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Lewis High School Class of ‘49 reunion

April 12, 2015
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Lewis High School Class of 1949 converged upon Manor Inn on Sept. 21, 2014 to celebrate their 65th high school reunion. Front, from left, Francis Cioffi, Matt Dashukewich, Lil (Dudzik) Costello, and Pricilla (Perkins) DeBisschop. Middle, Richard D’Angelo, Nancy (Casner) Adam, Dorothy (Kania) Duksa, Mary (Snow) Kowalczyk, Mary (Nigro) Fasulo, Ann (Muss) Ashworth, Sue (Adams)…

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Blue Knight basketball donates to the arts

April 12, 2015
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From left, SHS senior Mike Taylor, Mary DeCroce, chairwoman of Southington Community Cultural Arts, and Coach John Cessario.

The Blue Knight basketball team donated proceeds from its winter basketball camp to Southington Community Cultural Arts, the organization that is transforming the historic Gura Building into a visual and performing arts center. SHS coach John Cessario and members of the varsity basketball team ran the “Can’t Get Enough Hoops” winter basketball camp in December.…

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Stop & Shop donates to food pantry

April 11, 2015
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Representatives from the Southington Stop & Shop recently presented a check for approximately $5,800 to officials from Southington Community Services for use with the local food pantry, located at 91 Norton St. in Plantsville. From left, John Tuttle and Chris Salvatore from Stop and Shop and Janet Mellon and Mark Fazzolari from Community Services.

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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An evening with Faith Ziegler on April 11 and 17

April 9, 2015
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Faith Ziegler will be performing at Paul Gregory’s Bistros in Southington on Saturday, April 11, Friday, April 17, and Thursday, April 23 at 8:30 p.m. Born and raised in Berlin, Conn., Ziegler is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter that was nominated for the 2015 best female performer of the year at the New England Music…

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Legion salutes oratorical competition winners

April 8, 2015
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Competition judges State Rep. David Zoni and Councilwoman Dawn Micelli joined student participants at the recently-held American Legion District One oratorical competition in Rocky Hill. From left, Robert and Kathy Magnoli, parents of 2nd place winner Jennifer Magnoli; Rep. Zoni; competitive judge Steve Pintarich of Post 72; first place winner Gabriel Milluzzo (Post 133); second…

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CT State Archaeologist speaks at April 28 SGS meeting  

April 8, 2015
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At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones led a team that performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Avenue in Plantsville. At the April meeting, Jones will explain the process…

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Library events in April

April 8, 2015
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The Southington Public Library has announced the following events in April. If pre-registration is indicated, visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on the calendar or contact the reference/ information desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5. unless otherwise indicated. American Girl Book Club (children). Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Children ages 7 to 10 will explore and…

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Local girls donates to Wigs for Kids

April 8, 2015
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Megan Smith, 9, of Plantsville recently donated her hair to Wigs for Kids to help children with cancer. Lina Vecchio of Hair Creations by Toni helped Megan to make her donation.

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Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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