Category: Community news

Thru-hiker shares his tale

Southington hiker Steve Silva shared his adventure on the Appalachian Trail during a recent meeting with Boy Scout Troop 45 out of St. Paul Episcopal Church. In 2015, Silva hiked the 2,000 mile trail from Georgia to Maine.

Cruise Night benefits LISA, Inc.

As a result of a Cruise Night event hosted by Largay Travel and catered by Paul Gregory’s, officials were able to donate and all proceeds were donated to LISA, Inc., an organization that  provides a safe place to live for…

Tennis tourney supports pediatrics

Joey Conrod of Sandy Hook, left, and Matt Balaoing of Southington, right, presented a check for $7,147 to Dr. John Pelegano, chief of pediatrics for the Hospital for Special Care. The money was raised at the 38th annual Children’s Charities…

Martial arts school supports hospital

Olympic Taekwondo Academy in Southington donated a check for $2,237 to the Connecticut Children Medical Center. The money was raised during a charity event in October, selling donated bake goods, food, and beverages during a kick-a-thon event.

HHC earns Triple Aim Award

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) at Home recently received the Triple Aim Award from the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home in recognition for its innovative method of improving health outcomes, access to care and reducing costs. The Transitional Care RN (TCRN)…

Local wins art show

Frances Lyss of Southington earned first place in the painting category at the 9th annual Connecticut Senior Juried Arts Show at Pomperaug Woods in Southbury. Lyss won the competitions with her watercolor painting, “Teapot,” above.

Kennedy announced October students of the month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its October students of the month. Teachers nominated these students based on their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month…

Local veterans are honored for their service

On Friday, Nov. 11, locals celebrated veterans during Veterans Day events throughout the community. From a ceremony at the town green to pre-game activities at the Blue Knight football game, Southington’s veterans were honored throughout the day. Above, a student…