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Southington officials salute enlisted grads

June 18, 2015
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Thirteen graduating Southington High School seniors were honored on Tuesday afternon for their enlistment in the United States military. The students were recognized at a luncheon on June 10, when families, local veterans, school administrators and town officials gathered in their honor.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER School officials saluted 13 Southington High School seniors at a special ceremony to aknowledge their enlistment in the United States military. Following their graduation from Southington High School, the students will serve in the Army National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and U.S. Navy, with one student attending the U.S. Naval Academy…

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Parent volunteers recognized by Board of Ed

June 18, 2015
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Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan speaks during the parent volunteer recognition luncheon at Hawk's Landing Country Club on June, 16.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the season of award ceremonies and end-of-the-year banquets winds down, the Southington Board of Education held one last luncheon this week, to recognize the parent volunteers who have helped plan, organize, and promote the many events and activities held throughout the school year. Nearly 100 parents, faculty members, administrators, and Board…

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Girls Scouts’ Camp Carlson now registering

June 18, 2015
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 This summer, girls at Camp Carlson can learn horseback riding and care while participating in traditional activities that summer camp as to offer. With the program, “Horse Fun”, girls will spend half of their day learning horse care and riding skills at a local equestrian facility, then come back to Camp Carlson for fun, traditional…

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Compounce joins Dinosaur Trail

June 18, 2015
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For the family with an affinity for dinosaurs, there are five locations on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail, a historic collaboration that brings together five of the state’s pre-eminent tourist attractions: Connecticut Science Center, Dinosaur State Park, The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. and new this year – Lake…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for June

June 17, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its June students of the month. In sixth grade Avery Halloran, Saimir Kaja, and Nick Mowatt were selected by their teams. Avery is the daughter of Carina and Michael Halloran and won the American Citizenship Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand…

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Karolina Chrzanowska presents at ECSU conference

June 16, 2015
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ECSU

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Karolina Chrzanowska, an accounting major, presented a poster presentation titled “Forensic Accounting in Developing Nations: The Analysis of Offshore Banking in the Bahamas” at CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University. CREATE held its inaugural event at the end of…

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Southington CPAs appointed to CTCPA advisory council

June 15, 2015
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CTCPA

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has announced that Thomas Goldfuss III, CPA and Marie G. Kulesza, CPA, both Southington CPAs, have been appointed to serve on its 30-member Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 activity year. Goldfuss is a manager with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. in Hartford. He will represent the CTCPA Educational…

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‘Vintage from The Heart’ has moved

June 14, 2015
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Biz - Vintage from the Heart

Vintage From the Heart owners Amy and Eric Kline accepted a ‘Thank You’ certificate from Board Chairman Paul Armor, right, at a recent ‘Advantage Night’ at the store’s new location on Center Street. The retail store features a variety of gift ideas, antiques, country items and more.  The store was previously located in downtown Plantsville.

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Cheshire Academy

Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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