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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

May 11, 2014
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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From bracelets and necklaces to handbags and scarves to clothing, Chic Boutique in Southington offers a variety of items for customers looking to be their “kind of beautiful.” Dottie Perry, the owner of Chic Boutique LLC, opened her store at 35 Center Street in February. Located across from The Fire…

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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

May 10, 2014
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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

By Ed Harris Editor A few local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently gathered together to make Southington a little bit cleaner. Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 72 and Boy Scout Troops 45 and 17 recently worked together to clean up Crescent Lake. The scouts cleaned up trash from along the lake perimeter, on the…

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Public hearing set for horse farm purchase

May 10, 2014
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by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A public hearing is underway for a bond ordinance appropriating $935,000 to buy 427 Pleasant Street—the horse farm property next door to DePaolo Middle School. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a public hearing on the bond ordinance, which will take place later this month.…

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Southington brothers launch ticket website

May 9, 2014
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Southington brothers launch ticket website

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington brothers Evan and Steven Honeyman, launching their own ticket-selling website happened just by taking a trip to Australia. In March, Evan decided to visit his younger brother Steven, who was studying abroad in the “land down under.” After the two brothers went cage diving with great white sharks,…

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Small business owners learn new marketing tools

May 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For business owners Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer, the recent Small Business Marketing Summit, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Bank, served as an opportunity to expose their new business, Posh Pear, which recently opened in downtown Plantsville. Although they have been using a variety of social…

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Local boy has his wish granted

May 9, 2014
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Local boy has his wish granted

Nine-year-old Andrew Hedberg of Southington, walked downstairs with his eyes closed in anticipation of seeing his newly renovated room. With friends and family by his side, Andrew opened his eyes in excitement during the unveiling of a nautical themed room, equipped with a foosball table, a flat screen TV, a popcorn machine and a pool…

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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

May 9, 2014
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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously in approval of a contract for the sale of 49 Beecher Street. During a recent meeting, council members voted 8 to 0 to sell 49 Beecher Street to Mat Florian of Florian Properties, who will submit the property to be listed with the Connecticut…

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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

May 9, 2014
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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

When Nick Oropallo walks the hallways of Southington High School, he greets every student and faculty member he knows with a smile. When Nick is playing basketball on the court or on the field kicking a soccer ball in the Unified Sports program, he treats his teammates the same way, cheering them on during tournaments.…

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Kennedy Middle School announces third period honor roll

May 8, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Lexi Almeida, Katherine Barner, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Lauren Boucher, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, William Carr, Aaron Case, Max Casella, Ryan Catlin,…

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Lake Compounce opens for season this weekend; ticket promo offered

May 8, 2014
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This Saturday, May 10, LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free” tickets for all guests on May 10, 11, 17 and 18 when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com. LakeCompounce also has expanded their season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season…

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