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Town sets up cooling stations to beat the heat

July 20, 2015
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Heat

Due to the high temperatures expected over the next several days the town of Southington has two cooling centers available for the general public: Southington’s Senior Center, The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant  St. will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (860) 621-3014. The Southington Public Library, located at 255…

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Secondos celebrate 50 years

July 16, 2015
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Comm - Anniversary - Secondo 50

Arthur and Marie Secondo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 10. The couple were married at St. Thomas Church by the late Dawson Trenchard. The Secondos have three grown children, Sean, Doreen, and Stacy and five grandchildren.  Mr. Secondo is president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Marie is curator of the…

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A day at the park for Southington dogs

July 15, 2015
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Dog park-Calli (2)

The Observer visited the dog park on Mill Street to see how local pooches are handling the dog days of summer. You be the judge. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Sen. Markley and Rep. Zoni announce Milldale School reunion

July 13, 2015
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School reunion

Southington-State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) and State Representative David Zoni (D-81) announced that they will be hosting a reunion for graduates of Milldale Elementary School on Saturday, July 18. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at 34 Clark Street, Milldale, the former site of the school. The legislators are both graduates…

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Elks honor local youth

July 13, 2015
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Comm - Elks Drug Awareness Poster State Winner

The Southington Elks Lodge held its annual youth awards banquet on Thursday, June 11.  Pictured with Exalted Ruler Cindy Voorhees and Drug Awareness Chairperson Darcie Najarian are Mackenzie Monahan, local and state winner in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest, her parents, Krystin and Steven Monahan and her sister Taylor Monahan.

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Commentary: Answering the ‘Why’ question at the Y

July 11, 2015
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Jacquelyn Seeger, YMCA School Age Child Care Director

“What did I get myself into?” I asked myself after being employed as the School Age Director for the Southington YMCA for only three months. That night I sat down after putting my girls to bed and thought about my “why.” Why did I take this job? Previous to this job, I was a stay…

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Summer art course explores new robotic artists

July 10, 2015
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Robot Artist

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Library will take on a new, futuristic approach to artwork this summer, with their children’s course titled “Art: Human vs. Machine.” Using an annual grant for summer art education from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the library purchased a water-color robot. The robot is specifically designed to create…

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Hatton Meadows solar project will continue as planned

July 9, 2015
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Solar Panels

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After voting to approve plans for a solar panel array on Hatton Meadow, four town councilors have changed their decision, supporting a motion to revoke the council’s support of the plans in a meeting on June 22. The motion was made by Councilor Chris Palmieri following a presentation and dozens of public…

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Music on the Green is postponed again

July 9, 2015
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Music on the Green is postponed again

Tonight’s rescheduled Music on the Green concert, featuring the Diamond Collection and sponsored by Richard Chevrolet, has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The Diamond Collection was originally scheduled to perform on Wednesday, July 8. No rain date has been scheduled at this time.

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Taking the leap at the Recreation Park pool

July 9, 2015
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Aiden Rand, Juliette Marcuccio, and Maddi Turner coordinate a leap to beat the heat.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Monday, July 6, Recreation Park was a great place to beat the heat or recharge after the holidays. A host of local residents to enjoy the community pool after the holiday weekend.

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