Mulberry Gardens hosts open house on Aug. 22

August 10, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens hosts open house on Aug. 22

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day care, and memory care community, will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will facilitate the event, and coffee will be served. Mulberry Gardens of Southington is located at 58 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville…

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Hatton receives ‘Basketball for All’ grant

August 10, 2015
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From left, Amber Smith and Ryan Smith accept a $1,800 grant from Tanger Outlet General Manager John Dolishny.

Hatton Elementary School was presented with a grant from Tanger Outlets in the amount of $1,800 in mid-June. The grant was submitted by Amber Smith, who is a third grade teacher in Southington and also a parent of two boys who attend Hatton School. The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to assist schools by providing…

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Habek, Holland wedding

August 9, 2015
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Nicole Habek and Brian Holland were married on June 20, 2015 at Mary Our Queen Church in Southington.

Nicole Habek, of Liverpool, N.Y., and Brian Holland, of Corning, N.Y., were married on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Mary Our Queen Church in Southington. Rev. A. Waine Kargul officiated. The reception was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Nicole is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Helmy and Denise Habek of Southington,…

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Southington Care Center’s summer concert series continues

August 9, 2015
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Southington Care Center will continue its free summer outdoor concert series on Thursday, Aug. 20 with Gary Andreadis. Residents, staff, family, friends, and the public are invited. Attendees are advised to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on. Soda, water and ice cream will be available for purchase. Refreshments are free for SCC…

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Mulberry Gardens Friendship Club offers activities for seniors

August 9, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington, located at 58 Mulberry St., recently announced the Friendship Club, a free monthly club for seniors in the community. Participants can enjoy coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo, and more. Friendship Club is held on the third Thursday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The next gathering is…

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With bikes, bikinis, event helps veterans

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Helping veterans is an important cause for Jennifer Sequenzia of All American Productions. “They should be (important) for everyone,” said Sequenzia, who organized Bike Night to Benefit Veterans at the Cadillac Ranch on Jude Lane in Southington last Wednesday. The event welcomed a slew of bikes and offered up a…

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Quirky musical, ‘Urinetown,’ gets the GetUp Stage Co. treatment

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Take a step away from the typical and move over to the idiosyncratic starting Aug. 13. That’s when the GetUp Stage Co. production of “Urinetown” (say, “You’re in Town”) opens at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. GUSCO is a stage company of teens from a variety of towns across the state…

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Jewish Congregation to Host Summer Picnic

August 8, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Recreation Park in Plantsville. The picnic is scheduled to begin at noon. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and find out…

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Southington Land Trust dedicates bog

August 8, 2015
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Bob Kuchta, left, accepts a commemorative place from Southington Land Conservation Trust President Al Fiorillo.

At the annual Southington Land Conservation Trust dinner meeting, President Al Fiorillo presented a plaque to Bob Kuchta to commemorate naming the land trust’s bog property in honor of the Kuchta family. Mr. Kuchta discovered the fen, also referred to as a bog, when he was a boy. His discovery deepened his interest in nature…

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