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Flu season: Tips on staying healthy

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Flu activity has started to increase in Connecticut, classified as geographically “sporadic,” according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). As more reports of influenza outbreaks take off, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District has tips for local residents to ensure that protect themselves and their loved ones from the…

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Barnes decorated for the holidays

December 6, 2013
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Barnes decorated for the holidays

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Magic lanterns, ice skates, ferris wheels and tool chests were just a few of the Barnes’ family favorite things they received as Christmas gifts. This year the Barnes Museum will feature these antique items, as well as other gifts during the 31st Annual Open House on Friday, Dec. 6 from…

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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

December 6, 2013
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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati turned the corner, and burst into the open field. Then, it was off to the races… On Monday, Dec. 2, the Lady Knights concluded the annual powder puff two-game series with a 21-12 win over Cheshire. Rains postponed the original schedule. Thanksgiving came and went. Temperatures continue to…

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Looking to lend a hand; Community Services stocks up for holidays

December 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season and colder weather in full-swing, Southington Community Services has stocked up on gifts and donations for residents in need. Community Services has recently kicked off its annual “Adopt a Family” for Christmas, with over 50 volunteers and growing. Mark Fazzolari, the assistant director at Community Services,…

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Gov. issues warning of fog’s effect on p.m. commute

December 5, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today cautioned residents about dense fog having a major effect on the afternoon commute.   “Widespread dense fog is currently blanketing the state resulting in deteriorating visibility,” Governor Malloy said.  “As drivers head out for the afternoon commute, please use caution on the roadways and pay close attention to all vehicles…

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Kennedy announces first period honor roll

December 5, 2013
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Kenendy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Keegan Allister, Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Jessica Bartsch, Dean Bauchiero, Hailey Becquey, Dion Beerbaum, Mischelle Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Cameron Beidler, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Mary-Claire Brick, Tara Brock, Evan Brown,…

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DePaolo announces first period honor roll

December 4, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Elizabeth Abrahamson, Abigail Abram, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Julliette Bicknell, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Joshua Brilla, Gabrielle Cantoni, Trinity Cardillo, Eric Carrier, Francesca Casale, Alexa Chaltas, Christopher Chaplinsky,…

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Ice rink to open on Mill Street

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the winter season just around the corner, the ice skating rink will kick off its third year the week of December 8 on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. Open throughout the entire winter months, the rink moved downtown from Memorial Park last year. Town Councilor…

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Center Street to have Winter Wonderland theme

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season approaching, the windows of vacant buildings on Center Street will soon show off their festive side with art work created by local artist Mary DeCroce and other artists. The idea originated from Economic Development Coordinator Lou Perillo, who wanted to showcase the vacant buildings to prospective…

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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

November 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts eighth annual Wing Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Wing lovers filled Cadillac Ranch Restaurant last week to celebrate the eighth annual Wing Fest competition, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event featured 11 local restaurants competing for several categories. Jennie B of All Smiles Entertainment provided live music. The event benefited the Chamber’s Adopt-A-Family project, collecting…

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