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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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DePaolo and Kennedy take you on a journey ‘Into the Woods’

March 30, 2016
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Into The Woods-Rapunzel

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (with his magic beans) walk into the woods. What happens next? You’ll have to visit Kennedy Middle School over the next couple of days to find out. The DePaolo-Kennedy middle school drama club is gearing up for a spectacular, star-studded performance, which includes all of…

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Library listings for the April 1 edition

March 30, 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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If the Blues get a strikeout, Shepard Meadows will make out… for veterans

March 29, 2016
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The Bristol Blues and Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC) will run a season-long fund-raiser to ensure the local riding center can continue to support veterans and residents with equine therapy sessions. “Shepard Meadows is expanding our support to the veteran community and increasing number of local residents who are thriving in our riding programs,”…

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Racer delivers chocolate for SCS Easter baskets

March 27, 2016
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Comm - Kyle Aldieri donates to SCS

Kyle Aldieri, a driver for Southington’s KTA racing quarter midget team, donated over 400 chocolate racecars and 150 chocolate bunnies to Southington Community Services to use with their annual Easter basket drive. Over 200 baskets are distributed to locals each year.

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DAR honors good citizens

March 25, 2016
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Comm - Woodruff Chapter DAR

The Hannah Woodruff Chapter DAR honored six Southington High School and Plainville High School students at their March 12 meeting at the First Baptist Church in Southington. The students were honored for citizenship. From left, runner up Niels Peschel, award winner Angelina Zollo, DAR member Mary Gura, and Sen. Joseph Markley.

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‘Walk to End Hunger’ scheduled on rail trail for May 1

March 25, 2016
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Chef Dan Carano of LEAF helps Cheryl Trovato find the perfect vegetables during last year's "Walk to End Hunger." This year's event will be held on May 1.

Southington Bread for Life (BVL) will be hosting the fourth annual Walk to End Hunger on Sunday, May 1. However, in one respect, the event has already started: board members are visiting local businesses to encourage sponsorships. People can support on three levels. Hunger Warrior, Hunger Champion, Hunger Hero. Organizers said the $500 Hunger Warrior…

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STEPS to sponsor TIPS seminars for alcohol servers

March 25, 2016
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Alcohol 1

STEPS is sponsoring two upcoming Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) trainings for any Southington bar or restaurant staff. TIPS is the global leader for education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. The seminars are scheduled for April 4 and May 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, email…

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Race 4 Chase program seeks young triathletes

March 25, 2016
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A triathlete transitions to the bike portion of the course during last year’s Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington kids will have an opportunity to compete in a triathlon again this summer, while honoring the memory of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. The “Race 4 Chase” was established in 2013 in memory of Kowalski, who loved to run, swim, and bike. His parents, Rebecca and…

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