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Volunteers sought to protect ‘Wall That Heals’

April 25, 2016
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Volunteers to protect the “Wall That Heals” are needed between Wednesday, June 8 and Monday, June 13. Hours will be 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. in four hour shifts. Contact either Tim Gamache, (860)977-2152 or Russ Trudel, (860)585-1715.

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Local agent recognized as a regional sales leader

April 25, 2016
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Carrie Korenkiewicz

Southington real estate agent Carrie Korenkiewicz was recognized recently by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties (BHHNEP) as one of the top agents in the Northeast. Korenkiewicz was ranked 7th in the company for number of units sold for 2015. In addition, Carrie has earned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ prestigious 5-Year Legend Award. “Carrie’s outstanding work…

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Give me a “B,” a quilting bee

April 23, 2016
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Comm - Quilts of valor 2016

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 came out in numbers for their annual Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation quilting event. The mission of the QOV is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. From left, James Carr, Robert Klezun, CT QOV co-chair Jane Dougherty, Joseph Della Porta, and Frank…

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Youth Services seeks spring/summer workers

April 22, 2016
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The Youth Employment Service at Southington Youth Services is recruiting participants for the spring/summer season in anticipation of calls for yard maintenance as well as some jobs for housecleaning and babysitting. Interested applicants between 14-16 years of age must be Southington residents. Applications can be downloaded at www.southington.org (click on the link to Youth Services)…

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Registration is underway for Ben’s Fun Run

April 21, 2016
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Running (young kids)

Registration is underway for a Ben’s Run Run, a unique one-mile cross country race for boys and girls in grade 4 and 5 to be held on Saturday, May 28 at YMCA Camp Sloper. The race is sponsored by YMCA Camp Sloper and Ben Was Here, Inc, will host Ben’s Fun Run, and offers young…

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1 author, 6 presidents, and 60 readers

April 21, 2016
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Daivd Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" hosts a book discussion at the Southington Public Library on April 11.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A room full of readers and history buffs were able to pick the brain of author and historian David Pietrusza last week, during a book discussion at the Southington Public Library. Pietrusza added a unique wrinkle during the second discussion of a four-part “Path to the Presidency Series” that began in March.…

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Southington Community Theatre brings the ‘Noise’ and brings the farce

April 20, 2016
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The cast  of Southington Community Theatre’s production of ‘Noises Off,’ which runs from April 21 to 23.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Southington Community Theatre is at it again, hitting the stage with the farce, “Noises Off” The Observer caught up with the show’s director, Amanda Savio, to talk to her about the genre of farce, “Noises Off,” and the cast of the production, which took the stage starting April 21 and continues through…

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Library listings for the April 22 edition

April 20, 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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Bundle Up and Read winner

April 18, 2016
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Library - Winter reading winner

The Southington Library announced that Ellen Ciak was this year’s “Bundle Up and Read” winner. As the winner for the adult winter reading program, Ciak received a throw and mug from the Southington Chamber of Commerce, a library book bag and mug, and a free shopping spree at the Friends of the Library Bookstore.

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2016 Music on the Green concert series

April 18, 2016
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Music

The Southington Recreation Department has announced the schedule for this summer’s Music on the Green outdoor concert series. Concerts take place every Wednesday, from May 25 through Aug. 31 on the Town Green. Music begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Rain dates will be held on Thursdays. Free parking is available in…

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