‘Passion Play’ kicks off the Easter season

March 23, 2016
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The Easter season kicked off this week with the annual “Passion Play” performance at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The Christian play re-enacts the Bible’s story of Jesus’ final days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.  For 38 years, the all-volunteer cast and crew has been performing the play in Southington during Holy Week.…

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Story Art at the Library

March 23, 2016
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Story Art-Megan (Mom) and Colin Mele (age 2) color a picture

On March 17, Colin Mele, 2, and his mom, Megan, color a picture during an artistic exploration of Mo Willems’ spunky Pigeon character. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Foundation offering funding to community groups

March 23, 2016
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between May 1 and Aug. 31 are encouraged to apply today for funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, April 1. The initiative, begun in 2014 as…

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Recreation Department listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES—The Southington Recreation Department is…

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Southington Library listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: April “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents” by David Pietrusza. Monday, April 11, 6:30…

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Police Blotter for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 20: Joseph Kardok, 23, of 28 Hitchcock Rd., Southington, was arrested on March 10 for second degree breach of peace and second degree harassment. William Jamill Tolliver, 18, of 115 Beths Ave., Bristol, was arrested on March 11 for sixth…

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A way to help children and get rid of your old computer

March 22, 2016
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Not sure what to do with that old, outdated or nonworking computer or laptop? Planting Pencils, a Connecticut based education charity, has formed a partnership with ReBoot Computers in Bristol to collect and refurbish old computers for underserved children. The charity has been collecting school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks and calculators. However, the…

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Infant massage classes offered, starting April 21

March 22, 2016
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Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby. Learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal cues and promote bonding. Parents will learn a series of gentle strokes from a qualified instructor, in a relaxed, baby-friendly atmosphere. This four session evening course begins on Thursday, April 21. Call Plainville Adult Education…

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Vocal fellowship offered by Bushnell for HS singers

March 22, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May. Front, from left, Emma Panarella, Madison Chapman, Jordyn Rogala, Brycen Kennedy, Lauren Scarpa, Jada Vercosa, and Maya Wroblewski. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Luke Meade, Rachel Possidento, Abigail Abram, Megan Mikosz, Jolene Lacasse, and Principal Frank Pepe.

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting applications for audition for their Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship Program. The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship is a full-scholarship vocal program for a select number of very talented and highly motivated high-school-age singers interested in classical and theatrical music. Fellows receive a stipend to cover their professional vocal…

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