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Southington Drive-In announces 2016 schedule

May 14, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2016 movie schedule for the seventh community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on Saturday, June 4 with a screening of “Grease” and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 11, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a…

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The fastest 2 minutes in sports

May 14, 2016
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SP Brief - Kentucky Derby party

Locals broke out their wide-brimmed hats, pastels, and pleated pants on Saturday, May 7 for a Kentucky Derby party at the Southington Country Club pavilion. Cheers broke out as Nyquist out-distance the field to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The event was a fundraiser for the Southington Republican Town Committee.

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Planting Pencils fundraiser on May 22

May 14, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

On Sunday, May 22, Planting Pencils is hosting a Family Fun-draiser in Plantsville to raise awareness and collect school supplies for underserved students in Connecticut and beyond. Ishaan Patel, the 13 year-old founder of Planting Pencils, was inspired to create the charity when his aunt visited underserved schools in developing countries. Event highlights include music…

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Meet the princesses

May 13, 2016
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princess meet and greet

The fairy tale princesses wait for their young guests Saturday at the annual Princess Meet and Greet held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant. The fund raiser, held at the Aqua Turf, benefitted the oncology department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Southington Social Services. For more photos, visit www.CTFashionMag.com.

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Scholarship gala

May 13, 2016
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Miss Plantsville Alyssa Anderson, left, hugs her ‘Princess’ Nayoung Kwon at Saturday’s Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant annual gala at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For more photos, visit www.ctfashionmag.com.

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Formaggio’s celebrates anniversary and 2 national titles on Friday, May 13

May 12, 2016
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Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington is celebrating two years and a pair of national titles with a “Free Pizza Friday” on May 13.

It’s hard to believe that Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington has only been in business for two years. On Friday, May 13, the restaurant will thank customers with a pizza promotion. Officials are offering a free small cheese pizza with every order to celebrate two years of local business and two…

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Health and Wellness Fair for seniors in Berlin on May 13

May 12, 2016
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seniors

Connecticut House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) will be hosting a health and wellness fair for the senior residents of Berlin and Southington. The event will take place at the Berlin Senior Center, 33 Colonial Dr., Berlin, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, May 13. The fair is designed to make residents…

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Southington students break out in dance

May 11, 2016
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A group of elementary students shake, rattle, and roll during a Zumba class at Derynoski Elementary School on Thursday, May 5.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Kids across the map were active on the morning of May 5, taking part in the YMCA’s annual event, “All Children Exercise Simultaneously” (ACES.) Started in 1989, the ACES program aims to get millions of children out of their classroom seats and onto their feet at the same time each year. Schools…

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Knights of Columbus honors 4 with Catholic Citizenship Award

May 11, 2016
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Knights of Columbus

The Southington Knights of Columbus Assembly 122 will be holding their third annual Catholic Citizenship Awards on Sunday, May 22. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr. in Southington. Honorees are selected for their steadfast commitment with years of faithful service to church and…

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ComicCon event draws crowds to the library

May 11, 2016
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Comicon- Jacob Finelli (age 6) learns Jedi skills from Luke Skywalker (2)

Young padawan Jacob Finelli, 6, tests his Jedi skills against Luke Skywalker on Saturday, May 7 during the Free Comic Book Day event at the Southington Library. The library held a ComicCon, featuring costumed superheroes, comic characters, games, a dance party, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. The event was organized by children’s librarian Molly…

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