Obituaries for Feb. 13

February 11, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Julian H. Albrecht Jr., 85, of Plantsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General. He had been the loving husband of Delia (Plourde) Albrecht for 64 years. George…

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Historical Society to present story of Rhoda Feb. 21

February 10, 2015
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A Cheshire historian will share the story of Rhoda, a Connecticut child born free in 1741 then sold into slavery, and her descendants, who were among the earliest settlers of a community on the Southington-Plainville border. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Christine Pittsley, a third-generation Cheshire resident, will share what she’s learned about…

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Good times flashing back to the ‘80s

February 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world was a dangerous place in the 1980s. We were worried about nuclear (and neutron) bombs. We were worried about the Soviets. The economy wasn’t the most stable. And our social fabric was tearing apart as changes were underway. But as unsettled as the world at large was, the…

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ECCS receives $4500 grant from Main Street Foundation

February 9, 2015
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ECCS accepts a $4,500 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation on Jan. 8. From left, Susan Dantino, Women and Girls' Fund Advisory Board Member; Dr. Mary Yuskis, Director, ECCS; and Jeanine Audette, Women and Girls' Fund Chairperson.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) was recently awarded a grant of $4,500 from the Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation. The grant will be used to support five Southington family childcare providers in their pursuit of family childcare accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). To…

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Friends of the Library book sale

February 9, 2015
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Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will be selling all of their books–Adult fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children, etc. at half price during the month of March. The books are either new, or gently used, so they can be great additions to a home or classroom library. Library visitors can check out all of the…

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Gov. urging caution during Monday’s storm

February 8, 2015
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With another winter storm bearing down on the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging everyone to take it slow and allow for extra time to get to and from destinations on Monday, said a press release from the governor’s office Sunday night. Nonessential state employees are to report to work at their normally scheduled…

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Healthy Living Series at the Southington Library

February 8, 2015
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Southington Public Library, 255 Main Street

The Library has announced three more installments to their Healthy Living Series. To register, contact the Reference/Information Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5 or visit www.SouthingtonLibrary.org and click on the calendar to register. Here are the new programs: What is causing your Lower Back Pain? Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Dr. Ahmed Khan, chief…

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BlumShapiro Announces New Partner

February 8, 2015
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Thomas Blumetti has been named partner at BlumShapiro.

WEST HARTFORD—BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, Thomas M. Blumetti, CPA. Blumetti is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a resident of Southington.…

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Letter: Band Backer president welcomes the community

February 7, 2015
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To the editor: As president of the Southington Band Backers I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Southington community for its support of the Southington High School marching band and music education. I am thankful my children are lucky enough to be able to reap the tremendous educational benefits a quality music program…

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