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Southington woman is a finalist in MSNBC Contest

September 25, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Diana Evjen, owner of Evjen Academy of Performing Arts dance studio in Farmington is one of three finalists in MSNBC’s nation-wide “Know Your Value” contest. The contest, sponsored by NBCUniversal News Group, is part of a partnership with Brzezinski, stemmed from her New York Times bestselling book “Know Your Value.”…

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Ribbon-cutting for the SHS Turf Field walkway

September 25, 2015
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The walkway into the SHS sports complex will be renamed in honor of the late Dom D'Angelo, a former Southington athletic director and football coach.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., at the entrance to the Joseph Fontana sports complex at Southington High School. The ceremony will commemorate the renaming of the walkway to the Community Turf Field in honor of the late Dom D’Angelo. D’Angelo, a member of the 2010 inaugural class…

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Italian Fest committee donates to non-profits

September 25, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee honored two local non-profit organizations this week, presenting them each with $1,500 donations. The two organizations, Southington Community Services (SCS), and Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), both participated in the Italian-American Festival this year and were chosen to receive proceeds from the event. “We’re proud to promote…

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Follow the yellow shoe prints

September 25, 2015
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Southington Community and Cultural Arts (SoCCA) will host a shoe parade with creatively designed sneakers will be on display in 20 local businesses during the Apple Harvest festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Residents can follow yellow shoe prints in and out of local businesses during this year’s Apple Harvest Festical, thanks to the Shoe Parade, a new project by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA.) In an attempt to bring “foot traffic”—quite literally—to shops in downtown Southington and Plantsville, SoCCA has provided a way…

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United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

September 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Earlier this month, the United Way of Southington kicked off a series of events for its annual fundraising campaign. The 2015-2016 campaign, led by Town Councilor and Campaign Chair Victoria Triano, began with speeches at the Music on the Green on Sept. 9. Triano and United Way of Southington President Marc Pelletier…

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Constitution Day discussion at Lincoln College

September 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Lincoln College of New England celebrated Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by inviting local legislators, leaders, and students to participate in a panel discussion about interpreting the constitution. Two professors from the college, Associate Dean Mark Anderson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a master’s in military history…

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Do I hear wedding bells? Annual Bradley fashion show celebrates the dress

September 24, 2015
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Renee Gilroy enjoys the moment with her daughter, Macy. The two were models at the Bradley fashion show.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) Auxiliary for the Bradley Campus hosted a bridal fashion show at Hawk’s Landing on Monday evening. With the theme “As Time Goes By” volunteer models donned more than 40 gowns in a variety of styles, showing off the “wedding fashions of yesteryear.” “This year we decided…

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Apple Harvest Festival parking restrictions announced

September 23, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following parking restrictions for the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival: From Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11, there will be no parking on either side of the following streets: Merrell Avenue Oak Street Academy Lane Academy Street North Liberty Street Vermont…

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Free coffee offered at McDonald’s Sept. 29

September 22, 2015
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In honor of National Coffee Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29, McDonald’s customers in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts will be able to indulge in a free small hot McCafé Coffee. “We are pleased to offer this incredible deal for our customers to celebrate National Coffee Day,” said Scott Taylor, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator and president of the…

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Southington resident awarded at Quinnipiac University

September 21, 2015
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School - Naomi Lemire summa cum laude Quinnipiac

Naomi Lemire, of Southington, graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University this past May with a 3.95 grade point average. Above, Lemire displays the Alice B. Remail Memorial Award, which is presented to the graduating student, majoring in English, with the highest academic record. The award was presented after a vote by the English faculty,…

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