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Girls Scouts’ Camp Carlson now registering

June 18, 2015
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 This summer, girls at Camp Carlson can learn horseback riding and care while participating in traditional activities that summer camp as to offer. With the program, “Horse Fun”, girls will spend half of their day learning horse care and riding skills at a local equestrian facility, then come back to Camp Carlson for fun, traditional…

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Compounce joins Dinosaur Trail

June 18, 2015
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For the family with an affinity for dinosaurs, there are five locations on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail, a historic collaboration that brings together five of the state’s pre-eminent tourist attractions: Connecticut Science Center, Dinosaur State Park, The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. and new this year – Lake…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for June

June 17, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its June students of the month. In sixth grade Avery Halloran, Saimir Kaja, and Nick Mowatt were selected by their teams. Avery is the daughter of Carina and Michael Halloran and won the American Citizenship Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand…

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Karolina Chrzanowska presents at ECSU conference

June 16, 2015
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ECSU

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Karolina Chrzanowska, an accounting major, presented a poster presentation titled “Forensic Accounting in Developing Nations: The Analysis of Offshore Banking in the Bahamas” at CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University. CREATE held its inaugural event at the end of…

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Southington CPAs appointed to CTCPA advisory council

June 15, 2015
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CTCPA

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has announced that Thomas Goldfuss III, CPA and Marie G. Kulesza, CPA, both Southington CPAs, have been appointed to serve on its 30-member Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 activity year. Goldfuss is a manager with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. in Hartford. He will represent the CTCPA Educational…

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‘Vintage from The Heart’ has moved

June 14, 2015
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Biz - Vintage from the Heart

Vintage From the Heart owners Amy and Eric Kline accepted a ‘Thank You’ certificate from Board Chairman Paul Armor, right, at a recent ‘Advantage Night’ at the store’s new location on Center Street. The retail store features a variety of gift ideas, antiques, country items and more.  The store was previously located in downtown Plantsville.

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Cheshire Academy

Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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Bear Creek Campground is open for business

June 13, 2015
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Biz - ASAP - Lake compounce Bear Creek

Lake Compounce has expanded its amenities with a spacious ‘Bear Creek’ campground that features state-of-the-art cabins, tee pee tents, huge RV lot, playground and a general store.  The Chamber helped to celebrate the grand opening that included ribbon cutting by Jerry Brick, general manager and local resident. Guests received tours and a complimentary buffet. Brick,…

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SHS top 3 students define ‘friendly competition’ with academic success

June 12, 2015
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Southington High School's top three graduating seniors, salutatorian Erik Bergland, left, valedictorian James Hoder, center, and essayist Caitlin Young, right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A thick stack of resumes sat in front of Southington High School’s top three students on Tuesday afternoon, noting the many academic achievements that earned them a spot at the top. The three friends—valedictorian James Hoder, salutatorian Erik Bergland and essayist Caitlin Young, gathered to speak about their accomplishments, goals, and plans…

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