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United Way of Southington announces its 2015 Southington Stars

March 10, 2015
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The United Way of Southington has announced its 2015 Southington Stars. Three local residents, nominated and selected by the Southington community, will be honored for their outstanding community service at the United Way annual dinner on Thursday, March 19 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Lifelong Southington resident Gary Saucier will be recognized for…

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Mohawk Northeast adopts a shelf at SCS pantry

March 9, 2015
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Mohawk Northeast donated 571 boxes of cereal to the Southington Community Services food pantry in Plantsville, and that’s just the start. Mohawk Northeast has committed to adopt a shelf in the food pantry and will continue to donate 50 boxes of cereal every week for the next year to help the SCS food pantry deliver…

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Camp Invention comes to Strong School this summer

March 9, 2015
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Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Strong Elementary School the week of Aug. 3. The week-long day camp for students entering grades 1-6 fosters innovation and creativity while…

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Country 92.5 and iHeart radio support efforts for a Healthy Southington

March 9, 2015
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NEW BRITAIN—Country 92.5 on-air personality Cory Myers, left, presents a check for $3,000 to HOCC director of Community Renee DiNino, center, and HOCC Central Region President Lucille Janatka. The money was raised by Country 92.5 and iHeart radio during the station’s Unwrapped and Unplugged show on Dec. 16 at Cadillac Ranch Restaurant in Southington. Proceeds…

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The Summit celebrates National Preschool Fitness Day

March 9, 2015
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On Feb. 6, Bright Beginnings Day Care Center , of Plantsville,  celebrated National Preschool Fitness Day at The Summit At Plantsville.  The preschool class exercised to music, entertained residents with songs, and made residents beautiful flowers and snowflakes. The residents, in kind, decorated and filled goody bags with health focused games and coloring  pages. Resident…

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Bread for Life visits St. Dominic School

March 8, 2015
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St. Dominic School students showcase their placemats for Bread for Life. Front, from left, Evelyn Lewis, Matthew Weiner, Rhys Ligon, Ava Grace Linskey, and Ariana Johnson. Back, Principal Patricia Tiezzi, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, and Food Service Manager Darylanne Archambault. Photo courtesy of Bread for Life.

  Children filled the St. Dominic School lunch to meet Eldon Hafford, Southington Bread for Life executive director. Hafford visited the school to thank the students for all they do for the Southington non-profit organization. Throughout the year, students, staff, and parents at St. Dominic School continue to provide food drives, holiday treat bag donations,…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Healthy fun for all ages

March 3, 2015
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The Healthy Family Fun Fest was Sunday February 22nd.  Health Organizations, hospitals, vendors, and guest speakers converged on the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a full-day of interactive activities, entertainment, demonstrations, and tips for healthy living, education, and green intitiatives.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Easter basket program registration at Southington Community Services

March 2, 2015
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Southington Community Services is accepting sign-ups for the annual Easter basket program. The program is open to children from birth through high school. Southington residents can sign up to receive an Easter basket for each child in the household. Proof of residency and income verification is required. No appointment is necessary. Interested parties can visit…

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Irish Step Dance at the Library

March 1, 2015
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Adults and children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Irish step dancing with the Shamrock School of Dance at the Southington Library on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. In person registration is required. To register, please inquire at the Children’s Services Desk or call (860) 628-0947, Ext. 3 for more…

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