Southington dentist awarded by CT State Dental Association

April 15, 2015
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Joseph A. Picone, DMD, from Southington Family Dentistry, received the Daniel F. Lynch award on April 14 for his service to the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

On Tuesday, April 14, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) recognized Dr. Joseph Picone, of Southington Family Dentistry, at the annual Dental Society of Greater Waterbury dinner with the Daniel F. Lynch Award. It was presented at the Country Club of Waterbury. Picone received his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from The University of Connecticut in…

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29 minors at East Street house party

April 14, 2015
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29 minors at East Street house party

Officers were dispatched to 592 East St. at approximately 10:07 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, following complaints of a loud party and vehicles obstructing traffic. Upon arrival, officers found 29 minors ages 16 to 18 inside the home and evidence of underage alcohol consumption. Police reported both opened and unopened beer cans and liquor bottles,…

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Police attacked in Mount Vernon Rd. incident

April 14, 2015
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Matthew Dufresne

Officers deployed K-9 units, tasers, pepper spray, and police batons during an incident early Sunday morning. A Southington Police Department release said that, at approximately 1:42 a.m., reports of a man yelling in a driveway led police to a home in the area of 2152-2164 Mount Vernon Rd., where they encountered Matthew Dufresne, 46, of…

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UNICO donated $1,000 to Bread for Life

April 13, 2015
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Bread for Life Donation 2015

Southington UNICO recently donated a $1,000 check to Bread for Life (BFL) as part of an annual campaign that donates about $30,000 to local and national charities and initiatives. “Southington UNICO fully supports Bread for Life’s mission to meet the needs of our community’s less fortunate, such as our seniors, homebound friends, the homeless and…

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Southington’s music program receives national recognition

April 13, 2015
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New research shows students involved with community music programs demonstrate improvement in subjects such as reading, but Southington educators have known that for years. With countless titles, sold out shows, and an endless throng of Southington students pursuing music at the next level, the music program is one of the most decorated programs in Southington…

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Fill the fire truck for SCS pantry

April 13, 2015
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The Giving Back Girls will be hosting a “Fill that Fire Truck” fund raiser at Walmart on Queen Street in Southington on Saturday, April 25. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group is requesting donations to help the Southington Community Services food pantry. Items in need include tuna fish, canned…

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Lewis High School Class of ‘49 reunion

April 12, 2015
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Comm - ASAP 1949 Lewis High School reunion

Lewis High School Class of 1949 converged upon Manor Inn on Sept. 21, 2014 to celebrate their 65th high school reunion. Front, from left, Francis Cioffi, Matt Dashukewich, Lil (Dudzik) Costello, and Pricilla (Perkins) DeBisschop. Middle, Richard D’Angelo, Nancy (Casner) Adam, Dorothy (Kania) Duksa, Mary (Snow) Kowalczyk, Mary (Nigro) Fasulo, Ann (Muss) Ashworth, Sue (Adams)…

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Blue Knight basketball donates to the arts

April 12, 2015
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From left, SHS senior Mike Taylor, Mary DeCroce, chairwoman of Southington Community Cultural Arts, and Coach John Cessario.

The Blue Knight basketball team donated proceeds from its winter basketball camp to Southington Community Cultural Arts, the organization that is transforming the historic Gura Building into a visual and performing arts center. SHS coach John Cessario and members of the varsity basketball team ran the “Can’t Get Enough Hoops” winter basketball camp in December.…

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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

April 11, 2015
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Giana Bianca Hair opens on Meriden-Waterbury Road

Gina Bianca, center, owner of Gina Bianca Hair located above Spartans II restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Rd.,  recently cut the ribbon at a morning grand opening ceremony with chamber ambassadors. Gina also accepted a thank you certificate from Al Monbaron of the Chamber. At the right is Jim Williamson, also of the Chamber.

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