Obituary: Judy Michaels, 71

March 23, 2016
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Judy Michaels, 71, of Southington, passed away on March 21, 2016 at Hartford Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard Michaels. Judy was born on June 30, 1944 in England and was the daughter of the late Max and Margaret (Fowler) Wilton. She had been employed by Henkel-Loctite Corp. in Rocky Hill.   Judy enjoyed gardening…

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Sports Listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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If you would like to your event announced in The Observer, please e-mail information to jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com. The Observer reserves the right to edit for content and space.

FUNDRAISERS PSYCHIC READINGS FOR RUGBY—Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration), at Southington High School. A group reading with medium Karen Kilmartin. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact: hdultra73@gmail.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase…

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Hernandez named Coach of the Year: CT Sports Writers Alliance to honor the Lady Knight softball coach

March 23, 2016
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The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance named Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez as the Doc McInerney Female High School Coach of the Year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Her close friends and family know her as “Bean” and “DD,” but to most people, she is simply known as a winner. Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez may carry a particular swag when it comes to running her program and she might wear her lucky, red turf shoes to every…

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‘Passion Play’ kicks off the Easter season

March 23, 2016
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The Easter season kicked off this week with the annual “Passion Play” performance at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The Christian play re-enacts the Bible’s story of Jesus’ final days leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection.  For 38 years, the all-volunteer cast and crew has been performing the play in Southington during Holy Week.…

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Story Art at the Library

March 23, 2016
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Story Art-Megan (Mom) and Colin Mele (age 2) color a picture

On March 17, Colin Mele, 2, and his mom, Megan, color a picture during an artistic exploration of Mo Willems’ spunky Pigeon character. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Foundation offering funding to community groups

March 23, 2016
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Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between May 1 and Aug. 31 are encouraged to apply today for funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, April 1. The initiative, begun in 2014 as…

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Recreation Department listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES—The Southington Recreation Department is…

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Southington Library listings for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: April “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents” by David Pietrusza. Monday, April 11, 6:30…

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Police Blotter for the March 25 edition

March 23, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 20: Joseph Kardok, 23, of 28 Hitchcock Rd., Southington, was arrested on March 10 for second degree breach of peace and second degree harassment. William Jamill Tolliver, 18, of 115 Beths Ave., Bristol, was arrested on March 11 for sixth…

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