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Bushnell announces 2015-16 Broadway season

March 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER HARTFORD—The Bushnell announced its 2015-16 Broadway Series season at a sneak peek event at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Mortensen Hall on Monday, March 16. Radio host of “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway” on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Seth Rudetsky hosted the annual Broadway Series season announcement this year. He teased…

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Water skiing at Mount Southington

March 26, 2015
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Skim or Swim-Tommy Lowell of  Wilton

Mount Southington Ski Area held the first pool party of the year on Saturday, March 21. The pirate-themed “Skim or Swim” pond skimming contest welcomed snow boarders and skiers to this unique event as they plummeted down the snow covered mountain before testing their water skiing skills across a man-made pond. Prizes were awarded for…

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Window art at the Gura Building

March 26, 2015
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Photo by Tammi Naudus

The Gura Building exploded into a burst of spring colors as the boarded windows of the future Southington Community Cultural Arts building began to be adorned with local artists’ work. The temporary project is meant to beautify the downtown area during construction as workers wait for the special-order windows to arrive.

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HOCC offers Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Bradley

March 26, 2015
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering an eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program to begin April 6 at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through June 1. The program will be held in Conference Room A at the Bradley campus.…

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Aubrey Reilly LaForge birth announcement

March 24, 2015
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Aubrey Reilly LaForge was born on Sept. 4, 2014 at Bristol Hospital, the daughter of Andrew and Doreen LaForge of Southington and the sister to three-year old Jordan LaForge. Her maternal grandfather is Don Hodgkins of Southington. Her paternal grandparents are Michael and Anita LaForge of Southington. Her paternal great-grandparents are Clyde and Lenora LaForge…

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First Baptist ‘Spud Night’ benefits mission work

March 22, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington will be celebrating “Spud Night” and a silent auction on Saturday, April 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Proceeds from the event will benefit local and world mission work, including funding medicine for the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Dominican Republic. Spud Night features delicious baked…

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The Iversons welcome their 5th generation

March 21, 2015
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Iverson family matriarch Ceil Iverson, 99, holds her great-great-granddaughter Hannah Marie Iverson as the family celebrates their fifth generation on Dec. 5, 2014. Also pictured are Ray Iverson (grandfather), right, and Chris Iverson (father), center.

Hannah Marie Iverson was born on Dec. 5, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. She is the daughter of Chris and Kate Iverson of Clinton. Her maternal grandparents are Pat and Anne Healey of Clinton. Her paternal grandparents are Ray and Linda Iverson of Clinton. She has four great-grandparents. Her maternal great-grandmother…

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Fellowship allows Southington native to explore marine policy in D.C.

March 21, 2015
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ORONO, MAINE—The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates, including Southington resident Andrew Strosahl. The group will join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will work on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to apply…

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Barnes Trust funds Alzheimer’s Center

March 20, 2015
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Barnes Trust funds Alzheimer’s Center

Photo by LINDSAY CAREY The Main Street Community Foundation presented the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville with a $75,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust on March 9.

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Lake Compounce announces May 9 opening

March 19, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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