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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Connecticut Budget-Land Conservation – Advocates opposing Malloy plan to strip preservation fund

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for land conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and farming are opposing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to remove money from a fund for historic preservation, open space purchases and affordable housing. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1y8sFHu ) that Malloy’s proposed budget would empty the fund of about $13…

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Bristol natives bring sound of rock’s royalty, Queen, to Blvd. April 11

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In his hometown of Bristol, Joe Archambeault said he was best known as a top-notch baseball pitcher in his younger days. Now, he is best known across the country as JJ Midnight, the front man of the band Celebrating Queen. And later this month, Archambeault will take to the stage…

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Annual OM variety show has a new captain this year

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a new face taking charge behind the scenes of this year’s annual OM Show. Although, in the world of Bristol’s community performing arts, she’s a familiar face. Maria Salice, who has been part of the OM Show as a performer, is taking over the directing reins for the…

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Boy Scouts honor Ron Tooley for half century of service

April 7, 2015
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Ron Tooley receives recognition for more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. From left, CT Yankee Council Unit Commissioner Roger Poggio, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Tom Polzella, Tooley, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Dan Quinlan, and Troop 17 Assistant Scoutmaster Art Quinlan.

A Southington man who has dedicated 53 years to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program was honored during the March 1 worship service at First Baptist Church of Southington. Ron Tooley was never a Boy Scout himself, but he has performed a vital role in the formation of hundreds, if not thousands, of boys…

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