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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Plainville as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Plainville Library, 56 East Main…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Southington as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Southington Municipal Center, 196-200…

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Lifeguard classes at the YMCA

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Community YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class beginning on Monday, Jan. 5. The class will run on Mondays through Feb. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must be at least  15 years old to participate, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification. The YMCA…

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Contemporary fiction discussion series at the Library

January 5, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding a contemporary fiction discussion series with Patricia D’Ascoli. Contemporary fiction normally focuses on giving readers a window into some corner of everyday experience and showing what it would be like to walk in someone else’s shoes. Some of the stories may be politically motivated or designed to raise…

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Photo workshops at the Southington Library

January 4, 2015
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Beginning on Jan. 15, a three-part workshop for adults and high school age patrons will be given by Jennifer Piccirillo, a Meriden photographer and educator. She will conduct a series of workshops on the basics of photo framing and how to take winter photos. The first workshop, Thursday, Jan. 15, will begin with a short…

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End of Life Advocate at Southington Library

January 4, 2015
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End-of-Life Advocate and Award Winning Author Linda Campanella: Linda Campanella wrote When All That’s Left of Me Is Love very soon after her terminally ill mother’s death in 2009. The memoir, published in 2011, takes readers on an intimate and emotional journey from day of diagnosis through moment of death and into the few months…

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Skin Health seminar at the Library

January 3, 2015
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Dr. Brian Allen, a surgeon from The Hospital of Central Connecticut will present important information about the health of our skin, how to take care of our skin, what can happen if we do not, and plastic surgery procedures that can help correct problems. While summer seems to be the traditional time for people to…

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Zygmunt is January’s featured artist at The Orchards

January 1, 2015
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Andrew Zymunt’s painting, “Ryoan-ji, A Monk's Mind Wanders” will be part of a January exhibit at The Gallery at The Orchards.

Andrew Zygmunt, of Marion, will be exhibiting his paintings throughout the month of January at The Gallery at The Orchards. The title of his show is “Art in All Directions.” Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustration, but has a wide variety of interests using many mediums. Since the age of five, he has been making…

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Senior class registration begins next Wednesday

December 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., the Bristol Senior Center will begin its class registration for classes that will be held at the Senior Center. The following classes will be held: Tai Chi (Beginners and Experienced); One Stroke Painting; Strength and Tone Exercise; Tap dance for seniors; Ladies Exercise; Advanced Quilting; Beginners Quilting; Chair…

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Brownbag Art showcased at the library in January

December 30, 2014
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Four BrownBag artists will be featured as the Library's January Artist of the Month.

Brownbag is a collective of local Southington artists that explore art in every medium from landscapes, cartoons, and portraits to abstract art. In 2013, the movement began promoting their “Brownbag Art” online and in public displays throughout town. The Southington Public Library will feature four Brownbag artists in January. Kevin Curtis (marbling), Cody Lord (landscapes),…

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