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Anita Siarkowski earns CMSA December spotlight

January 28, 2015
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Anita Siarkowski is in the CMSA December spotlight.

The Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) December spotlight fell on Anita Siarkowski of Plantsville, a registered nurse and St. Mary’s Hospital graduate. Siarkowski joined CMSA when she was certified in case management in 1997 and was promoted to the Board of Directors in 2012. Her nursing career encompasses hospital-long term facility staffing, private duty,…

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Snowman magic show at the library Feb. 7

January 25, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be holding the following class in celebration of ‘Take your child to the library’ day: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?: Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. In-person registration is required, and the program is open to all ages. Do your kids like the movie Frozen? Then they will…

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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

January 24, 2015
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HOCC announces several volunteer opportunities

The Hospital of Central Connecticut announced a number of volunteer opportunities at their New Britain campus, the Bradley campus, and the new Cancer Institute on the Plainville-New Britain town line. Volunteers are needed at all three facilities to serve as ambassador volunteers. They will provide escort and directions for services as well as provide wheelchair…

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Sperry is the February artist at The Gallery at The Orchards

January 23, 2015
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“Harvest Time” by Diane Sperry. Sperry is the artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington.

Diane Sperry, of Plainville, will be exhibiting her paintings in February at The Gallery at The Orchards.  The title of her show is “Expressions in Art.” Sperry is an award-winning painter, known for her work in watercolors and acrylics. Sperry started painting, as a child, and continued her studies through college, taking a break from…

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Calendar House future discussed at town meeting

January 22, 2015
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Freshman point guard Sarah Minkiewicz leads a fast break during a loss to Simsbury.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Calendar House Senior Center and representatives from BL Companies held a meeting to solicit community feedback on the renovation and expansion project for the senior center on Jan.15. “This is your meeting, not my meeting,” said BL Companies Denis Rioux Senior Project Manager. “I’ll have my meeting once we…

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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

January 22, 2015
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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER I’ll never forget that day in September 1996 when I was playing in my backyard and suddenly my parents called me inside to break the news: my great uncle (on my dad’s side of the family) just died of a heart attack. As a 5-year-old dealing with the topic of…

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Children’s paint party tonight at the library

January 21, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be hosting the following children’s art series: Paint pARTy: we put the ART in party: Wednesday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Open to children, aged 9-12. Registration is required. Participants will learn new techniques in painting with inspiration from famous masterpieces and works of art under the direction of Lisa…

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Feb. 22

January 19, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Chamber hosts State-of-the-Town supper on Jan. 21

January 19, 2015
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee will host its annual State-of-the-Town supper on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The event is co-sponsored by Reverse Solutions of Southington. The program will allow town council members and officials to comment on the status of the local government. Officials will also…

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