Community news

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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Music on the Green is postponed to Thursday

July 8, 2015
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Music on the Green (2015)

Tonight’s Music on the Green concert, featuring the Diamond Collection and sponsored by Richard Chevrolet, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Diamond Collection is now scheduled to perform on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

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Happy Birthday to…the SCS food pantry

July 7, 2015
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Comm - Madison Hendricks donates to SCS pantry

Madison Hendricks recently celebrated her 10th birthday, but instead of getting gifts from family and friends, she requested boxes of cereal and granola bars. Madison was able to donate 150 boxes of cereal and 35 boxes of granola bars to the Southington Community Services food pantry. The pantry, located at 91 Norton St in Plantsville…

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Early Bird registration for Sept. 25 SEF gala

July 7, 2015
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SEF logo

The Southington Education Foundation’s (SEF) 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 25th from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year the SEF is offering Early Bird Registration for their major fundraiser. Through Tuesday, Sept. 1, ticket prices will be reduced from $75…

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Library hosts Wheeler senior outreach coordinator

July 6, 2015
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Advice

Wheeler Clinic and the Southington Library and Museum have collaborated to make behavioral health information and community resources more accessible to individuals and families in Southington and the surrounding communities. Starting July 1, Justine Micalizzi, Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator, will be on site at the Southington Library at 255 Main Street, on…

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