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Make ornaments at Carousel Museum Sunday

December 16, 2014
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On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., there will be an ornament making program at the New England Carousel Museum. Children will use paint and sparkles to decorate glass ornaments. All admissions include entrance to all of the museum’s exhibits, including the collection of over 130 carousel animals, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Museum…

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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

December 13, 2014
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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

On Monday Dec. 8, Mrs. Claus and Friendly Elf, took time out of their hectic holiday season to visit Grace Nursery School. The children sang songs and asked many questions about the North Pole

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

December 13, 2014
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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

The Southington Rotary Club and the Southington branch of Liberty Bank have been hard at work since Columbus Day to raise funds for local food charities during the 2014 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Rotary Clubs in 35 towns teamed up with the 49 Liberty Bank offices partnered with the foundation to donate over…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

December 12, 2014
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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., for the Winter Storytimes program at the Southington Library. There are a host of programs aimed at children ages 10 months to 5 years. Wonderful Ones is a program designed to strengthen the development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, stories and iPad apps for children…

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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

December 12, 2014
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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

John E. De Mello, Jr and Nikki R. Virgiio announced their union as husband and wife. The marriage took place in Krabi, Thailand on Jan. 8, 2014, where they honeymooned and toured the country. John is the son of John & Chong DeMello, Sr. of Southington. He graduated Southington High School in 2002. He graduated…

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Kopcha, Pancarowicz engagement

December 11, 2014
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Kopcha, Pancarowicz engagement

Kathleeen and Emil S. Kopcha of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter Carolyn Kopcha of North Providence, R.I. to David Pancarowicz of Waterford, son of David and Corinne Pancarowicz of Warwick, R.I. Carolyn graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She…

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Klem, Fontaine engagement

December 11, 2014
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Klem, Fontaine engagement

Rebecca Klem of Southington is honored to announce her engagement to Douglas Fontaine of Southington. Rebecca is the daughter of Michael and Lisa Klem of Southington. She graduated from Southington High School in 2013 and is a member of the Central Connecticut State University Class of 2017. She is employed at the United States Department…

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Mt. Southington is open for business

December 10, 2014
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Mt. Southington is open for business

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Snow guns have already laid a thin blanket of white crystals along some of the slopes of Mount Southington, and even the recent rains couldn’t beat back their progress. On Sunday, Dec. 7, the local resort opened its gates to winter hopefuls. Another season is underway at Southington’s winter resort. “I’m…

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A Book on Every Bed program at the library

December 10, 2014
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A Book on Every Bed program at the library

To ensure that every child experiences the joy of reading this holiday season, the Southington Library wants to give adult caregivers a free book for each of their children with a valid Southington library card. The program will be ongoing throughout the month of December. Patrons should visit the Children’s Desk before Dec. 31 and request…

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