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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

December 17, 2014
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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man was pleasantly surprised when a local Home Depot manager took it upon himself to give him a Christmas tree for the holidays since the man’s son is coming home from the Air Force after being away from his family for eight months. Jim Frauenheim said a friend…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Santa at Sloper

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

December 17, 2014
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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at www.petpartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. The certificate of completion…

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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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Make ornaments at Carousel Museum Sunday

December 16, 2014
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On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., there will be an ornament making program at the New England Carousel Museum. Children will use paint and sparkles to decorate glass ornaments. All admissions include entrance to all of the museum’s exhibits, including the collection of over 130 carousel animals, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Museum…

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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

December 13, 2014
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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

On Monday Dec. 8, Mrs. Claus and Friendly Elf, took time out of their hectic holiday season to visit Grace Nursery School. The children sang songs and asked many questions about the North Pole

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

December 13, 2014
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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

The Southington Rotary Club and the Southington branch of Liberty Bank have been hard at work since Columbus Day to raise funds for local food charities during the 2014 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Rotary Clubs in 35 towns teamed up with the 49 Liberty Bank offices partnered with the foundation to donate over…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

December 12, 2014
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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., for the Winter Storytimes program at the Southington Library. There are a host of programs aimed at children ages 10 months to 5 years. Wonderful Ones is a program designed to strengthen the development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, stories and iPad apps for children…

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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

December 12, 2014
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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

John E. De Mello, Jr and Nikki R. Virgiio announced their union as husband and wife. The marriage took place in Krabi, Thailand on Jan. 8, 2014, where they honeymooned and toured the country. John is the son of John & Chong DeMello, Sr. of Southington. He graduated Southington High School in 2002. He graduated…

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