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Southington Knights of Columbus honor four locals

May 4, 2015
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Knights of Columbus

Four Southington residents from four local churches will be honored by the Knights of Columbus Assembly 122 in recognition of their many years of service to their parish and community. Carmel Avitable (St. Thomas), Walter Hushak (St. Aloysius), Michael Soltys (Saint Dominic), and Robin Taillie (Mary Our Queen) will be presented the Catholic Citizens Award.…

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Birthday bash for charity

May 4, 2015
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John Simard, Chase Swain, and Connor Fishbein donated $1,050 to Brian Taylor of the Mill Foundation for Kids from their first annual “Boys of February B-Day Bash”.  The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and other illnesses.

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Thomas G Mayer is artist of the month at The Orchards

May 2, 2015
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Thomas G Mayer will be showcasing his art work at The Gallery at The Orchards in May, including “At the Indian River,” above.

Thomas G Mayer, of Plantsville, will be exhibiting “Florida Landscapes” from May 1 to May 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards. Mayer is a retired Connecticut art teacher with years of teaching various grade levels from Kindergarten through Adults and Special Education. He is primarily a plein-aire painter using acrylics and oils.  In the wintertime, he paints…

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Crowds at council for Calendar House

May 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It was standing room only at the Town Council meeting this week, as community members gathered to hear the fate of Southington’s senior resource center, The Calendar House. In their last session, the Council reviewed a space and needs assessment for the facility. After reviewing assessments, several members toured the center and…

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Local family raising funds for 11-year-old son’s medical equipment

May 1, 2015
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Kyle Belanger, above, has a rare genetic condition, and his family has turned to the internet to help raise money to cover medical equipment.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local family is turning to the community for help purchasing equipment for the daily care of 11-year-old Southington resident Kyle Belanger. Kyle has a rare genetic condition called Emanuel syndrome, which has left him with physical and developmental delays. Despite countless surgeries and procedures, several daily medications, and a team of…

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After 100 years Armenian Genocide still hits close to home

May 1, 2015
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Harry Terjdjanian, New Britain, attened the commemoration of the 100th anniversary on the Armenian Genocide at the State Capitol on April 25, 2015. Terjdjanian was born in turkish occupied Armenia.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Hundreds of Armenian Americans took to the capitol this Saturday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. As the Armenian flag flew above the golden dome in Hartford, voices rang out with the Armenian national anthem inside the Hall of the House, followed by promises of “We will remember,” and…

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Southington Library announces May events for adults

April 28, 2015
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The Southington Public Library has announced a number of adult programs for May. If registration is required, contact the library at (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.SouthingtonLibrary.org, click on Calendar. Here are the programs that have been announced: What is Hospice Volunteering? Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the pioneers of hospice…

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Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 9

April 28, 2015
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  The National Association of Letter Carriers and United Way of Southington are sponsoring the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 9. This is one of the major food collections for Southington residents in need. Food Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, macaroni & cheese, tuna fish, canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables,…

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Festival Chorale spring concert on May 3 at the First Lutheran Church

April 27, 2015
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The Southington Festival Chorale at an early rehearsal in January. The spring concert is scheduled for May 3 at the First Lutheran Church in Southington.

The Southington Festival Chorale will present their annual Spring concert on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Cost is $10 ($7 for seniors and children). For a family of four or more, the cost is $20. For more information, please call…

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Neurosurgeon to discuss lumbar spinal stenosis at Southington Library on April 28

April 26, 2015
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Neurosurgeon to discuss lumbar spinal stenosis at Southington Library on April 28

Dr. Ahmed Khan, who heads The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Neurosurgery, will present a lecture on lumbar spinal stenosis at the community room of the Southington Public Library on Tuesday, April 28. The discussion will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Spinal stenosis is a common condition that causes back pain, sciatica,…

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