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Seabreeze reunion on April 24 to benefit victims in Planstville fire

April 15, 2015
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Seabreeze Reunion Show

Seabreeze members Edd and Strider will reunite for one night only for a benefit concert at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage Street in Southington on April 24. Proceeds from the concert will benefit a Plantsville family, the Hennesseys, who lost everything in a recent fire. Cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and…

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UNICO donated $1,000 to Bread for Life

April 13, 2015
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Bread for Life Donation 2015

Southington UNICO recently donated a $1,000 check to Bread for Life (BFL) as part of an annual campaign that donates about $30,000 to local and national charities and initiatives. “Southington UNICO fully supports Bread for Life’s mission to meet the needs of our community’s less fortunate, such as our seniors, homebound friends, the homeless and…

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Fill the fire truck for SCS pantry

April 13, 2015
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The Giving Back Girls will be hosting a “Fill that Fire Truck” fund raiser at Walmart on Queen Street in Southington on Saturday, April 25. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group is requesting donations to help the Southington Community Services food pantry. Items in need include tuna fish, canned…

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Blue Knight basketball donates to the arts

April 12, 2015
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From left, SHS senior Mike Taylor, Mary DeCroce, chairwoman of Southington Community Cultural Arts, and Coach John Cessario.

The Blue Knight basketball team donated proceeds from its winter basketball camp to Southington Community Cultural Arts, the organization that is transforming the historic Gura Building into a visual and performing arts center. SHS coach John Cessario and members of the varsity basketball team ran the “Can’t Get Enough Hoops” winter basketball camp in December.…

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Lewis High School Class of ‘49 reunion

April 12, 2015
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Lewis High School Class of 1949 converged upon Manor Inn on Sept. 21, 2014 to celebrate their 65th high school reunion. Front, from left, Francis Cioffi, Matt Dashukewich, Lil (Dudzik) Costello, and Pricilla (Perkins) DeBisschop. Middle, Richard D’Angelo, Nancy (Casner) Adam, Dorothy (Kania) Duksa, Mary (Snow) Kowalczyk, Mary (Nigro) Fasulo, Ann (Muss) Ashworth, Sue (Adams)…

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Stop & Shop donates to food pantry

April 11, 2015
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Comm - Stop and Shop donates to SCS

Representatives from the Southington Stop & Shop recently presented a check for approximately $5,800 to officials from Southington Community Services for use with the local food pantry, located at 91 Norton St. in Plantsville. From left, John Tuttle and Chris Salvatore from Stop and Shop and Janet Mellon and Mark Fazzolari from Community Services.

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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An evening with Faith Ziegler on April 11 and 17

April 9, 2015
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Faith Ziegler will be performing at Paul Gregory’s Bistros in Southington on Saturday, April 11, Friday, April 17, and Thursday, April 23 at 8:30 p.m. Born and raised in Berlin, Conn., Ziegler is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter that was nominated for the 2015 best female performer of the year at the New England Music…

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Legion salutes oratorical competition winners

April 8, 2015
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Competition judges State Rep. David Zoni and Councilwoman Dawn Micelli joined student participants at the recently-held American Legion District One oratorical competition in Rocky Hill. From left, Robert and Kathy Magnoli, parents of 2nd place winner Jennifer Magnoli; Rep. Zoni; competitive judge Steve Pintarich of Post 72; first place winner Gabriel Milluzzo (Post 133); second…

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CT State Archaeologist speaks at April 28 SGS meeting  

April 8, 2015
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At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones led a team that performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Avenue in Plantsville. At the April meeting, Jones will explain the process…

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