Southington students break out in dance

May 11, 2016
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A group of elementary students shake, rattle, and roll during a Zumba class at Derynoski Elementary School on Thursday, May 5.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Kids across the map were active on the morning of May 5, taking part in the YMCA’s annual event, “All Children Exercise Simultaneously” (ACES.) Started in 1989, the ACES program aims to get millions of children out of their classroom seats and onto their feet at the same time each year. Schools…

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Knights of Columbus honors 4 with Catholic Citizenship Award

May 11, 2016
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The Southington Knights of Columbus Assembly 122 will be holding their third annual Catholic Citizenship Awards on Sunday, May 22. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr. in Southington. Honorees are selected for their steadfast commitment with years of faithful service to church and…

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Girls lax tourney hopes have no margin for error

May 11, 2016
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Hannah Jackman surges across midfield during a loss last week. The girls lacrosse team has no margin for error if they are to reach the postseason.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-9) may have had trouble putting the ball in the cage in two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the problem might be more mental than it is physical. “We have to focus on the play at hand, not the plays that happened before,”…

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Obituary: Semiramis Moorad Armandroff, 94

May 11, 2016
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Semiramis Moorad Armandroff, 94, a long-time resident of New Britain and Southington, Connecticut, died on May 4 in McLean, Virginia. Semmie was born and raised in New Britain and, after graduating from Hartford College for Women, joined the human resources department of General Electric Company in Plainville.  Later, as media specialist at South End School…

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Council passes budget with plans to restore cuts

May 11, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted on May 9 to unanimously approve budgets for the general government, the Board of Education (BOE), the sewer fund, and the animal control fund. The new budget will go into effect on July 1 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, at a total of $147 million. The approved budgets…

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ComicCon event draws crowds to the library

May 11, 2016
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Comicon- Jacob Finelli (age 6) learns Jedi skills from Luke Skywalker (2)

Young padawan Jacob Finelli, 6, tests his Jedi skills against Luke Skywalker on Saturday, May 7 during the Free Comic Book Day event at the Southington Library. The library held a ComicCon, featuring costumed superheroes, comic characters, games, a dance party, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. The event was organized by children’s librarian Molly…

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UNICO Gold Medal tix still available for May 18

May 11, 2016
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Tickets are still available for Southington UNICO’s annual Gold Medal Award Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year’s honoree is Sister Marie Rose Roccapriore, M.P.F. Tickets for the Gold Medal Award ceremony are available at Verizon Simply Wireless in the Shop Rite Plaza; Fasulo…

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Miscellaneous Southington listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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MAY 13-14 OTHER REDMAN CONVENTION. 4 p.m. opening ceremony on Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury, followed by the memorial service, the Past Great Sachems Association meeting, and the hospitality room. Session re-convenes on Saturday at 9 a.m. with lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. and happy hour at 5 p.m., followed by the…

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Sports listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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