Dogs need help, too

August 16, 2015
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Comm - SCS thanks all pets club

Assistant store manager Tommy Valentin stands beside 750 pounds of pet food that was donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry in Plantsville by All Pets Club on Queen Street.

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Clifred and Doris Walker celebrate 50 years

August 16, 2015
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Wedding Rings

Clifred and Doris Walker, of Plantsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda on July 31. The couple was married on July 31, 1965 in Somerville, Tenn. The couple are both graduates of The couple are both retired. Doris retired from Southington Care Center. They have four children, Mary McGhee of Southington,…

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Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrate 60 years

August 16, 2015
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Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrated their 60th anniversary in the same church (St. Thomas) and same reception hall (Manor Inn).

Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2015. Their day began with a blessing of their 60 years of marriage at St Thomas Church in Southington, and then the couple celebrated at the Manor Inn in Milldale. The Meccariellos were married 60 years ago at St. Thomas Church and had…

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Gene and Marion Manware celebrate 50 years

August 16, 2015
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Gene and Marion Manware recently celebrated 50 years of marriage by renewing their vows at St. Thomas Church.

Gene and Marion (Mirisola) Manware recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows at St. Thomas Church in Southington, where they were first married on July 17, 1965 by the late Rev. Dawson Trenchard. The couple then celebrated with family and friends at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Gene retired as…

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Klem receives Rotary scholarship

August 15, 2015
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Comm - Rotary Scholarship to Rebecca Klem

The Rotary Club of Southington presented a $2,000 scholarship to Rebecca Klem on July 15. Klem is studying business at Central Connecticut State University.

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Rotary recognizes Interact Students of the Month

August 15, 2015
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Comm - Rotary Students of the Month

The Interact Students of the Month were recognized at The Rotary Club of Southington’s July meeting. From left, Sarah Luczak, Sana Khan, Cassidy Race, and Jennifer Congdon. Race was also one of six winners of the Rotary Club of Southington Academic Scholarship.

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Locals compete at NE regional rugby tourney

August 15, 2015
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SP Brief - Rugby

Two members of the boys Southington High School rugby club were selected to represent Rugby CT at the Northeast Regional all-star tournament, sponsored by USA Rugby, from June 20-21 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. From left, Richie Zayas, a junior at Southington High School and Ryan L. Pelligrinelli, who will be attending…

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Letter: Reader voices concerns about Hatton Meadow

August 15, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number to JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: It appears a lot of time and effort is being put into beautifying Southington. They have town officials walking to make sure there aren’t any weeds in the sidewalks downtown, but at the same time, they are creating an eyesore and destroying a beautiful pristine field at Hatton School by installing two…

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Plantsville student places 2nd at national ad competition

August 15, 2015
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Plantsville’s Karen Falk was among the 32-student team from Johnson & Wales University to place second at the National Student Advertising Competition.

Plantsville’s Karen Falk was a member of the 32-student ad team from Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) that secured second place at the National Student Advertising Competition held on June 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.—the team’s best finish in program history. To qualify for the national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the Ad…

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