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Chamber seeks annual award nominees

February 5, 2015
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Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, One Factory Square

The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the public for its annual citizen awards presented at the organization’s 77th annual dinner meeting on Saturday, April 25 at the Aqua Turf. Each year the chamber of commerce recognizes outstanding businesses and volunteers who have enhanced the quality of life in the Southington community.…

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SHS offers seminar for navigating the college admission process

February 2, 2015
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SHS (Web)

The Southington High School counseling department is offering a seminar aimed at high school juniors and their families. The informational session “Navigating the College Process” is designed to help families form a plan for future college students. A power point presentation about college admission requirements and admission processes will be the main focus of the program.…

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With impending storm, governor urges caution Monday

February 1, 2015
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With a winter storm bearing down on the state, a press release from the governor’s office said, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and, if possible, avoid travel during the height of the storm on Monday morning. The release also said Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency…

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Sliders Grill & Bar seeks franchise opportunities

February 1, 2015
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Sliders

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Sliders Grill & Bar is now seeking franchisees to expand the independently owned local restaurant into a larger chain. President and Chief Finance Officer of Sliders Grill & Bar Dan Rowe said that the business is ready to expand because of its sound operation and training methods. “We feel that…

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SHS band celebrates 6th state title

January 31, 2015
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SHS band celebrates 6th state title

On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Southington High School marching band was honored at the Southington Board of Education meeting for winning the 2014 state championship. The Blue Knight program earned state titles in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014. Photo by Lindsay Carey

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Junior Miss Southington donates to the troops

January 30, 2015
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Junior Miss Southington donates to the troops

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Each young girl involved in the Junior Miss Southington organization was responsible for purchasing items anywhere from toiletries to snacks and making cards to send to the soldiers overseas. The group gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to assemble the care packages, which has become an annual volunteer project. “Haley started…

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Solidarity sleep out raises awareness for the homeless

January 30, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Four different faith-based congregations came together to educate the youth about the effects of homelessness and to support programs that benefit the homeless. Two Christian churches, the First Congregational Church of Southington and Plantsville Congregational church, partnered with Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation and Berlin Mosque for the Southington Solidarity Sleep…

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Senior listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 30 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER’S CHORAL GROUP MEETING. 9:45 p.m. Do you love to sing, consider joining the group. Rehearses once a month on a Friday morning at the center and performs for three local facilities for the elderly on three Mondays per month. Males, females, and voices of all ranges needed. Plainville…

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Support group listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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ONGOING 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 Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL/ YMCA PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING. 7 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower…

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