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Boy Scouts clean up at Rec Park

July 16, 2016
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (5)

On Saturday, July 9, members of Boy Scout Troop 32 sort through donations during a bottle and can drive at Recreation Park. The group, which meets on Tuesdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown Southington, plans to hold another one in January. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Job Fair for Northwest Village School set for July 28

July 15, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village School will host a Job Fair on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. The event is designed to recruit special education teachers; a high school science teacher; a high school math teacher; middle school – regular education teachers; and an education coordinator. Qualified candidates…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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‘Mulan Jr.’ opens on Friday

July 13, 2016
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Grace Michaud takes on the title role in "Mulan Jr."

The Southington Youth Summer Theater program opens its Disney-themed production calendar today, when curtains open for “Mulan, Jr.” The summer program features youth from grades 6 to 12, and it’s focused on helping young thespians hone their craft through local productions. All shows will be held at the Southington High School auditorium, and tickets for…

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Library listings for the July 15 edition

July 13, 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: July Summer Hours begin. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July…

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Yoga teachers in full bloom

July 11, 2016
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On Sunday, May 15, Bloom Yoga Fitness Studios of Southington graduated 14 new yoga instructors from their 200 hour yoga teacher training. The 14 graduates began the program in September 2015, and over the course of nine months they completed all 200 hours of training in yogic philosophy, alignment, anatomy, and more. Throughout the summer,…

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Southington Care celebrates 4 centenarians

July 11, 2016
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Four residents of Southington Care Center, located at 45 Meriden Ave., were recognized on June 12 for reaching the century milestone. The honorees were, from left, Caroline Smedick (101 on June 30), Mary Raffonello (101), Alice Tew (100), and Kathryn Carey (101). The women credited family and friends, and being happy as reasons for longevity.

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Locals honored for church service

July 7, 2016
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The Church of St. Dominic
1050 Flanders Road, Southington, CT 06489
Tel: (860) 628-0349
Email: stdom@saintdominicchurch.com

For more than three decades, Beverly Montana has been giving back to her local parish. On Tuesday, June 14, she was recognized for her efforts at an awards ceremony at St. Jerome Church in New Britain. Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, PhD and the new Provost of Education and Evangelization presented the Archdiocesan Certificate and…

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 6, 2016
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The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) has named long-time Southington resident Joanne Kelleher as its new director. The opening followed the recent resignation of former director Dr. Mary Yuskis, who is moving with her family to Florida. Kelleher, who started on July 1 and comes to ECCS with an extensive background in business operations…

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Young swimmers at Memorial Park pool

July 6, 2016
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Swimming Lessons-Adam Scarpa, Julian Prohaska, Matthew Collins, and Chelsea Hunt

Former Southington High School standouts Mike Smigelski and Francesca Ciniglio prepare the next generation of Blue Knight stars during swimming lessons at Memorial Park’s pool last week. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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