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Foodology offers cookies, classes, and community

July 20, 2016
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Since 2011, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies has been treating customers to delicious treats in downtown Southington, but the store has also served as a place where children and adults can learn to bake and expand their culinary skills. Now, owner Christina Hart is expanding her business to incorporate more lessons, more baking, and more culinary lessons.…

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Bees open series with loss to Barnstormers

July 20, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not contain the bats of the Barnstormers, dropping the series opener at home 9-2. The Game Changed When…: …the Barnstormers, who trailed the Bees 2-1 after four innings, scored four runs in the fifth inning to swing the momentum in favor of Lancaster, who never looked back…

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Grants available for groups that combat homelessness

July 19, 2016
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A $10,000 grant is being offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain through its Catalyst Fund to non-profit organizations serving Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington that offer or propose to develop innovative solutions to the challenges of youth and family homelessness. The deadline for applications is Aug. 15. “We are seeking proposals that…

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DePaolo Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May. Front, from left, Emma Panarella, Madison Chapman, Jordyn Rogala, Brycen Kennedy, Lauren Scarpa, Jada Vercosa, and Maya Wroblewski. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Luke Meade, Rachel Possidento, Abigail Abram, Megan Mikosz, Jolene Lacasse, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Depaolo Middle School announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade, Luke Meade, Madison Chapman, and Lauren Scarpa were selected by their teams. Luke is the son of Peter and Jean Meade and has earned high honors at DePaolo. He was a STEPS student leader in fifth grade and volunteered…

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Kennedy Middle School announced students of the month for May

July 19, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School’s student of the month for May. Front, from left, Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, and Ryan Salzillo. Middle, Ava Muir, Leah Zaslavsky, Callan Angelo, and Gabriel Zamarano. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Anny Moquete-Volquez, Hailey Vargo, Mackenzie Coppola, Justin Taddeo, Thomas Nardi, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Lindsey Catlin, Daniel Messner, Ryan Salzillo and Gabriel Zamorano. Lindsey, an honor roll student, is…

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Bees hope to salvage York series

July 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees try to salvage the final game of their three-game series with York. First pitch 1:00PM! Series: The Revolution have won the first two games of the series, twice holding the Bees to one run in a 6-1 win Friday night and 5-1 win last night. The next time…

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Bees fail to solve York pitching

July 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight night, the bats of the Bees could solve York’s pitching, losing 5-1 in game two of three. The Game Changed When…: With the bases loaded and one out and the Bees down by four runs in the seventh inning, the Revolution held the Bees to just…

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Bees fall to Revolution in 1st game after break

July 16, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not solve James Simmons, dropping the opener of the three-game series vs. the Revolution 6-1. The Game Changed When…: With the Bees already down by three and trying to keep the game close, the Revolution broke out for another back-breaking three run inning in the fifth inning,…

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SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

July 15, 2016
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Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as recipients for the organization’s annual scholarships. The SEF, established in 2009 to support creative initiatives…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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