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Donald McPartland to be recognized by the Waterbury Chamber on Oct. 7

August 25, 2015
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Southington’s Donald McPartland will be recognized by the Waterbury Regional chamber at their annual banquet at the Aqua Turf on Oct. 7. McPartland will receive the 2015 Leadership Award.

The Waterbury Regional Chamber announced that Donald C. McPartland, Esq. of Southington, a partner with Secor, Cassidy & McPartland law firm in Waterbury, is the recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2015 Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the 21st Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 p.m.…

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Enterprise Holdings donates to The Arc

August 25, 2015
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Account Manager from Enterprise Fleet Management Kristine Kelly, center, presents a check for $1,500 from Enterprise Holdings to The Arc of Southington CEO Sandy Amato, left, The Arc of Southington Business Manager Ron Pape, right, on July 22.

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BJ’s donates to Southington Bread for Life

August 24, 2015
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BJ’s wholesale club representatives present a ceremonial check on July 14 to Southington Bread for Life. From left are, Bread for Life treasurer David Donnelly, BJ’s employee Eric Gagner, BJ’s supervisor Shari Stary, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, BJ’s Operations Manager Bill Kearns.

Representatives of the local BJ’s wholesale club recently presented a ceremonial check and gift cards totaling $1,700 to Southington Bread for Life. Shari Stary, damaged defective returns supervisor, said in a press release from Bread for Life that BJ’s holds a commitment to supporting local organizations and services that help the underserved population. Employees play…

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Durocher receives leadership award from Kappa Delta

August 24, 2015
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Emily Durocher received the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award from the Delta Kappa sorority.

Southington resident Emily Durocher was recently awarded Kappa Delta’s “Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.” The award is presented annually to the top echelon of Kappa Delta student leaders. It is based upon high academic performance, exemplary leadership within the chapter, on campus, and in the community. The distinction of being named a “Corre Girl,”…

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The longest married couple in Connecticut

August 23, 2015
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Fran and Mary Santy, center, recently celebrated 75 years of marriage with their friends and family.

Francis “Fran” Santy and Mary (Casale) Santy recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with their family at Suffield By The River in Suffield. The couple was married on Aug. 19, 1940 and was recently honored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as the longest married couple in the State of Connecticut. Both of them grew up in…

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Ford receives Thomson scholarship

August 23, 2015
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Comm - Jacqueline Ford wins the Thomson Continuing Education  Memorial Scholarship

Jacqueline Ford, center, accepts a check for $3,500 from the Rotary Club of Southington as the 2015 Thomson Continuing Education Memorial Scholarship Award winner.

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Raising the stars and stripes at Calendar House

August 23, 2015
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Calendar House raised its new flag on Tuesday, July 21. Accepting the colors was Calendar House Executive Director Robert Verderame and presenting was Southington American Legion Commander Steve McCarty.

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Plantsville Congregational announces revised service schedule and Rally Day

August 23, 2015
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Plantsville Congregational Church
109 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-5595

Plantsville Congregational Church at 109 Church St. in Plantsville will resume the normal Sunday service schedule at 10 a.m., beginning Sunday, Sept. 6th. The church office will be open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, Plantsville Congregational Church will hold its annual Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10…

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For those about to rock

August 22, 2015
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Six neighborhood kids converged upon The Music Shop on Queen Street to take part in the fifth annual Summer Rock Band Camp. During the month of July, the six musicians gathered to perform classic and current rock favorites in the store culminating in a concert for family and friends. This year’s rockers were Matt Luponio…

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Superior effort for Wounded Warriors

August 21, 2015
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Employees at Superior Products on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike raised $1,550 for the Wounded Warriors Project during a recent fundraising event. The company has raised over $5,000 this year alone for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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