Obituary: Joshua J. Lewkewich, 30

June 6, 2016
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Joshua J. Lewkewich, 30, of Southington passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Florida. He was born on May 12, 1986 in Hartford, son of John and Judith (McEntee) Lewkewich. Joshua was a St. Paul’s Catholic High School graduate, Class of 2005, playing on the ice hockey team for 4 years. He went…

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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Lackey Liacone

June 6, 2016
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Elizabeth Lackey Liacone died on Friday, May 27, 2016 after a long illness,  with her husband of 15 years Matthew Liacone by her side. Elizabeth ( Beth ) was the daughter of the late Harold Lackey and Dolores Lackey Donna. Beth was born in Southington Ct. She served in the Army National Guard and loved…

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Obituary: Gary LaForge, 58

June 6, 2016
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Gary LaForge, 58, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born in Southington on June 24, 1957, the son of Lucy and Sidney LaForge. Gary attended Southington High School. Gary was widely known and respected as an ace mechanic specializing in transmission building, and owned his own business called AA…

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No more empty bowls

June 6, 2016
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Two seventh-graders chat with art teacher Rebecca Sellers while they roll out clay they will model into bowls.

Art classrooms at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have looked more like flower gardens awash with dozens of blooms. Vibrant colors, patterns and creative shapes have taken over the classroom as seventh- graders embrace the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Southington Bread for Life. This project is an international effort to fight hunger. Potters, artists,…

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UNICO partners with Kennedy Unified Theatre

June 5, 2016
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Southington UNICO Sergeant of Arms Ron Ingriselli, presents a check for $250 to John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) Unified Theatre Club advisors Amy Perry and Desiree Daigle. These funds will be used for students to build and to make costumes for their productions. From left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, JFK Vice Principal Sue Vitcavage, students Logan…

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Community Foundation Catalyst Fund Seeks Community-Minded Citizens to Take on Local Issues

June 4, 2016
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If you are interested in playing a vital role in tackling local issues and shaping the Berlin, Plainville, New Britain and/or Southington of the future, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The June 9 meeting…

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Girl Scouts donate to Bread for Life

June 4, 2016
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Girls Scout Troop 66856, which meets at Flanders Elementary School, presented their food donation to Southington Bread for Life during the Apple Valley Bowl in April. The annual event is an opportunity for Girl Scouts around Southington to come together to support families in the community. Over 120 scouts from 19 troops participated in the…

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Letter: Reader responds to candidate’s claims in The Observer

June 4, 2016
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To the editor: Democratic senatorial candidate Ryan Rogers appears not to understand that a “yes” vote should not be made unless the legislator supports the bill or policy. I hope that Mr. Rogers understands that bills that are needed to run government, which are most of the bills voted on, typically do have bi-partisan support.…

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Letter: Thalberg enjoyed drama club

June 4, 2016
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To the editor: On May 5 and May 6, the newly established Thalberg Elementary School drama club performed “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at J.A. DePaolo Middle School. The performances were the result of four months of hard work, enthusiasm, and fun from the cast of 26 fourth and fifth graders, who performed for nearly sold…

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