Senior class registration begins next Wednesday

December 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., the Bristol Senior Center will begin its class registration for classes that will be held at the Senior Center. The following classes will be held: Tai Chi (Beginners and Experienced); One Stroke Painting; Strength and Tone Exercise; Tap dance for seniors; Ladies Exercise; Advanced Quilting; Beginners Quilting; Chair…

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Minimum wage goes up Jan. 1

December 30, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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‘Refuse to Be a Victim’ course to be offered Jan. 10

December 30, 2014
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“Refuse to Be a Victim” once again will be presented by Michael Ptaszynski, MD, a certified facilitator, regional training counselor. The program will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Protect yourself and your family from today’s criminal. Refuse To Be A Victim crime prevention and personal safety seminar provides the…

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Brownbag Art showcased at the library in January

December 30, 2014
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Four BrownBag artists will be featured as the Library's January Artist of the Month.

Brownbag is a collective of local Southington artists that explore art in every medium from landscapes, cartoons, and portraits to abstract art. In 2013, the movement began promoting their “Brownbag Art” online and in public displays throughout town. The Southington Public Library will feature four Brownbag artists in January. Kevin Curtis (marbling), Cody Lord (landscapes),…

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Interest grows in Connecticut DMV mobile app

December 30, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says a growing number of people are using the agency’s new mobile app to learn about real-time waits at DMV offices, get information about DMV services and conduct practice tests. First introduced in mid-September, the agency said about 2,165 users downloaded the app in the…

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Refunds available for Connecticut T-Mobile users

December 30, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will discuss how Connecticut customers of T-Mobile can claim refunds from a settlement reached between federal agencies over unauthorized charges. The Democrat is scheduled to appear Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford with Federal Communication Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss the steps consumers can take.…

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Discover your Italian roots with the Genealogical Society

December 29, 2014
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On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with a prerecorded webinar, Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Ruth Lapioli Merriman.  The webinar was originally presented on August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington…

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Sons of Italy announce officers for 2015

December 29, 2014
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The Southington Sons of Italy Club has elected its slate of officers for the coming year. James Lucente was elected president. Robert Triano was elected as vice president. Ray Ricciardone (treasurer), Gino Torone (finance secretary), Art Secondo (secretary), Joe Votino (auxiliary officer), and Luigi Lacreda (Sergeant at Arms) were chosen. The new directors, Ricky DiBacco…

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The Orchards at Southington earns Green Circle Award

December 28, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Earlier this month, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protect recognized the Orchards at Southington as one of the 16 Connecticut businesses devoted to protecting the environment. The Orchards at Southington, a non-profit independent and assisted living community, was honored with a GreenCircle Award for its participation in a number…

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