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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Obituary: Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80

February 19, 2016
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Gaetanne A. Desjardins died on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016.

Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Aurele Desjardins for 60 years. She was born in St. Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Albert and Alice (Martin) Picard. She was…

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Palmieri Receives Growth Award

February 19, 2016
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Kevin Palmieri

Integrated Financial Partners (IFP), in association with Lincoln Financial Advisors, awarded local resident Kevin Palmieri, Financial Planner, their annual “Growth Award.” This award is presented annually to the advisor that has shown the most growth in their practice from the previous year. Palmieri was honored during a firm-wide celebration with over 200 in attendance at…

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Testa to play lax at St. Rose

February 19, 2016
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Jake Testa has committed to play lacrosse at St. Rose, a division two program in upstate New York.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knight midfield Jake Testa signed a recent letter of intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level for the Division II Golden Knights at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. “I think it’s a great decision for Jake,” said Southington boys lacrosse coach Ron Chase. “It’s a newer…

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Obituary: Angelina Tomaszewicz, 90

February 18, 2016
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Angelina (Lorenzo) Tomaszewicz, 90, of Southington, passed away Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center. She was the wife of the late William J. Tomaszewicz. She was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Southington the daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Louise (Liberatore) Lorenzo. She had retired from Plantsville School, Southington Board…

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Obituary: Sally Kaye, 93

February 18, 2016
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Sally (Sapienza) Kaye, 93, passed away at her home in Southington on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Joseph DiCorcia. Born April 19, 1923 in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Adelina (Falzone) Sapienza. In addition to her husband she leaves her two grandchildren, Garrett and Whitney…

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