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Formaggio’s celebrates anniversary and 2 national titles on Friday, May 13

May 12, 2016
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Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington is celebrating two years and a pair of national titles with a “Free Pizza Friday” on May 13.

It’s hard to believe that Formaggio Apizza Ristorante, at 1244 Meriden Ave. in Southington has only been in business for two years. On Friday, May 13, the restaurant will thank customers with a pizza promotion. Officials are offering a free small cheese pizza with every order to celebrate two years of local business and two…

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Quinnipiac River environmental group receives $2,000

May 12, 2016
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Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
P.O. Box 2825, Meriden, CT 06450 
Tel: (203) 237-2237
www.QRWA.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For two days last week the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) participated in the “Great Give,” a 36-hour, community-wide donation event. The Meriden-based organization raised over $2,000 for conservation of the Quinnipiac River. The Great Give is a fundraiser inspired by Give Local America’s Day of Giving. The online event is hosted…

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Schools present Profiles in Professionalism awards

May 12, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools recognized 14 recipients for the Profiles in Professionalism award. Announced on May 2, the honorees for the 2015-2016 school year were recognized by the Board of Education (BOE) during a meeting on May 12. Earlier this year, each school building and department within Southington Public Schools was asked to…

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Town furthers farming plans

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Farm Heritage Committee (FHC) is taking steps to utilize open space properties in town that were once used for farming, and those lands could potentially operate as self-sustaining farms once again. At a May 9 meeting of the Town Council, plans were finalized to use town-owned farmland off of Belleview Avenue…

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Support group listings, starting May 13

May 11, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Southington students break out in dance

May 11, 2016
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A group of elementary students shake, rattle, and roll during a Zumba class at Derynoski Elementary School on Thursday, May 5.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Kids across the map were active on the morning of May 5, taking part in the YMCA’s annual event, “All Children Exercise Simultaneously” (ACES.) Started in 1989, the ACES program aims to get millions of children out of their classroom seats and onto their feet at the same time each year. Schools…

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Council passes budget with plans to restore cuts

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on May 9 to unanimously approve budgets for the general government, the Board of Education (BOE), the sewer fund, and the animal control fund. The new budget will go into effect on July 1 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, at a total of $147 million. The approved budgets…

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ComicCon event draws crowds to the library

May 11, 2016
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Comicon- Jacob Finelli (age 6) learns Jedi skills from Luke Skywalker (2)

Young padawan Jacob Finelli, 6, tests his Jedi skills against Luke Skywalker on Saturday, May 7 during the Free Comic Book Day event at the Southington Library. The library held a ComicCon, featuring costumed superheroes, comic characters, games, a dance party, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. The event was organized by children’s librarian Molly…

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SHS finishes in the top 100 in national video contest

May 11, 2016
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A video, aimed at showing inclusion for special needs, above, finished in the top 100 in a national competition.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) students stepped in front of the camera last month to share their thoughts on SHS and how easy it is to fit in at the local school. Students entered the video in the Unlocker Challenge, a nationwide video contest sponsored by DuraLife. The contest theme was “Through the…

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CFGNB’s Catalyst Fund looking for new members

May 10, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on Thursday, June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9…

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