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High School students help kick off drama club at Kelley School

May 7, 2015
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The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.” pose on stage with their student directors, Michael Ricciardone, far left, and Emily Pestillo, far right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Fourth and fifth grade students at Kelley Elementary School will now have their chance to step into the spotlight with the school’s newly established drama club. The club, founded by Southington High School students Emily Pestillo and Michael Ricciardone performed their first play, Once On This Island Jr., at Kennedy Middle School…

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Rallying for beds at Bradley Hospital

May 7, 2015
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Bonnie Sica led the Community Committee to Save Bradley in a march by  the Bradley Memorial Campus after a rally calling for an increase in the number of inpatient beds at the hospital on April 26.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Crowds gathered on the lawn of the Southington Historical Society last Sunday, with dozens of residents holding signs advocating for reform at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus. Their slogans, including “Beds for Bradley”, rang out as passers by honked their horns in support and posters were held high emphasizing…

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Lake Compounce opening in time for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015
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Lake Compounce Theme Park is opening for its 2015 season on Saturday, May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. During its opening weekend, May 9 to 10, Rregular admission tickets are buy one, get one free, online only. In addition, mothers can enjoy the in-park Relaxation Station for extra relaxation and special pampering. The…

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American Legion announces Memorial Day parade and services

May 7, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

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DePaolo Middle School releases third quarter honor roll

May 6, 2015
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Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Catherine Adamczyk, Mercy Adekola, Sera Altomari, Angelina Angelillo, Devan Bade, Adam Badgley, Andrew Bafuma, Kelly Barrett, Brandon Bernier, Corrie Bonomi, Sammi Bray, Matthew Brennan, Madison Buckley, Caleb Buzas, Dylan Camden, Audrey Cantillon, Alexandra…

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Kennedy Middle School releases third quarter honor roll

May 6, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Ernest Arroyo, Neel Avancha, Noah Barbour, Cameron Baston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Drew Belcourt, Madison Block, Casey Blumetti, Olivia Blumetti, Chelsea Bly, Lauren Bogoslofski, Mikaela Bogoslofski, Alyssa Bowker, Weston Brick, Joshua Budnik, Griffin Campbell, Rachel…

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SHS student-athletes honored by CIAC

May 6, 2015
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CHESHIRE—Southington High School students Caitlin Young (field hockey) and James Hoder (boys tennis) were recognized among a list of 344 senior student-athletes at the 32nd Annual CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Sunday, May 3. The local pair were awarded the annual Student-Athlete Award. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes…

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Kelley mathsters lead St. Jude charity drive

May 6, 2015
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Kelley Elementary School has been ranked number 43 out of over 7,000 schools participating in the annual St. Jude Math-A-Thon. For this fundraiser, students in grades K-8 ask family and friends for a pledge to solve math problems in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbook, with all proceeds donated to the children’s research hospital. According to…

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Authors to discuss their book about book clubs May 14

May 5, 2015
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Local authors Suzanne Colley and Kathleen Marsan will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss their recently published book, “Beyond the Book: How to Start or Jumpstart a Book Club”. For more than a decade, their energetic club has met regularly for…

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Lily Herman honored at Qunnipiac University

May 5, 2015
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Lily Herman of Southington received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award as a freshman in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. She is pictured, above, with Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey.

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