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Taylor Hartz joins the Observer

April 22, 2015
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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…

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Kennedy Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
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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…

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DePaolo Middle School announced March students of the month

April 20, 2015
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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…

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

April 17, 2015
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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…

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Senior listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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SUNDAY, APRIL 19 OTHER ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent, assisted living, and memory care facility. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Course covers the effects of aging and medication…

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Support group listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s…

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Meetings listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org TUESDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION COMMITTEE MEETING.…

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Kids listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 BRISTOL SPRING BREAK AT THE CAROUSEL MUSEUM. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Create a cut out. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $6 for adults. $5 for children. Free for members. (860) 585-5411. TheCarouselMuseum.org FEATHERED FRIENDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children can learn about feathers and their function for…

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Miscellaneous listing for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 BRISTOL SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to The Instigators. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. APRIL 17, 18 BRISTOL ‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ AND ‘THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.’ Plus another Flash Gordon serial. Friday…

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Dining listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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SUNDAY, APRIL 19 PLAINVILLE/ SOUTHINGTON FLAPJACK FUND RAISER BREAKFAST. Held by The Giving Back Girls. 8 to 10 a.m. Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. MONDAY, APRIL 20 BRISTOL FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT HILLSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH ‘2015 RUN FOR LOVE.’ 5 to 8 p.m. Wayback Burgers, 123 Farmington Ave., Bristol. THURSDAY, APRIL 23 BRISTOL THE…

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