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High School Puts on Production of “Aida”

March 25, 2014
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This Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, the Southington High School Drama Club will put on a production of Disney’s “Aida.”  With music by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice (the creative team behind The Lion King) and a book by Lydia Woolverton, Robert Falls, and Devid Henry Hwang, “Aida” takes the…

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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

March 25, 2014
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Winter was cold, snowy, says AccuWeather

As if you didn’t realize it, AccuWeather says this past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 25 March 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports despite the arrival of spring, the icy grip of winter still retains a stranglehold on much of the Midwest and Northeast. The 2013-14 winter season is…

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Senior listings for March 28

March 25, 2014
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MARCH 28, APRIL 4 PLAINVILLE FREE BEGINNERS’ COMPUTER WORKSHOP FOR WINDOWS 7. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Take the mystery out of computers, learn how to use hardware and software, how to use a mouse, and learn what your computer has to offer. Free. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign up underway. (860) 747-5728.  …

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Brooklyn man charged with using illegal credit cards at Target

March 24, 2014
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Southington Police recently arrested a Brooklyn man on charges of identity theft and illegal use of credit cards at Target last December. Stephen Stanley, 28, of last known address, 2361 Pacific St., Apt. 3A, Brooklyn, NY, was arrested on March 20. According to police, Stanley entered the Southington Target store on December 4, 2013 and…

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Turf committee revamped

March 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously last week in approval of renaming and reshaping the Turf Advisory Committee. The new committee, now called the Facility Advisory Committee, will consist of five members: a town councilor, a member of the Board of Education, Athletic Director Eric Swallow, and Director of Recreation…

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Local chef looks to bring HOPE to community

March 22, 2014
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Local chef looks to bring HOPE to community

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Honest, Organic, and Pesticide-Free Eats. These are the words that describe HOPE Kitchen and Marketplace, a community supported kitchen establishment that has served Connecticut for more than five years. For Chef Cathy Blanchette, being the owner of HOPE Kitchen and Marketplace, LLC means sharing her passion for health, food and…

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Survey aimed at fire safety

March 22, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department has recently established a new home fire safety survey program that aims to help keep residents safe. “It’s part of our community risk reduction program,” said firefighter Eric D’Arcy about the voluntary program. “It’s a prevention strategy.” The survey involves having a firefighter come through your home,…

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Local is honored by Special Olympics

March 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington resident Maureen Jahne is one of many individuals chosen to be honored during the upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, presented by Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT). The Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary athletes, volunteers and supporters who exemplify leadership, spirit and selflessness, as well as inspire joy through sport and…

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Spanish pilot program is set for South End School

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education recently voted unanimously to endorse the concept of a phase-in Spanish program that would be a piloted as a theme-based opportunity at South End School. Suggested by a world language teacher from the district, the program would begin for students entering kindergarten and first grade.…

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Officials address issues; State of Town given over dinner

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials addressed a variety of issues during the fifth Annual State-of-the-Town Supper last week, focusing on economic development and the budget. Co-sponsored by Baron Realty and the Chamber’s Legislative Committee, members of the Southington Town Council spoke before members of the community, highlighting their current goals while discussing their…

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