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Financial advisor earns CFP designation

June 3, 2016
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Ken Tumolo

Retirement and investment specialists Johnson Brunetti (JB) in Wethersfield announced that Southington resident Ken Tumolo has successfully achieved his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. The CFP designation places Ken in an elite class of financial advisors. The designation is awarded after extensive training, and CFP professionals are held to the highest ethical and education standards.…

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Apple Harvest gets permanent power

June 2, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A permanent power source for the annual Apple Harvest Festival is being installed on the Town Green. The installment was announced by the Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee (AHFSC) at a meeting on May 19, and is expected to take place in June. The permanent electrical pedestal will replace the need…

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Southington’s American Legion prepares for centennial celebration

June 2, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, located at 66 Main St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. To prepare for the milestone, the legion is collecting memorabilia from veterans and their families and friends. If you’ve been hanging on to old photos, letters, or even stories passed down from veterans, now…

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State grants funding for Southington bridges

June 2, 2016
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Road construction 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D) announced more than $1.6 million in state grants to Southington on Friday. The State Bond Commission approved two grants to maintain and improve bridges in Southington. The aid to the town was awarded in two grants from the Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Program. The bridge over…

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Southington’s top 3 reminisce about their tenure at SHS

June 1, 2016
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From left, Southington’s top three graduates, salutatorian Emily Maciejewski, valedictorian Timothy Cocozza, and essayist Natalia Gimenez.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School’s (SHS) top three students agreed on three things when reminiscing on their soon-to-be-over high school days: They couldn’t have done it without each other. They will remember their time at SHS fondly, and even though they are leaving Southington for college this fall, they’ll be back. As they prepare…

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Music listings, starting June 3

June 1, 2016
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SATURDAY, JUNE 4 BRISTOL BENNETT FAMILY. 7 p.m. Family of 11 plays a wide variety of music on several instruments including handbells, strings, brass, accordions, and vocals. They also have a gospel chalk art presentation. Bristol Baptist/ Synergy Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Free but free will offering will be accepted. Reception after. TUESDAY, JUNE…

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Camp RISE offers new summer opportunity for local kids with special needs

June 1, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington students with special needs now have the opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and developmental impairments. The Town of Southington Recreation Department is launching their new day camp for a summer of Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences (RISE). Camp RISE will be…

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Nobody can rain on our parade: Locals come out to remember the fallen

June 1, 2016
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Towns throughout the Connecticut were forced to cancel Memorial Day activities and parades when rain swept through the state on Monday morning, but members of the Marine Corps League, above, along with members of the American Legion, the town council, and dozens of residents turned out for all of the planned memorial ceremonies, flag raisings, and an unofficial parade. Locals braved the weather to ensure that Southington still honored its fallen heroes.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Although expected rains washed out plans for the annual Memorial Day parade, members of the American Legion, Marine Corps League and the Southington Town Council came out to walk the parade route on Monday morning. Dozens of Southington residents lined Main Street, waving American flags and showing their gratitude for our nation’s…

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Trocchi picked as new CEO at Wheeler

June 1, 2016
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Sabrina Trocchi, Ph.D. Candidate, MPA, was named Wheeler’s chief operating officer. In this role, she is responsible for implementing a systemic approach to the development and execution of organizational strategy and administering and managing the organization’s service and quality operations. She joined Wheeler in 2014 as chief strategy officer and implemented strategic initiatives, partnerships, ventures…

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Veterans can sign up for free dental care on June 25, courtesy Aspen Dental

June 1, 2016
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On Saturday, June 25, dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the country will open their doors to provide a day of free dental care for thousands of veterans across the country. Starting now, local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment in advance at a participating office in the…

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