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Viron Rondo Osteria Restaurant joins Southington Chamber

February 23, 2015
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BIZ - CHAMBER - Viron Grand Opening

Viron Rondo Osteria restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Above, Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce officials cut the ceremonial ribbon with Viron staff members during a recent Chamber welcoming celebration. The owner offered samples from his menu and spoke briefly about the importance of chamber membership. The restaurant is located at 1721 Highland Ave, in Cheshire…

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SHS drama club will present ‘Urinetown’ as annual musical

February 21, 2015
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The Southington High School Drama Club has selected the three-time Tony Award winning play “Urinetown” for their annual musical. “Urinetown” is a satirical look at government, freedom, and the conventions of musical theater with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The play takes place in a desolate future…

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New full service HOCC cancer center slated for May opening

February 20, 2015
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Finishing touches are being made to the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institue at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, above. The facility, located on the border of Plainville and New Britain is expected to open in May.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut will be a full outpatient service center for a wide range of cancer patients on the Plainville-New Britain town line. The cancer institute, which will have its grand opening in May, will offer treatment for the four most common…

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STEPS launches a commercial campaign that informs about youth drinking

February 20, 2015
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STEPS has partnered with CoxMedia to to design a commmercial campaign aimed at informing parents about youth drinking prevention.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition has recently launched a new public service announcement (PSA) revealing a statistic about how children who drink are getting their alcohol. A survey of Southington students in grades 7, 9, and 11 is conducted every two years and the most recent survey…

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Aresimowicz receives legislative award from AARP

February 20, 2015
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Laura Schiavone, left, and Janet Ferracci-Carter, right, advocacy specialists for the AARP Southington Branch, presented Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz with the 2014 AARP Legislative Achievement Award at the Capitol in Hartford.

BERLIN—On Friday, Feb. 20, State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/ Southington) has been awarded the 2014 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts to provide a more secure financial future for Connecticut residents. “I’m very honored to receive this award from AARP,” Aresimowicz said in his office release. “There are as many as 740,000…

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Dining listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 21 BRISTOL A ROAST TURKEY SUPPER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS. 5 p.m. Served by the St. Stanislaus Men’s Organization. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Advance tickets available at the church rectory, (860) 583-4242. Tickets also at the door. Snow date is Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. EAT ICE CREAM FOR…

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Performance listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FEB. 20 to MARCH 8 OTHER ‘THE DINING ROOM’ BY A.R. GURNEY. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, PlayhouseonPark.org SATURDAY, FEB. 21 OTHER STEVE RANNAZZISI. 8 p.m. Fox Theater at Foxwood Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com…

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Health listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION. 1 to 6 p.m. St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. 1-800-RedCross FEB. 23, MARCH 2 BRISTOL TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH. 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. The Parent and child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $11 per parent, $12 per…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ. Buffet. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12, members. $17, guests. (860) 582-8229. SOUTHINGTON CELEBRITY ROAST OF ART SECONDO, SOUTHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT. 6:30 p.m. Held by the Southington chamber. 12 guest speakers will each verbally roast…

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Seniors listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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MONDAY, FEB. 23 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator, will be available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. No appointments necessary. She will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, Caregiving, Homecare,…

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