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St. Paul embraces the Ponytail Challenge

February 19, 2016
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On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 students at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, above, braved the scissors to donate at least 8.5 inches of their own hair to make wigs for cancer patients. St. Paul Catholic alumnus Emily Camden, right, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails…

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Palmieri Receives Growth Award

February 19, 2016
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Integrated Financial Partners (IFP), in association with Lincoln Financial Advisors, awarded local resident Kevin Palmieri, Financial Planner, their annual “Growth Award.” This award is presented annually to the advisor that has shown the most growth in their practice from the previous year. Palmieri was honored during a firm-wide celebration with over 200 in attendance at…

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Southington receives $400k for brownfield redevelopment

February 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The former Corbin and Beaton site on North Main Street, directly adjacent to the Southington Fire Department Engine Co. 1, will be redeveloped into commercial office space starting this year, thanks to a recent grant from the state. Southington will receive $400,000 in funding from the Department of Economic and Community Development’s…

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Campaigning for President: Library will host a unique book discussion series this spring

February 18, 2016
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Dr. Paul Petterson will moderate the Presidential book discussion.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Early Republican debates were so crowded with Presidential hopefuls that they had to be divided into two groups. Democrats are deadlocked in a primary that could lead to the nation’s first woman or first Jewish President. Everywhere you turn—no matter what party affiliation—you can find someone excited to talk about the race, and…

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Indulging your sweet tooth at Calendar House

February 17, 2016
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Pianist Sal Anastasio, left, performs on the piano during a Valentine’s-themed event at the Calendar House on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The audience was invited to indulge their sweet tooth with an assortment of special treats before settling in for the “sweet” stylings of Anastasio. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to enlarge

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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Lombardi volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

February 17, 2016
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Tom Lombardi celebrates the completion of a house during his last trip to Nicaragua with the home’s future owner, Douglas.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Next month, Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will board a plane bound for Nicaragua. Working with a team from Habitat for Humanity, Lombardi and two other 2004 graduates of Southington High School, Matt Lopes and Bill Ryan, will be traveling to the town of Masachapa. When they arrive, they will spend seven days…

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Local ballerinas are poised to take dance exam in NYC

February 17, 2016
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Dancers at Dance Incorporated practice for their upcoming exam in New York City.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER At Dance Incorporated in Plainville, 13 young ballerinas stand at the barre pointing their toes in perfect unison. They introduce themselves with a graceful curtsey, confidently answer questions on ballet theory, and stand impressively straight as instructor Dorothy Zerio adjusts their posture and positions. On Feb. 15, the eight dancers from Southington,…

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United Way seeks Southington Heroes

February 17, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The United Way of Southington is looking for local heroes to honor during their annual meeting. When the group meets at the Aqua Turf on Thursday, March 17, three “Southington Heroes” will be honored for their dedicated volunteering. The organization is still seeking nominations for local residents that fulfill the group’s motto: “Southington…

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SHS students honored at CT Scholastics Art Awards

February 15, 2016
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Students from the Southington High School art program captured a pair of honorable mentions awards during the recent Connecticut Scholastics Art Awards program. Giavonna Paulus earned honorable mention for her mixed media entry, “Gouache Bat.” Allie Rinaldi earned honorable mention for her drawing and illustration entry, “Self Portrait.” The pair were awarded their certificates at a…

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