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Local teen creates holiday light show

December 17, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington High School student is putting his love for Christmas on display by putting on a holiday light show for the first time after being inspired by other light shows like the one on Lovely Lane. With the help of the audio technician and projectionist for Music on the…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

December 17, 2014
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Classes will be held…

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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

December 17, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man was pleasantly surprised when a local Home Depot manager took it upon himself to give him a Christmas tree for the holidays since the man’s son is coming home from the Air Force after being away from his family for eight months. Jim Frauenheim said a friend…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Santa-Quinn Richard (yellow) Ben Richard (Blue) Sherry Baum Matthew Baum and Mikayla Baum

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

December 17, 2014
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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at www.petpartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. The certificate of completion…

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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, left, and Carrie Miles, Lincoln College of New England nutrition intern, review the week’s menus that will be served in the soup kitchen, the senior housing communities and to homebound friends.

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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Make ornaments at Carousel Museum Sunday

December 16, 2014
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On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., there will be an ornament making program at the New England Carousel Museum. Children will use paint and sparkles to decorate glass ornaments. All admissions include entrance to all of the museum’s exhibits, including the collection of over 130 carousel animals, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Museum…

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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

December 13, 2014
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comm Claus and Elf at Grace Nursery

On Monday Dec. 8, Mrs. Claus and Friendly Elf, took time out of their hectic holiday season to visit Grace Nursery School. The children sang songs and asked many questions about the North Pole

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

December 13, 2014
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The Southington Rotary Club and the Southington branch of Liberty Bank have been hard at work since Columbus Day to raise funds for local food charities during the 2014 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Rotary Clubs in 35 towns teamed up with the 49 Liberty Bank offices partnered with the foundation to donate over…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Members of the Board of Education take the plunge at last year's event. Garry Brumback, inset, emerges from the icy water.

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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