Petits offer grant for STEM study

January 18, 2016
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The Petit Foundation awarded a grant to the Southington Public Schools on behalf of Kennedy Middle School teacher Nancy Wasserman, paraprofessional Spencer Richards, and district science coordinator John Duffy. The grant will be used to support the “Engineering Our Circulatory System” unit of study for all seventh grade students. Students will create 3D working models…

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Peasley earns Eagle Scout with Troop 17

January 18, 2016
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Boys Scout Troop 17 recognized their 29th Eagle Scout ceremony with the honoring of Brenden L. Peasley at the First Baptist Church in Southington on Dec. 12. Peasley’s journey began when he was six years old, as a result of a decision made with his father before he passed. “I joined scouts the following week,”…

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Girl Scouts support the troops

January 18, 2016
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Plantsville Girls Scout Troop 66150, along with Miss Plantsville Outstanding Teen Alyssa Daly, made cards and ornaments, and stuffed over 140 goody bags to be sent to the US Naval crew aboard the USS Hartford submarine, out of Groton. The goodie bags were issued when the crew members, deployed since June, arrived around Christmas. Front,…

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Boys still waiting for efforts to pay off on the court

January 17, 2016
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Nate Blitz attempts a lay-up during a recent game against Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It is simply not a question of effort, nor is it a question of buying into the system. Southington coach John Cessario believes in his guys and appreciates the hard work they are giving him, day in and day out. Even if the final score doesn’t show it. “I think they’re…

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Julia, Hunter wedding

January 17, 2016
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Mr. and Mrs. Jose Julia of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Southington, announced the marriage of their son, Jeffrey R. Julia to Abigail A. Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Durant Hunter of Boston, MA. A small and intimate wedding ceremony took place at the Wianno Club, Osterville, Cape Cod, Mass. on Aug. 8, 2015.…

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SVMFL collects over a ton of food for SCS

January 17, 2016
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Southington Valley Midget Football League’s third annual food drive collected 2,669 items, weighing 2,246 pounds, which will benefit the Southington Community Services food pantry. The drive, led by Shari Kohl and her son Dillon, above, ran from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10. Teams in each division competed against each other to be the drive’s “Top…

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Lincoln students support BFL

January 16, 2016
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Members of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Student Government Association partnered with Bread for Life (BFL) in a community campaign aimed at raising awareness for the local food bank. On Dec. 5, the students staffed a table outside of Stop & Shop to distribute information about the BFL food bank, the soup kitchen,…

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Fourth-grader presents birthday ‘gifts’ to Bread for Life

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Liam Duffy

Liam Duffy, a fourth-grader at Strong Elementary School, made a recent donations of non-perishable food items to Eldon Hafford, executive director of Southington Bread for Life (BFL). The items were collected as birthday gifts instead of more traditional presents. “Presents only last for a short time and are forgotten about,” he said in a press…

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Letter: SCS thanks ESPN volunteers

January 16, 2016
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To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank Don Brooks and his team of ESPN volunteers. For over 10 years, ESPN has helped Southington Community Services hand out turkeys and food bags to Southington residents. This year over 500 families qualified for a holiday meal. Thank you to ESPN and everyone else in…

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