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The Summit celebrates National Preschool Fitness Day

March 9, 2015
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On Feb. 6, Bright Beginnings Day Care Center , of Plantsville,  celebrated National Preschool Fitness Day at The Summit At Plantsville.  The preschool class exercised to music, entertained residents with songs, and made residents beautiful flowers and snowflakes. The residents, in kind, decorated and filled goody bags with health focused games and coloring  pages. Resident…

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Bread for Life visits St. Dominic School

March 8, 2015
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St. Dominic School students showcase their placemats for Bread for Life. Front, from left, Evelyn Lewis, Matthew Weiner, Rhys Ligon, Ava Grace Linskey, and Ariana Johnson. Back, Principal Patricia Tiezzi, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, and Food Service Manager Darylanne Archambault. Photo courtesy of Bread for Life.

  Children filled the St. Dominic School lunch to meet Eldon Hafford, Southington Bread for Life executive director. Hafford visited the school to thank the students for all they do for the Southington non-profit organization. Throughout the year, students, staff, and parents at St. Dominic School continue to provide food drives, holiday treat bag donations,…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Healthy fun for all ages

March 3, 2015
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The Healthy Family Fun Fest was Sunday February 22nd.  Health Organizations, hospitals, vendors, and guest speakers converged on the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a full-day of interactive activities, entertainment, demonstrations, and tips for healthy living, education, and green intitiatives.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Easter basket program registration at Southington Community Services

March 2, 2015
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Southington Community Services is accepting sign-ups for the annual Easter basket program. The program is open to children from birth through high school. Southington residents can sign up to receive an Easter basket for each child in the household. Proof of residency and income verification is required. No appointment is necessary. Interested parties can visit…

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Irish Step Dance at the Library

March 1, 2015
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Adults and children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Irish step dancing with the Shamrock School of Dance at the Southington Library on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. In person registration is required. To register, please inquire at the Children’s Services Desk or call (860) 628-0947, Ext. 3 for more…

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Summit needs new and used iPods for new music and memory program

February 28, 2015
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The Summit at Plantsville is seeking new and used iPods and headsets to be used for an upcoming music and memory program. The Summit, a Health Care and Rehabilitation Center managed by Athena Health Care Systems, is in the process of developing a Music and Memory program, and will use the donated iPods to develop…

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Proposal to name I-84 bridge in memory of a Southington officer

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER State Rep. David Zoni is hoping to honor Lieutenant Michael Shanley, a Southington police officer who passed away last fall, by naming a local bridge in memory of Shanley. Zoni proposed renaming the westbound bridge at exit 32 on I-84 at Queen St. name after the former detective. According to a…

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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

February 25, 2015
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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

The Unico Club of Southington will hold an Italian dinner on Monday, March 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. in Southington at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, macaroni and meatballs, suffrite, chicken Parmagiano, and roasted potatoes.  Wine will be served with the meal. For reservations, call Mike…

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Dentist visits Plantsville nursery school

February 24, 2015
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Local pediatric dentist, Griselda Khoe, visited Plantsville Community Nursery School recently to demonstrate proper brushing technique to the children. Khoe’s helpers are Jenna T., Abigail F., and Max M.

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