Orchestra to celebrate memory of founder at June 7 concert

May 13, 2014
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The Bristol String Orchestra will be performing their Annual Spring Concert at the ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The show is being dedicted to the memory of its founder, mentor, and friend Louise Van Gorder, who passed away earlier this year. The orchestra will celebrate Van Gorder’s spirit and dedication. Audiences will…

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McDonald’s, Telemundo team up for singing competition

May 13, 2014
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McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have once again partnered with Telemundo to host a local singing competition, “Solo Tu Voz.” This is the fourth year of the local talent search, where participants audition in front of Telemundo cameras at various McDonald’s restaurants. Audition videos are posted on holaciudad.com where visitors can vote for…

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Bank hosts home buyer seminar Thursday

May 13, 2014
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Farmington Bank will host a Home Buyer Seminar on Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, located at 156 East Main St. The seminar will offer information concerning all aspects of purchasing a home, including flexible loan programs, getting pre-approved, home inspection and the home closing process. Leading the…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Knights of Columbus to honor four residents for outstanding service

May 12, 2014
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The Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 will join the K of C Fourth Degree Assembly 122 in honoring four Catholic citizens who have generously given years of outstanding service to the community of Southington. The awards dinner will be held at the Back Nine Restaurant on Savage Street, Plantsville, on Saturday, May 17, immediately following…

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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

May 12, 2014
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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry. “The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.” The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches…

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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

May 11, 2014
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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From bracelets and necklaces to handbags and scarves to clothing, Chic Boutique in Southington offers a variety of items for customers looking to be their “kind of beautiful.” Dottie Perry, the owner of Chic Boutique LLC, opened her store at 35 Center Street in February. Located across from The Fire…

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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

May 10, 2014
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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

By Ed Harris Editor A few local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently gathered together to make Southington a little bit cleaner. Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 72 and Boy Scout Troops 45 and 17 recently worked together to clean up Crescent Lake. The scouts cleaned up trash from along the lake perimeter, on the…

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Public hearing set for horse farm purchase

May 10, 2014
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by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A public hearing is underway for a bond ordinance appropriating $935,000 to buy 427 Pleasant Street—the horse farm property next door to DePaolo Middle School. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a public hearing on the bond ordinance, which will take place later this month.…

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