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Karolina Chrzanowska presents at ECSU conference

June 16, 2015
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ECSU

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Karolina Chrzanowska, an accounting major, presented a poster presentation titled “Forensic Accounting in Developing Nations: The Analysis of Offshore Banking in the Bahamas” at CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University. CREATE held its inaugural event at the end of…

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Southington CPAs appointed to CTCPA advisory council

June 15, 2015
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CTCPA

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has announced that Thomas Goldfuss III, CPA and Marie G. Kulesza, CPA, both Southington CPAs, have been appointed to serve on its 30-member Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 activity year. Goldfuss is a manager with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. in Hartford. He will represent the CTCPA Educational…

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‘Vintage from The Heart’ has moved

June 14, 2015
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Biz - Vintage from the Heart

Vintage From the Heart owners Amy and Eric Kline accepted a ‘Thank You’ certificate from Board Chairman Paul Armor, right, at a recent ‘Advantage Night’ at the store’s new location on Center Street. The retail store features a variety of gift ideas, antiques, country items and more.  The store was previously located in downtown Plantsville.

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Cheshire Academy

Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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Bear Creek Campground is open for business

June 13, 2015
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Biz - ASAP - Lake compounce Bear Creek

Lake Compounce has expanded its amenities with a spacious ‘Bear Creek’ campground that features state-of-the-art cabins, tee pee tents, huge RV lot, playground and a general store.  The Chamber helped to celebrate the grand opening that included ribbon cutting by Jerry Brick, general manager and local resident. Guests received tours and a complimentary buffet. Brick,…

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SHS top 3 students define ‘friendly competition’ with academic success

June 12, 2015
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Southington High School's top three graduating seniors, salutatorian Erik Bergland, left, valedictorian James Hoder, center, and essayist Caitlin Young, right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A thick stack of resumes sat in front of Southington High School’s top three students on Tuesday afternoon, noting the many academic achievements that earned them a spot at the top. The three friends—valedictorian James Hoder, salutatorian Erik Bergland and essayist Caitlin Young, gathered to speak about their accomplishments, goals, and plans…

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Surviving the Holocaust: Kennedy students hear a first-hand account

June 12, 2015
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JFK Middle School principal Steven Madancy speaks with Janina Nawarskas, a Holocaust survivor, after she hosted an assembly for the seventh grade class.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When the topic of social issues in World War II was brought up in Sue DeSimone’s language arts class at John F. Kennedy Middle School, seventh grade student Megan Fortier was reminded of the story of her great aunt, Janina Nawarskas—a story Nawarskas had just begun sharing herself. Having rarely spoken of…

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Making music to make a ‘Wish’ come true

June 12, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Sunday, entertainment will prove to be the ticket to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And the reigning Miss Forestville, Jillian Duffy, will be among the performers that night. The role on stage is an appropriate one for Duffy, who herself, was once helped by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She will be…

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UNICO honors the Top 25 students at Southington High

June 11, 2015
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On Wednesday, June 30, UNICO celebrate the Top 25 students at Southington High School at a dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Front, from left, Tyler Hanna, Jessica Goralski, Kathleen Spagnoletti, Erin Cova, Margaret Mellitt, Ryann Snodgrass, Julia Granato, and Benjamin Herms. Back, Matthew Torrisi, James Hoder (Valedictorian), Victoria Swartz, Meghan Kelley, Bailey Potter, Erik Bergland, Cassidy Race, Julie Falk, Nicole Ricker, Ryan Padden, Priya Patel, Caitlin Young (essayist), Matthew Duszak (slightly behind), Julia Reilly, Kevin Drexler, and Michael Taylor. Not pictured is Jessica Lee. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s UNICO honored the Top 25 students in Southington High School’s senior class, recognizing just five percent of the soon-to-be graduates. The annual UNICO Top 25 dinner is a 70 year tradition at Southington High School. With more than 500 students set to cross the stage next week and become the high…

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Officials pull weeds, point out progress during downtown walk

June 11, 2015
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Town Manager Garry Brumback studies  a cracked curb on Center Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It has become an annual tradition for town officials to gather for a walk through downtown, a hands-on way to see what progress has been made, and what improvements are still needed. Sponsored by the Central Business Alliance, a group within the Chamber of Commerce that oversees the downtown areas of Southington…

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