Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

May 16, 2016
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

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Rotary Club wins SEF spelling bee

May 15, 2016
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SEF Executive Board member Michelle LeBrun-Griffin with the 2016 community spelling bee champions, the Rotary Club of Southington.

  Nearly 20 teams competed at the Southington Education Foundation’s community spelling bee in late April. The event was dedicated to the late Southington educator Joseph Cipollini and featured a performance by the CyberKnights robotics team. Teams representing a variety of community and high school groups, and the event raised $5,00 for the Southington Education…

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Southington Drive-In announces 2016 schedule

May 14, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2016 movie schedule for the seventh community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on Saturday, June 4 with a screening of “Grease” and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 11, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a…

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The fastest 2 minutes in sports

May 14, 2016
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SP Brief - Kentucky Derby party

Locals broke out their wide-brimmed hats, pastels, and pleated pants on Saturday, May 7 for a Kentucky Derby party at the Southington Country Club pavilion. Cheers broke out as Nyquist out-distance the field to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The event was a fundraiser for the Southington Republican Town Committee.

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Planting Pencils fundraiser on May 22

May 14, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

On Sunday, May 22, Planting Pencils is hosting a Family Fun-draiser in Plantsville to raise awareness and collect school supplies for underserved students in Connecticut and beyond. Ishaan Patel, the 13 year-old founder of Planting Pencils, was inspired to create the charity when his aunt visited underserved schools in developing countries. Event highlights include music…

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CERT training at Mt. Southington on May 14

May 14, 2016
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Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
www.southington.org/content/17218/18270/default.aspx

On Saturday May 14, the Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), along with members of the Bristol CERT, will be conducting search and rescue drills at Mount Southington. The drills will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Members will be searching for a simulated ‘missing victim’ on Mount Southington’s property. They will access the…

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Letter: Italian Festival Committee applauds downtown waiver

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: The article in last week’s Observer did a great job of detailing the waiver against the state building codes for on-the-street fairs. This waiver made possible through the efforts of our representatives Dave Zoni and Joe Aresimowicz as well as our own council people Victoria Triano and Tom Lombardi and Town Attorney…

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Letter: Reader loves programming at YMCA Camp Sloper

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: Every year in February, there is a conversation among the parents in my office (45 minutes from Southington) that begins something like this, “I can’t believe it’s time to start registering for summer camps already. What are your kids going to do for the summer?” Inevitably, there is complaining about the limited…

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Meet the princesses

May 13, 2016
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princess meet and greet

The fairy tale princesses wait for their young guests Saturday at the annual Princess Meet and Greet held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant. The fund raiser, held at the Aqua Turf, benefitted the oncology department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Southington Social Services. For more photos, visit www.CTFashionMag.com.

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