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Mulberry Gardens welcomes volunteers to assist in activities

January 22, 2016
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington
58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 276-1020

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, a not for profit assisted living, adult day and memory care community, is welcoming volunteers to assist at bingo, during outings to restaurants and stores, and for one-to-one visits with residents. Mulberry Gardens, a member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is located at 58 Mulberry St., in the Plantsville section of…

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Military Appreciation Dinner has been rescheduled to Jan. 30

January 21, 2016
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The Military Appreciation Dinner, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been rescheduled due to the weather forecast. It has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 30. Here is the listing for the event: SATURDAY, JAN. 30 SOUTHINGTON MILITARY APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. (Snow date…

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Volunteers needed to bring hope to incarcerated teens

January 20, 2016
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Straight Ahead Ministries, a Christian non-profit group, is looking for more men and women of faith whom might be interested in a volunteer effort for weekly Bible studies and prayer groups within teen detention and residential living centers in Connecticut. The group visits teens in nearby centers such as Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire and…

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YMCA to honor locals at Feb. 3 annual meeting

January 20, 2016
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On Wednesday, Feb. 3 the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs will honor award recipients at their 87th Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf. Steve Nyerick, Dave Kanute, Anna Satterfield, Terry Lombardi, Brian Durocher, Catherine Myers, and Natiya Washer are among those to be honored, along with Relay for Life, Race for Chase, and Giving Back Girls. “We…

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Library listings for the Jan. 22 edition

January 20, 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: January Relieve Stress with Mindful Meditation. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Join…

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Go jump in a lake: The 2016 Polar Plunge sets records

January 20, 2016
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Members of the ‘Leaping Ladies’ survive the chilly waters at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16 during the annual Polar Plunge. Scores of brave locals leapt into the lake during the event that raises money for camp scholarships. (Photo by Tammi Naudus)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As five women in pink shirts and brightly colored tutus stood shivering on a dock at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16, YMCA Executive Director John Meyers shouted the encouraging words, “Remember, it’s all for the kids.” Hundreds of brave volunteers participated in the 11th annual Polar Plunge last weekend, fundraising…

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Registration underway at Village Green Nursery School

January 18, 2016
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Village Green Nursery School
37 Main Street, Southington, CT  06489
(860) 628-6958, ext. 13

Village Green Nursery School, located at 37 Main Street in Southington, is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the…

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Petits offer grant for STEM study

January 18, 2016
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The Petit Foundation awarded a grant to the Southington Public Schools on behalf of Kennedy Middle School teacher Nancy Wasserman, paraprofessional Spencer Richards, and district science coordinator John Duffy. The grant will be used to support the “Engineering Our Circulatory System” unit of study for all seventh grade students. Students will create 3D working models…

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Peasley earns Eagle Scout with Troop 17

January 18, 2016
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Boys Scout Troop 17 recognized their 29th Eagle Scout ceremony with the honoring of Brenden L. Peasley at the First Baptist Church in Southington on Dec. 12. Peasley’s journey began when he was six years old, as a result of a decision made with his father before he passed. “I joined scouts the following week,”…

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Girl Scouts support the troops

January 18, 2016
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Plantsville Girls Scout Troop 66150, along with Miss Plantsville Outstanding Teen Alyssa Daly, made cards and ornaments, and stuffed over 140 goody bags to be sent to the US Naval crew aboard the USS Hartford submarine, out of Groton. The goodie bags were issued when the crew members, deployed since June, arrived around Christmas. Front,…

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