Jr. queens crowned Sunday

May 5, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new crew of representatives for the Junior Miss Southington pageant were crowned on Sunday afternoon at the Aqua Turf. The top royalty for this year’s fund raiser for Southington Community Services and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center were Melissa Michaud, who received a $500 scholarship as Southington’s Outstanding Miss,…

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The Wanna-Bee’s Can’t “Bee” Beat!

May 5, 2015
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SEF Spelling Bee (10)

On April 30th Southington High School auditorium buzzed with competitive spirit.  The fifth annual Southington Education Foundation spelling bee went another round this year.  School staff, students, committee members, and area organizations willingly dressed in costumes to prove their spelling knowledge in some friendly competition.  This years winners, John Zimmerman, Joe Peccerillo, and Dave Pestillo (known as “The Wanna Bees”) went home,…

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Lily Herman honored at Qunnipiac University

May 5, 2015
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Schools - Lily Herman at Quinnipiac

Lily Herman of Southington received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award as a freshman in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University. She is pictured, above, with Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey.

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Orchard Valley Garden Club plant sale May 9

May 5, 2015
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Comm - ASAP - Orchard Valley Garden Club plant sale May 9

The Orchard Valley Garden Club will be selling plants, crafts, baked goods, and raffle tickets on Saturday, May 9 at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale features a large selection of plants that thrive in local gardens, including sun and shade perennials, ground…

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Southington Knights of Columbus honor four locals

May 4, 2015
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Knights of Columbus

Four Southington residents from four local churches will be honored by the Knights of Columbus Assembly 122 in recognition of their many years of service to their parish and community. Carmel Avitable (St. Thomas), Walter Hushak (St. Aloysius), Michael Soltys (Saint Dominic), and Robin Taillie (Mary Our Queen) will be presented the Catholic Citizens Award.…

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Volunteers needed for all night grad party

May 4, 2015
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Graduation

The All Night, Substance-Free, Graduation Party will be held on Thursday, June 18 at Southington High School, but volunteers are still needed for both shifts. Officials are looking for volunteers for the first shift (8:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.) and the second shift (12:15 a.m. to 4 a.m.). The All-Night Graduation Party is a party…

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Birthday bash for charity

May 4, 2015
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Comm - Mill Foundation donation

John Simard, Chase Swain, and Connor Fishbein donated $1,050 to Brian Taylor of the Mill Foundation for Kids from their first annual “Boys of February B-Day Bash”.  The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and other illnesses.

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Southington Drive-In announces 2015 schedule

May 3, 2015
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Drive In

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2015 movie schedule for the sixth community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on June 6 with a screening of Frozen and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 13, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a special…

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The student becomes the master

May 3, 2015
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Comm - Christopher Bray shadow at Thalberg

Christopher Bray, a fourth grade student at Thalberg Elementary School, earned an opportunity to shadow Principal Megan Bennett on April 23. According to sources, things went smoothly with “Principal” Bray in the big seat.

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