Gina Bianca Hair holds cut-a-thon for Autism Awareness Month

April 16, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’re in need of a new spring hairstyle look no further than Gina Bianca Hair, whose stylists will be donating four hours of their services entirely to The Autism Society this month. Gina Bianca, a full-service salon located on the Waterbury Turnpike in Plantsville, will charge nothing but a $30 donation…

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Golf has their eyes on the prize: Veteran duffers could contend for first state title since 1987

April 16, 2015
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Junior Andrew Szandrocha lines up a putt at last year’s Division I golf championship. Szandrocha has led the Knights over the past two postseasons.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Spring is finally here, so it’s time to dust off the clubs and spikes. It’s time to start thinking about playing it safe or going for it all. It’s time to forget all the bad shots and mental habits, and focus on the flashes of brilliance from a season ago. It’s…

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Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Community Services

April 16, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The public is cordially invited to attend the fourth annual tea party to benefit Southington Community Services is on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club. This year’s, the event will have a Victorian, Downton Abbey-theme. “Every year we do a theme,” said event co-organizer…

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Youth Services announces spring and summer jobs

April 15, 2015
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The Youth Employment Service of Southington Youth Services is recruiting participants for the Spring and Summer season in anticipation of calls for yard maintenance as well as some jobs for housecleaning and babysitting. The jobs are open to Southington residents between 14-16 years of age. Applications can be downloaded at the Southington Youth Services lind…

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Obituaries for April 17

April 15, 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: Americo DiBacco Sr., 81, of Southington, died surrounded by family on Saturday, April11 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. He had been the husband of Angelina “Angie” (Polce) DiBacco for 57 years. Shirley A.…

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Seabreeze reunion on April 24 to benefit victims in Planstville fire

April 15, 2015
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Seabreeze Reunion Show

Seabreeze members Edd and Strider will reunite for one night only for a benefit concert at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage Street in Southington on April 24. Proceeds from the concert will benefit a Plantsville family, the Hennesseys, who lost everything in a recent fire. Cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and…

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Francesco Ricigliano receives national honor

April 15, 2015
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Francesco Ricigliano was recently named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

ATLANTA, GA—The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Southington High School student Francesco Ricigliano has been selected to become a member of the NSHSS. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel. “On behalf of…

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Southington dentist awarded by CT State Dental Association

April 15, 2015
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Joseph A. Picone, DMD, from Southington Family Dentistry, received the Daniel F. Lynch award on April 14 for his service to the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Dental Association.

On Tuesday, April 14, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) recognized Dr. Joseph Picone, of Southington Family Dentistry, at the annual Dental Society of Greater Waterbury dinner with the Daniel F. Lynch Award. It was presented at the Country Club of Waterbury. Picone received his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from The University of Connecticut in…

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29 minors at East Street house party

April 14, 2015
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29 minors at East Street house party

Officers were dispatched to 592 East St. at approximately 10:07 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, following complaints of a loud party and vehicles obstructing traffic. Upon arrival, officers found 29 minors ages 16 to 18 inside the home and evidence of underage alcohol consumption. Police reported both opened and unopened beer cans and liquor bottles,…

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