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Jewish congregation to re-dedicate centuries-old Torah Sept. 18

September 1, 2016
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation invites the community to join them in a special ceremony to re-dedicate a hundreds’ year old Torah that survived the Holocaust. This dedication, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting House of the First Congregational Church in Southington comes at the conclusion of a lengthy restoration…

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Broadway dance star kicks off Apogee boot camp

August 31, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Apogee Dance Academy enjoyed the company of many noteworthy individuals during their “2016 Intensive Week,” a boot camp to kick off the year for local dancers. Each year, the academy opens the season with different guests to teach the students in the teens and seniors group (ages 12-16). The boot…

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Sign ups for Cub Scouts on Sept. 14

August 30, 2016
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The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Sept. 14 will be holding sign-ups for the Cub Scouts in a number of locations across the state of Connecticut. To find a unit near you visit http://www.ctrivers.org/Join or call at 860-913-2700. Cub Scouting is for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program combines outdoor activities, sports,…

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Time running short to register for Mum Parade

August 29, 2016
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The annual Mum Parade is less than a month away, and groups looking to march in this year’s parade are asked to submit their applications as soon as possible to ensure their spot. The due date for applications is Sept. 1. The parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, and this year’s theme is “Bristol…

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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

August 29, 2016
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  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who died after a 22-month battle with a brain tumor. The scholarship, which will be presented…

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Cosmetology school brings in renowned stylist Ted Gibson for graduation

August 26, 2016
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On Oct. 2 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, the International Institute of Cosmetology will be hosting its 13th graduation ceremony and fashion show for the 130 graduates for cosmetology, aesthetics, and makeup. World renowned hairstylist Ted Gibson will be delivering the commencement speech for graduates and guests. Press materials from IIC explained, “Celebrity…

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Bees take series against Bluefish

August 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: A five-run second inning and a rock solid performance by the bullpen lead the Bees to the 5-4 win in the rubber match vs. the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees erupted for five runs in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by Jake McGuiggan’s three-run home run to…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for 9 years

August 26, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade…

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Water ban remains in effect

August 26, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Special Infrastructure Committee meeting of the Board of Water Commissions scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18 has been cancelled per request of the board President. According to the meeting agenda, the water restriction ordinance was to be addressed under new business, which could bring residents an update on the mandatory…

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Jen Cardines joins the Observer staff

August 26, 2016
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The Observer welcomes Jen Cardines as our new staff writer for Southington news. Jen grew up in the region. She graduated from Newington High School and is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she studied English and social studies. Her coursework focused on writing, sociology, economics, and psychology. As a student…

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