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Dentist visits Plantsville nursery school

February 24, 2015
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Local pediatric dentist, Griselda Khoe, visited Plantsville Community Nursery School recently to demonstrate proper brushing technique to the children. Khoe’s helpers are Jenna T., Abigail F., and Max M.

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Flanders School wins the SOUPER Bowl

February 23, 2015
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Students at Flanders Elementary had their annual SOUPER Bowl Competition in late January. Volunteers collected over 400 cans of soup for Southington Community Services food pantry. From left, Flanders Principal Patricia Mazzarella, Emily Taylor, Ryan Whitehead, and third grade teacher Kimberly Padroff.

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American Legion announces annual meeting on March 10

February 23, 2015
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The Legion Realty Corporation annual shareholders meeting will be held on March 10 at the American Legion Post 72 hall, 64 Main St. Southington. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Members will discuss a proposal to modify and update The Legion Realty Corporation constitution and by-laws. Changes will be presented and voted…

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Plantsville Congregational will celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 6

February 22, 2015
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The Southington Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6, at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. World  Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. This year’s program has …

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Italian Festival planning is underway

February 21, 2015
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The annual Southington Italian-American Festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, has announced that the 2015 festival will take place July 24-26. The 2015 festival will celebrate its 11th year of promoting and supporting Italian heritage and culture in the Southington community. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse…

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Community calendar launched on town website

February 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER As a member of a lot of different organizations and civic groups in town, Town Councilor Dawn Miceli said that she saw the need for a community-wide calendar to help groups as they plan their major events. “One thing I heard is when they’re in the planning process for their…

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The very young at heart

February 19, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER On Thursday, Feb. 12, Southington schools celebrated the 100th day of school for the academic year. For the past three years, Thalberg School first graders have been celebrating this day by dressing up as 100-year-old men and women. “It’s just something fun to do,” explained first grader teacher Amy Stino. The…

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Sunday

February 18, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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United Way will recognize stars at March 19 dinner

February 16, 2015
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The United Way of Southington will hold its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The 2015 event will feature a dinner, live auction, and presentation of the “Southington Stars” community service awards. The fun-filled evening, themed An Evening in the Stars, will include characters and…

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Local youth take action to support Bread for Life

February 15, 2015
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Lauren Marziarz, left, and her daughter, Lindsay, deliver chocolate covered pretzels to the Bread for Life kitchen.

  Southington youth continue to be active in showing their support for Bread for Life and the people it serves. Initiatives during the recent holiday season included food collections and baking special treats. According to a press release from Bread for Life, there were at least three holiday projects supported by local youth. Flanders Elementary…

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