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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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Boy Scouts honor Ron Tooley for half century of service

April 7, 2015
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Ron Tooley receives recognition for more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. From left, CT Yankee Council Unit Commissioner Roger Poggio, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Tom Polzella, Tooley, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Dan Quinlan, and Troop 17 Assistant Scoutmaster Art Quinlan.

A Southington man who has dedicated 53 years to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program was honored during the March 1 worship service at First Baptist Church of Southington. Ron Tooley was never a Boy Scout himself, but he has performed a vital role in the formation of hundreds, if not thousands, of boys…

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Letter: Library thanks public for success of Southington Reads event

April 4, 2015
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To the editor: Our 10th Annual Southington Reads was a huge success. Nearly 400 enthusiastic readers came to see and hear New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian present his personal and thoughtful program at the Aqua Turf Club. This important event in the cultural life of our community would not be possible without the…

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Michael Casale memorial basketball game: 10 years of charity hoops

April 2, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 25, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Named for the late Derynoski teacher Michael Casale, the game continues to be an exciting event after a decade of competition. The white team beat the red team, 21-12, but everyone…

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