Observations: Restlessness: The cure for all that ails you

February 22, 2015
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO Restless. That is one word to describe me as an 8-year-old girl with a runny nose, persistent cough, and sore throat. The time is already 8 a.m. on a weekday and my mom has decided that I am too sick to go to school. After calling the principal’s office to report that…

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Plantsville Congregational will celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 6

February 22, 2015
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The Southington Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6, at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. World  Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. This year’s program has …

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SHS drama club will present ‘Urinetown’ as annual musical

February 21, 2015
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The Southington High School Drama Club has selected the three-time Tony Award winning play “Urinetown” for their annual musical. “Urinetown” is a satirical look at government, freedom, and the conventions of musical theater with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The play takes place in a desolate future…

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Italian Festival planning is underway

February 21, 2015
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The annual Southington Italian-American Festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, has announced that the 2015 festival will take place July 24-26. The 2015 festival will celebrate its 11th year of promoting and supporting Italian heritage and culture in the Southington community. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse…

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Letter: Reader urges residents to speak out about chip seal

February 21, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to express my views and concerns on chip seal road repair. When road repairs were started last summer on roads that I traveled daily, I was glad to see the roads being repaved. After driving on roads that had been chip seal repaired, I keep waiting for the roads…

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New full service HOCC cancer center slated for May opening

February 20, 2015
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Finishing touches are being made to the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institue at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, above. The facility, located on the border of Plainville and New Britain is expected to open in May.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut will be a full outpatient service center for a wide range of cancer patients on the Plainville-New Britain town line. The cancer institute, which will have its grand opening in May, will offer treatment for the four most common…

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Community calendar launched on town website

February 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER As a member of a lot of different organizations and civic groups in town, Town Councilor Dawn Miceli said that she saw the need for a community-wide calendar to help groups as they plan their major events. “One thing I heard is when they’re in the planning process for their…

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STEPS launches a commercial campaign that informs about youth drinking

February 20, 2015
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STEPS has partnered with CoxMedia to to design a commmercial campaign aimed at informing parents about youth drinking prevention.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition has recently launched a new public service announcement (PSA) revealing a statistic about how children who drink are getting their alcohol. A survey of Southington students in grades 7, 9, and 11 is conducted every two years and the most recent survey…

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Aresimowicz receives legislative award from AARP

February 20, 2015
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Laura Schiavone, left, and Janet Ferracci-Carter, right, advocacy specialists for the AARP Southington Branch, presented Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz with the 2014 AARP Legislative Achievement Award at the Capitol in Hartford.

BERLIN—On Friday, Feb. 20, State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/ Southington) has been awarded the 2014 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts to provide a more secure financial future for Connecticut residents. “I’m very honored to receive this award from AARP,” Aresimowicz said in his office release. “There are as many as 740,000…

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