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Shooter’s Billiards donates to Toys for Tots

January 11, 2015
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Comm Toys 4 Tots 8 ball tourney

If you ever wondered what $1,187.05 could buy in toys, wonder no more. Five shopping carts stocked with board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, skateboards, scooters, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, remote cars, art and educational toys were purchased as a result of the Toys for Tots 8-ball Tournament at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington.

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The Grounds Guys start grass roots movement

January 10, 2015
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A local The Grounds Guys franchisee and his team in central Connecticut recently gave back to the community in a big way. They helped put together more than 25 complete Thanksgiving meals, or 625 pounds of food, to help a local food bank feed families during the holiday season. In addition, the entire national workforce…

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Southington choir is singing for the spring

January 10, 2015
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Photos by Tammi Naudus Rehearsals are underway for the Southington Festival Chorale Spring Concert. The local volunteer choir will perform on Sunday, May 3 at the Plantsville Congregational Church.

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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Donna Theriault is the owner of Studio 466 Salon and Spa, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After doing…

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Give us your bottles and cans

January 8, 2015
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (4)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Boy Scout Troop 32 gathered cans at Recreation Park as a fundraiser for the troop. Donations will help the local Boy Scout troup that meets on Tuesday nights at the First Congregational Church in Southington. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Bristol as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Bristol Library, 5 High Street. The…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Plainville as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Plainville Library, 56 East Main…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Southington as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Southington Municipal Center, 196-200…

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Lifeguard classes at the YMCA

January 5, 2015
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Lifeguard

The Southington Community YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class beginning on Monday, Jan. 5. The class will run on Mondays through Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must be at least  15 years old to participate, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification. The YMCA…

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Contemporary fiction discussion series at the Library

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding a contemporary fiction discussion series with Patricia D’Ascoli. Contemporary fiction normally focuses on giving readers a window into some corner of everyday experience and showing what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Some of the stories may be politically motivated or designed to raise…

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