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Gov. urging caution during Monday’s storm

February 8, 2015
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With another winter storm bearing down on the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging everyone to take it slow and allow for extra time to get to and from destinations on Monday, said a press release from the governor’s office Sunday night. Nonessential state employees are to report to work at their normally scheduled…

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BlumShapiro Announces New Partner

February 8, 2015
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Thomas Blumetti has been named partner at BlumShapiro.

WEST HARTFORD—BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, Thomas M. Blumetti, CPA. Blumetti is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a resident of Southington.…

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Elks Club celebrates veterans

February 7, 2015
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Peggy LaLonde, a leader of Girl Scout Troop 64099, pins a flower on Vietnam veteran David Togninalli.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, local veterans were invited to the Elks Lodge for a Military Appreciation Dinner. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Valvoline joins the chamber

February 6, 2015
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador & Welcoming committee recently greeted Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 86 Queen Street. Paul Armor prepares to award a “Thank You” certificate  to owner Michael Ferri. Also pictured are Manager Matt Farino, Asst. Manager Brian Buszka, Service  Technician Steve Schilling, Certified Tec Kyle Moore, Techncian Will Windecker, and…

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Eat ice cream and help Drew Fowler

February 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunphy’s Ice Cream Parlor in Bristol will celebrate “Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day” in honor of Drew Fowler, a 6-year-old Terryville resident diagnosed with an optic nerve glioma brain tumor. The event is open to the public, and will serve as a fundraiser. The…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 6

February 6, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 6 SOUTHINGTON SAINT THOMAS SCHOOL WINTER GALA. 6 p.m. to midnight. Throwback to the 1980s with musical guest Marty Q. State Senator Joseph Markley will be the guest MC. Open bar, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle prizes, and dancing. $70. Checks are payable to Saint Thomas School, attention Gala Committee. Open…

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Valentine Chocolate Festival

February 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Jan. 31, visitors flocked to the American Legion Post 72 hall for the annual Valentine Chocolate Festival. The event was one-stop shopping for chocolate lovers of all ages. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Yoga event benefits local charity

February 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Planstville yoga studio is holding a donation-based yoga class to bring in income for a Bristol charity organization that helps people transition out of homelessness into independent living. Soul Space Yoga &Wellness is holding “A Night of Yoga” to benefit For Goodness Sake on Feb. 27 from 6 p.m.…

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A disco-themed, big-hair party at the Aqua Turf to benefit SCS

February 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A group of friends is hosting a collective 50th birthday bash for anyone 50 and over at the Aqua Turf club on Saturday, Feb. 21. Mary Dowler, D’Agostino and Kathy Fuley decided to celebrate this milestone with others in their age group, and a disco party seemed appropriate. “We’re all…

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The Southington Elks Winter Rodeo and Jamboree

February 5, 2015
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Chris Payne plays the fiddle, and Matt Rossi strums and sings at the Winter Rodeo.

On Friday, Jan. 30, the Elks Club came alive with country sounds, line dancing, a good old-fashioned roping contest, and a free nacho bar. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS

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