Animal Control uses social media

May 1, 2016
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Police - Animal Control uses social media

In mid-April, Southington Animal Control launched a Facebook page to help local residents find information at the local, state, and federal level. The page includes information about local ordinances, lost or found pets, and important local information. The page will also be used for presenting dogs that are available for adoption. It will contain pictures…

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Locals feast at UNICO Big Breakfast

May 1, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Big Breakfast

More than 450 residents and friends of UNICO converged on the Calendar House for Southington UNICO’s annual Big Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat affair. UNICO members Tommy DelSanto and Bob Tonon coordinated the event, and proceeds will be disbursed among the many local and national charities that UNICO supports.

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Thomas Mayer is May artist of the month at The Gallery at The Orchards

May 1, 2016
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"By the River," by Thomas Mayer.

Thomas Mayer of Southington will be exhibiting paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of May. His show is titled, “Florida Landscapes.” Mayer is a former public school art teacher, retired after 36 years. Currently he paints mostly outdoors or “plein air” from May through October. His subjects are found along the…

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Letter: Girl Scout CEO thanks Connecticut volunteers

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: This April, as we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month, Girl Scouts of Connecticut wishes to send a very large message of love and gratitude to the thousands of adults in every zip code of the state who make Girl Scouting possible for 35,000 Connecticut Girl Scouts. Our 17,000 adult members serve as volunteer…

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Letter: Parent grieves for death of Kennedy Middle School teacher

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: My heart is breaking at the news of Joseph Cipollini’s passing. He was my son Ryan’s science teacher this year. I got to meet him only two times, but I could tell that my son was in good hands with Joe Cipolino. His scholarship and good humor were clearly evident…two vital traits…

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Team earns gold medallion for MS fundraising

April 30, 2016
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Mark and Doris Zakrzewski stand behind their top fundraising medallion while being surrounded by nearly 70 members of Mark’s Polish Power Walk MS team. The team raised nearly $6,000 for the 2016 Travelers Walk MS on Sunday, April 17 in Cheshire. In 2006, Mark Zakrzewski was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic often debilitating disease…

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Local OT worker highlighted for National Occupational Therapy Month

April 30, 2016
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Southington resident, Michelle Rini, an Occupational Therapist with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care (FHCHC), stops for a photo on her way to a Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care visit. FHCHC highlighted her during Occupational Therapy Month. Rini is a graduate of Bay Path College, has provided occupational therapy in home health care for…

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Letter: Markley speaks out about unfunded state mandates

April 30, 2016
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To the editor: Your excellent editorial last week—“Show Me the Money”—might better have been titled, “Show Me the Freedom.” As you point out, what matters most is our power to run our town in the way that makes sense to us. The state should give communities all possible latitude to manage their own affairs. Let…

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Lake Compounce seeks summer workers

April 30, 2016
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Lake Compounce logo (2015)

Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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