Come on in, the Water’s Fine!

January 19, 2015
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Polar Plunge (2)

  The YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge took place this past Saturday, January 17th.  Many community organizations took the plunge to raise funds for YMCA campers.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Feb. 22

January 19, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Chamber hosts State-of-the-Town supper on Jan. 21

January 19, 2015
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee will host its annual State-of-the-Town supper on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The event is co-sponsored by Reverse Solutions of Southington. The program will allow town council members and officials to comment on the status of the local government. Officials will also…

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O’Hara earns Eagle Scout honors at Troop 67

January 18, 2015
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Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, a senior at Southington High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 67, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. O’Hara was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford. The rank of Eagle Scout…

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HOCC releases two Bradley TV commercials

January 18, 2015
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Football players on the field for filming of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s latest commercial.

NEW BRITAIN—From the football field to the stands, Southington football players and family members teamed up with The Hospital of Central Connecticut for a commercial showcasing its Emergency Department services—including treatment for sports-related injuries—at its Bradley Memorial campus. Both Southington Valley Midget Football and Southington High School Blue Knights football players are featured in HOCC’s…

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The Music Shop trades lessons for donations

January 18, 2015
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Will McDougall, grandson of Bread for Life chairman Bill McDougall plays guitar next to the donations at The Music Shop on Queen St.

The Music Shop on Queen Street held its 2nd annual Bread for Life food drive. The drive allows students to donate at least $20 of non-perishable groceries, and they would receive a free 30 minute lesson. A dozen local families jumped at the chance. “I was hoping we’d get more,” The Music Shop owner Scott…

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Stop and Shop donates to Southington Community Services

January 17, 2015
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Southington Stop and Shop donated over 300 food boxes to the Southington Community Services food pantry as part of their Food for Friends program. From left, Chris Salvatore, Tony Mendes, and John Tuttle.

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‘No smoking’ policy in parks aired before Council

January 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Michael Fasulo was invited by Town Attorney Mark Sciota to present a new smoking policy the Parks Board has made for Southington town parks at the Town Council meeting on Jan. 12. “We started discussing this with creating a healthier environment for everybody that uses…

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