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Grace Methodist announces summer services

July 23, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.

Grace United Methodist Church, at 121 Pleasant Street in Southington, has announced their revised summer schedule. Through Sunday, Aug. 30, the church will be celebrating one service on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. After the 9:30 a.m. service, there will be a coffee hour. The regular fall, winter,…

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The Paper Store in Bristol helping Jimmy Fund

July 21, 2015
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Now through Aug. 16, customers of The Paper Store will be invited to contribute $1, $3, or $5 to the Jimmy Fund’s “Strike Out Cancer” pin-up campaign. In return for their contributions, customers receive a baseball pin-up on which they can write their name. The pin-ups will be displayed in stores to show customers how…

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‘Taste of Southington’ scheduled for Aug. 5

July 21, 2015
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Barnes Museum

The 14th Annual ‘Taste of Southington’ will be held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum at 85 North Main St. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The annual festival will feature an assorted lineup of foods offered by local restaurants. The event is exclusively sponsored by TD Bank and will begin at 4 p.m. This year,…

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HHC names new director of private pay

July 21, 2015
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Amy Mosher has been named as the new Director of Private Pay at Hartford Health Care's Southington office.

Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home recently announced that Amy Mosher has been named the new director of private pay. Mosher, a senior level health care executive, is based in the Southington office located at 300 Queen St. She began her new position in January. As director, Mosher is responsible for the development of a customer…

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Town sets up cooling stations to beat the heat

July 20, 2015
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Heat

Due to the high temperatures expected over the next several days the town of Southington has two cooling centers available for the general public: Southington’s Senior Center, The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant  St. will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (860) 621-3014. The Southington Public Library, located at 255…

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Secondos celebrate 50 years

July 16, 2015
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Comm - Anniversary - Secondo 50

Arthur and Marie Secondo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 10. The couple were married at St. Thomas Church by the late Dawson Trenchard. The Secondos have three grown children, Sean, Doreen, and Stacy and five grandchildren.  Mr. Secondo is president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Marie is curator of the…

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A day at the park for Southington dogs

July 15, 2015
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Dog park-Calli (2)

The Observer visited the dog park on Mill Street to see how local pooches are handling the dog days of summer. You be the judge. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Sen. Markley and Rep. Zoni announce Milldale School reunion

July 13, 2015
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School reunion

Southington-State Senator Joe Markley (R-16) and State Representative David Zoni (D-81) announced that they will be hosting a reunion for graduates of Milldale Elementary School on Saturday, July 18. The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at 34 Clark Street, Milldale, the former site of the school. The legislators are both graduates…

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Elks honor local youth

July 13, 2015
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Comm - Elks Drug Awareness Poster State Winner

The Southington Elks Lodge held its annual youth awards banquet on Thursday, June 11.  Pictured with Exalted Ruler Cindy Voorhees and Drug Awareness Chairperson Darcie Najarian are Mackenzie Monahan, local and state winner in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest, her parents, Krystin and Steven Monahan and her sister Taylor Monahan.

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Commentary: Answering the ‘Why’ question at the Y

July 11, 2015
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Jacquelyn Seeger, YMCA School Age Child Care Director

“What did I get myself into?” I asked myself after being employed as the School Age Director for the Southington YMCA for only three months. That night I sat down after putting my girls to bed and thought about my “why.” Why did I take this job? Previous to this job, I was a stay…

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