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Newtown shooter’s history reviewed in new report

November 22, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report on his mental health and educational history. The Office of Child Advocate investigates all child deaths in the state for lessons on prevention.…

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Thalberg robotics team ready to rumble this weekend

November 21, 2014
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The Thalberg Elementary School Red Eagle Robotics Team.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER LEGOs are more than just blocks these days. For children growing up today, LEGOs offer a whole new educational experience unlike the way they were used among previous generations. The opportunity to participate in this new educational activity has risen for 10 fifth graders at Thalberg Elementary School. The Red…

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Macy’s parade will march to Southington drummer

November 21, 2014
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Bryson Teel, a Southington High School graduate, will be performing with the Madison Scouts Drum Corps in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A recent Southington High School graduate will be participating in New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Bryson Teel, a 2013 graduate, will be marching with Drum Corp International. Teel started drumming when he was 9, but really began to take marching band seriously when he joined the marching band…

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YMCA to honor WWII vet Hushak at annual Forever in Blue Jeans

November 20, 2014
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Walter Hushak

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington YMCA will honor a World War II veteran and active community volunteer for his lifetime of service with the Compass Award at the 12th annual Forever in Blue Jeans gala on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Aqua Turf Club. “Our Forever in Blue Jeans committee nominates people that…

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Senior listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 21

SATURDAY, NOV 22 SOUTHINGTON ORCHARDS OPEN HOUSE.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St., Plantsville. Edesa Ciscar, a retirement counselor, will facilitate the event. Coffee will be served. MONDAY, NOV. 24 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator, will answer…

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Support group listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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Support group listings for Nov. 21

MONDAY, NOV. 24 OTHER GLUTEN FREE 101. Sponsored by the Central CT Celiac Support Group. 7 p.m. Berlin Community Center, lower level Kensington Road, Berlin. (860) 426-1980. (203) 634-0530. TUESDAY, NOV. 25 BRISTOL MILITARY AWARENESS GROUP. 5:30 to 8 p.m. For service members and their families. Readjustment counselor-led discussion group to help service members, veterans,…

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Meetings listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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TUESDAY, NOV. 25 SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 7:30 p.m. Southington Town Clerk Kathy Larkin will speak about the record types available for genealogical research at town hall as well as accessibility. The Orchards at Southington, second floor community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com, SouthingtonGenealogicalSociety.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first…

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Kids listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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Kids listings for Nov. 21

SATURDAY, NOV. 22 BRISTOL R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 p.m. Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to the dogs for a 15 minute sessions. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790. KIDS’ CARNIVAL. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Thomaston…

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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Nov. 21

FRIDAY, NOV. 21 OTHER NEWINGTON SKI CLUB OPEN HOUSE. 7 p.m. Raffle gifts, food, DJ. Save on lift tickets and join a club. Polish American Club, 140 Wilson Ave., Newington. NOV. 21-22 BRISTOL ANNUAL YANKEE PEDDLAR FAIR. 6 to 9 p.m on Friday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday. A country breakfast will be…

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Dining listings for Nov. 21

November 20, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 21

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3 BRISTOL ‘AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS’ COOKING CLASS. 6:30 p.m. Make some of the dishes traditionally eaten in different regions of Italy on Christmas. Some may even have appeared on your Christmas table in the past. If you were not taught the dish, this will be an opportunity to prepare some foods you ate…

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