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Race 4 Chase program seeks young triathletes

March 25, 2016
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A triathlete transitions to the bike portion of the course during last year’s Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington kids will have an opportunity to compete in a triathlon again this summer, while honoring the memory of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. The “Race 4 Chase” was established in 2013 in memory of Kowalski, who loved to run, swim, and bike. His parents, Rebecca and…

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Southington churches schedule services for Easter weekend

March 25, 2016
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The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Holy Week, which includes Good Friday (March 25), Holy Saturday (March 26), and Easter (March 27): Baptist First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington. March 25: 12 p.m. Good Friday service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St, Southington. March 27: 6:45 a.m.…

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Aresimowicz honored by AARP

March 25, 2016
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Rep. Joe Aresimowicz was presented with the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award. From left, AARPCT Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser, AARP advocacy specialist Janet Ferracci-Carter, Aresimowicz, AARP advocacy specialist Laura Schiavone, and advocacy volunteer Jim O’Brien.

Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) has been awarded the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership on retirement savings in Connecticut. “I’m truly honored to receive this award from AARP,” Aresimowicz said in a House Democrats press release. “I am proud and grateful to work with organizations like AARP to pass…

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Rotary donates to SCS

March 24, 2016
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On March 3, Southington Rotary Club president Steve Giudice presented a $3,000 grant to Janet Mellon and John Fazzolari of Southington Commuinity Services. From left, Fazzolari, Victoria Triano, Joanne Alfieri, Mellon, and Giudice.

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‘Passion Play’ kicks off the Easter season

March 23, 2016
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The Easter season kicked off this week with the annual “Passion Play” performance at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The Christian play re-enacts the Bible’s story of Jesus’ final days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.  For 38 years, the all-volunteer cast and crew has been performing the play in Southington during Holy Week.…

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Story Art at the Library

March 23, 2016
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Story Art-Megan (Mom) and Colin Mele (age 2) color a picture

On March 17, Colin Mele, 2, and his mom, Megan, color a picture during an artistic exploration of Mo Willems’ spunky Pigeon character. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Foundation offering funding to community groups

March 23, 2016
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between May 1 and Aug. 31 are encouraged to apply today for funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, April 1. The initiative, begun in 2014 as…

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Southington Library listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 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 “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents” by David Pietrusza. Monday, April 11, 6:30…

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Infant massage classes offered, starting April 21

March 22, 2016
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Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby. Learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal cues and promote bonding. Parents will learn a series of gentle strokes from a qualified instructor, in a relaxed, baby-friendly atmosphere. This four session evening course begins on Thursday, April 21. Call Plainville Adult Education…

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SoCCA presents art demo on March 30

March 21, 2016
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Ed Hicks, a national award-winning artist, will demonstrate his technique of painting “open-ended landscapes” during a demonstration on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Orchards, 34 Hobart St. The demo will be held after a Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) meeting at 6:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Visit…

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