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Student artwork featured at Paul Gregory’s

January 8, 2016
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Hannah Francil stands in front of some of her artwork at Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There is hardly a blank space on the walls of Paul Gregory’s Bakery and Café, and it’s by design. Owner Paula Pierson teamed up with the advanced placement art class at Southington High School, and she found a way to use available space to showcase young, local artists. One wall of the…

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Register now at Tunxis; late registration Jan. 19

January 7, 2016
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Credit registration for the spring 2016 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes start Jan. 21. Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees…

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BOE schedules budget meetings at Hatton

January 7, 2016
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Budget

The Southington Board of Education has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed 2016-2017 school budget. The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and the second will be on Thursday, Jan. 21. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Hatton Elementary School.

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2016 transfer station stickers available

January 7, 2016
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Town of Southington

It is time to renew the annual stickers for the town’s transfer station. The 2015 sticker will expire on March 31, 2016. Southington residents can renew their stickers at the Town Clerk’s office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who have…

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St. Paul open house on Jan. 9; Placement exams on Jan. 16

January 7, 2016
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St Paul Catholic High School

The enrollment season for St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol gets underway with an open house this Saturday, Jan. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Tours of the school building and meetings with faculty and families are part of the open house experience. The tours are open to all prospective students and their parents. Pre-registration…

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Edible Arrangements CEO to speak at chamber breakfast

January 7, 2016
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Tariq Farid

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements International, will share his expertise with Southington business owners this month, leading a forum on “Building a Brand.” On Jan. 12, The Southington Economic Development Department and the Southington Chamber of Commerce will host the business owner, who started his company in East Haven…

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Residents pitch in for holiday help at SCS

January 6, 2016
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

Southington Social Services survived another holiday gift blitz with the help of volunteers like Bob Konfala, Carol Sheffs, Judy Cutler, and Nick Cutler, above from the Army National Guard Armory on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Each year, Social Services provides holiday support for over 1,500 residents each years through their “adoption” program.

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Time to take ‘the plunge’

January 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve ever had the desire to go jump in a lake—in the middle of winter—now is your chance. The YMCA will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Camp Sloper, raising funds to help send local kids to the camp this summer. Just under 200 people…

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40 years of Southington news coverage (Part Two): 2000 to the present

January 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR At the turn of the 20th century, Southington residents numbered just 5,890. But the town swelled into a bustling town during the 1900s as the population exploded to almost 40,000 for Y2K. Last week, we took a look at the early days of the Observer, from 1975 to 2000. Now, let’s look…

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Mount Southington opens for the season

January 6, 2016
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Mount Southington Ski Area
396 Mt Vernon Rd, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-0954

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Mount Southington opened its ski area to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3pm to 10pm. Just three trails (Northstar, Boomerang, and Avalanche) and two lifts were opened, but Dom’s Way is scheduled to open, along with other trails and lifts on Wednesday, as long as the weather stays cold…

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