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Soup Nite draws record crowds

At right, high school volunteers dole out soup donated by local restaurants at the annual Soup Nite to benefit Bread for Life.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Pasta fagioli? Minestrone? One of the many chowders or just a simple chicken noodle? No matter what your preference, volunteers at the annual Bread for Life (BFL) Soup Nite were ready to serve. On Wednesday,…

Meet the Bradshaw sisters


By JADE SOTO CORRESPONDENT “I started acting when I was 3, so I had a lot of experience prior to [‘Welcome to Grandpaville’],” said 12-year-old Allison Bradshaw, who played Katie on the two-season, New England-based web series, “Welcome to Grandpaville,”…

London’s calling for a Southington dancer

JFK Middle School dancer Bridget Stevens will be traveling to London for international dance training. (Submitted photo)

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bridget Stevens’ story began in Southington, took a detour to Poughkeepsie, and eventually landed in Los Angeles. And her story will continue next year in London. Bridget, a 13-year-old student at Kennedy Middle School, will…

Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett congratulate Benny Cammuso from Southington's Bread for Life for his selection as a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winner. During the June 2 luncheon, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 New England nonprofits. Bread for Life received a $5,000 grant in honor of Cammuso's volunteer efforts.

FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.…

Daniela’s headed to Disney

Neighbors - Daniela

Daniela Ciriello, center, poses with her parents Dan and Nicole after having her wish granted by the Connecticut Make-a-Wish foundation. On April 12, the Ciriello family, including Daniela’s two older siblings, will travel to Orlando for a six-day vacation at…