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Southington Care nurses help edit palliative care nursing guide

June 9, 2015
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Ann Minor, left, and Esther Rankine display the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” for CNAs. The two women served on the editorial board for the third edition.

Two Southington Care Center employees recently served on the editorial board for the third edition of the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” guide published by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Ann Minor, RN-BC, HN-BC, CHPN®, board-certified hospice nurse and holistic care coordinator at the care center and Jerome…

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Program aimed at navigating middle school at DePaolo on June 11

June 8, 2015
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The Southington Drug Task Force is presenting a program to help guide students and parents through the challenging middle school years. The program is aimed at students in grades 4 to 7, along with parents and family members. The discussion will be held at DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, June 11. Activities will start at…

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SHS announces more 3Q honor roll students

June 7, 2015
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Southington High School announced more students for their third quarter honor roll. Grade 12 Lauren Elizabeth Carney and Madison Lin Chapman earned first honors. Grade 11 Kayla Ann Judd earned first honors. Erin Nicole Sullivan earned second honors. Grade 10 Matthew James Dominello earned first honors. Payton Mary Courtmanche and Gabrielle Sophie Veilleux earned second…

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Kennedy Middle School announced May students of the month

June 7, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced May students of the month. Front, from left, Michael Gurzenda, Dylan Sandow, Evelyn Micacci, and Victoria Sousa. Middle, Michaela Blumetti, Kayley Benson, Nicole Hatheway, and Ricky McBride. Back, Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage, James Olender, Elijah Rodriguez, Kiley Cristman, Jianella Zegarra, and Principal Steven Madancy.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its May students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Kiley Cristman, Ricky McBride, and Dylan Sandow. An excellent student, Kiley has an…

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St. Paul senior appointed to Air Force Academy

June 6, 2015
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Southington's Jose Silva Jr. has been accepted into the US Air Force Academy.

Recent St. Paul Catholic High School graduate Jose Silva Jr. has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Carolyn A.M. Benyshek, the Air Force director of admissions, announced his appointment, effective June 25. Silva, a Southington resident, was a three-sport athlete at St. Paul, contributing to the football, wrestling, and…

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Volpe earns white coat at Yale School of Medicine

June 6, 2015
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Brittany Volpe, a 2009 Graduate of Southington High School and a magna cum laude graduate from Union College in 2013 with a bachelor’s in neuroscience, attended her white coat ceremony on March 27 at the Class of 2016 Yale School of Medicine in New Haven.

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Salon owner, author, and advocate for abuse victims

June 5, 2015
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Casey Morley of Casey’s Image Consultants, has become a strong voice about domestic abuse.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As Casey Morley looked into a mirror in her cozy, purple painted salon on North Main St., she recalled how standing behind the salon chair and looking into the mirror as she spoke with clients helped her find the voice that she had lost in a lifetime of abuse. Her new-found voice…

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Bristol Blues video stream for last night’s season opener

June 5, 2015
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Miss last night’s Bristol Blues game. No need to worry. Here is a rebroadcast of last night’s action. Bristol Blues vs. Brockton, Mass. June 4

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These rockers prove age ain’t nothing but a number

June 5, 2015
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  By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters told the Irish Times back in November, “Rock and roll is a young man’s game.” He said it as more of an apology since, obviously, he’s still performing rock music into his 40s. But in its earlier days, truthfully, rock and roll was…

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Relay for Life raises over $100,000 for cancer research

June 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s 18th annual Relay for Life was held last weekend, raising a total of $108,963 for cancer research and awareness. The 24-hour event consisted of 54 teams fundraising before and during the event, coming together for the common cause of helping communities fight cancer. The top three teams raised nearly 30 percent…

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