Warm up could cause woes, says AccuWeather

January 9, 2014
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Warm up could cause woes, says AccuWeather

AccuWeather is saying the area can expect a quick warm-up Saturday as a follow-up to this week’s single-digit temperatures. But the warm-up could cause issues in its wake.   AccuWeather.com reports following a buildup of ice this week, rain accompanying a thaw this weekend will bring the risk of sporadic flooding and ice jams to…

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Erardi could possibly leave to become superintendent in Newtown

January 8, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi is the “candidate of choice” for the superintendent position in Newtown, according to a recent email sent out to school faculty. “There is not another job in the country that I would be interested in other than in Newtown,” said Dr. Erardi in the e-mail, adding that Newtown officials…

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New Britain museum offers up 2 events this weekend

January 8, 2014
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New Britain museum offers up 2 events this weekend

The New Britain Museum of American Art announced two events that will take place this upcoming weekend, Jan. 11 to 12. On Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., the museum will celebrate Lisa Hoke’s expansive, site-specific installation, “The Gravity of Color.” Commissioned in 2008, “The Gravity of Color” consists of 20,000 cups playfully…

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Town prepares for another arctic cold snap

January 6, 2014
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Southington is preparing for another bout of arctic air tonight through tomorrow that will potentially leave temperatures below zero. Temperatures tomorrow are expected to range between zero and -15, factoring in wind chill. According to weather services, the region can expect wind gusts as high as 40 mph. The forecast is expected to ease up…

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YMCA set to dive into the Polar Plunge

January 6, 2014
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The Southington YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge will take place at Camp Sloper later this month.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington YMCA plans to kick off its ninth annual Polar Plunge on January 18, giving members of the community an opportunity to jump into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event features nine different…

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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

January 5, 2014
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The natural beauty at YMCA Camp Sloper will provide some of the obstacles in the Storm Sloopers Trails Challenge later this year.

By Ed Harris Editor Southington YMCA officials are planning a Storm Sloper Trails Challenge for early next year. The race is billed as being part run, part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt. “It is very much like a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder, but at the same time it is its own unique event,”…

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Woman takes on new year with new lifestyle and inspires others

January 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Human Resources Director Sue Tanner of the Southington YMCA, the start of a new year means the continuation of a journey to a healthy lifestyle, which she started two days before Thanksgiving. Battling with her weight since the age of six, Tanner made a promise to lose weight, and…

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Commentary: Reader gives back for the holidays

January 4, 2014
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To the editor: It started with a conversation among friends about taking care of those less fortunate. We always did things to help, but now it was time to take a step further, really dig in and take care of what was right under our very noses….those within our own community. We thought it would…

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Ortho Ouch Care offers alternative to the ER

January 4, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For Southington residents that need to see a doctor but don’t want to wait for an appointment, Ortho Ouch Care offers an alternative to long hospital waits. The orthopedic walk-in center has opened its doors in Southington in the Florian Building on Main Street. Patients are able to walk in and see…

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