St. Thomas and St. Dominic Schools to combine

January 15, 2015
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  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two Southington Catholic schools have announced that they will be merging into one school for the 2015-2016 school year. St. Dominic and St. Thomas churches announced the merge in a letter to parents and guardians on Jan. 9. “In recognition of the current challenging environment, the Pastors, Trustees, and…

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Hmmmmm… chocolate!

January 15, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Auxiliary Unit is holding its 12th annual Valentine Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chairperson of the Valentine Chocolate Festival Cindy Kopcza that event always has a good turnout and is a fun way to raise some money.…

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Obituaries for Jan. 16

January 14, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Alcide F. Bolduc, 92, formerly of Plainville and Southington, died Friday, Jan. 2 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Savage) Bolduc. Alphonse Anthony Salvatore, 96, of Southington died on…

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Plantsville awards winners in Guessing Gift contest

January 13, 2015
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The Village Association of Plantsville awarded their top two prizes for the Guessing Gift contest at Wells Fargo Bank. Beginning in early December, participants were asked to guess the number of peppermints that fit into a two-foot square gift box during an annual contest that has spanned two decades. From left, Joe Brink, Wells Fargo…

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UNICO donates to food pantry

January 12, 2015
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Salvation Army. Pictured, from left to right, is Southington Community Services Assistant Director and Southington UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Connecticut state Rep. Rob Sampson, Southington UNICO past president Nick Botsacos, Southington UNICO accountant and member Mike Fasulo and Connecticut state Sen. Joe Markley.

Southington UNICO donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army during the holiday season in order to help fund the town of Southington’s food pantry located at Southington Community Services. The donation has become an annual occurrence in connection with a Salvation Army bell ringing fundraiser at Southington WalMart, which matches all donations collected during the two-hour…

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Shooter’s Billiards donates to Toys for Tots

January 11, 2015
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If you ever wondered what $1,187.05 could buy in toys, wonder no more. Five shopping carts stocked with board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Operation, skateboards, scooters, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, remote cars, art and educational toys were purchased as a result of the Toys for Tots 8-ball Tournament at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington.

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Letter to the Editor: A reader invites residents to support Calendar House

January 11, 2015
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To the editor: An invitation to all residents of Southington: Would you help us shape the future of Calendar House Senior Center? We need to find out what social activities, services and active lifestyle facilities are needed for the ‘Baby Boomers’ as they move towards their retirement years. Identifying what Calendar House needs to support…

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The Grounds Guys start grass roots movement

January 10, 2015
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A local The Grounds Guys franchisee and his team in central Connecticut recently gave back to the community in a big way. They helped put together more than 25 complete Thanksgiving meals, or 625 pounds of food, to help a local food bank feed families during the holiday season. In addition, the entire national workforce…

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Southington choir is singing for the spring

January 10, 2015
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Photos by Tammi Naudus Rehearsals are underway for the Southington Festival Chorale Spring Concert. The local volunteer choir will perform on Sunday, May 3 at the Plantsville Congregational Church.

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