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First Baptist donates hundreds of dresses

July 23, 2016
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Comm - First Baptist Dresses 2016

First Baptist Church of Southington donated approximately 300 handmade dresses to women’s and children’s shelters during their June 12 worship service. This dress mission was implemented move than five years ago by church member Emily Lamy, who has delivered them in the past to the poor in the Dominican Republic. Women from the church’s Grandparents’…

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New transfer station hours

July 22, 2016
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Town of Southington

Effective Saturday,  Aug. 6, the bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be closing at 3 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m. The station will be open, weather permitting, on most Saturdays through Dec. 3. See the full schedule below: Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10,…

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Aqua Turf presents a taste of Italy

July 22, 2016
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Celebrate Italia-Southington (and a couple of Bristol) seniors

Residents will have to wait another week for the Italian-American Festival on Center Street, but the Aqua Turf gave a little taste of Italy on Tuesday, July 12 with their annual “Celebrate Italia” event. The Boston-based group, The Italian Connection Band, above, played to the sell-out crowd. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Stage company brings ‘Arabian Nights’ to the Library

July 21, 2016
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Arabian Nights-Elijah (5) gives his mean face to fight off the bad guy

Bobby Wilhelmson, left, and Abby Raislback, right, draw members of the audience on-stage during an interactive performance of “Arabian Nights” on July 13 at the Southington public library. Elijah Perras, Grace Dillard, and Lilly Steindl take their bows after contributing to the show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington students ‘R.I.S.E.’ and shine

July 20, 2016
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Camp Rise-Instructor Donna Bullard helps Alex Belanger with Musical instrument and song class

Donna Bullard assists Alex Belanger during a song class at Camp R.I.S.E. (Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences). The Recreation Department launched the inaugural camp last week, which offers Southington high school and middle school students with special needs an opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and…

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‘Pokémon Go’ draws visitors to the rail trail

July 20, 2016
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Molly Virello of the library gives pointers to Sophie Shugru (9) and her Mom Jean

“Pokémon Go” is generating a lot of discussion. People seem to be polarized on the issue, but it’s hard to deny that it’s drawing locals outdoors this summer. Earlier this week, we spotted a number of kids and parents exploring the Southington rail trail and the virtual world in search of wild Pokémon, PokéStops and…

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Southington library listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: July Summer Hours begin. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July…

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Mastrianni, Michanczyk engagement

July 19, 2016
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Comm engagement Mastrianni-Michanczyk

Parents of the bride and groom announced the engagement of Jacqueline Ann Mastrianni of Southington, daughter of Debby and Paul Mastrianni, to Sean P. Michanczyk of Southington, son of Dean Michanczyk and his wife Eillen and Erin Mancino and her husband Gary, all of Southington. The couple is planning an Oct. 22, 2016 wedding at…

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Boy Scouts clean up at Rec Park

July 16, 2016
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (5)

On Saturday, July 9, members of Boy Scout Troop 32 sort through donations during a bottle and can drive at Recreation Park. The group, which meets on Tuesdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown Southington, plans to hold another one in January. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Job Fair for Northwest Village School set for July 28

July 15, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village School will host a Job Fair on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. The event is designed to recruit special education teachers; a high school science teacher; a high school math teacher; middle school – regular education teachers; and an education coordinator. Qualified candidates…

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