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Southington’s ‘super’ summer celebration

August 17, 2016
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Summer Reading finale-Norrie Zingaro (age 2) meets Mulan and Supergirl

Local princesses and superheroes descended upon the Southington’s library on Thursday, Aug. 11 for the grand finale of the annual summer reading series. Above, 2-year-old Norrie Zingaro meets Mulan and Supergirl at the event, which featured Cinderella, Spiderman, Thor, Harley Quinn, and more. Participants at the costumed event enjoyed dancing, singing, and eating Rita’s water…

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Library listings for the Aug. 19 edition

August 17, 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: August Summer Hours. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Necla…

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Local artist honored in travel poster design competition

August 16, 2016
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Lasell College student William Monteleagre shown at Grand Circle Gallery in Boston, alongside his fourth place entry in Grand Circle Gallery’s 5th Annual Student Travel Poster Design Competition.

Grand Circle Gallery in Boston honored Plantsville artist William Monteleagre with fourth prize in its annual “Design Your Own Vintage Travel Poster” competition for New England graphic design undergraduate students. This is the fifth year that Grand Circle Gallery has conducted a poster contest, showcasing the creative talents of students throughout New England. Sixty-one colleges…

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Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

August 15, 2016
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Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett congratulate Benny Cammuso from Southington's Bread for Life for his selection as a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winner. During the June 2 luncheon, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 New England nonprofits. Bread for Life received a $5,000 grant in honor of Cammuso's volunteer efforts.

FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Each year, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards…

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The Pintarich twins

August 14, 2016
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SONIA BOUSQUET PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher and Kaitlyn (Spinelli) Pintarich of Uxbridge, Mass. announce the birth of their twin sons, Griffin Thomas Pintarich and Grayson Lawrence Pintarich, on Sunday, May 15 at UMass Memorial in Worcester, Mass. Griffin (5 lbs., 3.8 oz., 18.5 inches) arrived at 3:21a.m., and Grayson (5 lbs., 7.4 oz., 18 inches) arrived at 3:22 a.m. Their…

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Library receives adaptive technology

August 11, 2016
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Library - ada-donation

Members of the Southington Commission on Disabilities recently presented adaptive technology to the Library, including two LCD screen magnifiers and a pair of vision boards. The items will be installed on library computers to magnify the screen image and make the keyboard easier to read. From left, library board chair Mary Ellen D’Angelo with members…

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Southington library listings for the Aug. 12 edition

August 10, 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: August Summer Hours. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays in August. Liquid…

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Classic car show at the Southington drive-in on Sunday

August 10, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

The 2016 “Wings of Hope” team, along with Katie and Mike Dragon, will be sponsoring the 5th annual “Rev Up for a Cure” event on Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Rd. in Plantsville. The classic car and all-American muscle show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is…

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Camp Sloper is ready for Race4Chase event

August 4, 2016
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Race4Chase
www.cmakfoundation.org

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER About 450 competitors will attempt to complete their first triathlon with over 2,000 spectators watching at Camp Sloper on Saturday, Aug. 6. The Southington YMCA and the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation are partnering together to hold the fourth annual Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program Finale. Camp Sloper…

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SoCCA ‘soft opening’ offers a peak at new arts center

August 3, 2016
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Arts Center-Ruben Marroquin teaches Rachel Dehnel to weave

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR A couple of visitors were leafing through John Atashian’s photographs of famous guitarists, and the sounds of  The Sawtelles filtered downstairs through the crowd like the perfect soundtrack. In a room at the top of the stairs, one man sat at a loom. Two others were holding a demonstration for weaving rugs in…

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