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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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A taste of Italy at the Italian-American Festival

August 3, 2016
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Now, that’s service! Jerry Triano, left, gets a taste of pasta fagioli, served up to him by Deb and Pat Baldino. Summer rains couldn’t damper the Italian-American Festival on Center Street last weekend. Locals came out in force to taste the good, Italian food and enjoy the ethnicity, music, and festivities at the annual weekend…

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Southington Library listings for the Aug. 5 edition

August 3, 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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Southington Burger King supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fundraiser

July 29, 2016
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Burger King customers can help fight cancer from July 25 through Sept. 4 by contributing to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Burger King restaurants in New England and throughout New York and New Jersey, including the restaurant at 800 Queen St. in Southington. With a $1 contribution, customers will…

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Italian festival kicks off this weekend

July 29, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

The booths are up, so light the lights. The annual Southington Italian-American festival opens this Friday, at 5 p.m., on Center Street. This year’s festival promises a wide range of activities throughout the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO takes place July 29 through July 31 on…

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Get tickets for Harley raffle

July 28, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is now selling tickets for their 19th annual Harley raffle. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a 2016 Harley Davidson…

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‘Beyond the Board’ author

July 28, 2016
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SO Play it Again Sports

          Pro Skateboarder/Author Doug Brown visited Play It Again Sports  on Queen Street on Wednesday, July 20. Brown greeted fans, signed autographs, and posed for photos. From left, Play It Again Sports owner Janet Carangelo, Brown, and My City Kitchen in Merdien owner Kashia Diaz Cave. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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