Birthday bash for charity

May 13, 2015
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John Simard, Chase Swain, and Connor Fishbein donated $1,050 to Brian Taylor of the Mill Foundation for Kids from their first annual “Boys of February B-Day Bash”.  The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and other illnesses.

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Chamber announces tickets for Lake Compounce outing

May 13, 2015
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A Limited amount of tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Outing at Lake Compounce on Thursday, June 25. The outing is hosted each year by the Chamber in conjunction with Lake Compounce. Each ticket provides free parking, access to rides from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a buffet under the park’s pavilion…

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Chamber seeks Executive Director

May 13, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced a job opening for the new Chamber Executive Director. The position and its details will be listed on Indeed.com, and all interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume through the job board website. Applications will be accepted from Friday, May 15, 2015…

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Naming rights, ads, considered to help cover transportation

May 12, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Selling more advertising and leasing naming rights are being discussed as possible ways to raise at least a small portion of the money needed to operate Connecticut’s transportation system without inflicting much financial pain on taxpayers and commuters. Corporate sponsorship of highway rest stops and other…

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‘Flock a Friend’ fundraiser continues through May 31

May 12, 2015
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Boy Scout Troop 45’s annual “Flock a Friend” fundraiser is already underway. For a donation of $20, participants can send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend’s, family member’s, or neighbor’s front yard. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Boy Scout troop. Flockings are limited to Southington area towns and to residential…

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Bristol Blues seek area host families for players; season begins June 1

May 11, 2015
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Do you love baseball? Or maybe you just like meeting new people. Are you interested in helping to shape a young man’s career, possibly a professional baseball career? If so, you may be a perfect candidate to host a Bristol Blues player this summer. This summer, approximately 25 young men will come to Bristol’s Muzzy…

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Chamber women hold ‘Girls Night Out’

May 11, 2015
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The 10th annual Girls Night Out sponsored by the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce Chamber Women group is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. Over 300 women attended last year’s event. The event features numerous vendors, music, raffles, food stations, and demonstrations. Girls Night Out is…

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Kid’s Entertainment Series begins on June 30

May 11, 2015
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  The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor the Kid’s Entertainment Series to be held on Tuesday evenings, June 30 to Aug. 18, at the pavilion in the front pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. All shows will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather,…

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Do you know the signs of mental illness?

May 10, 2015
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Recipients of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services’ 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards include, from left, Nancy Albino, Debra Labbe, Jeanne Junget, Anne Marie Massey, Jeff Pocock, Steve McCarty and Robin Cattanio.

The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and are different depending on…

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