Gov. Malloy grants $400K for housing rehab efforts

August 6, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington will receive $400 thousand for housing improvements, as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG,) announced by Governor Dannel Malloy and Commissioner Evonne M. Klein on July 30. The grants are awarded to municipalities who seek to enhance their communities and further economic development. The governor and commissioner said the…

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We’re in love with ‘All Shook Up’

August 6, 2015
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Eddie Vitcavage, center, and Laura Calandra, right, rock out to the songs of Elvis Presley.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Southington Youth Summer Theater Spotlights program presented the grade 9-12 production, “All Shook Up,” last week at the Southington High School auditorium. The production is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Inspired by the songs of Elvis Presley, “All Shook Up” tells the story of a small town girl with big…

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Race 4 Chase triathlon honors victim of Sandy Hook

August 6, 2015
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Family members celebrate with a triathlete after his finish. More than 250 athletes, ages 6-12, competed at the Race4Chase triathlon at YMCA Camp Sloper on Aug. 1.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 200 children biked, swam, and ran their way across YMCA Camp Sloper this Saturday, in honor of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings. The statewide Race4Chase triathlon, sponsored by the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation, began in 2013 as a way “to turn…

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Disney cartoons to be screened outdoors in downtown Bristol

August 6, 2015
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Disney is coming to downtown Bristol next week. Two animated children’s classics, “Peter Pan” and “Dumbo” will be screened outdoors on The Patch at Depot Square, North Main Street and Riverside Avenue. The screenings are free. The classic “Peter Pan” will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and “Dumbo” will be shown on Thursday, Aug.…

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Students hold vigil in memory of victims of the I-84 accident

August 6, 2015
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Students joined together at a vigil on Wednesday to honor the lives of AnnMarie Olender and Olivia Fusco, victims of a fatal crash on I-84 on Tuesday, July 28.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Hundreds of students, teachers, coaches, and school administrators gathered on the Southington High School softball field on Wednesday evening to honor the lives of AnnMarie “Annie” Olender and Olivia Fusco. Photos of the young girls lined poster boards along the field’s fence, where candles were lit and balloons flew, reading “Rest In…

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Bids are being accepted for Memorial pool renovations

August 6, 2015
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Keith Hayden, Director of Public Works for the Town of Southington, has announced an invitation for sealed bids for the additions and renovations to Memorial Park’s poolhouse and splashpad. Bids will be received at the Southington Town Hall, Office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, until Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10:30 am, after which…

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Crocodile Club sits down Aug. 21 at Lake Compounce

August 5, 2015
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The Crocodile Club is back again. The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit treasure in the Connecticut community, is once again bringing back the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, on Friday, Aug. 21. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 134th reunion dinner with its gathering…

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Dance City & the Arts has new ownership; open house on Aug. 10

August 5, 2015
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Julie Rizzo is the new owner of Dance City & the Arts in Factory Square, Southington. The studio will be holding an open house on Aug. 10.

Dance City & The Arts, located in Factory Square, 37 West Center St., Suite 202, in Southington, has announced that Julie Rizzo is the new owner and director at the local dance studio. The studio will hold an open house on Monday, Aug. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rizzo, born and raised in…

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Lunch & Learn program features probate judge Matthew Jalowiec

August 5, 2015
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Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will present a Lunch & Learn program with Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec, who will talk on the topics of conservators and power of attorney. This free luncheon event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m., at The Hospital for Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus,…

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