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Girardin donates to Wigs for Kids…once again

January 27, 2016
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Comm - Hair Donation

Julia Girardin recently made her fourth hair donation to Wigs for Kids at Hair Expo in Southington. The donation was made in honor of her grandmother, who is going through chemotherapy. Hair Expo is a sponsor for the American Cancer Society program.

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Free program on seasonal affective disorder Feb. 3

January 26, 2016
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BRISTOL – During the winter months, it is not uncommon for some individuals to feel depressed, have less energy, trouble concentrating or feel more tired. This condition is referred to as seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is sponsoring a free program about this mood disorder on Wednesday, Feb. 3,…

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Main Street foundation offering grants, scholarships

January 26, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from residents of Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Southington, Wolcott, and other towns. Scholarships are available from over 60 funds in 2016, and they are available to students at various points in their educational careers. The “2016 Scholarship Directory,” which lists all scholarships and eligibility criteria, and the…

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Queen Ann Nzinga open house rescheduled for this Saturday

January 26, 2016
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc., which provides arts enrichment activities for children and teens ages 5 to 17, has rescheduled its open house and registration for new participants. The Queen Ann Nzinga Center promotes positive youth development among children of all races and abilities throughout Connecticut, but primarily to children in the greater Plainville,…

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Energize Connecticut announces statewide student contest

January 26, 2016
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Comm - eesmarts student contest

Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts student contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2016. The eesmarts Student Contest…

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Tacoma is searching for a home

January 25, 2016
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Comm - Humane 2

Tacoma is a 3 to 4 year old male pitbull, currently residing at the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden CT for the last seven months. He came from a home with children, cats, and two small female dogs. He loves to go on walks, loves the snow, and loves to give kisses. He…

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DePaolo holds holiday toy drive

January 25, 2016
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Schools - STEPS Toy Drive

DePaolo Middle School’s Asset Building Classroom (ABC) spent the month of December collecting toys during a drive to benefit Toys for Tots and Southington Community Services. Above, ABC students are pictured with Sgt. Magana who runs Toys for Tots of Hartford County. Students collected over 175 toys.

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YMCA Camp Sloper registration begins Jan. 30

January 25, 2016
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Water activities on the lake are just some of the things to do at YMCA Camp Sloper. Early registration begins on Jan. 30.

YMCA Camp Sloper will open priority registration for last year’s campers and full members of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. Online registration for the annual day camp will begin on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 a.m. at www.ymcacampsloper.org. In-person registration will not be accepted during the early bird period. YMCA officials encourage families to register early…

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Collecting toys for tots

January 24, 2016
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Comm - Toys for Tots

These toys were collected during a joint toy drive by The Raya Clinic and The Mangia Faccia Society for Toys for Tots. From left, Dr. Marcus Yancoskie, Dr Renee Brown, Dr. Stacey Raya, Mangia Faccia president Vincent Nanfito, and Donald Ostertag of the Marine Corps League.

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Movie night at Faith Baptist Church

January 22, 2016
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Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8147

Faith Baptist Church, at 243 Laning St. in Southington, will be showing the movie, “War Room,” on Saturday, Feb. 13. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. The 2015 movie, starring Alena Pitts, T.C. Stallings, Priscilla Shirer, and Karen Abercrombie, focuses on a family that struggles under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives…

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