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‘When I’m in Charge’ program at SYS

April 1, 2016
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Little Girl Playing With Tablet by pat138241

Space is available for the popular “When I’m in Charge” program sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at the Southington Youth Services office in the Municipal Center at 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6…

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River group plans spring cleanup on April 16

April 1, 2016
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The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (April 23 rain date). The cleanup will be co-ordinated in the towns of Wallingford, Meriden, and Southington. The annual spring event focuses on cleaning up portions of the river and tributaries in the…

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Waskowicz is The Orchards artist of the month for April

April 1, 2016
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"The Peacock" by Ferne "Rusty" Waskowicz.

Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards throughout the month of April. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals, retired from Connecticut Community Care and now pursues her art full-time. Rusty creates three-dimensional stained glass art on framed mirrors, as well as…

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A grant for growing at Plantsville school

March 31, 2016
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Comm - PES veggie garden

Orchard Valley Garden Club recently awarded Plantsville Elementary School a $500 grant for their plans to create Foxy’s Vegetable Garden. The applicants were first grade teacher Regina Albee and parent partner Bonnie Plourde who plan to build three organic raised garden beds and plant vegetables that will be harvested in summer and just in time…

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Tom Chapin performs Alzheimer’s benefit for Southington resident on April 3

March 31, 2016
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Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin will perform a local Alzheimer’s benefit on April 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Sunday, April 3, three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin will perform in Southington to honor 61-year-old Mark Corcoran. Corcoran, a resident of Southington for nearly 20-years, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. Chapin will perform at the First Congregational Church to honor Corcoran and his family, and to…

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DePaolo and Kennedy take you on a journey ‘Into the Woods’

March 30, 2016
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Into The Woods-Rapunzel

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (with his magic beans) walk into the woods. What happens next? You’ll have to visit Kennedy Middle School over the next couple of days to find out. The DePaolo-Kennedy middle school drama club is gearing up for a spectacular, star-studded performance, which includes all of…

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Library listings for the April 1 edition

March 30, 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 Kelley Elementary School is Artist of the Month. Through April 30 at the Gallery…

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If the Blues get a strikeout, Shepard Meadows will make out… for veterans

March 29, 2016
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The Bristol Blues and Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC) will run a season-long fund-raiser to ensure the local riding center can continue to support veterans and residents with equine therapy sessions. “Shepard Meadows is expanding our support to the veteran community and increasing number of local residents who are thriving in our riding programs,”…

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Racer delivers chocolate for SCS Easter baskets

March 27, 2016
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Comm - Kyle Aldieri donates to SCS

Kyle Aldieri, a driver for Southington’s KTA racing quarter midget team, donated over 400 chocolate racecars and 150 chocolate bunnies to Southington Community Services to use with their annual Easter basket drive. Over 200 baskets are distributed to locals each year.

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DAR honors good citizens

March 25, 2016
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Comm - Woodruff Chapter DAR

The Hannah Woodruff Chapter DAR honored six Southington High School and Plainville High School students at their March 12 meeting at the First Baptist Church in Southington. The students were honored for citizenship. From left, runner up Niels Peschel, award winner Angelina Zollo, DAR member Mary Gura, and Sen. Joseph Markley.

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