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Polar Express Day at Thalberg School

December 24, 2014
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The students enjoy the reading of The Polar Express.

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Thalberg Elementary School students enjoyed a pajama day with fun and stories, like The Polar Express, to ring in the holiday break.  

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DePaolo holiday concert

December 24, 2014
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Schools DePaolo Holiday Concert-Jazz Band (3)

On Thursday, Dec. 18, DePaolo Middle School held its annual holiday concert. Music was provided by the stringed orchestra, the concert choir, and the jazz band.

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Reminder about state services available to cope with holiday depression

December 23, 2014
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Reminder about state services available to cope with holiday depression

During this holiday season, marked by many as a time of joy and excitement, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that 2-1-1 is available to help during the holidays to assist with referrals for services for symptoms of depression and anxiety.  “We want to remind Connecticut residents that there are resources…

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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

December 21, 2014
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The Buccaneers collected over 200 pounds of food during their game-day food drive.

The Southington Valley Midget Football League’s recent food drive raised hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for Southington Community Services during a week-long contest on the sidelines of league games. The Redskins won the contest, collecting over 489 pounds of food for the local food bank. The Buccaneers finished second with 207 pounds of food.…

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Cops give toys for Southington tots

December 21, 2014
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There are 600 families that will have toys under their tree as a result of the Southington Police Department’s Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive. Southington Community Services said, in a press release, that the event was the most successful toy drive to date. From left, Master Stt. Kahn, Officer Gorr, Ben Gorr, Officer Gallo, and…

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Local Sikh temple supports Bread for Life

December 21, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, second from right, welcomes local Sikhs to the food storage site when they delivered several hundred pounds of food in November.

The Connecticut Gurdwara Nanak Darbar temple on West Street continues to play a large role in supporting Southington’s Bread for Life. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the local Sikh temple shopped for and delivered several hundred pounds of nonperishable food to Bread for Life’s storage facility. Along with the food donations, they also…

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Church youth assists Bread for Life with holiday meals

December 20, 2014
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Comm First Baptist helps Bread for Life

The pastor and several members of First Baptist Church of Southington youth group finish sorting through more than 100 boxes of food at the Bread for Life storage facility to collect items to help fill the holiday meal baskets provided by Southington Community Services to local residents in need. Participants included, from left, David Michel,…

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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouts and volunteers box food donations during the annual Scouting for Food drive on Nov. 8.

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Comm St Francis donation to Bread for Life

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity Fellow, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity; Curtis D.…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged to match further donations coming in to the YMCA up…

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