SHS student-athletes honored by CIAC

May 6, 2015
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CHESHIRE—Southington High School students Caitlin Young (field hockey) and James Hoder (boys tennis) were recognized among a list of 344 senior student-athletes at the 32nd Annual CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Sunday, May 3. The local pair were awarded the annual Student-Athlete Award. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes…

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Kelley mathsters lead St. Jude charity drive

May 6, 2015
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Kelley Elementary School has been ranked number 43 out of over 7,000 schools participating in the annual St. Jude Math-A-Thon. For this fundraiser, students in grades K-8 ask family and friends for a pledge to solve math problems in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbook, with all proceeds donated to the children’s research hospital. According to…

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Obituaries for May 8

May 6, 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: John “Jack” R. Lacourciere, 84, of Milldale, died on April 28 at Cheshire Regional Rehab. He was the son of the late Royal and Louise (Scholefield) Lacourciere. Pearl Ann (Duchene) Palumbo, 89, wife of Eraldo…

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Authors to discuss their book about book clubs May 14

May 5, 2015
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Local authors Suzanne Colley and Kathleen Marsan will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss their recently published book, “Beyond the Book: How to Start or Jumpstart a Book Club”. For more than a decade, their energetic club has met regularly for…

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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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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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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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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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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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