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Drive-In sells out opening show

June 9, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Grease was the word at The Southington Drive-In on Saturday night, when the venue opened for its seventh movie season. Southington’s chapter of UNICO hosted a screening of “Grease” to a crowd of over 700 viewers. The first film of the season sold out the venue, with 447 vehicles and 257 walk-ins.…

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YMCA to induct 4 into Sloper hall of fame

June 9, 2016
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YMCA Logo (2011 - Green)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This year’s honorees in the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame have been announced—Lance Kilburn, Bob Lengyel, Nicki O’Rourke, and Mike Soccodato will be inducted on Wednesday, July 13 at the YMCA’s annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Picnic at Camp Sloper. The Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize past…

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Music on the Green postponed to Thursday, June 9

June 8, 2016
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Music Notes for Music on the Green

The Music on the Green concert scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to heavy storms expected to impact our area this evening. The concert will take place tomorrow, Thursday, June 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This week’s band is “Sharades” (Oldies, Doo-Wop, Rock & Roll), sponsored by Ali’s Nursery.

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Library listings for the June 10 edition

June 8, 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: June “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime”…

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Library listings for the June 10 edition

June 8, 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: June “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a…

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‘Ben Was Here’ promotes the arts

June 7, 2016
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Comm - SoCCA receives grant

Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) executive director Mary DeCroce accepts a $2,500 donation from Cristin Buckley of the Benjamin Buckley Memorial Foundation (BBMF). BBMF was created in memory of Ben Buckley, who died on Jan. 23, 2014, from an asthma attack at his home. The “Ben Was Here” initiative allows Ben’s family to spread awareness…

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No more empty bowls

June 6, 2016
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Two seventh-graders chat with art teacher Rebecca Sellers while they roll out clay they will model into bowls.

Art classrooms at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have looked more like flower gardens awash with dozens of blooms. Vibrant colors, patterns and creative shapes have taken over the classroom as seventh- graders embrace the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Southington Bread for Life. This project is an international effort to fight hunger. Potters, artists,…

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Community Foundation Catalyst Fund Seeks Community-Minded Citizens to Take on Local Issues

June 4, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9 meeting…

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Girl Scouts donate to Bread for Life

June 4, 2016
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Girls Scout Troop 66856, which meets at Flanders Elementary School, presented their food donation to Southington Bread for Life during the Apple Valley Bowl in April. The annual event is an opportunity for Girl Scouts around Southington to come together to support families in the community. Over 120 scouts from 19 troops participated in the…

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T.M. Kaplita is Orchards artist for June

June 3, 2016
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“"Swordsman and Sylph,"” by T.M. Kaplita.

T.M. (Timo) Kaplita of Southington CT, will be exhibiting his paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards through June 30. The title of his show is “Narrative Vignettes: Real and Surreal.” Kaplita always had a passion for art. Upon his graduation, his career focus was on architecture and graphics, though he still had a strong…

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