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SHS students honored at CT Scholastics Art Awards

February 15, 2016
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CT Scholastic Art Awards

Students from the Southington High School art program captured a pair of honorable mentions awards during the recent Connecticut Scholastics Art Awards program. Giavonna Paulus earned honorable mention for her mixed media entry, “Gouache Bat.” Allie Rinaldi earned honorable mention for her drawing and illustration entry, “Self Portrait.” The pair were awarded their certificates at a…

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Making music together at Circle of Friends

February 11, 2016
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Weston Masthay dances in the middle of the group during the Music Together workshop at Circle of Friends on North Main Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Early on a Tuesday morning, more than a dozen little ones sat in a circle as show tunes blared from a stereo. For the next 45-minutes, Felice Danielson, joined by nine mothers, one father, and two grandmothers, led the children in a Music Together workshop. At Circle of Friends on North Main…

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Mmm…Chocolate: Legion Auxiliary celebrates 13 years of Valentine’s Day treats for the troops

February 11, 2016
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The American Legion hosted its 13th annual Valentine's Day Chocolate Festival, an all volunteer based bake sale to support the troops.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion was filled with pink and red décor this Saturday afternoon, and a whole lot of chocolate. The American Legion Auxiliary hosted its 13th annual Chocolate Fest just in time for Valentine’s Day, offering candy, baked goods, and dozens of gift baskets. Four tables were filled with red velvet cheesecakes,…

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Local legislators react to the State of the State address

February 10, 2016
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State of Connecticut

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Dannel Malloy, (D), delivered his State of the State address to the Connecticut General Assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 3, where he revealed his five-principle plan for strengthening the state economy. Malloy outlined a step-by-step process for creating a sustainable and enduring budget in the post-Great Recession economic environment. “We live in…

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Inventive solutions from our Neighborhood kids

February 10, 2016
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Invention Convention-Alex DelVecchia (8th grade)

Eighth grader Alex DelVecchia discusses his fire fighting solution, similar to the snow-throwing equipment at Mount Southington ski area. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, local inventors flocked to Kennedy Middle School for the 2016 Southington Invention Convention. A similar event was held at DePaolo Middle School. Winners will advance to the state fair at UConn. Photos…

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Drivers needed to transport cancer patients

February 9, 2016
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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently looking for volunteer drivers throughout all Connecticut communities to transport cancer patients to and from their lifesaving treatments. Volunteer drivers have provided thousands of cancer patients with rides to their treatment appointments, however patients across Connecticut are now at risk of missing appointments due to…

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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 9, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Margaret Coyle, Jenna Taylor and Megan Crean. Middle, Melody Lacombe, Jack Freyler, Jake Napoli, Rachel Carbone and Meredith Veilleux. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Joseph Dorsey, Jeremy Rinaldi, Gavin Malone, Matthew Feeney, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its January 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 Megan Crean, Matthew Feeney and Jack Freyler. Megan is an excellent student with…

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Spring Street closed by fire and downed line

February 5, 2016
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A downed power line during today's storm caused a fire that temporarily shut down Spring Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A fire sparked on Spring Street this morning when heavy snowfall brought down a power line. A main line beside The Step Saver building at 213 Spring St., home to The Observer, came down just before 11 a.m. The fire melted a long line of snow alongside the building, and held a…

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Southington receives $500,000 for local roads

February 5, 2016
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More than $500,000 will be put toward repairing Southington roads this year. On Feb. 1, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced the release of $30 million for transportation needs across the state. The funds are the second installment in a $60 million investment toward statewide support of the Town Aid Road program. The $30 million in…

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Healthy Family FunFest teaches families about healthy living

February 4, 2016
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Children play in the ball pit during last year’s Healthy Family Fun Fest. The annual event is designed to teach families about health living.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Hartford HealthCare and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA will be supplying a Sunday afternoon full of healthy activities for the whole family this month. The 7th annual Healthy Family FunFest will be held at The Aqua Turf on Feb. 28, providing five hours of free entertainment and information for all ages. The event…

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