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Irish Step Dance at the Library

March 1, 2015
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Adults and children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Irish step dancing with the Shamrock School of Dance at the Southington Library on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. In person registration is required. To register, please inquire at the Children’s Services Desk or call (860) 628-0947, Ext. 3 for more…

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Summit needs new and used iPods for new music and memory program

February 28, 2015
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The Summit at Plantsville is seeking new and used iPods and headsets to be used for an upcoming music and memory program. The Summit, a Health Care and Rehabilitation Center managed by Athena Health Care Systems, is in the process of developing a Music and Memory program, and will use the donated iPods to develop…

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Proposal to name I-84 bridge in memory of a Southington officer

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER State Rep. David Zoni is hoping to honor Lieutenant Michael Shanley, a Southington police officer who passed away last fall, by naming a local bridge in memory of Shanley. Zoni proposed renaming the westbound bridge at exit 32 on I-84 at Queen St. name after the former detective. According to a…

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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

February 25, 2015
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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

The Unico Club of Southington will hold an Italian dinner on Monday, March 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. in Southington at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, macaroni and meatballs, suffrite, chicken Parmagiano, and roasted potatoes.  Wine will be served with the meal. For reservations, call Mike…

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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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