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Shape up! Spanx coming to Westfarms May 1

April 23, 2014
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Spanx, the brand that revolutionized the shapewear industry, is coming to Hartford. Connecticut’s first Spanx retail store will open at Westfarms Mall with a “jiggle-free jubilee” on May 1, 2014. In addition to its most popular shapewear styles, the store will feature something for everyone—including a variety of on-trend apparel, active, swim and a selection…

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Girl Scouts’ Camp Carlson holds open house May 4

April 23, 2014
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Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hosting an open house at CampCarlson in Bristol on Sunday, May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will be open for girls and families to attend and discover the exciting summer camp programs designed for all girls entering…

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Town to sponsor a small business marketing summit

April 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From Facebook to YouTube to press releases, local business owners in Southington will learn how to enhance a variety of their marketing tools during a symposium next month. Coordinated by Image Marketing Consultants and presented by the town, the Small…

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Plainville Wind Ensemble announces season

April 23, 2014
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble enter into their spring concert season with several concerts, beginning with “The Winds of Change” on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Plainville High School with Cynthia Simms, freelance news writer at Fox Broadcasting Company as emcee. Directed by Christopher…

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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The…

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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

April 20, 2014
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Trashion Fashion draws them with artistry, message

Before a packed house, the annual Trashion Fashion Show took over the Hartford City Hall on Saturday night. After weeks of preparation, the designers and artists unveiled their fashionable creations crafted out of clean trash.   There was a definite Southington, Bristol presence at the…

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Officials eye possible sewer expansion on Welch Road

April 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Town officials are planning for a sanitary and sewer pump station on Welch Road—an expansion project that would enhance the Southington’s economic development if approved by voters during referendum this fall. The goal of the project is to provide sanitary…

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Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

April 19, 2014
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Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Smick was just fooling around with some friends when his first kick split the uprights from 40 yards. He never expected to be a high school kicker. He never expected to become one of the central figures on Southington’s…

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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

April 19, 2014
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Strong students celebrate Brazilian Day

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth graders at Strong School shook their hips with excitement while dancing the Samba last week to celebrate Brazilian Day, a presentation that has become an annual event there for the last four years. Fourth grader Jasmine Ozimkoski, who was…

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