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Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Community Services

April 16, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The public is cordially invited to attend the fourth annual tea party to benefit Southington Community Services is on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club. This year’s, the event will have a Victorian, Downton Abbey-theme. “Every year we do a theme,” said event co-organizer…

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Francesco Ricigliano receives national honor

April 15, 2015
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Francesco Ricigliano was recently named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

ATLANTA, GA—The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Southington High School student Francesco Ricigliano has been selected to become a member of the NSHSS. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel. “On behalf of…

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Southington dentist awarded by CT State Dental Association

April 15, 2015
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Joseph A. Picone, DMD, from Southington Family Dentistry, received the Daniel F. Lynch award on April 14 for his service to the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

On Tuesday, April 14, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) recognized Dr. Joseph Picone, of Southington Family Dentistry, at the annual Dental Society of Greater Waterbury dinner with the Daniel F. Lynch Award. It was presented at the Country Club of Waterbury. Picone received his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from The University of Connecticut in…

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Southington’s music program receives national recognition

April 13, 2015
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New research shows students involved with community music programs demonstrate improvement in subjects such as reading, but Southington educators have known that for years. With countless titles, sold out shows, and an endless throng of Southington students pursuing music at the next level, the music program is one of the most decorated programs in Southington…

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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

April 11, 2015
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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

Gina Bianca, center, owner of Gina Bianca Hair located above Spartans II restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Rd.,  recently cut the ribbon at a morning grand opening ceremony with chamber ambassadors. Gina also accepted a thank you certificate from Al Monbaron of the Chamber. At the right is Jim Williamson, also of the Chamber.

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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

April 11, 2015
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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

Owner Chris Lombardo cuts the ceremonial ribbon at a morning grand opening greeting by Chamber Ambassadors at Lombardo’s Barber Shop, 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. The new shop features a large screen TV, a pool table, and master barbering.

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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Senior listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE. Part of the 40th anniversary celebration. 2 to 4 p.m. Information, demonstrations and exhibits about volunteer opportunities, the PEAK Fitness Center, Snappy Seniors, Outdoor Adventure Club, exercise and craft classes, foreign language classes. Fun activities include a magician, refreshments, tours. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St.,…

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Support group listings for April 10

April 10, 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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Meetings listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org TUESDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.…

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