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Southington Care hires Urillo as director of transitions

June 29, 2015
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Susan Urillo was hired as the director of transitions at the Southington Care Center.

Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced the hiring of Susan Urillo, RN, BSN, as the first director of transitions at the 130-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation community located at 45 Meriden Ave. Urillo coordinates discharge services and resources essential to the seamless transition of short-term rehab patients to home or other…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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Registration still available for ‘When I’m in Charge’ program

June 15, 2015
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Registration is still underway for the popular Red Cross program, “When I’m in Charge,” sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services office, 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6, and it…

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Mulberry Gardens open house on June 27

June 15, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, will host an open house on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event and coffee will be served. Mulberry Gardens of Southington is located at 58 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville section…

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‘The King’ rocks Calendar House

June 14, 2015
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On Tuesday, May 26, seniors at the Calendar House were brought back in time to the Golden Era of the 50s and 60s with world-renowned Elvis impersonator, David Devonshuk, singing an endless stream of hits. The show, courtesy of The Summit At Plantsville, ran for over an hour and a half. Above, Julia Zarella enjoys…

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Kayla Sica receives highest honor from Girl Scouts

June 14, 2015
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Kayla Sica received her Gold Medal from the Girl Scouts for her community work with the Southington Dog Pound.

On Sunday, June 7, Southington’s Kayla Sica was among 55 Connecticut Girl Scouts honored with the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9 to 12 must spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building…

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Parks & Rec announces public pool opening on June 20

June 13, 2015
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The Southington town pools at Memorial Park and Recreation Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. Pools hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions.  Town Pools are open…

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Pedaling for St. Jude research hospital

June 12, 2015
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Pre-schoolers and kindergarteners at St Thomas school pedaled their hearts out during a Bike-a-Thon to raise money for St Jude research hospital. The children biked, triked, and scootered to raise $1030 for St. Jude Hospital.  

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Local meteorology student helps launch ‘Wicked Cyclone’ at Six Flags

June 9, 2015
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Jessica Stanley of Southington, center with hands raised, was among a number of meteorology students from Western Connecticut State University invited to take the inaugural ride on “Wicked Cyclone” at Six Flags New England.

Despite a loud, late thunderstorm the night before, Western Connecticut State University junior meteorology student Jessica Stanley woke up unbelievably early on May 20 to check out a cyclone. Not the weather condition that involves a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms — this cyclone was the first hybrid roller coaster on the East…

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Program aimed at navigating middle school at DePaolo on June 11

June 8, 2015
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The Southington Drug Task Force is presenting a program to help guide students and parents through the challenging middle school years. The program is aimed at students in grades 4 to 7, along with parents and family members. The discussion will be held at DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, June 11. Activities will start at…

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