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Financial volunteers support Bread for Life

February 7, 2015
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Chris Fry, left, and Rick D’Amato, of Watermark Wealth Advisors, stand outside Stop & Shop to collect food for Bread for Life.

Ameriprise Financial Advisors and employees from Six Point Wealth Advisors in Milldale and Watermark Wealth Advisors in Southington recently joined forces to help ensure local families have nutritious meals. Nine volunteers staffed positions at Tops Market and Stop & Shop to collect food items for Southington Bread for Life. The end result was approximately 3,000…

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Snowman submissions from our readers

February 7, 2015
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Sophie and Diane Wojcicki added a splash of color to all the white. Sophie is pictured with their snowman.

The rush of winter storms forced road closings, school closings, and municipal delays, but it wasn’t all bad. Some of our readers were out enjoying the snow, building snowmen to withstand the winter. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 7

February 7, 2015
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The Southington Lions Club will conduct its 24th Annual “Everything Goes” Charity Auction on Saturday, March 7, and the event is open to everyone. It will take place at Mary Our Queen Church hall at 248 Savage Street in Plantsville. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for registration, wine tasting, and auction item preview. The auction…

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Teen Dating Violence program at Plantsville Congregational Church

February 6, 2015
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On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ at 109 Church St. in Plantsville will host a Tuesday faith conversation centered on teen dating violence and touching on other kinds of domestic abuse. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and reports indicate that one in three teens is affected by dating abuse.…

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YMCA annual meeting celebrates local ‘Super Heroes’

February 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA honored local “super heroes” for their numerous positive contributions to the community at the YMCA’s 86th Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Three Southington High School (SHS) students who have been Advisory Board Members for the STEPS Coalition were recognized by…

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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

February 5, 2015
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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you walk by the entrance to the community turf field at Southington High School, you won’t see any signs, plaques, monuments, or names. You won’t see anything above the walkway, but that’s all changing. The Southington Board of Education passed a motion to rename the walkway that leads to the…

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Tickets still available for Celebrity Roast of Art Secondo on Feb. 20

February 4, 2015
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Tickets are still available for the Celebrity Roast to honor Southington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Arthur Secondo at Testa’s Banquet Facility on Friday, Feb. 20. The event, sponsored by the chamber, is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 per person and includes 12 guest speakers who will each verbally roast Secondo, who…

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Ouellettes celebrate 60 years of marriage

February 1, 2015
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Ruth Ouellette and Anthony "Andy" Ouellette.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Anthony “Andy” Ouellette and Ruth Ouellette of Southington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church. Mary Our Queen Pastor Father Kargul officiated the mass. The couple was married on Jan. 15, 1955 at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. The Ouellettes have three children, Linda Brostowicz and her husband…

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Calendar House announces February events

February 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant Street, Southington. Phone:(860) 621-3014

Calendar House has announced a schedule of events for February, and seats may still be available for the 2015 spring computer session. Here are the upcoming events: Spring Computer Session: Registration for any remaining seats have been extended because of recent weather issues.  Register in the computer lab on Mondays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or Wednesdays,…

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Necla Balasaygun is February Artist of the Month at the library

February 1, 2015
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Necla Balasaygun uses cantaloupe and pumpkin seeds to add depth to her flowers.

The Southington Public Library has announced Necla Balasaygun as the February Artist of the Month. Her oil paintings will be on display at The Gallery at the Southington Library throughout the month. Balasaygun was born in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 25, 1949 and worked in the fashion industry in Istanbul after graduating from a technical…

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