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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

January 22, 2015
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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER On Jan. 15, a Southington High School (SHS) English teacher welcomed a semi-annual guest speaker to talk to students about his experiences during the civil rights movement in the 50s and 60s. Deacon Arthur Miller said he visits around 30 to 40 schools all over the country from Yale to…

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Fitness tips for the ‘resolution’ newbies

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So, the new year has begun. You made that resolution to get fit. But you’ve never hit the gym before. You’re a complete newbie and you don’t know where to begin. Meagan Riemer of Fitlife 24/7 fitness center at 991 South Main St., Plantsville, is a NASM and ACE weight…

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Bristol designer unveils latest designs at Hartford expo

January 20, 2015
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At the annual Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Jan. 4, Bristol fashion designer Kathy Faber unveiled some new bridal gowns, above, as well as stylish formal party dresses for younger girls. All hair and makeup by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Health listings for Jan. 23

January 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO. Held by Bristol’s West End Association and sponsored by the Bristol Boys and Girls Club. Local physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, massage therapists, nutritionists, and representatives from a wide variety of health care-related organizations. Free blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, vision and body mass index screenings as well…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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SP briefs - SHS Soccer team United Way

The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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‘No smoking’ policy in parks aired before Council

January 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Michael Fasulo was invited by Town Attorney Mark Sciota to present a new smoking policy the Parks Board has made for Southington town parks at the Town Council meeting on Jan. 12. “We started discussing this with creating a healthier environment for everybody that uses…

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Pasta dinner for inspiring lymphoma survivor

January 16, 2015
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Brittany Montague

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER One business is going out of its way to support an employee and lifelong Southington resident and her battle with stage 3B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. REACT Physical Therapy is holding a Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Waterbury ELKS Lodge from 12 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Brittany…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

January 16, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of the November students of the month. Front, from left, Dante D’Amore, Maxwell Chubet, Madeleine Silano, and Trevor Francis. Middle, Kelsey Henderson, Samuel Terry, Natalie Diaz, and Maliah Ryan. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson, Marissa Robarge, Troy Kieras, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo is Olivia Calandra.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November 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 Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Council hears HHS plans for Bradley

January 16, 2015
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Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus in Southington.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two representatives from Hartford Healthcare attended a Town Council meeting to share with the public how the company is moving forward with making plans for Bradley’s future. Trish Walden from Hartford Healthcare Senior Services and Director of the Office of Project Management John Rossi from Hartford Healthcare appeared before the…

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Legislators discuss session priorities

January 16, 2015
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) spoke at the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Nuchies in Bristol.

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In preparation for the 2015 Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Legislative Session, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association created a list of general goals and concerns, such as reducing unfunded mandates and taxes on towns and businesses, in particular eliminating the $300 business entity tax. State Senator Markley  (R-Southington) made…

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