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CT State Archaeologist speaks at April 28 SGS meeting  

April 8, 2015
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At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones led a team that performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Avenue in Plantsville. At the April meeting, Jones will explain the process…

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Library events in April

April 8, 2015
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The Southington Public Library has announced the following events in April. If pre-registration is indicated, visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on the calendar or contact the reference/ information desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5. unless otherwise indicated. American Girl Book Club (children). Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Children ages 7 to 10 will explore and…

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Local girls donates to Wigs for Kids

April 8, 2015
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Megan Smith, 9, of Plantsville recently donated her hair to Wigs for Kids to help children with cancer. Lina Vecchio of Hair Creations by Toni helped Megan to make her donation.

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Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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Boy Scouts honor Ron Tooley for half century of service

April 7, 2015
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Ron Tooley receives recognition for more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. From left, CT Yankee Council Unit Commissioner Roger Poggio, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Tom Polzella, Tooley, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Dan Quinlan, and Troop 17 Assistant Scoutmaster Art Quinlan.

A Southington man who has dedicated 53 years to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program was honored during the March 1 worship service at First Baptist Church of Southington. Ron Tooley was never a Boy Scout himself, but he has performed a vital role in the formation of hundreds, if not thousands, of boys…

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Letter: Library thanks public for success of Southington Reads event

April 4, 2015
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To the editor: Our 10th Annual Southington Reads was a huge success. Nearly 400 enthusiastic readers came to see and hear New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian present his personal and thoughtful program at the Aqua Turf Club. This important event in the cultural life of our community would not be possible without the…

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Michael Casale memorial basketball game: 10 years of charity hoops

April 2, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 25, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Named for the late Derynoski teacher Michael Casale, the game continues to be an exciting event after a decade of competition. The white team beat the red team, 21-12, but everyone…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ discussion

April 2, 2015
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Chris Bohjalian discussed his highly acclaimed historical novel, “The Sandcastle Girls,” at the Southington Library’s Southington Reads event at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25.

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Registration begins on April 15 for Youth Summer Theater

March 30, 2015
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The Southington Youth Summer Theater workshop will offer three programs for Southington residents entering grades 3-12. Registration will take place online only. Registration will open on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, April 15. The registration link will be posted at www.southington.org/syst. Once registered, payment must be submitted to the…

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‘Finding the Poet in You’ at the Southington Library

March 28, 2015
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This two-session poetry workshop is designed as an introduction to the joyful abundance of poetry in our lives, so that we may all benefit from the beauty around us and within us, and realize the beauty we create ourselves. Beginning with an introduction to famous poets and poems and the tools utilized in the craft…

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