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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Wendell Copeland is the February artist at the Orchards

January 30, 2016
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“A Scene On A Summer Day,” by Wendell Copeland.

Wendell Copeland, of Plainville, will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of February. The title of his show is “As Life Goes By.” Copeland has been taking pictures since serving the armed forces in Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he won a cash prize in a…

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Commentary: A new session with new opportunities

January 30, 2016
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

This year, the state legislature will reconvene in regular session once more on Feb. 3, the second year of each biennium known as the “short session,” which also happens to coincide with the election year for state legislators. The legislative session lasts until the first week of May, and lawmakers are limited in scope to…

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UNICO supports Bread for Life

January 30, 2016
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Bread for Life. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, President Antonio Cusano, Benny Cammuso, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford and state Rep. David Zoni.

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