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Color me purple at Plantsville school

June 9, 2016
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Last Friday, students at Plantsville Elementary School donned purple to support Southington’s Relay for Life event. Students, above, show their support with Principal Steve Bergin. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity hits milestone: 10,000 lives impacted

June 9, 2016
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Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity
140 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Phone: (860)714-4000

HARTFORD—Today, the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health New England provider, celebrated the milestone of reaching more than 10,000 people through education and outreach programs over the past six years. The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity is dedicated to ensuring optimal health…

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Planned power outages June 13 for Eversource conversion

June 9, 2016
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(800) 286-2000
www.eversource.com

Eversource has announced that there will be a planned power outage in Southington for a conversion that will take place on Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is Tuesday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) This outage will affect 239 customers from the intersection of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and…

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YMCA to induct 4 into Sloper hall of fame

June 9, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This year’s honorees in the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame have been announced—Lance Kilburn, Bob Lengyel, Nicki O’Rourke, and Mike Soccodato will be inducted on Wednesday, July 13 at the YMCA’s annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Picnic at Camp Sloper. The Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize past…

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UNICO recognizes Southington’s top 25

June 8, 2016
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The Southington Chapter of Unico National held their 71st annual Top 25 Students Dinner at the Aqua Turf on June 1, to recognize Southington High School’s top 25 graduating seniors from the Class of 2016.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Out of 467 soon-to-be-graduates of Southington High School (SHS), 25 were honored for their high class ranking by the Southington chapter of UNICO National. The 71st annual Top 25 dinner took place at the Aqua Turf Club on June 1, celebrating the success of students who earned a top spot in the…

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Lincoln College nursing program earns accreditation

June 8, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

Lincoln College of New England RN-BSN program officially received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) effective 2015 – 2021.  The RN-BSN program began May 2014 and has four successful graduating classes. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is…

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Locals turn out in force for Relay for Life: Raise $100K for cancer research and education

June 8, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Cancer survivors, fighters, and their supporters gathered at Southington High School (SHS) this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The 19th annual Relay for Life drew over 1,200 Southington residents, raising more than $100,000 for cancer research. The event was held on the SHS athletic field on June 3-4,…

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Galician bagpipes, Hartford Symphony team up to give audiences a ‘Rose’

June 8, 2016
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In New England, the Galician bagpipes seem like an exotic instrument. But, Cristina Pato said this is not the case in her home, the Galicia region of Spain. Cristina, who will be performing with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra this weekend, explained if there is a city of 100,000, you will find 10,000 people learning or…

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July 15 is Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Day at Compounce

June 7, 2016
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July 15 is Alzheimer’s Association Awareness Day at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol. The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will be at the park to provide information and resources as well fun activities such as creating customized purple flowers to be displayed at the park throughout the day and complimentary face painting. Those coming to…

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Stained glass window now will greet museum guests

June 7, 2016
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A new addition to the New England Carousel Museum front door will greet you as you enter the building thanks to the talent of Sarah Segovia, local stained glass window artist. Sarah has designed and produced a new window for the front door entrance of the museum, depicting a carousel horse. In a press release,…

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