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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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Key Club’s Kiddie Carnival

March 17, 2016
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Children compete in a “Hungry Hippos” game at the Kiddie Carnival on Saturday, March 12. The event was sponsored by the Southington High School Key Club and proceeds benefit the SCS food pantry. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Ladies Night Out

March 17, 2016
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Cheryl Falco and Shannon Dubey shop for purses at The Posh Pear.

Scores of Southington women showed up at the Aqua Turf for the annual Ladies Night event on March 8. The event featured a salsa dancing performance by Platinum Salsa and an auction for everything from personal training sessions and golf lessons to make-overs, and landscaping services. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Library listings for the March 18 edition

March 16, 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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Kiwanis Club supports the arts

March 14, 2016
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The Southington Kiwanis Club recently dontated $500 to Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA). The organization is currently renovating the downtown historic Gura Building into a teaching, exhibiting and performing facility for the arts. The Arts Center will provide unique and meaningful arts programming for all ages and give local artists a venue to exhibit and…

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Center for Healthy Aging specialists earn national certification

March 14, 2016
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Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Two dementia care specialists with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA) were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, patient and family engagement coordinator, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, life enrichment coach, joined the CCHA in 2015 and are based in Southington. The…

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Wheeler provides autism spectrum services

March 13, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: (888) 793-3500
www.WheelerClinic.org

Wheeler Clinic now provides autism spectrum services as part of its Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence. Evaluation services for youth ages 3 and up are available for families enrolled in Medicaid. “Wheeler has extensive experience working with people with autism spectrum challenges,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer in a Wheeler…

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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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