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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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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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‘Walk to End Hunger’ scheduled on rail trail for May 1

March 25, 2016
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Chef Dan Carano of LEAF helps Cheryl Trovato find the perfect vegetables during last year's "Walk to End Hunger." This year's event will be held on May 1.

Southington Bread for Life (BVL) will be hosting the fourth annual Walk to End Hunger on Sunday, May 1. However, in one respect, the event has already started: board members are visiting local businesses to encourage sponsorships. People can support on three levels. Hunger Warrior, Hunger Champion, Hunger Hero. Organizers said the $500 Hunger Warrior…

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STEPS to sponsor TIPS seminars for alcohol servers

March 25, 2016
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STEPS is sponsoring two upcoming Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) trainings for any Southington bar or restaurant staff. TIPS is the global leader for education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. The seminars are scheduled for April 4 and May 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, email…

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Race 4 Chase program seeks young triathletes

March 25, 2016
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A triathlete transitions to the bike portion of the course during last year’s Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington kids will have an opportunity to compete in a triathlon again this summer, while honoring the memory of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. The “Race 4 Chase” was established in 2013 in memory of Kowalski, who loved to run, swim, and bike. His parents, Rebecca and…

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Southington churches schedule services for Easter weekend

March 25, 2016
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The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Holy Week, which includes Good Friday (March 25), Holy Saturday (March 26), and Easter (March 27): Baptist First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington. March 25: 12 p.m. Good Friday service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St, Southington. March 27: 6:45 a.m.…

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Aresimowicz honored by AARP

March 25, 2016
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Rep. Joe Aresimowicz was presented with the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award. From left, AARPCT Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser, AARP advocacy specialist Janet Ferracci-Carter, Aresimowicz, AARP advocacy specialist Laura Schiavone, and advocacy volunteer Jim O’Brien.

Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) has been awarded the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership on retirement savings in Connecticut. “I’m truly honored to receive this award from AARP,” Aresimowicz said in a House Democrats press release. “I am proud and grateful to work with organizations like AARP to pass…

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Rotary donates to SCS

March 24, 2016
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On March 3, Southington Rotary Club president Steve Giudice presented a $3,000 grant to Janet Mellon and John Fazzolari of Southington Commuinity Services. From left, Fazzolari, Victoria Triano, Joanne Alfieri, Mellon, and Giudice.

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‘Passion Play’ kicks off the Easter season

March 23, 2016
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The Easter season kicked off this week with the annual “Passion Play” performance at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The Christian play re-enacts the Bible’s story of Jesus’ final days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.  For 38 years, the all-volunteer cast and crew has been performing the play in Southington during Holy Week.…

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Story Art at the Library

March 23, 2016
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Story Art-Megan (Mom) and Colin Mele (age 2) color a picture

On March 17, Colin Mele, 2, and his mom, Megan, color a picture during an artistic exploration of Mo Willems’ spunky Pigeon character. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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