Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

March 26, 2015
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Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

I clenched my jaw as I ran as fast as I could down the street with tears falling from my twelve year old eyes. “He’s my first puppy, I can’t lose him,” I cried to my sister. I was trying to keep up with her. “Oh stop being dramatic,” she snapped back. “Let’s just try…

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Window art at the Gura Building

March 26, 2015
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Photo by Tammi Naudus

The Gura Building exploded into a burst of spring colors as the boarded windows of the future Southington Community Cultural Arts building began to be adorned with local artists’ work. The temporary project is meant to beautify the downtown area during construction as workers wait for the special-order windows to arrive.

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Students urge town to consider sister city in Germany

March 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to support an AP German class at Southington High School (SHS) in pursuing a partnership between Southington and the town of Leer in northwestern Germany, bordering the Netherlands. SHS students Jordan Murchison, Niels Peschel and Dominic Zmarlicki, their teacher Renate Ringstad, and SHS Language Department head Tina…

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HOCC offers Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Bradley

March 26, 2015
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering an eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program to begin April 6 at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through June 1. The program will be held in Conference Room A at the Bradley campus.…

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Obituaries for March 27

March 25, 2015
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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: Barbara Dutton Emanuelson, formerly of Bristol, died on March 18 at Southington Care Center. She was the widow of Clifford C. Emanuelson. Judith C. Finland, 74, of Southington, died on Saturday, March 14 at Touchpoint…

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Aubrey Reilly LaForge birth announcement

March 24, 2015
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Comm - Birth - Aubrey Reilly LaForge

Aubrey Reilly LaForge was born on Sept. 4, 2014 at Bristol Hospital, the daughter of Andrew and Doreen LaForge of Southington and the sister to three-year old Jordan LaForge. Her maternal grandfather is Don Hodgkins of Southington. Her paternal grandparents are Michael and Anita LaForge of Southington. Her paternal great-grandparents are Clyde and Lenora LaForge…

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Kennedy Middle School announced February students of the month

March 23, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School announced its February students of the month. Front, from left, Andrew Kudla, Nadile Germain, Samantha Peluso, Cassidy Vinal, and Mujo Kurtovic. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Adam Kosko, Elena Famiglietti, Abigail Lo Presti, Jordan Rinaldi, Ty Selinske, Ryan Slesinski, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo: Christian Drost.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its February students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Nadilie Germain, Mujo Kurtovic, and Samantha Peluso. An extremely hard worker, Nadilie is…

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Wrestlers storm into Mid-Atlantic tourney

March 23, 2015
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Four Southington High School wrestlers clawed their way into the medal round at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Tournament held at Windham High School in Willimantic on Saturday, March 21. Paul Callo powered his way to the top of the podium as a division champion. Julian Robles wrestled into the finals for a second place finish. Austin…

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First Baptist ‘Spud Night’ benefits mission work

March 22, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington will be celebrating “Spud Night” and a silent auction on Saturday, April 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Proceeds from the event will benefit local and world mission work, including funding medicine for the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Dominican Republic. Spud Night features delicious baked…

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