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Chapter 126 offering programs in summer

June 9, 2016
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Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol offers adaptive sport summer clinics for school-aged children with or without disabilities. Summer. The following activities will be offered. Camp Themes and Dates: Sports of all Sorts: June 20 to 24 Music/Theater Clinic: June 27 to July 1 Wheelchair Basketball Clinic: July 5 to 8 Wheelchair…

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Dancing at the Calendar House

June 9, 2016
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The United Way of Southington and Southington Community Services (SCS), hosted their annual senior luncheon at the Calendar House on June 2. The event, organized by David Harrington and Bob Verderame from the Calendar House, along with Janet Mellon and Linda Mendelshon from SCS, featured live music by Michael Ciulla, food, and dancing. The event…

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‘American Pickers’ looking for leads for History program

June 9, 2016
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut.! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers…

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Drive-In sells out opening show

June 9, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Grease was the word at The Southington Drive-In on Saturday night, when the venue opened for its seventh movie season. Southington’s chapter of UNICO hosted a screening of “Grease” to a crowd of over 700 viewers. The first film of the season sold out the venue, with 447 vehicles and 257 walk-ins.…

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Principal for the day

June 9, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School fifth grader Alexis L’Heureux hands some work to librarian para Jodie Martocchio. L’Heureux was selected to be the school’s “Principal For The Day” on Friday, June 3. Behind her, “sacked” principal Steve Bergin watches in dismay as school business goes on without him. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Color me purple at Plantsville school

June 9, 2016
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Schools - Plantsville purple relay

Last Friday, students at Plantsville Elementary School donned purple to support Southington’s Relay for Life event. Students, above, show their support with Principal Steve Bergin. Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

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The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity hits milestone: 10,000 lives impacted

June 9, 2016
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Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity
140 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
Phone: (860)714-4000

HARTFORD—Today, the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health New England provider, celebrated the milestone of reaching more than 10,000 people through education and outreach programs over the past six years. The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity is dedicated to ensuring optimal health…

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Planned power outages June 13 for Eversource conversion

June 9, 2016
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(800) 286-2000
www.eversource.com

Eversource has announced that there will be a planned power outage in Southington for a conversion that will take place on Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is Tuesday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) This outage will affect 239 customers from the intersection of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and…

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YMCA to induct 4 into Sloper hall of fame

June 9, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This year’s honorees in the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame have been announced—Lance Kilburn, Bob Lengyel, Nicki O’Rourke, and Mike Soccodato will be inducted on Wednesday, July 13 at the YMCA’s annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Picnic at Camp Sloper. The Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize past…

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UNICO recognizes Southington’s top 25

June 8, 2016
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The Southington Chapter of Unico National held their 71st annual Top 25 Students Dinner at the Aqua Turf on June 1, to recognize Southington High School’s top 25 graduating seniors from the Class of 2016.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Out of 467 soon-to-be-graduates of Southington High School (SHS), 25 were honored for their high class ranking by the Southington chapter of UNICO National. The 71st annual Top 25 dinner took place at the Aqua Turf Club on June 1, celebrating the success of students who earned a top spot in the…

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