Southington children’s librarians honored

June 29, 2015
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Southington librarians Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski are this year's recipients of the Faith Hektoen Award.

Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski, Children’s Librarians at Southington Library and Museum, were recently named as the recipients of the 2015 Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding children’s library programs. The Faith Hektoen Award is presented annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that…

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Lake Compounce will ‘Illuminate the Night’ with July 4 display

June 29, 2015
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Lake Compounce logo (2015)

Officials from Lake Compounce have announced their annual July 4 fireworks display over the lake. This year’s show, produced by Pyrotecnico, will begin with a laser light show at 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks display launched from positions on floating barges and a land launch on the far side of the lake. Beginning on…

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Center Street closed during Ideal Forging demolition

June 29, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced that, beginning on Monday, June 29, Center Street will be closed to thru traffic between Water Street and South Center Street. The detour will run between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while demolition continues at the site of the Ideal Forging building adjacent to Center Street. Access…

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Local Panera employees recognized with quarterly awards

June 29, 2015
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Jafar Tamizkar, above, was recently named as “Manager of the Quarter” by Howley Bread Group, LTD. Tamizkar, the manager of the Southington Panera Bread franchise, was recognized for the professionalism and enthusiasm he provides while assisting in the management of the Southington bakery-cafe. The Howley Bread Group owns and operates 28 Panera Bread franchises in…

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Southington Care hires Urillo as director of transitions

June 29, 2015
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Susan Urillo was hired as the director of transitions at the Southington Care Center.

Southington Care Center Executive Director William Kowalewski recently announced the hiring of Susan Urillo, RN, BSN, as the first director of transitions at the 130-bed skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation community located at 45 Meriden Ave. Urillo coordinates discharge services and resources essential to the seamless transition of short-term rehab patients to home or other…

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Meet the new Miss Connecticut

June 28, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Wolcott woman will be spending the next year as Miss Connecticut. Colleen Ward of Wolcott, competing as Miss Windham County, was crowned as the new Miss Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre on Saturday night. The other top five contestants were: first runner-up Jonet Nichelle; second runner-up Miss…

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Newest Outstanding Teen selected

June 28, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sapna Raghavan made history on Saturday as she became the first ever Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen of Indian descent. The Ellington resident competing as Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen won the statewide competition at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater on Saturday. She won after competing in private interview, onstage interview,…

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Everybody’s talking about ‘Kinky Boots’

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a buzz even before the musical “Kinky Boots” arrived at The Bushnell in Hartford June 23. A week or so before it opened, The Bushnell powers-that-be informed members of the press that they had run out of press passes to review the opening night performance. Frankly, I have…

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Fashions: The Miss Connecticut contestants show their elegance in evening gown

June 27, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The evening gowns chosen by the contestants for Miss Connecticut is often a closely guarded secret until the night of preliminaries. So the preliminary event is the first chance anyone outside of the contestants closest confidantes have seen the gowns. The preliminary competition was held Friday night at the Mohegan…

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