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Nonprofits invited to submit applications to community foundation for sponsorships

March 10, 2015
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31 are encouraged to apply today for the final round of 2015 funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, May 1. The…

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Surround Sound 7: The Final Frontier

March 10, 2015
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Southington High School music department presented, Surround Sound 7 on March 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Members of the marching band and color guard performed science fiction themed music and dance on the Southington High School stage.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Kennedy School awards students for science and invention

March 10, 2015
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The Kennedy Middle School Science Department recently announced the winners of their recent science fair and Invention Convention. The event has increased tenfold in recent years and the showings spanned two nights in mid-February. The contest was open to students of the school in grades 6-8. The following students were selected by judges to move…

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Thalberg partners with Orchard Valley Garden Club for community project

March 10, 2015
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Thalberg School fourth and fifth grade members of Genevieve’s Teaching Garden Club partnered with the Orchard Valley Garden Club for a community garden project. The students created beautiful floral designs with instructions, supplies, and assistance from Southington’s Orchard Valley Garden Club. The “Sending Love” designs were delivered to residents at Southington Care. The “Strawberry Ice…

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Saturday night fatality on New Britain Ave.

March 9, 2015
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Members of the Plainville Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on New Britain Avenue in Plainville, on the evening of Saturday, March 8 at approximately 08:57 p.m. Police said the collision involved two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on New Britain Ave. prior to colliding head on just…

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SHS wins F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Chairman’s Award

March 8, 2015
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The Cyber Knights won the Chairman’s Award in Waterbury. From left, Gwen Gorman, Ellie Lefkovich, Brian Petrucci, Nick Rappi, Tyler Brinton, Kyle Barry, and Bailey Kahl.

Southington’s FIRST Robotics Team 195, the CyberKnights, won the Chairman’s Award at this season’s first district event in Waterbury. This prestigious award was created to recognize teams that demonstrate the greatest commitment to spreading passion about science and technology into their communities and schools. Team 195 was recognized for building partnerships with their community, youth,…

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Bradley staff embrace Wear Red Day

March 7, 2015
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On Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, Bradley staff memebers wore red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

To help raise awareness of heart disease’s prevalence in women, many Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) staff members donned red on Friday, Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, as part of American Heart Month. HOCC’s Division of Cardiology has a specific focus on heart disease in women through its Women’s Heart Wellness Center which targets women’s…

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Artwork will decorate boarded windows at Gura building

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) President Mary DeCroce has enlisted ten local artists, including herself, to create artwork to place on the plywood in the window openings at the Gura building until late April when the windows are installed. The Gura Building is going to display some local artwork for a…

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SHS robotics club competes in Waterbury competition

March 6, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past weekend area high school students took part in the second of 10 F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions (FRC). The weekend saw 35 area teams accompanied by the robots that they created. Southington’s Cyber Knights went home with the Chairman’s Award. Each team had been working…

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Council to make Open Space a priority

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow the Open Space Committee to apply for an open space grant. “The town has been successful in the past with open space grants,” said Town Attorney Mark Sciota. “We’re able to get up to 75 percent of the…

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