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Kelley mathsters lead St. Jude charity drive

May 6, 2015
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Mister GC

Kelley Elementary School has been ranked number 43 out of over 7,000 schools participating in the annual St. Jude Math-A-Thon. For this fundraiser, students in grades K-8 ask family and friends for a pledge to solve math problems in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbook, with all proceeds donated to the children’s research hospital. According to…

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Authors to discuss their book about book clubs May 14

May 5, 2015
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Local authors Suzanne Colley and Kathleen Marsan will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss their recently published book, “Beyond the Book: How to Start or Jumpstart a Book Club”. For more than a decade, their energetic club has met regularly for…

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Lily Herman honored at Qunnipiac University

May 5, 2015
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Schools - Lily Herman at Quinnipiac

Lily Herman of Southington received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award as a freshman in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. She is pictured, above, with Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey.

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Volunteers needed for all night grad party

May 4, 2015
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Graduation

The All Night, Substance-Free, Graduation Party will be held on Thursday, June 18 at Southington High School, but volunteers are still needed for both shifts. Officials are looking for volunteers for the first shift (8:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.) and the second shift (12:15 a.m. to 4 a.m.). The All-Night Graduation Party is a party…

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Southington Drive-In announces 2015 schedule

May 3, 2015
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Drive In

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2015 movie schedule for the sixth community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on June 6 with a screening of Frozen and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 13, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a special…

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The student becomes the master

May 3, 2015
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Comm - Christopher Bray shadow at Thalberg

Christopher Bray, a fourth grade student at Thalberg Elementary School, earned an opportunity to shadow Principal Megan Bennett on April 23. According to sources, things went smoothly with “Principal” Bray in the big seat.

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Kennedy Middle School announced April students of the month

May 2, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced April’s students of the month. Front, from left, Erida Koxha, Thomas Nardi, Maya Ciaffaglione, Alyssa Bowker, Brooke Lynch, Christian Cahill, and Peter Loban. Back, Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage, Joelle Stublarec, Nicholas Truncali, Joshua Dziob, Aliya Sarris, Aparna Athreya, and Mr. Steven Madancy.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alyssa Bowker, Maya Ciaffaglione, Peter Loban, and Thomas Nardi. Alyssa, the sixth grade…

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Crowds at council for Calendar House

May 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It was standing room only at the Town Council meeting this week, as community members gathered to hear the fate of Southington’s senior resource center, The Calendar House. In their last session, the Council reviewed a space and needs assessment for the facility. After reviewing assessments, several members toured the center and…

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Senior listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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SUNDAY, MAY 3 SOUTHINGTON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY SEMINAR. Presented by the Southington Commission on Disabilities, Southington Police Department, Southington Fire Department, Emergency Management, and Public Health Department. 1 to 4 p.m. Seminar on how to prepare disabled and elderly citizens for an emergency. Featured speaker, Stephen Thal, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services…

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Support group listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s…

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