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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

October 12, 2014
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Rosemary Champagne hits half century mark in hair care

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington hairdresser Rosemary Champagne celebrated 50 years in her profession with family, close friends and clients at her salon, Hair Expo, on Friday, Sept. 26. “It feels wonderful,” said Champagne. The salon was crowded with guests in almost every chair eating and sharing stories of their local hairdresser. Collages of…

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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

October 12, 2014
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Spooky Kingdom teams up with drive-in for Halloween event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Drive-in’s Halloween extravaganza will get a little spookier this year, thanks to the addition of Spooky Kingdom. “I am so excited to be partnering with them,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and member of the Drive-in Committee. Howard and Bonnie Burke began running Spooky Kingdom at their Lovely…

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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

October 10, 2014
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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Mary DeCroce will be honored as the 2014 Leading Ladies Award Receipt at their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club. Donna Ayer, from the Leading Ladies, said that DeCroce’s success as president of the Southington Community Cultural Arts in securing the Gura Building for a…

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Board of Park Commissioners looking at potential smoking ban

October 10, 2014
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Board of Park Commissioners looking at potential smoking ban

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Park Commissioners recently listened to members of the community regarding a potential smoking ban for parks in town, as a way to protect children. “It’s a better way to go for the children to try to keep tobacco products away from them,” said board Chairman Michael Fasulo.…

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STEPS secures five more years of funding

October 9, 2014
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STEPS secures five more years of funding

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of…

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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

October 8, 2014
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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month…

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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Tunxis offering advanced manufacturing certificate

October 7, 2014
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Tunxis Community College has partnered with EDAC Technologies of Cheshire to offer an Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate, which provides machine operator training and responds to Connecticut manufacturer demand for a workforce with advanced skills. “Tunxis is very pleased and excited to team with EDAC in addressing a critical workforce need,” said David England, Ed.D.,…

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Annual donation drive has begun

October 5, 2014
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Annual donation drive has begun

By Ed Harris Editor The fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive for the town starts this week and runs through the end of the month. The drive, originally started in 1999 by Nicole Roy of Hot Tans Salon, has grown every year. “The first two years was just us,” Roy said. Now, 23…

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Wolves are returning to Southington

October 4, 2014
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Wolves are returning to Southington

By Ed Harris Editor The wolves are returning to Southington later this month and it could be one of the final times they visit the area. The wolves are part of the Ambassador Wolf Program. “This is their retirement tour,” said Ruth Stanley, a local volunteer with the group. Stanley said that Mission: Wolf, the…

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