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Plantsville Congregational will celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 6

February 22, 2015
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The Southington Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6, at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. World  Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. This year’s program has …

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Italian Festival planning is underway

February 21, 2015
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The annual Southington Italian-American Festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, has announced that the 2015 festival will take place July 24-26. The 2015 festival will celebrate its 11th year of promoting and supporting Italian heritage and culture in the Southington community. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse…

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Community calendar launched on town website

February 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER As a member of a lot of different organizations and civic groups in town, Town Councilor Dawn Miceli said that she saw the need for a community-wide calendar to help groups as they plan their major events. “One thing I heard is when they’re in the planning process for their…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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Thalberg-teacher-Amy Stino, Dawn Rose, Keith O'Brien, and Kim Angelillo

By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Sunday

February 18, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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United Way will recognize stars at March 19 dinner

February 16, 2015
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The United Way of Southington will hold its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The 2015 event will feature a dinner, live auction, and presentation of the “Southington Stars” community service awards. The fun-filled evening, themed An Evening in the Stars, will include characters and…

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Local youth take action to support Bread for Life

February 15, 2015
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Lauren Marziarz, left, and her daughter, Lindsay, deliver chocolate covered pretzels to the Bread for Life kitchen.

  Southington youth continue to be active in showing their support for Bread for Life and the people it serves. Initiatives during the recent holiday season included food collections and baking special treats. According to a press release from Bread for Life, there were at least three holiday projects supported by local youth. Flanders Elementary…

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Housman, Stolfi wedding

February 15, 2015
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Daria Housman married Andrew Stolfi on Sept. 6, 2014 at the Guilford Yacht Club.

Daria Housman, of Norwalk, and Andrew Stolfi, of Norwalk, were married on Sept. 6, 2014 at the Guilford Yacht Club. J. Paul Vance Jr. officiated. The reception was also held at the Guilford Yacht Club. The bride is the daughter of John and Judi Housman of Southington, and the groom is the son of Andrew…

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Jane White is the February artist at Paul Gregory’s Bistro

February 15, 2015
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Jane M. White, of Southington is the February featured artist at Paul Gregory’s Bistro Restaurant, which is located at 148 Center Street in Southington. White will be exhibiting watercolors and pastel landscapes, including “The Green Boat,” above, which depict places she has traveled to. White is also the Manager of The Gallery at The Orchards.…

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First Baptist Church of Southington announces Ash Wednesday service

February 14, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington, at 581 Meriden Ave., will offer an Ash Wednesday worship service on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The service will include reflection, prayer, a spiritual message, and anointing. The public is welcome. For more information, call First Baptist Church at (860) 628-8121, visit the website www.firstbaptistsouthington.org, or visit Facebook…

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