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O’Hara earns Eagle Scout honors at Troop 67

January 18, 2015
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Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, a senior at Southington High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 67, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. O’Hara was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford. The rank of Eagle Scout…

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HOCC releases two Bradley TV commercials

January 18, 2015
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Football players on the field for filming of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s latest commercial.

NEW BRITAIN—From the football field to the stands, Southington football players and family members teamed up with The Hospital of Central Connecticut for a commercial showcasing its Emergency Department services—including treatment for sports-related injuries—at its Bradley Memorial campus. Both Southington Valley Midget Football and Southington High School Blue Knights football players are featured in HOCC’s…

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The Music Shop trades lessons for donations

January 18, 2015
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Will McDougall, grandson of Bread for Life chairman Bill McDougall plays guitar next to the donations at The Music Shop on Queen St.

The Music Shop on Queen Street held its 2nd annual Bread for Life food drive. The drive allows students to donate at least $20 of non-perishable groceries, and they would receive a free 30 minute lesson. A dozen local families jumped at the chance. “I was hoping we’d get more,” The Music Shop owner Scott…

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Stop and Shop donates to Southington Community Services

January 17, 2015
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Southington Stop and Shop donated over 300 food boxes to the Southington Community Services food pantry as part of their Food for Friends program. From left, Chris Salvatore, Tony Mendes, and John Tuttle.

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Baked goods at the holidays

January 17, 2015
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Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to…

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Central CT Senior Health Services offers free blood pressure screenings

January 16, 2015
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Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations in February (Two new times were added for Feb. 24): Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Tuesday,…

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Survival skills for preschool parents

January 15, 2015
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On Tuesday, Jan. 20, St. Dominic Church will be welcome Dr. Paolo Sisto from Newington Children’s Hospital for a lecture entitled “Survival Skills for Preschool Parents.” The talk is part of the “Parents Helping Parents” lecture series. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Saint Dominic Community Learning Center, 150 Flanders…

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Plantsville awards winners in Guessing Gift contest

January 13, 2015
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The Village Association of Plantsville awarded their top two prizes for the Guessing Gift contest at Wells Fargo Bank. Beginning in early December, participants were asked to guess the number of peppermints that fit into a two-foot square gift box during an annual contest that has spanned two decades. From left, Joe Brink, Wells Fargo…

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UNICO donates to food pantry

January 12, 2015
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Salvation Army. Pictured, from left to right, is Southington Community Services Assistant Director and Southington UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Connecticut state Rep. Rob Sampson, Southington UNICO past president Nick Botsacos, Southington UNICO accountant and member Mike Fasulo and Connecticut state Sen. Joe Markley.

Southington UNICO donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army during the holiday season in order to help fund the town of Southington’s food pantry located at Southington Community Services. The donation has become an annual occurrence in connection with a Salvation Army bell ringing fundraiser at Southington WalMart, which matches all donations collected during the two-hour…

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Shooter’s Billiards donates to Toys for Tots

January 11, 2015
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If you ever wondered what $1,187.05 could buy in toys, wonder no more. Five shopping carts stocked with board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, skateboards, scooters, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, remote cars, art and educational toys were purchased as a result of the Toys for Tots 8-ball Tournament at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington.

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