Camp Invention tests creativity

August 14, 2015
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Sophia Lopresti, 7, disassembles a computer to be repurposed at Camp Invention at Strong School.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past week, more than 100 local students converged on Strong School for Camp Invention. The second annual camp is a weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children worked together to seek solutions to real-world problems, children turn ordinary into extraordinary and sharpen critical 21st century…

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Crowley picks ‘Best in Show’

August 14, 2015
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Frank Crowley with Lily Mae and Nicole Costello

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER World War II veteran Frank Crowley, 96, was recognized for his community efforts as a special guest of honor at the fourth annual Rev Up for a Cure Classic Car and All-American Muscle fundraiser at the Southington Drive-In on Sunday, Aug. 9. Crowley, above, with Lily Mae, left, and Nicole Costello, right,…

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Southington 9-year-old represents CCMC at Fenway Park

August 14, 2015
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Gavin Haines arranges a pyramid of cups during a fundraiser at an area Cumberland Farms.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nine-year-old Gavin Haines, Southington, represented the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in a ceremony at Fenway Park last month. Cumberland Farms hosted the private event at Fenway Park’s Wheels Up Clubhouse on July 30, to kick-off the fourth annual Cups for Kids campaign. The month-long fundraiser is held each year to benefit the…

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Lincoln College offers advanced dental hygiene program

August 13, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) has added another bachelor’s degree program to its expanding catalog – the Southington college will now offer a bachelors of science degree in dental hygiene. The new program will serve as a “completer” for students who have already earned an Associate’s Degree in dental hygiene. This…

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Scafariello turns up the heat for the Blues: Southington slugger sits down with The Observer

August 13, 2015
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Liam Scafariello

Liam Scafariello had a rough start to his collegiate career, coming right from Southington High School to playing summer collegiate baseball with the Bristol Blues. However, since the all-star break, he has been breaking out and is becoming one of the leaders on the team. Liam Scafariello sat down with the Observer to talk about…

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Republicans, Democrats announce November candidates

August 13, 2015
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The race has begun for Town Council, boards and commissions elections, with candidates announced by both parties. Republican town councilors Michael Riccio, Chairman, Cheryl Louns-bury, Vice Chairperson, Victoria Triano, Tom Lombardi, and Paul Champagne will seek re-election, with Ed Pocock III returning the to election ballot following his retirement from his position…

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Class offered for Alzheimer’s professionals

August 13, 2015
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200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 828-2828
www.alz.org/ct

The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at 200 Executive Blvd. in Southington is offering a training course for professionals focused on caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is being offered on Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. The newly revised habilitation training curriculum program is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with…

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Blues let Lyons go: Managerial change comes in the wake of winning the FCBL West Division title

August 12, 2015
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The Bristol Blues fired Coach Barry Lyons, center, after he missed two games last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues (33-23) played their last regular season game at home on Sunday, Aug. 9. They enter the postseason as the winners of the West Division and the No.2-seed in the league, but the celebration was tempered. The Blues will also enter the postseason with a new captain navigating the…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 12, 2015
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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