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Plantsville family raises funds for Angelman Syndrome Foundation

May 17, 2015
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From left, Graduate Assistant Carissa Sirois, Marcy and Michael Kelly of Plantsville, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Noelle Germain, Ph.D. Candidate Pin-Fang Chen, Nicholas Kelly and grandmother Sandy Picone, Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D., Raymond and Beverly Sackler Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences.

Dr. Stormy Chamberlain recently opened the doors of her University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center laboratory to the Kelly Family of Plantsville. Marcy and Christopher Kelly’s eldest son Nicholas, age 3, was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome (AS) when he was just 18 months of age. AS is a neurogenetic disorder that occurs in approximately one…

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Babysitting Certification Course on July 7

May 17, 2015
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Southington Youth Services is sponsoring a Babysitting Certification Course on Tuesday, July 7, from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services Department, 196 North Main Street. The course costs $45 and payment must be made to the Town of Southington. Credit/debit card payments are also accepted. The class is open to Southington youth…

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Barrett to join former Red Sox players at Chamber tournament

May 17, 2015
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Barrett to join former Red Sox players at Chamber tournament

Former Boston Red Sox second baseman Marty Barrett will be among a host of former Boston ballplayers competing at the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Southington Country Club. Barret, a Red Sox second baseman for nine seasons, will join with former pitcher Luis Tiant, relievers…

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Barbeque buffet for YMCA summer camp scholarships

May 16, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Smokin’ with Chris on West Center St. is hosting a buffet style charity night to benefit YMCA Camp Sloper’s efforts to provide children with scholarships for summer camp. All proceeds from each $25 ticket will go directly to Camp Sloper scholarship funds and will earn attendees a barbeque feast accompanied by the…

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Italian-American Festival to benefit SCS and Community Cultural Arts

May 16, 2015
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The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24 to July 26 on Center Street. “The Sons of Italy is proud to…

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May 17 variety show benefits Southington ARC

May 14, 2015
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A New Way Self Advocacy Group, a local chapter of People First CT with Southington ARC, is hosting their annual variety show on Sunday, May 17. This year’s theme is a “Disney Spectacular.” All funds from the variety show will benefit the Self Advocacy Group directly, a group organized by members of ARC who come…

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Birthday bash for charity

May 13, 2015
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John Simard, Chase Swain, and Connor Fishbein donated $1,050 to Brian Taylor of the Mill Foundation for Kids from their first annual “Boys of February B-Day Bash”.  The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and other illnesses.

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‘Flock a Friend’ fundraiser continues through May 31

May 12, 2015
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Boy Scout Troop 45’s annual “Flock a Friend” fundraiser is already underway. For a donation of $20, participants can send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend’s, family member’s, or neighbor’s front yard. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Boy Scout troop. Flockings are limited to Southington area towns and to residential…

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Kid’s Entertainment Series begins on June 30

May 11, 2015
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  The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor the Kid’s Entertainment Series to be held on Tuesday evenings, June 30 to Aug. 18, at the pavilion in the front pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. All shows will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather,…

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Purushotham was artist of the month at The Gallery

May 9, 2015
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Local photographer Dan Purushotham displays some of his landscape photos at The Gallery at the Southington Library. Purushotham’s photos were displayed in April.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last month, The Gallery at Southington Public Library displayed a collection of photos taken everywhere from India to Austria to right here in Southington. The diverse exhibit was the result of Southington resident Dan Purushotham using his retirement from the financial industry to pursue his new passion, photography. Featuring four themes and…

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