What’s trending for the prom?

January 30, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Girls in their high school senior or junior year are checking the web, reading through the magazines, and doing some window shopping—looking for that perfect prom gown. Dazzle Boutique in Waterbury held a Prom and Pageant Expo at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, which included a runway fashion show. Dazzle’s…

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Local nurse crochets 1,000 Christmas stockings for needy children

January 30, 2016
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Lisa Pinter, a licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, right, and her son, Alex, prepare to be elves at the 96.5 WTIC-FM We Are The Children party held Christmas Day. Pinter crocheted 1,000 stockings which she donated to the event.

Lisa Pinter has had her hands full for the last three years—full of crochet hooks and yarn. A licensed practical nurse at Southington Care Center, when she wasn’t caring for the residents, she was crocheting thousands—probably millions—of stitches. She even crocheted while sitting in the stands at drag races, while her husband was out on…

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Holiday help for the homebound

January 30, 2016
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Letter - YMCA donation

Friends of the YMCA made up bags of toiletries for the homebound for Christmas. Bread for Life executive director expressed his thanks to the group in a BFL press release. “Can’t thank you enough for all the support that you give to those who have less,” said Hafford. “Without you the holiday would not be…

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UNICO supports SCS food pantry

January 30, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Donation SCS

Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Southington Community Services. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, Rep. Dave Zoni, President Antonio Cusano, Southington Community Services Assistant Director and UNICO member Mark Fazzolari, Dawn Miceli and Benny Cammuso.

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Wendell Copeland is the February artist at the Orchards

January 30, 2016
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“A Scene On A Summer Day,” by Wendell Copeland.

Wendell Copeland, of Plainville, will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of February. The title of his show is “As Life Goes By.” Copeland has been taking pictures since serving the armed forces in Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he won a cash prize in a…

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Commentary: A new session with new opportunities

January 30, 2016
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

This year, the state legislature will reconvene in regular session once more on Feb. 3, the second year of each biennium known as the “short session,” which also happens to coincide with the election year for state legislators. The legislative session lasts until the first week of May, and lawmakers are limited in scope to…

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UNICO supports Bread for Life

January 30, 2016
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Comm - UNICO Donation - BFL

Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Bread for Life. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, President Antonio Cusano, Benny Cammuso, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford and state Rep. David Zoni.

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Letter: SCS thanks JFK teachers

January 30, 2016
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Letter - SCS from JFK 2

To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank the eighth grade teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School for their donation of $630 raised during their ugly sweater contest. The eighth grade students voted for the winner by making donations to the teacher with the ugliest sweater. This year’s winner was Kristina Zipadelli.…

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Police SIU arrest local man for selling pot

January 29, 2016
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Michael McManus

Southington police arrested Michael McManus, 21, of Southington for selling marijuana in the town of Southington. The arrest was a result of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation during May 2015. Police received reports that McManus was selling marijuana in Southington. Based on this information, four controlled purchases of marijuana were made. As a result…

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