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Painters are putting the finishing touches on the Gura project

June 10, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Professional painters exploded into the Gura Building last Saturday like a cluster of spiders scrambling to build a web. They spilled into every room, blanketing the floors with drop cloths and paint buckets. Some were climbing ladders, armed with paint brushes. Others were crawling into corners and staircases, while the rest swept across…

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Southington photographer’s concert photos travel around state

June 9, 2016
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This photograph of Michael Jackson is among the photographs by John Atashian is now on display through the end of the month at the Plainville Public Library.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nearly 40-years ago, Southington resident John Atashian went to a Pink Floyd concert on Long Island and decided to bring along his camera to capture a few memories from the show. Since then, he has been attending concerts with his camerPlaina in hand, recording images of nearly 4,000 musicians performing live on…

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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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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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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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