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Survival skills for preschool parents

January 15, 2015
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Photo by David Castillo Dominici

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, St. Dominic Church will be welcome Dr. Paolo Sisto from Newington Children’s Hospital for a lecture entitled “Survival Skills for Preschool Parents.” The talk is part of the “Parents Helping Parents” lecture series. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Saint Dominic Community Learning Center, 150 Flanders…

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Plantsville awards winners in Guessing Gift contest

January 13, 2015
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Comm Plantsville Village Awards

The Village Association of Plantsville awarded their top two prizes for the Guessing Gift contest at Wells Fargo Bank. Beginning in early December, participants were asked to guess the number of peppermints that fit into a two-foot square gift box during an annual contest that has spanned two decades. From left, Joe Brink, Wells Fargo…

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UNICO donates to food pantry

January 12, 2015
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Salvation Army. Pictured, from left to right, is Southington Community Services Assistant Director and Southington UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Connecticut state Rep. Rob Sampson, Southington UNICO past president Nick Botsacos, Southington UNICO accountant and member Mike Fasulo and Connecticut state Sen. Joe Markley.

Southington UNICO donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army during the holiday season in order to help fund the town of Southington’s food pantry located at Southington Community Services. The donation has become an annual occurrence in connection with a Salvation Army bell ringing fundraiser at Southington WalMart, which matches all donations collected during the two-hour…

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Shooter’s Billiards donates to Toys for Tots

January 11, 2015
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Comm Toys 4 Tots 8 ball tourney

If you ever wondered what $1,187.05 could buy in toys, wonder no more. Five shopping carts stocked with board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, skateboards, scooters, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, remote cars, art and educational toys were purchased as a result of the Toys for Tots 8-ball Tournament at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington.

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The Grounds Guys start grass roots movement

January 10, 2015
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A local The Grounds Guys franchisee and his team in central Connecticut recently gave back to the community in a big way. They helped put together more than 25 complete Thanksgiving meals, or 625 pounds of food, to help a local food bank feed families during the holiday season. In addition, the entire national workforce…

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Southington choir is singing for the spring

January 10, 2015
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Photos by Tammi Naudus Rehearsals are underway for the Southington Festival Chorale Spring Concert. The local volunteer choir will perform on Sunday, May 3 at the Plantsville Congregational Church.

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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Donna Theriault is the owner of Studio 466 Salon and Spa, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After doing…

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Give us your bottles and cans

January 8, 2015
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (4)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Boy Scout Troop 32 gathered cans at Recreation Park as a fundraiser for the troop. Donations will help the local Boy Scout troup that meets on Tuesday nights at the First Congregational Church in Southington. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Bristol as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Bristol Library, 5 High Street. The…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Plainville as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Plainville Library, 56 East Main…

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