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Registration still available for ‘When I’m in Charge’ program

June 15, 2015
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Registration is still underway for the popular Red Cross program, “When I’m in Charge,” sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services office, 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6, and it…

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Mulberry Gardens open house on June 27

June 15, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, will host an open house on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event and coffee will be served. Mulberry Gardens of Southington is located at 58 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville section…

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‘The King’ rocks Calendar House

June 14, 2015
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On Tuesday, May 26, seniors at the Calendar House were brought back in time to the Golden Era of the 50s and 60s with world-renowned Elvis impersonator, David Devonshuk, singing an endless stream of hits. The show, courtesy of The Summit At Plantsville, ran for over an hour and a half. Above, Julia Zarella enjoys…

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Kayla Sica receives highest honor from Girl Scouts

June 14, 2015
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Kayla Sica received her Gold Medal from the Girl Scouts for her community work with the Southington Dog Pound.

On Sunday, June 7, Southington’s Kayla Sica was among 55 Connecticut Girl Scouts honored with the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9 to 12 must spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building…

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Parks & Rec announces public pool opening on June 20

June 13, 2015
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The Southington town pools at Memorial Park and Recreation Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. Pools hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions.  Town Pools are open…

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Pedaling for St. Jude research hospital

June 12, 2015
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Pre-schoolers and kindergarteners at St Thomas school pedaled their hearts out during a Bike-a-Thon to raise money for St Jude research hospital. The children biked, triked, and scootered to raise $1030 for St. Jude Hospital.  

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Local meteorology student helps launch ‘Wicked Cyclone’ at Six Flags

June 9, 2015
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Jessica Stanley of Southington, center with hands raised, was among a number of meteorology students from Western Connecticut State University invited to take the inaugural ride on “Wicked Cyclone” at Six Flags New England.

Despite a loud, late thunderstorm the night before, Western Connecticut State University junior meteorology student Jessica Stanley woke up unbelievably early on May 20 to check out a cyclone. Not the weather condition that involves a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms — this cyclone was the first hybrid roller coaster on the East…

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Program aimed at navigating middle school at DePaolo on June 11

June 8, 2015
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The Southington Drug Task Force is presenting a program to help guide students and parents through the challenging middle school years. The program is aimed at students in grades 4 to 7, along with parents and family members. The discussion will be held at DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, June 11. Activities will start at…

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Red Men honor Perlot, elect chiefs

June 8, 2015
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At the 130th Great Council Session of the Improved Order of Red Men held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury, Great Chief of Records P.G.S. David A. Perlot received the Redman of the Year Award from the convention committee. Perlot has logged countless hours and many changes of position from the national office. He is…

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‘Tea’totalers raise money for SCS

June 7, 2015
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A Downton Abbey-style tea party was held recently to raise money for Southington Community Services. The event, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington, attracted over 150 women and raised $1,200 for SCS. Victorian Lady Kandie Carle gave an entertaining demonstration of Edwardian fashion. Pictured is a group of tea partiers from SCS.

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