Kids listings, starting June 3

June 1, 2016
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SATURDAY, JUNE 4 PLAINVILLE DEDICATION OF NEW MICHAELA’S GARDEN. 2 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info TUESDAY, JUNE 7 PLAINVILLE BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME. 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities, playtime. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info THURSDAY, JUNE 9 BRISTOL ‘KIDS COOK’ FOR TODDLERS…

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Senior listings, starting June 3

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living facility. The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

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Camp RISE offers new summer opportunity for local kids with special needs

June 1, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington students with special needs now have the opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and developmental impairments. The Town of Southington Recreation Department is launching their new day camp for a summer of Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences (RISE). Camp RISE will be…

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Nobody can rain on our parade: Locals come out to remember the fallen

June 1, 2016
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Towns throughout the Connecticut were forced to cancel Memorial Day activities and parades when rain swept through the state on Monday morning, but members of the Marine Corps League, above, along with members of the American Legion, the town council, and dozens of residents turned out for all of the planned memorial ceremonies, flag raisings, and an unofficial parade. Locals braved the weather to ensure that Southington still honored its fallen heroes.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Although expected rains washed out plans for the annual Memorial Day parade, members of the American Legion, Marine Corps League and the Southington Town Council came out to walk the parade route on Monday morning. Dozens of Southington residents lined Main Street, waving American flags and showing their gratitude for our nation’s…

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Trocchi picked as new CEO at Wheeler

June 1, 2016
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Sabrina Trocchi, Ph.D. Candidate, MPA, was named Wheeler’s chief operating officer. In this role, she is responsible for implementing a systemic approach to the development and execution of organizational strategy and administering and managing the organization’s service and quality operations. She joined Wheeler in 2014 as chief strategy officer and implemented strategic initiatives, partnerships, ventures…

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Veterans can sign up for free dental care on June 25, courtesy Aspen Dental

June 1, 2016
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On Saturday, June 25, dentists and team members from nearly 400 Aspen Dental practices across the country will open their doors to provide a day of free dental care for thousands of veterans across the country. Starting now, local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment in advance at a participating office in the…

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Obituary: Norman L. Koeller, 86

June 1, 2016
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Norman L. Koeller, 86, of Meriden, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo in Meriden. He was the husband of Mary (Farley) Koeller for 64 years. He was born Sept. 28, 1929 in Meriden the son of the late Paul and Mina (Hall) Koeller. He retired from Cytec of Wallingford. He…

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Obituary: John Michael Burke, 44

June 1, 2016
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John Michael Burke, 44, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Justine (LeVasseur) Burke. Born July 29, 1971 in Waterbury he was the beloved son of John J. and Barbara Burke of Waterbury. John received his Associates Degree from the Univ. of New Haven.…

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Obituary: Frank Sequenzia, 72

June 1, 2016
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Frank Sequenzia, 72, passed away at his home in Southington, CT, on May 28, 2016 with his loving family by his side. His final moments were peaceful, for which his family will be forever grateful. Frank was born in Sortino, Sicily on January 27, 1944. He attended Weaver High School, and later served in the…

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