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Southington Care Center’s summer concert series continues

August 9, 2015
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Southington Care Center will continue its free summer outdoor concert series on Thursday, Aug. 20 with Gary Andreadis. Residents, staff, family, friends, and the public are invited. Attendees are advised to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on. Soda, water and ice cream will be available for purchase. Refreshments are free for SCC…

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Mulberry Gardens Friendship Club offers activities for seniors

August 9, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington, located at 58 Mulberry St., recently announced the Friendship Club, a free monthly club for seniors in the community. Participants can enjoy coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo, and more. Friendship Club is held on the third Thursday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The next gathering is…

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Jewish Congregation to Host Summer Picnic

August 8, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Recreation Park in Plantsville. The picnic is scheduled to begin at noon. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and find out…

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Southington Land Trust dedicates bog

August 8, 2015
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Bob Kuchta, left, accepts a commemorative place from Southington Land Conservation Trust President Al Fiorillo.

At the annual Southington Land Conservation Trust dinner meeting, President Al Fiorillo presented a plaque to Bob Kuchta to commemorate naming the land trust’s bog property in honor of the Kuchta family. Mr. Kuchta discovered the fen, also referred to as a bog, when he was a boy. His discovery deepened his interest in nature…

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Race 4 Chase triathlon honors victim of Sandy Hook

August 6, 2015
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Family members celebrate with a triathlete after his finish. More than 250 athletes, ages 6-12, competed at the Race4Chase triathlon at YMCA Camp Sloper on Aug. 1.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 200 children biked, swam, and ran their way across YMCA Camp Sloper this Saturday, in honor of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings. The statewide Race4Chase triathlon, sponsored by the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation, began in 2013 as a way “to turn…

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Crocodile Club sits down Aug. 21 at Lake Compounce

August 5, 2015
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The Crocodile Club is back again. The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit treasure in the Connecticut community, is once again bringing back the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, on Friday, Aug. 21. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 134th reunion dinner with its gathering…

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Lunch & Learn program features probate judge Matthew Jalowiec

August 5, 2015
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The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will present a Lunch & Learn program with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec, who will talk on the topics of conservators and power of attorney. This free luncheon event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m., at The Hospital for Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus,…

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The Orchards at Southington hosts open house on Aug. 15

August 3, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Edesa Ciscar, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event. Coffee will be served. The Orchards at Southington is located at 34 Hobart St. For more information or to RSVP, call Edesa…

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Abt, Scranton engagement

August 1, 2015
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Kevin Abt and Abigail Scranton are engaged to be married on April 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Abt of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Abigail Scranton of Atlanta, Ga., daughter of Tamara Linton of Marietta, Ga. and Steven Scranton of Grand Rapids, Mich. to Kevin Abt of Southington, son of Dr. Peter and Joan Abt. Abigail graduated from Miami University in 2008 and Georgia State…

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‘Frozen’ inspires young dancers

July 31, 2015
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Dance instructor Natalie Cruz directs a class during a “Frozen” themed dance class at Southington Academy of Dance on Wednesday, July 22.

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