Local News

Southington Observer Local News Section

Music listings for April 24

April 24, 2015
By

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 BRISTOL ANDREW MCKNIGHT. Award-winning songwriter and entertainer. 7 p.m. Songs and stories celebrating the lives and landscapes of Americans from rural to urban settings. Gallery 156 of Artist Tree Tea House, 160 School St., Bristol. (860) 919-4356. AndrewMcKnight.net SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SOUTHINGTON SEABREEZE REUNION SHOW.…

Read more »

Town Council approves sewer system evaluation

April 24, 2015
By

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town Council met last week to move forward with several community development projects. The council approved a $411, 847 evaluation of the sanitary sewer system and a $960,000 water pollution control facility upgrade. While the Sewer Committee reported that their efforts to prepare for summer have been proactive, already draining…

Read more »

A tasty scoop for Relay for Life

April 24, 2015
By
Ice Cream Fund Raiser-Ms Sgnt. Amy Wernicki and Konner Boudoin

On Thursday, April 16, Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream welcomed the arrival of spring with a celebrity fundraiser. Owner Pat D’Agostino welcomed a small army of celebrity scoopers, including Ms. Southington Amy Wernicki, Little Mr. Southington Konner Boudoin, Miss Southington Valerie Voccio, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen  Christina Judd, and Southington Observer editor John Goralski. Proceeds…

Read more »

Blood drive to benefit local 3-year-old

April 24, 2015
By
Grace United Methodist Church will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a Southington 3-year-old with a chronic blood disorder.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A Red Cross blood drive will be held on April 25 in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a three-year-old Southington resident who requires blood transfusions every three weeks. Daniela was diagnosed at the age of fourteen months with Beta Thalassemia, a chronic and often fatal genetic blood disorder. According to Daniela’s mother, Nicole…

Read more »

Starting the discussion about substance abuse

April 23, 2015
By
MentalHealthDiscussion (1 of 3)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Hartford HealthCare (HHC,) Behavioral Health Network hosted a community dialogue in Southington this week, focused on addressing “substance abuse across the lifespan.” The discussion was part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, and is the latest in a series of open-dialogue forums sponsored by the HHC and its affiliates. The…

Read more »

Alzheimers Association sets up office on Executive Boulevard

April 23, 2015
By
AlzheimersAssociation (12 of 6)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s main office has moved to Southington. The office, located at 200 Executive Blvd., will become the new hub of Alzheimer’s research, support, and services in the state. The branch will serve all of Connecticut, including the organization’s offices in Hamden, Norwalk, Norwich, and New Milford. At their…

Read more »

Taylor Hartz joins the Observer

April 22, 2015
By
Taylor Hartz

  The Observer welcomes Taylor Hartz as our new staff writer for Southington news. Taylor is a 2014 Boston University College of Communication graduate with a bachelor’s in journalism, a concentration in photojournalism, and a minor in political science. She won first prize for news coverage and second prize for a picture story in the…

Read more »

Kennedy Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
By
Schools - Kennedy March students of the month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its March students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Noah Barbour, Allison Carr, Jenna Lucian, and Isabella Rivera. A pleasure to have…

Read more »

DePaolo Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
By
Schools - DePaolo students of April

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its March students of the month. In sixth grade Julia Panarella, Erin Klem, and Sebastian Maslinski were selected by their teams. Julia is the daughter of Sherri and Craig Panarella and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in 2014. She is a volunteer at Calendar…

Read more »

Cyber Knights will kick off the SEF community spelling bee on April 30

April 17, 2015
By

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Citizens, town government officials, teachers, police officers, fireman, and many more will compete in teams of three at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) fifth annual Community Spelling Bee. The event will take place in the high school auditorium on April 30 at 7 p.m. This year, representatives from the Southington High…

Read more »