Local artist exhibits at Norfolk Artisans Guild

April 9, 2015
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Local artist exhibits at Norfolk Artisans Guild

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A Southington artist will be the exhibitor between April 10 and May at the Norfolk Artisans Guild located at Station Place in Norfolk. Jane M. White said she has been painting most of her life. “As a child I used to doodle all the time my family sent me to the…

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Police will hold DUI checkpoint on Queen Street this Friday

April 9, 2015
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The Southington Police Department has announced that they will conduct a DUI enforcement checkpoint beginning on Friday, April 10, 2015 at approximately 10 p.m. to Saturday, April 11 at approximately 2:30 a.m. The checkpoint will take place on Queen Street in the area of I-84. This checkpoint is part of the Southington Police Department’s effort to reduce…

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Legion salutes oratorical competition winners

April 8, 2015
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Competition judges State Rep. David Zoni and Councilwoman Dawn Micelli joined student participants at the recently-held American Legion District One oratorical competition in Rocky Hill. From left, Robert and Kathy Magnoli, parents of 2nd place winner Jennifer Magnoli; Rep. Zoni; competitive judge Steve Pintarich of Post 72; first place winner Gabriel Milluzzo (Post 133); second…

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CT State Archaeologist speaks at April 28 SGS meeting  

April 8, 2015
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At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones led a team that performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Avenue in Plantsville. At the April meeting, Jones will explain the process…

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Library events in April

April 8, 2015
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The Southington Public Library has announced the following events in April. If pre-registration is indicated, visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on the calendar or contact the reference/ information desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5. unless otherwise indicated. American Girl Book Club (children). Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Children ages 7 to 10 will explore and…

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Local girls donates to Wigs for Kids

April 8, 2015
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Megan Smith, 9, of Plantsville recently donated her hair to Wigs for Kids to help children with cancer. Lina Vecchio of Hair Creations by Toni helped Megan to make her donation.

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Household Hazardous Waste collection set for May 2

April 8, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2, a collection event will be held at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on…

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Obituaries for April 10

April 8, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Helen V. (Garstka) Carlson, 89, of Plantsville, died on Wednesday, April 2 at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General. She had been married to the late Fred Carlson for 49 years. Anthony John Conti,…

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Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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