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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Members of the Board of Education take the plunge at last year's event. Garry Brumback, inset, emerges from the icy water.

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

December 12, 2014
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Storytelling (web)

Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., for the Winter Storytimes program at the Southington Library. There are a host of programs aimed at children ages 10 months to 5 years. Wonderful Ones is a program designed to strengthen the development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, stories and iPad apps for children…

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DeMello, Virgillo wedding

December 12, 2014
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Comm wedding DeMello, Virgiio

John E. De Mello, Jr and Nikki R. Virgillo announced their union as husband and wife. The marriage took place in Krabi, Thailand on Jan. 8, 2014, where they honeymooned and toured the country. John is the son of John & Chong DeMello, Sr. of Southington. He graduated Southington High School in 2002. He graduated…

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Kopcha, Pancarowicz engagement

December 11, 2014
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comm engagement Kopcha-Pancarowicz (web)

Kathleeen and Emil S. Kopcha of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter Carolyn Kopcha of North Providence, R.I. to David Pancarowicz of Waterford, son of David and Corinne Pancarowicz of Warwick, R.I. Carolyn graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She…

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Klem, Fontaine engagement

December 11, 2014
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comm engagement Klem-Fontaine (web)

Rebecca Klem of Southington is honored to announce her engagement to Douglas Fontaine of Southington. Rebecca is the daughter of Michael and Lisa Klem of Southington. She graduated from Southington High School in 2013 and is a member of the Central Connecticut State University Class of 2017. She is employed at the United States Department…

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Mt. Southington is open for business

December 10, 2014
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Mt Southington logo 50th (Web)

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Snow guns have already laid a thin blanket of white crystals along some of the slopes of Mount Southington, and even the recent rains couldn’t beat back their progress. On Sunday, Dec. 7, the local resort opened its gates to winter hopefuls. Another season is underway at Southington’s winter resort. “I’m…

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A Book on Every Bed program at the library

December 10, 2014
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To ensure that every child experiences the joy of reading this holiday season, the Southington Library wants to give adult caregivers a free book for each of their children with a valid Southington library card. The program will be ongoing throughout the month of December. Patrons should visit the Children’s Desk before Dec. 31 and request…

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High school students show appreciation for veterans

December 10, 2014
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High school students show appreciation for veterans

Sixty students from Bristol Eastern High School created certificates of appreciation that were distributed to veterans attending the Iwo Jima memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Maggie Wernicki, a 3rd grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Southington, presented two Iwo Jima survivors with certificates created by the BEHS students.

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Holiday happenings at the Calendar House

December 5, 2014
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant Street, Southington

Calendar House will close at noon on Wednesdays, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but there will still be no shortage of December activities. Calendar House Membership Association meets on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. DePaolo Middle School students will be performing seasonal music,…

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New ENT seeing patients in Southington

December 4, 2014
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Biz Dr Todd Falcone ENT (web)

Dr. Todd Falcone, a general otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT), is now seeing patients at UConn Health in Farmington and Southington. Falcone treats patients suffering from nasal/sinus disease and allergies; salivary gland and swallowing disorders; thyroid and parathyroid disorders; and snoring and sleep apnea. Falcone is a graduate of the UConn School…

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