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Daniela’s headed to Disney

April 6, 2016
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Neighbors - Daniela

Daniela Ciriello, center, poses with her parents Dan and Nicole after having her wish granted by the Connecticut Make-a-Wish foundation. On April 12, the Ciriello family, including Daniela’s two older siblings, will travel to Orlando for a six-day vacation at the Disney theme parks, along with trips to Universal Studios and Sea World. Photo by…

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Library listings for the April 8 edition

April 6, 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: April Kelley Elementary School is Artist of the Month. Through April 30 at the Gallery…

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SFD to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day on April 9

April 5, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

On Saturday, April 9, Southington Fire Department Company 3 will join more than 55 volunteer fire departments throughout the state to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Company 3 will be holding an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 35 Clark Street location in Milldale. Visitors will be…

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Mazzatti gives back with AmeriCorps

April 5, 2016
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Comm - Christina Mazzatti AmeriCorps

Christina Mazzatti is continuing to make an impact in the lives of people diagnosed with a developmental disability through the Camphill AmeriCorps program. Mazzatti, originally from Southington, worked for National Civilian Community Corps of AmeriCorps in the Pacific Region states in 2014 and 2015. She is now working at Camphill Soltane, a five-year liberal arts…

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Opioid treatement help number is available for Connecticut residents

April 3, 2016
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Opioid abuse and addiction has become a big focus in recent months, and Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) recently voiced his support for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services statewide 800 number. Zoni said that the service can be called by residents seeking help or information on opioid treatment and services. “I want to…

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‘When I’m in Charge’ program at SYS

April 1, 2016
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Little Girl Playing With Tablet by pat138241

Space is available for the popular “When I’m in Charge” program sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at the Southington Youth Services office in the Municipal Center at 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6…

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River group plans spring cleanup on April 16

April 1, 2016
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The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (April 23 rain date). The cleanup will be co-ordinated in the towns of Wallingford, Meriden, and Southington. The annual spring event focuses on cleaning up portions of the river and tributaries in the…

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Waskowicz is The Orchards artist of the month for April

April 1, 2016
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"The Peacock" by Ferne "Rusty" Waskowicz.

Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards throughout the month of April. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals, retired from Connecticut Community Care and now pursues her art full-time. Rusty creates three-dimensional stained glass art on framed mirrors, as well as…

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A grant for growing at Plantsville school

March 31, 2016
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Comm - PES veggie garden

Orchard Valley Garden Club recently awarded Plantsville Elementary School a $500 grant for their plans to create Foxy’s Vegetable Garden. The applicants were first grade teacher Regina Albee and parent partner Bonnie Plourde who plan to build three organic raised garden beds and plant vegetables that will be harvested in summer and just in time…

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Tom Chapin performs Alzheimer’s benefit for Southington resident on April 3

March 31, 2016
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Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin will perform a local Alzheimer’s benefit on April 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Sunday, April 3, three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin will perform in Southington to honor 61-year-old Mark Corcoran. Corcoran, a resident of Southington for nearly 20-years, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. Chapin will perform at the First Congregational Church to honor Corcoran and his family, and to…

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