Striking gold in the SYBL

March 14, 2016
By
SP SYBA Team Gold

Team Gold’s buzzer-beating basket in the season finale was the perfect cap for the perfect season. The shot sealed the division title in the Grade 8-9 division of the Southington Youth Basketball League. The team battled back from a 12-point deficit at halftime to secure the win in the final seconds and capture an undefeated…

Read more »

Kiwanis Club supports the arts

March 14, 2016
By
Comm - Kiwanis Donation to SoCCA

The Southington Kiwanis Club recently dontated $500 to Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA). The organization is currently renovating the downtown historic Gura Building into a teaching, exhibiting and performing facility for the arts. The Arts Center will provide unique and meaningful arts programming for all ages and give local artists a venue to exhibit and…

Read more »

Obituary: Florence Driscoll, 90

March 14, 2016
By
Florence Driscoll, 90, of Southington, died at the Southington Care Center.

Florence (Broden) Driscoll, 90, of Southington, passed away at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Edward Driscoll who passed away on February 2, 2016. Florence was born on May 3, 1925 in Plainville, the daughter of the late Carl  and Linnea (Ruquist) Broden. She is survived by her sons Carl…

Read more »

Center for Healthy Aging specialists earn national certification

March 14, 2016
By
Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Two dementia care specialists with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA) were recently certified as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Patricia B. O’Brian, CDP, patient and family engagement coordinator, and Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, life enrichment coach, joined the CCHA in 2015 and are based in Southington. The…

Read more »

Locals places 6th at Northeast Science Bowl

March 14, 2016
By
The SHS Science Bowl team rallied to a sixth place finish at the regional championship in Storrs. From left, Niels Peschel, Joe Zavorskas, Kristen Mathew, Amisha Paul and Kate O'Reilly.

On Saturday, March 6, the Southington High School Science Bowl team placed sixth out of 41 schools at the Northeast Regional of the National Science Bowl competition at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs. Southington, a second year team, improved on its 14th place finish last year. Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl…

Read more »

Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February

March 14, 2016
By
Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala and Olivia Benson. Middle, Samantha Peluso, Caprina Pugliese, Jared Rivera, Mickey Gurzenda, and Zachary Foti. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Olivia Roberts, Sara Roccapriore, Alexandra Barner, Kiralyn Wadman, Ryan Shurkus, and Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alexandra Barner, Olivia Benson and Zachary Foti. An ideal student, Alexandra is always prepared for class, tests and quizzes. A…

Read more »

DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for February

March 14, 2016
By
DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sami Millerick, Julia Korp, Kallie Candelaria, Allie Baldwin, Payton Turnquist, James Frechette, and Keira Dubitsky. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Rich DelVecchia, Garrett Brown, Jonathan Cocchiola, Sadie Garfinkel, Jaden Vuong, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. In sixth grade Keira Dubitsky, Sami Millerick, and Julia Korp were selected by their teams. Keira is the daughter of Richard Dubitsky and Jillian Connelly and received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival…

Read more »

Connecticut governor sets stage for possible state layoffs

March 14, 2016
By

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is officially notifying state employee union leaders that job cuts may be coming, but a top Republican leader questioned Friday whether layoffs are necessary. The head of the Office of Policy and Management’s labor relations unit sent a letter this week…

Read more »

Do you know these 1958 Plantsville School kindergarteners?

March 13, 2016
By
Schools - Plantsville 1958

During the summer break, officials at Plantsville Elementary School uncovered an old class photo from 1958. Members of this kindergarten class are now in their early 60s, but school officials are looking for names to match with these faces. If you can identify any of these former Plantsville students, contact Franca Imme at FIMME@southingtonschools.org. (Click…

Read more »