The show will come out tomorrow (actually, on Friday)

January 26, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will be…

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Energize Connecticut announces statewide student contest

January 26, 2016
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Comm - eesmarts student contest

Eversource and The United Illuminating Company, as partners of the Energize Connecticut initiative, are now accepting entries for the 12th annual eesmarts student contest. The contest encourages students to demonstrate their knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability by completing grade-specific assignments. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2016. The eesmarts Student Contest…

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AAUW is accepting scholarship applications

January 26, 2016
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AAUW (American Assoc of Univ Women)

The Greater Meriden Branch of the American Association of University Women announced the offering of several $1,500 scholarships for men and women that will be graduating from high school this year. The scholarship is open to residents of Meriden, Cheshire, Southington, and Wallingford. To qualify, students should rank in the top 20 percent of their…

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Tacoma is searching for a home

January 25, 2016
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Comm - Humane 2

Tacoma is a 3 to 4 year old male pitbull, currently residing at the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden CT for the last seven months. He came from a home with children, cats, and two small female dogs. He loves to go on walks, loves the snow, and loves to give kisses. He…

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Obituary: Viola Sabatino, 90

January 25, 2016
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Viola (Stella) Sabatino died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

  at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Gaetano Sabatino. She was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Braddock, PA the daughter of the late Pietro and Frances (Nunnary) Stella. She had been a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by her children, Ronald Sabatino and his wife…

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Southington winter ordinances have been in effect

January 25, 2016
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With the first significant winter weather event, the Southington Police Department reminded residents that the winter parking ban has been in effect since Sunday, Nov. 15. These are the town ordinances applicable to the winter months: Winter parking ban—It shall be unlawful from Nov. 15 to April 15 for the owner or operator of a…

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DePaolo holds holiday toy drive

January 25, 2016
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Schools - STEPS Toy Drive

DePaolo Middle School’s Asset Building Classroom (ABC) spent the month of December collecting toys during a drive to benefit Toys for Tots and Southington Community Services. Above, ABC students are pictured with Sgt. Magana who runs Toys for Tots of Hartford County. Students collected over 175 toys.

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YMCA Camp Sloper registration begins Jan. 30

January 25, 2016
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Water activities on the lake are just some of the things to do at YMCA Camp Sloper. Early registration begins on Jan. 30.

YMCA Camp Sloper will open priority registration for last year’s campers and full members of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. Online registration for the annual day camp will begin on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 a.m. at www.ymcacampsloper.org. In-person registration will not be accepted during the early bird period. YMCA officials encourage families to register early…

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Steve Palmieri joins Berkshire Hathaway

January 25, 2016
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Steve Palmieri joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England's Southington office.

Steve Palmieri has joined the Southington office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. The announcement was made by Sarah Andrea, Office Leader. In a statement Sarah Andrea said, “I am delighted to announce that Steve Palmieri has joined our team.  He has an extensive background in customer service, sales and management and is a…

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