Lanzl is Orchards artist of the month

March 1, 2016
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“Swamp Lily Pads,” by John Lanzl.

John Lanzl, of Plantsville, will be exhibiting his paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards from March 1 to March 29. The title of his show is “An Expression of Form and Color.” Lanzl started painting in his early 20s, but didn’t return to painting until his retirement. He has participated in area art shows,…

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Obituary: Gailen J. Farnham, 76

February 29, 2016
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Gailen J. Farnham, 76, of Southington passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at HOCC at New Britain General. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Marino) Farnham. He was born in Palmyra, ME, the son of the late Derwood and Bridie (O’Shea) Farnham. He was a graduate of Southington High School. Gailen was a…

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Obituary: Delores Donna, 87

February 29, 2016
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Dolores (Christopher) Donna, 87, of Bristol passed away peacefully at her home on Monday February 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was the wife of the late Roger W. Donna Sr. She was born May 1, 1928 in Southington, the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Donahue) Christopher. She had retired from…

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Pipe bomb discovered at Crescent Lake

February 29, 2016
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Police discovered an detonated pipe bomb, above, at Crescent Lake.

A hiker discovered a detonated pipe bomb, above, at Crescent Lake. Police were dispatched to Crescent Lake, at 495 Shuttle Meadow Rd., just after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 after a hiker reported a detonated pipe bomb in the woods. The Southington Fire Department and an American Medical Response Ambulance were also dispatched to the area.…

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Obituary: Thomas Zubrowski, 24

February 29, 2016
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Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. He was the beloved son of Stanislaw and Maria Zubrowski. He was born on June 6, 1991. Tom attended schools in Southington and was a graduate of Southington High School class of 2009; he was also a graduate of CCSU class of 2014.…

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Franciscan Life Center offers 2 enrichment programs

February 28, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Finn

Southington resident Dr. Thomas Finn, a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center, is presenting two educational enrichment programs in the spring of 2016. The parenting classes will be held on April 6 and April 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the San Damiano Room of the Chiara Center, 275 Finch Ave.,…

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 5

February 27, 2016
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The Southington Lions Club’s 25th annual “Everything Goes” charity auction is just around the corner. This year’s fun-filled evening, on Saturday, March 5, will have something for everyone, from baseball tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park to YMCA family memberships, and more. The event will take place at Mary Our Queen church…

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Reilly, Zawilinski engagement

February 27, 2016
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Jacquelyn Neilson Reilly and Steven John Zawilinski are engaged to be married.

Kevin and Susan Reilly of Radnor, Penn. are honored to announce the engagement of Jacquelyn Neilson Reilly of Southington to Steven John Zawilinski of Southington, son of Robert and Sandra Zawilinski. Jacquelyn graduated with a bachelor’s degree from High Point University and a master’s from Savannah College of Art & Design. She is employed at…

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Letter: Reader addresses noise complaints at Mount Southington

February 27, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: My name is Caleb Richert, from Troop 45, writing to you to complete a Boy Scout requirement. I would like to address the complaints of Mount Southington’s snow-making from nearby homeowners. In case you are not aware, residents who live near Mount Southington have complained about the ski area’s long nights of…

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