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Crowds at council for Calendar House

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It was standing room only at the Town Council meeting this week, as community members gathered to hear the fate of Southington’s senior resource center, The Calendar House. In their last session, the Council reviewed a space and needs assessment for the facility. After reviewing assessments, several members toured the center and…

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Senior listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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SUNDAY, MAY 3 SOUTHINGTON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY SEMINAR. Presented by the Southington Commission on Disabilities, Southington Police Department, Southington Fire Department, Emergency Management, and Public Health Department. 1 to 4 p.m. Seminar on how to prepare disabled and elderly citizens for an emergency. Featured speaker, Stephen Thal, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services…

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Support group listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s…

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Kids listings for May 1

May 1, 2015
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MAY 1, 2, 3 OTHER ‘STUART LITTLE.’ Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Performed by New Britain Youth Theater. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. $13 for adults, $11 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org SATURDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL EIGHTH ANNUAL KIDS SAFETY FAIR.…

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Remembering the 80s at the annual chamber dinner

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner this week, where they inducted three new directors and honored several Southington residents for their work in community business. President and CEO Art Secondo and former board director Tony Sheffy hosted the 80s themed evening, distributing individual awards and recognizing overall excellence…

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Putting recyclables to good use

May 1, 2015
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Hand me down fashion has a bad reputation. But recycled fashion is another thing entirely. Models walked down the runway– actually the hallway of Hartford City Hall– on April 19 wearing garments artists crafted out of recycled (albeit clean) materials. Creativity was the key word as the eco-friendly fashions floated past the sell out crowd.…

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What’s looking good for prom fashions in 2015?

May 1, 2015
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The countdown is on to find the perfect dress for prom. Kathy Faber of Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com) on Stafford Avenue in Bristol shared some of her newest gowns that reflect the latest trends in formal wear. Models Brianna Beyers of Bristol, left, Alexandria Palmer of Middletown, and Katerina Belales of Southington romp around the…

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Christina’s Gourmet is cooking for a cure

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Four local breast cancer survivors are cooking up plans to find a cure. Christina Hart, Southington resident and owner of Christina’s Gourmet on North Main Street just finished her final round of chemotherapy last month. While she admits that owning a small business while raising a family and battling cancer has been…

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Friendly’s hopes to be friendly again

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Friendly’s is planning to make a comeback in greater Hartford this year, and customers can expect as many changes inside as they are seeing outside. Restaurants in Southington, Bristol, and Plainville have all been remodeled in recent months, showing off new signs, fresh paint, and brighter exteriors. Inside their dining rooms customers…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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