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Vanda Koceva is library’s September artist

September 4, 2016
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Artist of the Month

The Southington Public Library Gallery presents paintings by Vanda Koceva, the September artist of the month.  Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland, studied art as a teenager in Warsaw. While a member of the Bristol Art League, she exhibited regularly in their gallery. To share her paintings with more of the public, she…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Hostess chair Alyssa Pappas knows the work that goes into it

September 2, 2016
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Former Apple Harvest hostess and queen Alyssa Pappas, above center, has been assisting hostesses ever since her reign ended.

The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Faith Baptist Church announced fall hours

September 1, 2016
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Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8147

Faith Baptist Church on 243 Laning St. recently announced their fall hours, as of Sunday, Sept. 11 to coincide with “rally day” festivities. Sunday worship services will start at 11 a.m. The adult Bible Study is scheduled for 9:45 a.m., and Sunday school will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children from age…

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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

August 29, 2016
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SO News - Michael Shanley scholarship

  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who died after a 22-month battle with a brain tumor. The scholarship, which will be presented…

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United Way breakfast to kick off annual campaign

August 26, 2016
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United Way (Web)

United Way of Southington is planning its annual kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Manor Inn starting at 7:30 a.m. Business and community leaders are invited to attend and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. “This event officially kicks off our annual drive for financial support for the 2016-17 year that is used to assist…

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Carousel museum needs volunteers; open house set for Sept. 11

August 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is looking for volunteers for various tasks in and around the museum. As a volunteer, you can set your schedule as you are available and willing to donate your time. Volunteers receive a free one year membership to the museum and invitations to museum events. The museum is looking for…

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Taking a walk in the linear park

August 24, 2016
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SP Rails2Trails-Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty

The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a stroll on the trail. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington library listings for the Aug. 26 edition

August 24, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: August Summer Hours. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Necla…

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‘Books in a Jar’ winner (July)

August 22, 2016
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Library - Books in a Jar winner paula brisco

The Southington public library announced that Paula Brisco, above, was the winner in the July “Books in a Jar” challenge. Brisco correctly guessed the three books in the jars: “The Ditchdiggers Daughters” by Yvonne Thornton, “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian; and “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant. The answer to the bonus question was,…

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Blessing of the animals on Sept. 4

August 19, 2016
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Comm - blessing a pet

The First Lutheran Church will be holding their annual “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, Sept. 4. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the church at 232 Bristol St. All are welcome to bring pets, photos or stuffed animals. Above, a family dog receives its blessing at last year’s…

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