Habek, Holland wedding

August 9, 2015
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Nicole Habek and Brian Holland were married on June 20, 2015 at Mary Our Queen Church in Southington.

Nicole Habek, of Liverpool, N.Y., and Brian Holland, of Corning, N.Y., were married on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Mary Our Queen Church in Southington. Rev. A. Waine Kargul officiated. The reception was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Nicole is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Helmy and Denise Habek of Southington,…

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Southington Care Center’s summer concert series continues

August 9, 2015
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Southington Care Center will continue its free summer outdoor concert series on Thursday, Aug. 20 with Gary Andreadis. Residents, staff, family, friends, and the public are invited. Attendees are advised to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on. Soda, water and ice cream will be available for purchase. Refreshments are free for SCC…

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Mulberry Gardens Friendship Club offers activities for seniors

August 9, 2015
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington, located at 58 Mulberry St., recently announced the Friendship Club, a free monthly club for seniors in the community. Participants can enjoy coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo, and more. Friendship Club is held on the third Thursday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The next gathering is…

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With bikes, bikinis, event helps veterans

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Helping veterans is an important cause for Jennifer Sequenzia of All American Productions. “They should be (important) for everyone,” said Sequenzia, who organized Bike Night to Benefit Veterans at the Cadillac Ranch on Jude Lane in Southington last Wednesday. The event welcomed a slew of bikes and offered up a…

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Quirky musical, ‘Urinetown,’ gets the GetUp Stage Co. treatment

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Take a step away from the typical and move over to the idiosyncratic starting Aug. 13. That’s when the GetUp Stage Co. production of “Urinetown” (say, “You’re in Town”) opens at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. GUSCO is a stage company of teens from a variety of towns across the state…

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Jewish Congregation to Host Summer Picnic

August 8, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Recreation Park in Plantsville. The picnic is scheduled to begin at noon. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and find out…

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Southington Land Trust dedicates bog

August 8, 2015
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Bob Kuchta, left, accepts a commemorative place from Southington Land Conservation Trust President Al Fiorillo.

At the annual Southington Land Conservation Trust dinner meeting, President Al Fiorillo presented a plaque to Bob Kuchta to commemorate naming the land trust’s bog property in honor of the Kuchta family. Mr. Kuchta discovered the fen, also referred to as a bog, when he was a boy. His discovery deepened his interest in nature…

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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

To the editor: We all have memories of the areas we grew up in years ago. In my case, I grew up in the Water Street-Beecher Street-Howard Avenue area. The Casales, the Mongillos, the Meccariellos, the Deangelises, the Aldis, the Carbones, the Testas, the Andersons, and more, were all in that area. The old Little…

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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

To the editor: The Milldale School reunion last week was a delightful event for all who attended, and we want to thank those who made it possible: Marcia Phelps, an inspiring Physical Education teacher in town, who had the idea; Southington Fire Chief Buddy Clark, who made the necessary arrangements and preparations; Town Manager Gary…

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