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Skin Health seminar at the Library

January 3, 2015
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Dr. Brian Allen, a surgeon from The Hospital of Central Connecticut will present important information about the health of our skin, how to take care of our skin, what can happen if we do not, and plastic surgery procedures that can help correct problems. While summer seems to be the traditional time for people to…

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Zygmunt is January’s featured artist at The Orchards

January 1, 2015
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Andrew Zymunt’s painting, “Ryoan-ji, A Monk's Mind Wanders” will be part of a January exhibit at The Gallery at The Orchards.

Andrew Zygmunt, of Marion, will be exhibiting his paintings throughout the month of January at The Gallery at The Orchards. The title of his show is “Art in All Directions.” Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustration, but has a wide variety of interests using many mediums. Since the age of five, he has been making…

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Senior class registration begins next Wednesday

December 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., the Bristol Senior Center will begin its class registration for classes that will be held at the Senior Center. The following classes will be held: Tai Chi (Beginners and Experienced); One Stroke Painting; Strength and Tone Exercise; Tap dance for seniors; Ladies Exercise; Advanced Quilting; Beginners Quilting; Chair…

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Brownbag Art showcased at the library in January

December 30, 2014
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Four BrownBag artists will be featured as the Library's January Artist of the Month.

Brownbag is a collective of local Southington artists that explore art in every medium from landscapes, cartoons, and portraits to abstract art. In 2013, the movement began promoting their “Brownbag Art” online and in public displays throughout town. The Southington Public Library will feature four Brownbag artists in January. Kevin Curtis (marbling), Cody Lord (landscapes),…

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Discover your Italian roots with the Genealogical Society

December 29, 2014
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On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with a prerecorded webinar, Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Ruth Lapioli Merriman.  The webinar was originally presented on August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington…

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Sons of Italy announce officers for 2015

December 29, 2014
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The Southington Sons of Italy Club has elected its slate of officers for the coming year. James Lucente was elected president. Robert Triano was elected as vice president. Ray Ricciardone (treasurer), Gino Torone (finance secretary), Art Secondo (secretary), Joe Votino (auxiliary officer), and Luigi Lacreda (Sergeant at Arms) were chosen. The new directors, Ricky DiBacco…

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Holocaust Torah to be restored by Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the Torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Polar Express Day at Thalberg School

December 24, 2014
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The students enjoy the reading of The Polar Express.

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Thalberg Elementary School students enjoyed a pajama day with fun and stories, like The Polar Express, to ring in the holiday break.  

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DePaolo holiday concert

December 24, 2014
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Schools DePaolo Holiday Concert-Jazz Band (3)

On Thursday, Dec. 18, DePaolo Middle School held its annual holiday concert. Music was provided by the stringed orchestra, the concert choir, and the jazz band.

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Reminder about state services available to cope with holiday depression

December 23, 2014
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Reminder about state services available to cope with holiday depression

During this holiday season, marked by many as a time of joy and excitement, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that 2-1-1 is available to help during the holidays to assist with referrals for services for symptoms of depression and anxiety.  “We want to remind Connecticut residents that there are resources…

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