United Way establishes Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012
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Following the tragedy in Newtown, the United Way of Southington is collecting funds to help provide resources to the community throughout the coming weeks and months. The “Sandy Hook School Support fund” will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected. Check donations may be mailed to: Sandy…

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Sikh temple to host candlelight vigil to honor Newtown victims Friday night

December 19, 2012
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Southington’s Sikh temple will host a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Friday night. The vigil will take place at the temple, 1610 West Street, at 7 p.m. Speakers will include state Senator Joe Markley. Candles will be provided. For more information, email Amandeep Samra at…

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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

December 17, 2012
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Camp Sloper Celebrates with Santa

Santa and Mrs Claus visited YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday December 8th.  Families visited the camp for  family oriented activities.  Toys were collected by the Mill Foundation For Kids.  Fox Glove Farm provided horse and carriage rides.  Southington Brass entertained the crowd with holiday favorites.  Crafts projects were provided.  Hot chocolate and cookies were served…

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Lincoln College faces former teammate; Conrad Booker scores 9 for Post; Wildcats drop 3 in a row to fall below .500

December 16, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lincoln College needed a player to come up big as they took on the junior varsity team at Post University. The Eagles are a division two team in the NCAA, while Lincoln College competes in the third division of junior college programs. So Conrad Booker  scoring a couple of baskets…

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First Congregational Church to hold service for Newtown victims

December 16, 2012
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First  Congregational Church of Southington is holding a special prayer service for the entire community to come in support and prayer for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown. The service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the meetinghouse, and will include prayer, sacred readings, candle lighting, quiet music and silence.  Clergy…

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Home Depot work helps Plainville food pantry

December 15, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from Home Depot in Southington spent a recent Friday at Plainville’s Food Pantry helping the organization meet its maintenance and construction needs. There are two branches in Home Depot within in Southington – this one is on the southern side of town in the Milldale section– and tries to…

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Observing the Arts: Back in Black, Mark Twain House hosts Michael Ian Black

December 14, 2012
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Comedian Michael Ian Black will weave witty tales at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Tuesday. Black was a founder of the sketch comedy troupe The State while he was at New York University. He has gone on to do many other projects, including contributing to VH1’s “I Love” series, chronicling the decades of…

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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

December 14, 2012
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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) listened to several past grant recipients talk about how their projects were successful and how they were received by students during a recent meeting. Seven teachers, encompassing five different grants, told the foundation how the grants impacted the classroom, whether it met the desired objectives and…

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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

December 13, 2012
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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

By John Goralski Sports Writer You’re never as good as your wins or as bad as your losses. That’s the lesson that Coach Mike Forgione wants his Lady Knight basketball team to take out of the first week of the winter season. Southington manhandled Bloomfield for a lopsided win on opening day, but they squandered…

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