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Ouellettes celebrate 60 years of marriage

February 1, 2015
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Ruth Ouellette and Anthony "Andy" Ouellette.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Anthony “Andy” Ouellette and Ruth Ouellette of Southington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church. Mary Our Queen Pastor Father Kargul officiated the mass. The couple was married on Jan. 15, 1955 at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. The Ouellettes have three children, Linda Brostowicz and her husband…

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Calendar House announces February events

February 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant Street, Southington. Phone:(860) 621-3014

Calendar House has announced a schedule of events for February, and seats may still be available for the 2015 spring computer session. Here are the upcoming events: Spring Computer Session: Registration for any remaining seats have been extended because of recent weather issues.  Register in the computer lab on Mondays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or Wednesdays,…

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Necla Balasaygun is February Artist of the Month at the library

February 1, 2015
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Necla Balasaygun uses cantaloupe and pumpkin seeds to add depth to her flowers.

The Southington Public Library has announced Necla Balasaygun as the February Artist of the Month. Her oil paintings will be on display at The Gallery at the Southington Library throughout the month. Balasaygun was born in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 25, 1949 and worked in the fashion industry in Istanbul after graduating from a technical…

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‘Read Your Way to Spring’ contest at the library

January 30, 2015
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Photo by Danilo Rizzuti.

The Southington Public Library is making reading even more excited with their first adult winter reading challenge. “Read Your Way to Spring” will run from Monday, Feb. 2  (Groundhog Day) through March 20 (The first day of spring). For every book read by a participant, they will have a chance to win $35 Amazon gift…

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Anita Siarkowski earns CMSA December spotlight

January 28, 2015
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Anita Siarkowski is in the CMSA December spotlight.

The Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) December spotlight fell on Anita Siarkowski of Plantsville, a registered nurse and St. Mary’s Hospital graduate. Siarkowski joined CMSA when she was certified in case management in 1997 and was promoted to the Board of Directors in 2012. Her nursing career encompasses hospital-long term facility staffing, private duty,…

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Snowman magic show at the library Feb. 7

January 25, 2015
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Photo by rakratchada torsap

The Southington Public Library will be holding the following class in celebration of ‘Take your child to the library’ day: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?: Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. In-person registration is required, and the program is open to all ages. Do your kids like the movie Frozen? Then they will…

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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

January 24, 2015
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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

The Hospital of Central Connecticut announced a number of volunteer opportunities at their New Britain campus, the Bradley campus, and the new Cancer Institute on the Plainville-New Britain town line. Volunteers are needed at all three facilities to serve as ambassador volunteers. They will provide escort and directions for services as well as provide wheelchair…

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Sperry is the February artist at The Gallery at The Orchards

January 23, 2015
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“Harvest Time” by Diane Sperry. Sperry is the artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington.

Diane Sperry, of Plainville, will be exhibiting her paintings in February at The Gallery at The Orchards.  The title of her show is “Expressions in Art.” Sperry is an award-winning painter, known for her work in watercolors and acrylics. Sperry started painting, as a child, and continued her studies through college, taking a break from…

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Calendar House future discussed at town meeting

January 22, 2015
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Freshman point guard Sarah Minkiewicz leads a fast break during a loss to Simsbury.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Calendar House Senior Center and representatives from BL Companies held a meeting to solicit community feedback on the renovation and expansion project for the senior center on Jan.15. “This is your meeting, not my meeting,” said BL Companies Denis Rioux Senior Project Manager. “I’ll have my meeting once we…

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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

January 22, 2015
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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER I’ll never forget that day in September 1996 when I was playing in my backyard and suddenly my parents called me inside to break the news: my great uncle (on my dad’s side of the family) just died of a heart attack. As a 5-year-old dealing with the topic of…

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