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Library listings for the June 10 edition

June 8, 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: June “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a…

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‘Ben Was Here’ promotes the arts

June 7, 2016
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Comm - SoCCA receives grant

Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) executive director Mary DeCroce accepts a $2,500 donation from Cristin Buckley of the Benjamin Buckley Memorial Foundation (BBMF). BBMF was created in memory of Ben Buckley, who died on Jan. 23, 2014, from an asthma attack at his home. The “Ben Was Here” initiative allows Ben’s family to spread awareness…

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No more empty bowls

June 6, 2016
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Two seventh-graders chat with art teacher Rebecca Sellers while they roll out clay they will model into bowls.

Art classrooms at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have looked more like flower gardens awash with dozens of blooms. Vibrant colors, patterns and creative shapes have taken over the classroom as seventh- graders embrace the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Southington Bread for Life. This project is an international effort to fight hunger. Potters, artists,…

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Community Foundation Catalyst Fund Seeks Community-Minded Citizens to Take on Local Issues

June 4, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9 meeting…

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Girl Scouts donate to Bread for Life

June 4, 2016
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Comm - Girls Scout bowling

Girls Scout Troop 66856, which meets at Flanders Elementary School, presented their food donation to Southington Bread for Life during the Apple Valley Bowl in April. The annual event is an opportunity for Girl Scouts around Southington to come together to support families in the community. Over 120 scouts from 19 troops participated in the…

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T.M. Kaplita is Orchards artist for June

June 3, 2016
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“"Swordsman and Sylph,"” by T.M. Kaplita.

T.M. (Timo) Kaplita of Southington CT, will be exhibiting his paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards through June 30. The title of his show is “Narrative Vignettes: Real and Surreal.” Kaplita always had a passion for art. Upon his graduation, his career focus was on architecture and graphics, though he still had a strong…

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Library listings for the June 3 edition

June 1, 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: June “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a…

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Barnes Museum Car Show on Saturday, June 25

May 31, 2016
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The Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St, Southington, CT 06489

On Saturday, June 25, the Barnes Museum will present its second annual car show with Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars.” The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St. in Southington. Carini will bring a fleet of classic show cars to be displayed until noon.…

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Teen poet honored at library

May 30, 2016
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Morgan Cairns

Library officials announced Morgan G. Cairns as the winner in the Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge. The announcement was made on May 12, during the meet the artists’ reception for Joanne Cyr and Starr Ertel’s “Friendship Exhibit” at the Southington Library Gallery. The competition challenged teens to create a poem to describe a close up photograph of…

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Southington Catholic School welcomes new principal

May 28, 2016
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Southington Catholic School
133 Bristol St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-2485

The grand experiment is coming to an end with great success, and Southington Catholic School is preparing to take the school to the next level. Co-Pastors Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo recently announced the appointment of Eileen Sampiere as the new school principal. She is currently the principal of Corpus Christi School in…

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