Obituary: Walter Scott Ladd, 63

February 1, 2016
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Walter Scott Ladd died on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Walter Scott Ladd, 63, of Southington, has passed away on Jan. 28th  at HCC in New Britain. He was born in Meriden and was a lifelong resident of Cheshire and Southington and attended Wilcox Tech High School. His lifetime career and hobby was building and repairing motorcycles and he loved his job working for various…

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Obituary: Diana Jean Blair

February 1, 2016
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Diana Jean Blair was to many nothing short of an angel in life. Her loving guidance of her children and grandchildren, and her devotion to her friends and the Falls Village community were her life’s pleasures. She passed due to complications from pneumonia on Thursday, Jan. 28 at St. Mary’s hospital in Waterbury. Diana was…

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Obituary: Rita ‘Diane’ DuPont, 70

February 1, 2016
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Rita "Diane" DuPont died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

Rita “Diane” (Parlee) DuPont, 70, of Southington, died on Sunday January 24th, 2016 surrounded by family. She was born in Hartford and was a long time Southington resident. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Rita Parlee. Diane was an owner of Connecticut Appliance and Fireplace Distributors together with her husband, Doug.  They…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 1, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Alina Rivera, Alex Maindon, Adrianna Patton, Gillian Smith, Owen Folcik, Kayla Pelletier, and Alyssa Cleland. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Audrey Cantillon, Cassie Dubitsky, Anh Tran, Era Pasha, David Laszewski, and Prinicipal Franke Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for January. In sixth grade Alexander Maindon, Gillian Smith, and David Laszewski were selected by their teams. Alexander is the son of Richard and Lisa Maindon and received the Presidential Award last year at Flander’s Elementary School. He has volunteered at a food bank at his…

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Cigar club donates to Bread for Life

January 31, 2016
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Southington Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford, center, accepts a donation from Jerry Cerasoli, left, and Bob Lopena, right, members of Mickey Blake’s Cigar Club on Spring Street. The gift was the result of donations made at the members’ holiday party.

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What’s trending for the prom?

January 30, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Girls in their high school senior or junior year are checking the web, reading through the magazines, and doing some window shopping—looking for that perfect prom gown. Dazzle Boutique in Waterbury held a Prom and Pageant Expo at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, which included a runway fashion show. Dazzle’s…

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Local nurse crochets 1,000 Christmas stockings for needy children

January 30, 2016
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Lisa Pinter, a licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, right, and her son, Alex, prepare to be elves at the 96.5 WTIC-FM We Are The Children party held Christmas Day. Pinter crocheted 1,000 stockings which she donated to the event.

Lisa Pinter has had her hands full for the last three years—full of crochet hooks and yarn. A licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, when she wasn’t caring for the residents, she was crocheting thousands—probably millions—of stitches. She even crocheted while sitting in the stands at drag races, while her husband was out on…

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Holiday help for the homebound

January 30, 2016
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Friends of the YMCA made up bags of toiletries for the homebound for Christmas. Bread for Life executive director expressed his thanks to the group in a BFL press release. “Can’t thank you enough for all the support that you give to those who have less,” said Hafford. “Without you the holiday would not be…

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UNICO supports SCS food pantry

January 30, 2016
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Southington Community Services. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, Rep. Dave Zoni, President Antonio Cusano, Southington Community Services Assistant Director and UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Dawn Miceli and Benny Cammuso.

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