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Rotary recognizes Interact Students of the Month

August 15, 2015
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Comm - Rotary Students of the Month

The Interact Students of the Month were recognized at The Rotary Club of Southington’s July meeting. From left, Sarah Luczak, Sana Khan, Cassidy Race, and Jennifer Congdon. Race was also one of six winners of the Rotary Club of Southington Academic Scholarship.

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Plantsville student places 2nd at national ad competition

August 15, 2015
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Plantsville’s Karen Falk was among the 32-student team from Johnson & Wales University to place second at the National Student Advertising Competition.

Plantsville’s Karen Falk was a member of the 32-student ad team from Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) that secured second place at the National Student Advertising Competition held on June 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.—the team’s best finish in program history. To qualify for the national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the Ad…

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Tunxis to hold ‘Super Saturday Registration Blitz’ on Aug. 22

August 15, 2015
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Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 773-1300

FARMINGTON—Tunxis Community College will hold a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 Building to help students choose courses and register for fall semester. The event is one of 12 being held across the state at Connecticut Community Colleges. The Tunxis event will offer one-stop…

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‘Super Saturday’ to register at Tunxis , Aug. 22

August 14, 2015
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Tunxis Community College on Scott Swamp Road in Farmington will hold a “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 100 Building to help students choose courses and register for fall semester. Part of the Connecticut Community Colleges “Super Saturday Registration Blitz” hosted by the 12 CT community…

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Camp Invention tests creativity

August 14, 2015
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Sophia Lopresti, 7, disassembles a computer to be repurposed at Camp Invention at Strong School.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past week, more than 100 local students converged on Strong School for Camp Invention. The second annual camp is a weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children worked together to seek solutions to real-world problems, children turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st century…

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Southington 9-year-old represents CCMC at Fenway Park

August 14, 2015
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Gavin Haines arranges a pyramid of cups during a fundraiser at an area Cumberland Farms.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nine-year-old Gavin Haines, Southington, represented the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in a ceremony at Fenway Park last month. Cumberland Farms hosted the private event at Fenway Park’s Wheels Up Clubhouse on July 30, to kick-off the fourth annual Cups for Kids campaign. The month-long fundraiser is held each year to benefit the…

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Lincoln College offers advanced dental hygiene program

August 13, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) has added another bachelor’s degree program to its expanding catalog – the Southington college will now offer a bachelors of science degree in dental hygiene. The new program will serve as a “completer” for students who have already earned an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. This…

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Republicans, Democrats announce November candidates

August 13, 2015
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The race has begun for Town Council, boards and commissions elections, with candidates announced by both parties. Republican town councilors Michael Riccio, Chairman, Cheryl Louns-bury, Vice Chairperson, Victoria Triano, Tom Lombardi, and Paul Champagne will seek re-election, with Ed Pocock III returning the to election ballot following his retirement from his position…

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Class offered for Alzheimer’s professionals

August 13, 2015
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200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 828-2828
www.alz.org/ct

The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at 200 Executive Blvd. in Southington is offering a training course for professionals focused on caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is being offered on Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. The newly revised habilitation training curriculum program is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with…

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Hatton Meadow project still on hold

August 12, 2015
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Solar Panel

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorneys for Greenskies, LLC, and the town of Southington appeared in court again on Monday, requesting a motion to dismiss an injunction that is preventing the start of construction on a 2-acre solar panel planned for Hatton Meadow. Representing the community coalition to save the meadow, Attorney David Rosenberg told Judge Abrahams…

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