Healthy Family FunFest to offer mobile mammograms

February 22, 2016
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Healthy Family FunFest 2016

Healthy Family FunFest, Southington’s favorite family-centered event focused on healthy living, returns Sunday, Feb. 28 to provide people of all ages ways to connect to healthier. This free fest, to be held 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, features health and wellness information from medical professionals, free health screenings,…

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Give Kids a Smile Day: Free dental care for children

February 22, 2016
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Give Kids a Smile

Lincoln College of New England Dental Clinic will be hosting their annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The clinic is located on campus at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd., Southington. The college is offering free cleanings, x-rays, sealants, and referrals for children up to 18 years…

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Obituary: LaBerta M. Freeborn, 93

February 22, 2016
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LaBerta M. Freeborn, 93, died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

LaBerta M. (Brooks) Freeborn, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at her home. She had been the loving wife of the late Eugene A. Freeborn for 57 years. Born February 20, 1922 in Little Valley, NY to the late Truman and Eva (Strahl) Brooks, she had been a longtime Buffalo, NY resident…

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Obituary: Florence Davis, 93

February 22, 2016
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Florence (Desrochers) Davis, 93, died on Feb. 20, 2016.

Florence (Desrochers) Davis, 93, died on February 20, 2016 at Alzheimers Resource Center in Plantsville. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Davis for over 70 years. Born in the province of Quebec, Canada on May 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Lucienne (Turgeon) Desrochers. She was…

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The Kizilski’s celebrate 60 years

February 22, 2016
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William and Shirley Kizilski recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with their immediate family. The couple were married at the St. Thomas Rectory on Feb. 10, 1956. They have two sons, Billy and his wife Debbie, and Gary and his wife Suzette; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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Plantsville Family named as ambassadors for March of Dimes

February 22, 2016
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Nik and Susan Vassiliou of Plantsville, along with their sons, Nikolaos, age two, and Michael, nine months. will serve as the 2016 Ambassadors for March of Dimes Greater Hartford March for Babies.

Since their first “March for Babies” in 2012, the Vassiliou family, of Plantsville, has raised nearly $17,000 for the March of Dimes. Nick and Susan, along with sons, Nikolaos, 2, and Michael, 9 months, anchor a fundraising campaign known as “Eleni’s Team.” This year, the Plantsville family has been asked to serve as ambassadors for…

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Married to the mob: Comedy wedding to benefit St. Thomas Ladies Guild

February 21, 2016
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Southington's Anthony Urillo, right, plays the reluctant groom in this mob-themed dinner theater event. Proceeds benefit the St. Thomas Ladies Guild.

The mob’s most anticipated wedding is coming to town, and the St. Thomas Ladies Guild welcomes you to join in the fun. On Saturday, April 9, the ladies guild will be hosting a comedy wedding show at the Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. in Plantsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fun continues…

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Another Superior effort

February 20, 2016
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For the third straight holiday season, Superior Products Distributors, Inc. (SPDI) ran a fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization focused on supporting wounded service men and women. Superior created and sold ornaments in different denominations at each of their retail showrooms from Thanksgiving through the new year., and 100 percent of the sales…

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St. Paul embraces the Ponytail Challenge

February 19, 2016
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On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 students at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, above, braved the scissors to donate at least 8.5 inches of their own hair to make wigs for cancer patients. St. Paul Catholic alumnus Emily Camden, right, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails…

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