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SVMFL collects over a ton of food for SCS

January 17, 2016
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SVMFL

Southington Valley Midget Football League’s third annual food drive collected 2,669 items, weighing 2,246 pounds, which will benefit the Southington Community Services food pantry. The drive, led by Shari Kohl and her son Dillon, above, ran from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10. Teams in each division competed against each other to be the drive’s “Top…

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Lincoln students support BFL

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Lincoln College

Members of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Student Government Association partnered with Bread for Life (BFL) in a community campaign aimed at raising awareness for the local food bank. On Dec. 5, the students staffed a table outside of Stop & Shop to distribute information about the BFL food bank, the soup kitchen,…

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Fourth-grader presents birthday ‘gifts’ to Bread for Life

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Liam Duffy

Liam Duffy, a fourth-grader at Strong Elementary School, made a recent donations of non-perishable food items to Eldon Hafford, executive director of Southington Bread for Life (BFL). The items were collected as birthday gifts instead of more traditional presents. “Presents only last for a short time and are forgotten about,” he said in a press…

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Prom donations accepted at Youth Services

January 15, 2016
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Kristens Kloset

Kristen’s Kloset is now accepting donated, gently used and up-to-date gowns for students with limited resources. The campaign is part of a “gearing up” for the upcoming prom season. This year marks the 10th year that Kristen’s Kloset has been in operation. They have served over 1,500 girls throughout Connecticut. Since the organization has yet…

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Steeple Players to perform ‘13’ on Jan. 29

January 15, 2016
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First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 628-6958

The Steeple Players of First Congregational Church will be presenting the musical, “13,” beginning on Friday, Jan. 29 at the church on 37 Main St. in Southington. Performances will be at on Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30, Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Jan. 31.…

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Southington Catholic holding open house Jan. 24

January 13, 2016
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On Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southington Catholic, the newest school in Southington, an open house review of the impressive educational accomplishments of the school’s K to eighth grade students in the first half of the 2015-2016 school year will be held. Students, faculty, administrators, school board members, and parents…

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Students encouraged to show off their energy knowledge in contest

January 12, 2016
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Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts Student Contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1. The eesmarts Student Contest is…

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Understanding loved ones with Alzheimer’s

January 9, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

Michelle Wyman, LSW, dementia specialist with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, will present “Best Communication: A New Approach” on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This free event will be held at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Wyman, an expert in the memory field, will focus on communication and understanding loved ones…

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Shearstone is January’s artist of the month at the library

January 9, 2016
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An untitled Angie Shearstone painting which uses Chinese brush techniques.

Angi Shearstone, an award-winning professional artist with a master’s degree in comics, is the January artist of the month at the Southington Public Library. Shearstone has worked in children’s books with Mercer Mayer, in comics on “Batman: Gotham County Line” with Scott Hampton, and on “Princess: Tales of Girls who Rock” with Jeremy Whitley. She…

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PSHD celebrates Radon Awareness Month with free test kits

January 8, 2016
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Town of Southington

You can’t see radon, and you can’t smell it or taste it. But it can be a problem in your home. Radon can be found in the air and can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be found in well water. Radon is a significant health threat…

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