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Local agent wins national award

June 3, 2016
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John Perriello

Century 21 (C21) Real Estate LLC recently recognized John Perriello, sales affiliate with the Southington office, as a top-producer nationwide. He was honored with the Century 21 Diamond Masters award. “John places his real estate wisdom and passion for life into his everyday business, helping to make clients more comfortable with the real estate transaction…

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Southington Catholic visits the Capitol

June 3, 2016
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On Monday, May 23, State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) met with students from Southington Catholic School during a field trip to the senate chamber. Markeley offered a lesson about the history of the state capitol.

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COCC officer to speak at business seminar

June 3, 2016
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COCC’s chief information security officer Kevin Hamel.

Get your ticket while space is still available for the the next Southington business forum. The series is presented by the Southington Economic Development Department, along with the Southington Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, June 14, COCC chief information security officer Kevin Hamel will present his seminar, “Cyberspace: A Clear and Present Danger.” The presentation…

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Financial advisor earns CFP designation

June 3, 2016
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Ken Tumolo

Retirement and investment specialists Johnson Brunetti (JB) in Wethersfield announced that Southington resident Ken Tumolo has successfully achieved his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. The CFP designation places Ken in an elite class of financial advisors. The designation is awarded after extensive training, and CFP professionals are held to the highest ethical and education standards.…

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Apple Harvest gets permanent power

June 2, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A permanent power source for the annual Apple Harvest Festival is being installed on the Town Green. The installment was announced by the Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee (AHFSC) at a meeting on May 19, and is expected to take place in June. The permanent electrical pedestal will replace the need…

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Southington’s American Legion prepares for centennial celebration

June 2, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, located at 66 Main St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. To prepare for the milestone, the legion is collecting memorabilia from veterans and their families and friends. If you’ve been hanging on to old photos, letters, or even stories passed down from veterans, now…

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State grants funding for Southington bridges

June 2, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D) announced more than $1.6 million in state grants to Southington on Friday. The State Bond Commission approved two grants to maintain and improve bridges in Southington. The aid to the town was awarded in two grants from the Department of Transportation’s Local Bridge Program. The bridge over…

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Southington’s top 3 reminisce about their tenure at SHS

June 1, 2016
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From left, Southington’s top three graduates, salutatorian Emily Maciejewski, valedictorian Timothy Cocozza, and essayist Natalia Gimenez.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School’s (SHS) top three students agreed on three things when reminiscing on their soon-to-be-over high school days: They couldn’t have done it without each other. They will remember their time at SHS fondly, and even though they are leaving Southington for college this fall, they’ll be back. As they prepare…

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Music listings, starting June 3

June 1, 2016
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SATURDAY, JUNE 4 BRISTOL BENNETT FAMILY. 7 p.m. Family of 11 plays a wide variety of music on several instruments including handbells, strings, brass, accordions, and vocals. They also have a gospel chalk art presentation. Bristol Baptist/ Synergy Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Free but free will offering will be accepted. Reception after. TUESDAY, JUNE…

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Camp RISE offers new summer opportunity for local kids with special needs

June 1, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington students with special needs now have the opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and developmental impairments. The Town of Southington Recreation Department is launching their new day camp for a summer of Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences (RISE). Camp RISE will be…

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