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Strong In Talent

February 24, 2015
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Last Friday Strong School Students displayed their talents and put on a talents show. Students sang, played instruments, danced, and some even performed their synchronized swimming skills. The teachers flash mobbed the stage with a retro 80’s number. There were day and evening performances. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Google Hangout with Markley and Sampson on Feb. 25

February 23, 2015
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State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) and State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington) will be hosting their second Google Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The legislators will be joined by in-house legislative budget analyst Lisa Hammersley to discuss the Governor’s budget proposal and what it means for Connecticut families, employers, and the state’s long…

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STEPS launches a commercial campaign that informs about youth drinking

February 20, 2015
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STEPS has partnered with CoxMedia to to design a commmercial campaign aimed at informing parents about youth drinking prevention.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition has recently launched a new public service announcement (PSA) revealing a statistic about how children who drink are getting their alcohol. A survey of Southington students in grades 7, 9, and 11 is conducted every two years and the most recent survey…

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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

February 18, 2015
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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

Mark Meade, left, and Samantha Martins, right, hand out Valentine’s Day gifts on Friday, Feb. 13 as part of a STEPS initiative. A number of STEPS members distributed lollipops with a mix of anti-drug slogans and other positive messages to SHS freshman during lunch periods at the high school. Photo by JOHN GORALSKI

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Southington Western Little League makes the jump to wooden bats

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington West Little League will be switching from aluminum bats to wood bats for the upcoming season for safety purposes and also to add more challenge to the game. The board of Southington West Little League voted 10 to 5 in support of the change. Skip Griffin, President of…

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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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Town is running low on salt; staying ahead of the snow

February 12, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Highway Superintendent Steven Wlodkowski shared his insight on how snow removal operations in Southington has been going this year at the Public Works Committee meeting on Feb. 4. “It’s actually been a good, eventful year even though in January we didn’t get a lot of snow,” he said. “We still…

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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3

February 11, 2015
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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3.

The Southington Community YMCA will have a lot to cheer about at the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) dinner. Local YMCA member Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award. The award is presented each year to a woman that has been in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry less than seven years. A Rising Star Award…

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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

February 6, 2015
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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The bleachers were filled in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The lights turned off. The microphone turned on. The spotlight lowered to the center of the mat. The spectators and wrestlers cheered. And the stage was set. “This is the start of the medal round.” The Southington Blue Knights wrestling team competed…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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