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Looking to lend a hand; Community Services stocks up for holidays

December 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season and colder weather in full-swing, Southington Community Services has stocked up on gifts and donations for residents in need. Community Services has recently kicked off its annual “Adopt a Family” for Christmas, with over 50 volunteers and growing. Mark Fazzolari, the assistant director at Community Services,…

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Gov. issues warning of fog’s effect on p.m. commute

December 5, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today cautioned residents about dense fog having a major effect on the afternoon commute.   “Widespread dense fog is currently blanketing the state resulting in deteriorating visibility,” Governor Malloy said.  “As drivers head out for the afternoon commute, please use caution on the roadways and pay close attention to all vehicles…

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Kennedy announces first period honor roll

December 5, 2013
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Kenendy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Keegan Allister, Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Jessica Bartsch, Dean Bauchiero, Hailey Becquey, Dion Beerbaum, Mischelle Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Cameron Beidler, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Mary-Claire Brick, Tara Brock, Evan Brown,…

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DePaolo announces first period honor roll

December 4, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Elizabeth Abrahamson, Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Julliette Bicknell, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Joshua Brilla, Gabrielle Cantoni, Trinity Cardillo, Eric Carrier, Francesca Casale, Alexa Chaltas, Christopher Chaplinsky,…

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Ice rink to open on Mill Street

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the winter season just around the corner, the ice skating rink will kick off its third year the week of December 8 on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. Open throughout the entire winter months, the rink moved downtown from Memorial Park last year. Town Councilor…

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Center Street to have Winter Wonderland theme

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season approaching, the windows of vacant buildings on Center Street will soon show off their festive side with art work created by local artist Mary DeCroce and other artists. The idea originated from Economic Development Coordinator Lou Perillo, who wanted to showcase the vacant buildings to prospective…

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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

November 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Wing lovers filled Cadillac Ranch Restaurant last week to celebrate the eighth annual Wing Fest competition, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event featured 11 local restaurants competing for several categories. Jennie B of All Smiles Entertainment provided live music. The event benefited the Chamber’s Adopt-A-Family project, collecting…

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C’mon down to gov’s house for holidays

November 29, 2013
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The following press release arrived from the governor. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the annual open house and tour of the Governor’s Residence, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, which will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public.   This…

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Compass Award winners honored

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Community YMCA honored its two 2013 Compass Award recipients last week for their commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. During the Forever in Blue Jeans gala, the YMCA recognized Mike and Teresa Soltys, a couple who has lived in Southington for the past 18 years.…

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Arts campaign at halfway mark; Council approves grant for Gura Building

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) halfway into its 18-month capital campaign to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center, the Town Council voted in approval of a DECD Grant worth $500,000 Monday night. During its meeting, the Southington Town Council voted 8 to 1 to accept…

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