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Female veterans can win free makeover from local salon

August 19, 2016
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Save-A-Suit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports military veterans in need and Studio 466 Salon & Spa in Plainville are partnering to award three female veterans with a complete makeover. This VIP experience includes a hair cut, color, and style, facial waxing, makeup application, and a professional outfit. All services are complimentary to winning contestants.…

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J. Timothy’s announces 2 week shut down for renovations starting Aug. 27

August 19, 2016
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Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville will be closing temporarily for a major kitchen renovation. The restaurant will have an extended shutdown period starting Saturday, Aug. 27. The project is estimated to take two weeks and the restaurant will re-open as soon as possible. The project is needed because the restaurant said it has officially outgrown its…

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Farm to table: Roger Orchards and Stop & Shop celebrate a 30-year partnership

August 19, 2016
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SO Rogers Orchards apples

By CATHERINE BOYCE CORRESPONDENT Since 1809, Rogers Orchards has been producing their family’s fruit for Southington and the surrounding communities.  The original owner, Chauncey Merriman purchased the farm despite the risks of Connecticut weather which still propose a threat to Connecticut farmers today. After 207 years, the farm is still producing some of the freshest…

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Applications open for Barnes Trust grants

August 18, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation (WEB)

The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southington residents. The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one…

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Plainville studies development plan for closing rail-trail gap

August 17, 2016
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Rails to Trails

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The first informational meeting for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure Study recently kicked off with a good turnout of people from Plainville and surrounding communities. Conducted by the Capital Region Council of Governments, the study aims to close the gap in the trail through Southington and Plainville while…

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Southington’s ‘super’ summer celebration

August 17, 2016
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Summer Reading finale-Norrie Zingaro (age 2) meets Mulan and Supergirl

Local princesses and superheroes descended upon the Southington’s library on Thursday, Aug. 11 for the grand finale of the annual summer reading series. Above, 2-year-old Norrie Zingaro meets Mulan and Supergirl at the event, which featured Cinderella, Spiderman, Thor, Harley Quinn, and more. Participants at the costumed event enjoyed dancing, singing, and eating Rita’s water…

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Eversource issues warning about latest scams

August 17, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to report receiving unsolicited phone calls and home visits from individuals selling “discounted power” and claiming to be “representatives” or “partners” of Eversource. In light of this, the company is warning customers that these individuals are not affiliated with Eversource and are most likely either scammers or…

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Officials announce completion of the Crescent Lake Forestry Project

August 16, 2016
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For more information and maps, visit www.southington.org/content/17216/17806/17918/default.aspx

Over the past year, the Town of Southington in conjunction with the Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee has worked with a professional forester and forest harvester to thin the stand of trees south of the lake under the Crescent Lake Forest Management Plan. The plan was designed to provide additional sunlight for remaining trees and…

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Cirque Eloize’s ‘Saloon: A fine slice of circus with a theatrical flavor

August 14, 2016
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With its Wild West setting, intriguing and versatile set design, elaborate Western costuming, carefree dance choreography, and the use of live music, we can understand why the audience at Cirque Eloize’s “Saloon” were a bit confused. When the curtains rose on the show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday night, some…

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Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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