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Season kicks off with Santa at South End

December 2, 2015
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Santa-South Ends School- Lilianna Blum (2 months)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Have you been naughty or nice? From left, Southington residents Aiden Halpin, 9, along with 2-month old Lilianna Blum and Aaron Mysatyukow state their cases to Santa Claus during the annual “Santa in the Park” event hosted by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Local boys and girls, 10 and under, were able…

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Senior listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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Obit - Gardner A Corey

TUESDAY, DEC. 8 OTHER FRIENDSHIP CLUB. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opportunity for adults to make new friends. Transportation, activities, meals, exercise and more provided. Mulberry Gardens at Marian Heights Adult Day Center, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and…

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Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 13

December 1, 2015
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Obit - Gloria Marie Bird

On Sunday, Dec. 13, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David Reisner in Bristol beginning at 5 p.m. The congregation’s rabbi, Shelley Kovar Becker, a…

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Social, economic trends in CT detailed in survey report

December 1, 2015
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How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Is it safe to walk in your neighborhood? Is local government responsive to your needs? Do you need more education or training to advance in your current job? These are some of the more than 100 questions that nearly 17,000 representative residents answered as part…

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Jack-o’-lanterns for STEPS

November 30, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo pumpkins

DePaolo Middle School’s ABC activity for October gave students the opportunity to paint, decorate, or carve their own pumpkin during a Southington STEPS activity. Students were able to vote for their favorite pumpkin at a family event, on Oct. 29.

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Unified Sports programs get a lift

November 26, 2015
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Schools - Unified Sports

The Mill Foundation for Kids recently donated $2,400 to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Unified Sports program. The program, which is part of the Special Olympics, allows for special needs students and peer partners to participate in sporting events. The money will be used to fund attendance and transportation to area Unified Sports events…

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Blue Knight trio commit to next level: Stublarec, Farkas, Wadolowski sign college letters of intent

November 25, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Nov. 18, three Southington student-athletes inked their names. Michelle Stublarec, Drew Farkas, and Natalie Wadolowski signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in front of friends, families, coaches, and teammates in the Southington High School library. Stublarec chose to continue her volleyball career…

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Gov. issues Thanksgiving message

November 25, 2015
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents: Every year on Thanksgiving, Connecticut families of all ethnicities, religions, creeds, and backgrounds come together to express our gratitude and thanks for the blessings in our lives.  As we are surrounded by our families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers…

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Public hearing addresses conservation and development plan

November 25, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A public meeting was held on Nov. 19 to discuss a draft Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) meant to guide the town over the next 20-years. The POCD Draft Plan is an “advisory” document used by the town to strategize and prioritize conservation and development efforts. The public hearing was held…

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SHS will induct 3 onto the Wall of Honor on Dec. 7

November 25, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three honorees will be added to Southington High School’s Wall of Honor in a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 7. This year, the school will recognize SHS graduates Mike Graziano, Dale Zarrella, and Sgt. Mjr. Phillip Albert. Board of Education member Bob Brown, Chairman of the Selection Committee, said he began the Wall…

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