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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Feb. 22

January 19, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Chamber hosts State-of-the-Town supper on Jan. 21

January 19, 2015
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee will host its annual State-of-the-Town supper on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The event is co-sponsored by Reverse Solutions of Southington. The program will allow town council members and officials to comment on the status of the local government. Officials will also…

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O’Hara earns Eagle Scout honors at Troop 67

January 18, 2015
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Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, a senior at Southington High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 67, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. O’Hara was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford. The rank of Eagle Scout…

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HOCC releases two Bradley TV commercials

January 18, 2015
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Football players on the field for filming of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s latest commercial.

NEW BRITAIN—From the football field to the stands, Southington football players and family members teamed up with The Hospital of Central Connecticut for a commercial showcasing its Emergency Department services—including treatment for sports-related injuries—at its Bradley Memorial campus. Both Southington Valley Midget Football and Southington High School Blue Knights football players are featured in HOCC’s…

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The Music Shop trades lessons for donations

January 18, 2015
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Will McDougall, grandson of Bread for Life chairman Bill McDougall plays guitar next to the donations at The Music Shop on Queen St.

The Music Shop on Queen Street held its 2nd annual Bread for Life food drive. The drive allows students to donate at least $20 of non-perishable groceries, and they would receive a free 30 minute lesson. A dozen local families jumped at the chance. “I was hoping we’d get more,” The Music Shop owner Scott…

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Stop and Shop donates to Southington Community Services

January 17, 2015
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Southington Stop and Shop donated over 300 food boxes to the Southington Community Services food pantry as part of their Food for Friends program. From left, Chris Salvatore, Tony Mendes, and John Tuttle.

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Baked goods at the holidays

January 17, 2015
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Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to…

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Central CT Senior Health Services offers free blood pressure screenings

January 16, 2015
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Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations in February (Two new times were added for Feb. 24): Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Tuesday,…

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Survival skills for preschool parents

January 15, 2015
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On Tuesday, Jan. 20, St. Dominic Church will be welcome Dr. Paolo Sisto from Newington Children’s Hospital for a lecture entitled “Survival Skills for Preschool Parents.” The talk is part of the “Parents Helping Parents” lecture series. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Saint Dominic Community Learning Center, 150 Flanders…

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