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Commission on Disabilities unveils a survey to raise awareness and focus efforts

August 11, 2016
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SO Commission on Disabilities

By KRYSTAL GOETHECORRESPONDENT The Commission on Disabilities (COD) is an organization that focuses on individuals with disabilities in the area. Their mission is to make sure that people with disabilities and their caregivers feel welcome and are able to work and function. Recently, the commission came out with a survey. According to Karen Leary the…

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Southington High School Wall of Honor celebrates 10th class

August 11, 2016
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Philip Thibodeau, Class of 1989

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Southington High School Wall of Honor, a collection of notable persons that was started by Bob Brown. Brown taught at the high school for 41 years before retiring last year, and now serves on the Board of Education. He has an immense passion for education…

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Camp Invention challenges young minds

August 11, 2016
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Camp Invention-Kaeli Bruntto and Lauren Melitt

Lauren Melitt, right, works with her partner on an experiment with electronics during Camp Invention, held last week at Strong Elementary School. The camp is aimed at inquisitive minds entering grades 1-6, and partners them alongside student leaders in grades 7-9. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Barnes Museum draws locals to a ‘Taste of Southington’

August 10, 2016
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Taste of Southington-Scott Uhlman a chef at Smokin with Chris

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Southington answered that classic question, “What’s for dinner?” last Wednesday as residents celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Taste of Southington. The lawn of the Barnes Museum was brimming with people from town and surrounding areas for a sampling of cuisines from a dozen of Southington’s best area restaurants, caterers, and bakeries.…

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Crocodile Club returns Aug. 26

August 10, 2016
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The Crocodile Club is back. The New England Carousel Museum is once again bringing back the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, on Friday, Aug. 26. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 135th reunion dinner with its unique gathering of individuals who put aside their political…

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Bees drop tough one to Revolution

August 10, 2016
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Bees drop tough one to Revolution

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A four-run sixth inning for York was the difference in the Bees second straight close loss to the Revolution. The Game Changed When…:…The Revolution put up a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by a Michael Rockett two-run home run, to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 4-3 lead. Pitchers…

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Finding the ‘purrrfect’ slice of local pizza

August 10, 2016
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Taste of Southington- Isabella, Brianna, and Kaitlyn Wood

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, locals poured onto the grounds of the Barnes Museum to get a Taste of Southington. The 15th annual event attracted a number of local restaurants, and residents enjoyed a bite and the music, while kids enjoyed face painting, balloon animals, and tattoos. Others took the opportunity to visit the local museum,…

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Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

August 9, 2016
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Foundation announces grant, scholarship recipients

Viewing musical performances. Shopping at a food pantry. Attending support groups and education classes. Those are a few ways that the recent grants awarded by Main Street Community Foundation will inspire, affect and touch you and your neighbors who live and work in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott reported a…

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Women and Girls’ Fund accepting grant applications

August 9, 2016
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The Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations through its annual competitive grant cycle. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville,…

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2016-2017 Bus Routes (Thalberg Elementary School)

August 4, 2016
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School bus

Southington Public Schools has released the bus schedules for the upcoming year. The Southington Public Schools in partnership with New Britain Transportation makes every effort to adhere to the following time schedule. Please allow a 10-minute window prior to and after the scheduled time (i.e. students must be at the bus stop 10-minutes prior to…

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