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Celebrating the Arts

April 17, 2013
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Celebrating the Arts

        The Southington Community Cultural Arts Organization held an event Tuesday evening to present their plans for a future art center for the town of Southington.   The event was held at the governor’s mansion in West Hartford.  Local artists were celebrated through art gallery exhibits throughout the mansion as well as musical entertainment.   Event…

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Charitable pop-up store gets its own ‘Prom Extravaganza’

March 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Edition’s Editor Bristol’s Alyscia Talbot is a convert to the joys of Kristen’s Kloset. And on March 30, with the help of the Wolcott Grange, the Bristol Central High School junior will be giving Kristen’s Kloset a financial boost with a fund raising “Prom Extravaganza.” Kristen’s Kloset is a pop-up store organized…

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Wheeler Clinic holds foster care informational sessions

March 13, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer About every month, Wheeler Clinic holds informational sessions about the foster care programs it offers, letting the community learn more about how they can help children in need, in their very own communities. Wheeler Clinic, based in Plainville, currently has 55 children in its therapeutic foster care program, with about…

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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Slip Sliding Away!

Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

February 27, 2013
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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nate Solomon’s right eye was already swollen shut when he stepped onto the championship mat. By the end of his final bout, Solomon’s nose was packed with gauze to hold off the bleeding. In the toughest division of the Class LL championships, Solomon grappled with almost every top seed. When…

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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

January 20, 2013
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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

     Camp Sloper hosted their 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 19th.  A sizable crowd came out for the event to watch participants jump into the icy waters of Camp Sloper.  This years' teams included Lake Compounce, Southington politicians, The Aqua Turf, Board of Eduction, The Fire Department, and the YMCA.  Photos by: …

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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Connecticut Psychiatric Society issues tips in wake of Newtown

December 19, 2012
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The Observer received this email from the Connecticut Psychiatric Society: Connecticut Psychiatric Society Provides Mental Health Resources for Those Impacted by the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School [Bloomfield, CT] – The Connecticut Psychiatric Society (CPS) expresses its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut…

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Violinists to hold food fundraiser for Bread for Life

December 12, 2012
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Local violinists will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the First Congregational Church. Violinists from the Stranznicky Violin Studio will host a concert, the studio’s annual winter recital, where all of the proceeds will go to Bread for Life.

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Christmas time at the Barnes Museum

December 9, 2012
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Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night this past Friday. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s photo collection exceeded 10,000…

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