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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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Farmers market offers Friday harvests

July 14, 2016
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Farmers Market-Alex (granddaughter) and Diana Ciaffaglione

Friday’s farmers market is underway at the town green. Visitors last week, above, pick through the a wide array of choices for regionally grown produce and plants. The weekly harvest is presented every Friday throughout the summer, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 14, 2016
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ECCS has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On July 1, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) welcomed its new director, Joanne Kelleher. A long time Southington resident, Kelleher takes the place of two-year director Mary Yuskis, who resigned from her position to move to Florida with her family. The ECCS is made up of a group of parents,…

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‘Mulan Jr.’ opens on Friday

July 13, 2016
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Grace Michaud takes on the title role in "Mulan Jr."

The Southington Youth Summer Theater program opens its Disney-themed production calendar today, when curtains open for “Mulan, Jr.” The summer program features youth from grades 6 to 12, and it’s focused on helping young thespians hone their craft through local productions. All shows will be held at the Southington High School auditorium, and tickets for…

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Municipal Center to be named for John Weichsel

July 13, 2016
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John Weichsel

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Municipal Center will soon bear the name of former Town Manager John Weichsel, who served Southington from 1966 to 2011. After voting 7-2 to waive the process for naming a town building as outlined in the Town Charter, the Town Council voted unanimously to name the building after the former town…

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