $3,500 from the Rotary Club of Southington as the 2015 Thomson Continuing Education Memorial Scholarship Award winner.

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Raising the stars and stripes at Calendar House

August 23, 2015
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Calendar House raised its new flag on Tuesday, July 21. Accepting the colors was Calendar House Executive Director Robert Verderame and presenting was Southington American Legion Commander Steve McCarty.

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Plantsville Congregational announces revised service schedule and Rally Day

August 23, 2015
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Plantsville Congregational Church
109 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-5595

Plantsville Congregational Church at 109 Church St. in Plantsville will resume the normal Sunday service schedule at 10 a.m., beginning Sunday, Sept. 6th. The church office will be open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, Plantsville Congregational Church will hold its annual Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10…

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For those about to rock

August 22, 2015
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Six neighborhood kids converged upon The Music Shop on Queen Street to take part in the fifth annual Summer Rock Band Camp. During the month of July, the six musicians gathered to perform classic and current rock favorites in the store culminating in a concert for family and friends. This year’s rockers were Matt Luponio…

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Superior effort for Wounded Warriors

August 21, 2015
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Employees at Superior Products on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike raised $1,550 for the Wounded Warriors Project during a recent fundraising event. The company has raised over $5,000 this year alone for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Bristol TEC adult ed classes start Sept. 14

August 18, 2015
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Apprenticeship and extension courses for the State of Connecticut Adult Education Evening School Division at  Bristol Technical Education Center will be starting the week of Sept. 14. Registration dates are Aug. 25, 26, 27, 31 and Sept. 1, 2, 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 431 Minor St., Bristol. Courses offered include apprenticeship training…

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PSHD offers tips for handling head lice

August 18, 2015
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As the first day of school draws near, the Plainville Southington Health District (PSHD) strongly encourages parents to conduct frequent hair checks on their children, in an effort to prevent head lice. The beginning of the school year is peak season for head lice.  Head lice are not something that you should be ashamed of. …

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Blue Knight family passes and gold cards available for 2015-16

August 17, 2015
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Southington High School family passes and senior gold cards will be available for the 2015-16 school year beginning on Monday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Athletic Director’s office at Southington High School. Family passes cost $110 and covers admission for immediate family members to volleyball (boys and girls), football, basketball…

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