ComicCon event draws crowds to the library

May 11, 2016
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Comicon- Jacob Finelli (age 6) learns Jedi skills from Luke Skywalker (2)

Young padawan Jacob Finelli, 6, tests his Jedi skills against Luke Skywalker on Saturday, May 7 during the Free Comic Book Day event at the Southington Library. The library held a ComicCon, featuring costumed superheroes, comic characters, games, a dance party, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. The event was organized by children’s librarian Molly…

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UNICO Gold Medal tix still available for May 18

May 11, 2016
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Tickets are still available for Southington UNICO’s annual Gold Medal Award Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year’s honoree is Sister Marie Rose Roccapriore, M.P.F. Tickets for the Gold Medal Award ceremony are available at Verizon Simply Wireless in the Shop Rite Plaza; Fasulo…

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Miscellaneous Southington listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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MAY 13-14 OTHER REDMAN CONVENTION. 4 p.m. opening ceremony on Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury, followed by the memorial service, the Past Great Sachems Association meeting, and the hospitality room. Session re-convenes on Saturday at 9 a.m. with lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. and happy hour at 5 p.m., followed by the…

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Sports listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Library listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: May Joanne Cyr and Starr Erkel—The Friendship Exhibit. Through May 31 at The Gallery at…

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Recreation Department listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. TOUCH-A-TRUCK—Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the…

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SHS finishes in the top 100 in national video contest

May 11, 2016
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A video, aimed at showing inclusion for special needs, above, finished in the top 100 in a national competition.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) students stepped in front of the camera last month to share their thoughts on SHS and how easy it is to fit in at the local school. Students entered the video in the Unlocker Challenge, a nationwide video contest sponsored by DuraLife. The contest theme was “Through the…

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Fire report for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 37 incidents between Tuesday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 3: Tuesday, April 26 2:32:17 p.m., 75 Spring St., Lock-out 8:09:22 p.m., 3 Darling St./ Bldg. 3/ 4N, Medical assist, assist EMS Wednesday, April 27 8:47:29 a.m., 58 Pepperidge Dr., Smoke scare, odor of smoke 9:45:31 a.m., 37 Main…

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Police blotter for the Friday, April 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 6 : Richard W. Donovan, 57, of 304 Church St., Putnam, was arrested on April 25 for second degree failure to appear. Kimberly Lea, 40, of 39 Hickory Hill Rd., Southington, was arrested on April 25 for unlawful discharge of…

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