Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

December 17, 2014
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Classes will be held…

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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

December 17, 2014
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Home Depot surprises local vet with a Christmas tree

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man was pleasantly surprised when a local Home Depot manager took it upon himself to give him a Christmas tree for the holidays since the man’s son is coming home from the Air Force after being away from his family for eight months. Jim Frauenheim said a friend…

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For the brides, looking for some Vera Wang

December 17, 2014
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For the brides, looking for some Vera Wang

The people at Vera Wang shared this invitation to our readers getting married who want to take advantage of a sample sale in New York City this weekend.

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Jamele hauls in success

December 17, 2014
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Jamele hauls in success

BY ROGER CLEAVELAND REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NEW BRITAIN—As adeptly as he eluded opposing tacklers Saturday night, Southington High senior co-captain Alex Jamele downplayed becoming the first player in state history to finish his career with 50 touchdown receptions. He modestly explained that the Blue Knights’ second consecutive state championship meant much more to him than his own…

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Vachon Named NAC Defensive Player of the Year

December 17, 2014
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Vachon Named NAC Defensive Player of the Year

CASTLETON, VT—Former Lady Knight soccer standout continues to make an impact at the next level. Castleton State College defender Allison Vachon was recently named as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year. This fall, Vachon spearheaded a Spartan defense which gave up just three goals in nine conference contests. The…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Santa at Sloper

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Obituaries for Dec. 19

December 17, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions. Edwina (Theirault) Fournier, 92, of Southington, died at home on Monday, Dec. 8. She was the wife for 65 years of the late Claude Fournier. Pamela R. Brouillard, 39, of Southington, died at home on…

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Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

December 17, 2014
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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at www.petpartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. The certificate of completion…

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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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