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Bertucci’s ‘Dining for Dollars’ fundraiser on Feb. 11 for the Southington library

February 4, 2016
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Bertucci's
20 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-8626
www.Bertuccis.com

Bertucci’s invites the community to enjoy a great meal and raise money for the Southington Library Expansion Fund. On Feb. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant, at 20 Spring St. in Southington, is hosting a fundraiser for the library fund. Stop in the library to pick up a “Dining for Dollars” flyer.…

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Foundation accepting grant, scholarship applications

February 3, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund while scholarship applications are being accepted from local students. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or…

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Kristen’s Kloset seeks volunteers

February 3, 2016
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Kristens Kloset

A volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 for volunteers interested in helping out during the 2015 prom season. It will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Youth Services office, 196 North Main St. in the Municipal Center. Kristen’s Kloset, the prom gown giveaway program sponsored by Southington…

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Southington Arts & Crafts Association announces dates for spring program

February 3, 2016
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Southington Arts and Crafts Assoc

The Southington Arts and Crafts Association has announced their spring meeting schedule, which includes art demonstrations by regional artists. Association meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Art demonstrations follow the meeting at 7 p.m. All demonstrations are open and free to the public. This is a list of…

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Cigar club donates to Bread for Life

January 31, 2016
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Comm - BFL Mickey Blakes

Southington Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, center, accepts a donation from Jerry Cerasoli, left, and Bob Lopena, right, members of Mickey Blake’s Cigar Club on Spring Street. The gift was the result of donations made at the members’ holiday party.

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Local nurse crochets 1,000 Christmas stockings for needy children

January 30, 2016
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Lisa Pinter, a licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, right, and her son, Alex, prepare to be elves at the 96.5 WTIC-FM We Are The Children party held Christmas Day. Pinter crocheted 1,000 stockings which she donated to the event.

Lisa Pinter has had her hands full for the last three years—full of crochet hooks and yarn. A licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, when she wasn’t caring for the residents, she was crocheting thousands—probably millions—of stitches. She even crocheted while sitting in the stands at drag races, while her husband was out on…

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Holiday help for the homebound

January 30, 2016
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Letter - YMCA donation

Friends of the YMCA made up bags of toiletries for the homebound for Christmas. Bread for Life executive director expressed his thanks to the group in a BFL press release. “Can’t thank you enough for all the support that you give to those who have less,” said Hafford. “Without you the holiday would not be…

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UNICO supports SCS food pantry

January 30, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Donation SCS

Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Southington Community Services. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, Rep. Dave Zoni, President Antonio Cusano, Southington Community Services Assistant Director and UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Dawn Miceli and Benny Cammuso.

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Wendell Copeland is the February artist at the Orchards

January 30, 2016
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“A Scene On A Summer Day,” by Wendell Copeland.

Wendell Copeland, of Plainville, will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of February. The title of his show is “As Life Goes By.” Copeland has been taking pictures since serving the armed forces in Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he won a cash prize in a…

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Letter: SCS thanks JFK teachers

January 30, 2016
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Letter - SCS from JFK 2

To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank the eighth grade teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School for their donation of $630 raised during their ugly sweater contest. The eighth grade students voted for the winner by making donations to the teacher with the ugliest sweater. This year’s winner was Kristina Zipadelli.…

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