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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

November 19, 2014
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Bread for Life, how does your garden grow?

Three-year-old Willa Chmura loved to pick tomatoes this summer especially when she got to eat them. However, her mother, Christi Chmura, was sure that enough vegetables were collected to not only to feed the family, but to feed some of Southington’s neediest residents. Twice each week, mother and daughter would take bags overflowing with the…

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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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Eighth grader holding toy drive for CCMC Nov. 29

November 12, 2014
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Reilley Walden, an eighth grade student at John F Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her 5th Annual Toy drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event, Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC will be held Saturday Nov. 29 at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. in the Marion section of Southington. The event is held from 11 a.m.…

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Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Library bookstore holding sale

November 10, 2014
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Friends of the Southington Library Bookstore will be holding a half price book sale in November and December just in time for holiday shopping. The book store is located on the lower level of the Southingto Public Library, 255 Main St. All children’s books and Christmas books are half-priced. Book store hours are Monday and…

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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

November 5, 2014
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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

For Halloween at The Summit At Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the fifth grade classes at Plantsville Elementary School visited. The students delighted over 50 residents on Oct. 28 by dressing in costumes that matched the stories that they read. The children read to the residents. The students and the residents will meet…

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Health services honors employees

November 5, 2014
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Health services honors employees

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years. Longevity award recipients…

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Care Center taking orders for Thanksgiving pies

November 5, 2014
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A Thanksgiving Pie Sale is being held at Southington Care Center to support its Sunshine Club. The 10-inch pies, which include apple, apple caramel walnut, blueberry, fruit of the forest, pecan and pumpkin, are $9 each. All orders are due by Tuesday, Nov. 18 and payment must be made at time of order. Cash and…

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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

November 4, 2014
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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School Robotics Team, Team 195, or more commonly known as the Cyber Knights, recently competed in and won at the 16th annual Bash at the Beach post-season competition in Old Lyme. The Cyber Knights competed for one last time with the F-195 Knighthawk, which was named in…

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