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Southington High School releases third quarter honor roll

May 10, 2015
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Southington High School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 9 The following students earned first honors: Nandani Mohit Adhyapak, Rosanna Teresa Airo, Jacob Phillip Albert, Victoria Elizabeth Aldieri, Nolyn Allen, Cora Elizabeth Altomari, Jacob Oscar Anderson, Katarina Marie Aulbach, Cicily Alexis Balachandar, Madison Marie Beaudoin, Emma Marie Becotte, Chloe Dianna Becquey,…

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Cyber Knights compete at World Championship

May 8, 2015
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The Southington High School’s Cyber Knights were honored with the Engineering Inspiration Award at the World Championship in St. Louis, Mo.

The Southington High School Cyber Knights have just wrapped up their six-week long competition season with the World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. The team, who recently competed in the Tech Valley Regional competition, the Hartford District event and the New England District Championship, had not left a single competition empty-handed this year. The World…

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Dining listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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SUNDAY, MAY 10 SOUTHINGTON MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST. 9 a.m. to noon. Mothers served complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, tea. Southington Elks Club, 114 Main St., Southington. THURSDAY, MAY 14 OTHER FREE WORKSHOP: GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA MAKING. 1 p.m. With author and gluten-free lifestyle…

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Kids listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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SATURDAY, MAY 9 SOUTHINGTON ‘TOUCH A TRUCK.’ Held by American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and Southington Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. $3 for children, $1 for adults. BRISTOL PINE LAKE’S 2ND ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY. 7 a.m. to noon. Age groups, 5 to 8,…

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Civics class sees government in action at council meeting

May 8, 2015
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Southington High School teacher Candace Patten (right) with her ninth grade honors civics class at the Southington Town Council meeting on April 27.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School ninth-graders enrolled in the honors level civics course got a taste of town politics last week when teacher Candace Patten took her students to the town council meeting. Patten said that the purpose of the trip was to teach students how decisions are made in town, and why it…

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Southington Receives HEART Safe Community Designation

May 7, 2015
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On April 13, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and the American Heart Association has designated the Town of Southington as a HEART Safe Community.  This three-year designation recognizes the town’s commitment to provide improved cardiac response and care to the residents. “The Town of Southington is committed to providing quality heart safe…

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High School students help kick off drama club at Kelley School

May 7, 2015
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The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.” pose on stage with their student directors, Michael Ricciardone, far left, and Emily Pestillo, far right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Fourth and fifth grade students at Kelley Elementary School will now have their chance to step into the spotlight with the school’s newly established drama club. The club, founded by Southington High School students Emily Pestillo and Michael Ricciardone performed their first play, Once On This Island Jr., at Kennedy Middle School…

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Rallying for beds at Bradley Hospital

May 7, 2015
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Bonnie Sica led the Community Committee to Save Bradley in a march by  the Bradley Memorial Campus after a rally calling for an increase in the number of inpatient beds at the hospital on April 26.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Crowds gathered on the lawn of the Southington Historical Society last Sunday, with dozens of residents holding signs advocating for reform at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus. Their slogans, including “Beds for Bradley”, rang out as passers by honked their horns in support and posters were held high emphasizing…

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Lake Compounce opening in time for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015
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Lake Compounce Theme Park is opening for its 2015 season on Saturday, May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. During its opening weekend, May 9 to 10, Rregular admission tickets are buy one, get one free, online only. In addition, mothers can enjoy the in-park Relaxation Station for extra relaxation and special pampering. The…

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American Legion announces Memorial Day parade and services

May 7, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

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