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Legion holds ‘Quilts of Valor’ on April 16

April 12, 2016
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Quilts of Valor (www.qovf.org)

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting a day of sewing on Saturday, April 16 for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will be welcoming volunteers at the Legion hall at 64 Main St. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and…

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Live Well program provides keys to chronic disease self-management

April 9, 2016
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The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-5000

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a free six-week program focused on those who face chronic disease and their caregivers. Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management will be introduced at an informational session on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden…

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SFD to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day on April 9

April 8, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

On Saturday, April 9, Southington Fire Department Company 3 will join more than 55 volunteer fire departments throughout the state to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Company 3 will be holding an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 35 Clark Street location in Milldale. Visitors will be…

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Become a literacy volunteer: Info session on April 18 at St. Dominic Church

April 8, 2016
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Reading - Photo by David Castillo Dominici

The Parish of the Future Educational Programming Committee at the Church of St. Dominic will be holding an informational session for people interested in becoming a literacy volunteer. The event will be led by representatives of the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, (LVCC), whose mission is to help adults and families improve their lives through…

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Three birthdays: 302 years

April 7, 2016
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Comm - Centerians at Southington Care

Southington Care Center celebrated a trio of centenarians in March. Three residents celebrated birthdays at a community party. From left are Kathryn Carey, 101, Alice Tew, 100, and Mary Raffonello, 101. The women, family members and staff shared cake at the event with Carey joining Executive Director William Kowalewski on the dance floor. Another celebration…

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Daniela’s headed to Disney

April 6, 2016
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Neighbors - Daniela

Daniela Ciriello, center, poses with her parents Dan and Nicole after having her wish granted by the Connecticut Make-a-Wish foundation. On April 12, the Ciriello family, including Daniela’s two older siblings, will travel to Orlando for a six-day vacation at the Disney theme parks, along with trips to Universal Studios and Sea World. Photo by…

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Library listings for the April 8 edition

April 6, 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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SFD to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day on April 9

April 5, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

On Saturday, April 9, Southington Fire Department Company 3 will join more than 55 volunteer fire departments throughout the state to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Company 3 will be holding an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 35 Clark Street location in Milldale. Visitors will be…

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Mazzatti gives back with AmeriCorps

April 5, 2016
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Comm - Christina Mazzatti AmeriCorps

Christina Mazzatti is continuing to make an impact in the lives of people diagnosed with a developmental disability through the Camphill AmeriCorps program. Mazzatti, originally from Southington, worked for National Civilian Community Corps of AmeriCorps in the Pacific Region states in 2014 and 2015. She is now working at Camphill Soltane, a five-year liberal arts…

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Opioid treatement help number is available for Connecticut residents

April 3, 2016
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Medicine 1

Opioid abuse and addiction has become a big focus in recent months, and Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) recently voiced his support for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services statewide 800 number. Zoni said that the service can be called by residents seeking help or information on opioid treatment and services. “I want to…

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