Obituary: Edward P. Surveski, 88

June 7, 2016
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Edward P. Surveski, 88, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home. He had been the loving husband of Pauline (Plawecki) Surveski for 64 years. Born in Southington on January 5, 1928 to the late Peter and Mary (Shurack) Surveski, he had been a lifelong Southington…

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Obituary: Edward F. Kloczko, 92

June 7, 2016
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Edward F. Kloczko, 92, of Southington, died on Monday, June 6 at Cheshire Regional Rehab Center. He was born in Southington on Jan. 29, 1924 to the late Benjamin (Bronislaw) and Mary (Kasparewicz) Kloczko. He was a lifelong resident of Southington. He attended schools in Southington and Wilcox Vocational School in Meriden. He joined the…

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‘Ben Was Here’ promotes the arts

June 7, 2016
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Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) executive director Mary DeCroce accepts a $2,500 donation from Cristin Buckley of the Benjamin Buckley Memorial Foundation (BBMF). BBMF was created in memory of Ben Buckley, who died on Jan. 23, 2014, from an asthma attack at his home. The “Ben Was Here” initiative allows Ben’s family to spread awareness…

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Class of ‘46 celebrates 70th reunion

June 7, 2016
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The Lewis High School Class of 1946 celebrated their 70th high school reunion at a dinner in the banquet room of Southington Country Club’s Back Nine Restaurant on Thursday, May 20. The youngest of the group is a chipper 87 years old.

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Obituary: Joshua J. Lewkewich, 30

June 6, 2016
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Joshua J. Lewkewich, 30, of Southington passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in Florida. He was born on May 12, 1986 in Hartford, son of John and Judith (McEntee) Lewkewich. Joshua was a St. Paul’s Catholic High School graduate, Class of 2005, playing on the ice hockey team for 4 years. He went…

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Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Lackey Liacone

June 6, 2016
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Elizabeth Lackey Liacone died on Friday, May 27, 2016 after a long illness,  with her husband of 15 years Matthew Liacone by her side. Elizabeth ( Beth ) was the daughter of the late Harold Lackey and Dolores Lackey Donna. Beth was born in Southington Ct. She served in the Army National Guard and loved…

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Obituary: Gary LaForge, 58

June 6, 2016
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Gary LaForge, 58, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born in Southington on June 24, 1957, the son of Lucy and Sidney LaForge. Gary attended Southington High School. Gary was widely known and respected as an ace mechanic specializing in transmission building, and owned his own business called AA…

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No more empty bowls

June 6, 2016
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Art classrooms at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have looked more like flower gardens awash with dozens of blooms. Vibrant colors, patterns and creative shapes have taken over the classroom as seventh- graders embrace the Empty Bowls Project to benefit Southington Bread for Life. This project is an international effort to fight hunger. Potters, artists,…

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UNICO partners with Kennedy Unified Theatre

June 5, 2016
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Southington UNICO Sergeant of Arms Ron Ingriselli, presents a check for $250 to John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) Unified Theatre Club advisors Amy Perry and Desiree Daigle. These funds will be used for students to build and to make costumes for their productions. From left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, JFK Vice Principal Sue Vitcavage, students Logan…

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