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CL&P says its ready for emergencies; urges customers to plan ahead

September 9, 2014
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September is National Preparedness Month and with hurricane season is underway, CL&P said in a press release is ready to respond to any damage or outages Mother Nature may bring to Connecticut. In the press release, the company encouraged customers to plan ahead and take action before an emergency strikes. “Effectively responding to emergencies requires…

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Local theatre group to perform ‘Steel Magnolias’

September 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington Community Theatre (SCT) is presenting a performance of “Steel Magnolias,” which was originally a screenplay by Robert Harling about six women connecting. The play will be performed with Kelly Stuper as “Truvi,” Autumn Sheffy as “Shelby,” Helen Crowley as “Clairee,” Tiffany Sobato as “Annelle,” Heidi Bass Lamberto as “M’Lynn,”…

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Acting classes set at the Marion Schoolhouse

September 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The AspenDream Productions is offering acting and improve classes for children and teens between the ages of 7 and 18 at the Historic Marion Schoolhouse. AspenDream Productions Founder and Executive Director Janice Luise-Lutkus is looking for both beginners and students with experience to join her eight week classes. “We’re going…

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Giving Back Girls collect school supplies

September 7, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls recently collected backpacks and school supplies to provide for children in need and also helda food drive to support the food pantry at Southington Community Services (SCS). The girls, who voluntary serve the Southington community, collected school supplies to fill back packs, store them and then…

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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

September 6, 2014
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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hoops for Heart Health founder and former NBA player Ryan Gomes donated three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Southington Public Schools last week. Gomes and Wayne Simone, from Hoops for Health, visited the Municipal Center to present the defibrillators to the school system. If a person goes into Sudden Cardiac…

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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

September 5, 2014
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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Leonard Marcheselle has volunteered and worked at the Apple Harvest Festival in various background roles since its inception. This year, he steps to the forefront, as the parade grand marshal. “We always try to look for someone that has made a contribution to the festival and the community,” said Apple Harvest…

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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

September 5, 2014
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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rand Mange of Southington will ride in the Closer to Free bike ride, which raises money for the Yale Smilow Cancer Center. This September, Mange, who is a firefighter in Guilford, is riding amongst thousands with team Carl’s Crusaders for the second time. Carl’s Crusaders was formed for Carl Hubbard,…

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Town to hold 9/11 memorial

September 5, 2014
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On September 11, at 8:46 a.m., a service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville on the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, the Fire and Police Departments, town officials and residents will hold the service to remember and honor those who lost their lives on…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Southington selects the best pizza

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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Saving the hospital; Residents form their own committee

September 5, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In response to Hartford Healthcare’s proposed changes to the Bradley Memorial Hospital and the appointment of Bradley Community Advisory Committee for consultation, some members of the community are responding by starting their own committee. Bonnie Sica and Rosemary Champagne have launched the Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) and the…

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