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Lunch & Learn: When to Worry about Memory Loss

December 2, 2015
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seniors

SOUTHINGTON – A free Lunch & Learn program about memory loss and when to be concerned will be presented Thursday, Dec. 17, from noon-1 p.m., at Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave. Patty O’Brian, patient/ family engagement coordinator with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, will…

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The Orchards to host an open house on Dec. 12

December 2, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-5656

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Retirement counselor Edesa Ciscar will lead the event. Coffee will be served, and all are welcome. The Orchards is located at 34 Hobart St. in Southington. For more information, contact…

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Babina is December artist at The Orchards

December 1, 2015
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“The Florence Griswold House,” by Jay Babina.

Jay Babina is the December artist of the month at The Orchards in Southington. Through Dec. 29, visitors are invited to view his show, “Expressions, Images and Journeys.” Babina, a practicing graphic designer and illustrator, has over 50 years of experience. He is currently involved with eight art organizations throughout Connecticut, which leads him into…

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Missionary shares inspirational message at First Baptist Church

December 1, 2015
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Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, American Baptist missionary, left, greets the congregation on Nov. 1 with the Rev. Sharon Holt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Southington.

Rev. Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, an American Baptist Churches USA missionary, made a stop on Sunday, Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Southington during her New England tour. Gonzalez-Barnes, who lives in southern California with her family and serves in Mexico, has been called to an expanded venue including Latin America and the Caribbean. Commissioned in…

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First Baptist Church hosts Christmas concert on Dec. 13

November 30, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington
581 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8121

The First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington will be holding a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The Bennett Family of Cheshire will present a musical concert for the holiday season. Enjoy the festive sounds of hand bells, instrumentals, vocals, and a seven-piece accordion ensemble. Bring family and friends as this family of 11…

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Mary Our Queen breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6

November 30, 2015
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Mary Our Queen Roman Catholic Church
248 Savage St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-4901

Mary Our Queen Church will hold its annual breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6 in the church hall on Savage Street. The breakfast will be held after the 8 a.m. and 12:30 masses. A visit by Santa is expected. Cost is $6 for adults ($3 for children under 12). Tickets are available at the…

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Local named as human resource VP at Hartford YMCA

November 28, 2015
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Lori Lehan was named as the vice president of human resources at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

Lori Lehan of Southington has been named vice president of human resources for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. In her previous role at an area non-profit, Lehan created and implemented a formal talent pool development program, was responsible for recruitment, placement, training and employee relations for over 500 employees in multiple locations, and led efforts…

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Meehan, Cutler engagement

November 26, 2015
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Harold “Hal” Cutler III and Kaitlyn Meehan are engaged to be married on July 2, 2016.

Dr. Thomas and Rachel Meehan of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Kaitlyn Meehan of New York, N.Y. to Harold “Hal” Cutler III of New York, N.Y., son of Harold and Sharon Cutler of Big Flats, N.Y. Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and earned her masters in journalism from…

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Giving a birthday gift

November 25, 2015
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Comm - SCS food pantry donation

Juliana Janezic donated 178 pounds of food to the Southington Community Services food pantry. Juliana had a birthday party, and she had her classmates at St Bridget School bring non-perishable food items instead of gifts.

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DePaolo students give back

November 23, 2015
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School - Alex Lemonade Stand

Over 400 students from DePaolo Middle School raised money through Alex’s Lemonade Stand during the Apple Harvest Festival. Above, Morgan Duling, Allison Bradshaw, and Anthony Donato also raised money on their own to help fight pediatric cancer.

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