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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

October 17, 2014
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Officials put plans in place for Ebola, no cases in the state

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Although there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Connecticut, the nation just witnessed the first fatal case of Ebola in the U.S. and, as the disease continues to sweep Western Africa, it’s becoming an international concern. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is “rare and…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

October 12, 2014
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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Drive-in’s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. “I am so excited to be partnering with them,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely…

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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

October 10, 2014
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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Mary DeCroce will be honored as the 2014 Leading Ladies Award Receipt at their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club. Donna Ayer, from the Leading Ladies, said that DeCroce’s success as president of the Southington Community Cultural Arts in securing the Gura Building for a…

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Board of Park Commissioners looking at potential smoking ban

October 10, 2014
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Board of Park Commissioners looking at potential smoking ban

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Park Commissioners recently listened to members of the community regarding a potential smoking ban for parks in town, as a way to protect children. “It’s a better way to go for the children to try to keep tobacco products away from them,” said board Chairman Michael Fasulo.…

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STEPS secures five more years of funding

October 9, 2014
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STEPS secures five more years of funding

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of…

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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

October 8, 2014
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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month…

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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