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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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Southington Clergy to hold “Love Rally” on March 19 on the town green

March 18, 2016
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  On Saturday, March 19th, lay members of various faith congregations will assemble peacefully at the front of the First Congregational Church of Southington across from the Town Green in a “Love Rally.” The event, beginning at 10 a.m., is being organized by members of the Southington Interfaith Clergy Association. The rally is a demonstration…

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Southington churches schedule services for Easter, Holy Week

March 18, 2016
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The 38th Annual St. Thomas Parish Passion Play will be performed at Southington Catholic School auditorium located at 99 Bristol Street in Southington, on March 19, 23, 25 at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are free and are available while they last. For more information visit: www.st-thomasplay.org.

The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Holy Week, which includes Palm Sunday (March 20), Maundy Thursday (March 24), Good Friday (March 25), Holy Saturday (March 26), and Easter (March 27): Baptist First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington. March 20: 10 a.m. Service including the distribution of palms. March 24:…

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St. Thomas Passion Play is still going strong after 38 years: Curtain opens on March 20 for Holy Week shows

March 17, 2016
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The St. Thomas Church Passion Play is getting ready to open for Holy Week shows. The annual event is entering its 38th year of production.

By MOLLY WESTFALLCORRESPONDENT It was 38 years ago that a small group of parishioners at St. Thomas Church started the tradition of the St. Thomas Church Passion Play, a prayerful presentation from their Christian community which tells the story of Jesus’ life, specifically in his last days. The cast of Passion Play uses acting and…

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