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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Stop & Shop donates to food pantry

April 11, 2015
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Comm - Stop and Shop donates to SCS

Representatives from the Southington Stop & Shop recently presented a check for approximately $5,800 to officials from Southington Community Services for use with the local food pantry, located at 91 Norton St. in Plantsville. From left, John Tuttle and Chris Salvatore from Stop and Shop and Janet Mellon and Mark Fazzolari from Community Services.

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Community Sponsorship Awards are seeking applications

April 11, 2015
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NEW BRITAIN—Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31 are encouraged to apply today for the final round of 2015 funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, May 1.…

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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

April 11, 2015
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Lombardo’s cuts the ribbon

Owner Chris Lombardo cuts the ceremonial ribbon at a morning grand opening greeting by Chamber Ambassadors at Lombardo’s Barber Shop, 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. The new shop features a large screen TV, a pool table, and master barbering.

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Flanders School needs help in playground competition

April 10, 2015
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Flanders Elementary School is currently in second place in a contest to win a $40,000 playground during a challenge sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. Flanders School participates in a recycling program through Terracycle and is the only school in Southington participating in the competition. They are looking for community support. This contest allows daily voting…

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Senior listings for April 10

April 10, 2015
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11 PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE. Part of the 40th anniversary celebration. 2 to 4 p.m. Information, demonstrations and exhibits about volunteer opportunities, the PEAK Fitness Center, Snappy Seniors, Outdoor Adventure Club, exercise and craft classes, foreign language classes. Fun activities include a magician, refreshments, tours. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St.,…

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