Letter: Reader champions Southington’s LEAF program

January 24, 2015
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To the editor: January 5, 2015 was our last day at Leaf (Lewis Education and Agriculture Farm). I have had the privilege of working with Mark Ramsey and his staff since the beginning of the school year. As a Job Coach at Southington High School, I have been taking young adults with special needs in…

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Strong School donates homemade ornaments

January 24, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 12, more than 100 Strong Elementary School students stayed after class to decorate homemade salt dough ornaments, and the decorations were packaged by the 5th grade STEPS committee. The ornaments were eventually hand delivered by the students to Mulberry Gardens and The Orchards.  A small tag was attached to each packaged ornament…

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Middle School projects in the final phases

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Middle School construction projects at both Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools are moving along on schedule. “We’re in phase 10 in both schools,” said Chairman of the Middle School Building Committee Ed Pocock Jr. “We have two more phases after that to do.” Pocock Jr. said the project has…

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Makeup Majesty brings out the inner beauty

January 23, 2015
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Makeup Majesty brings out the inner beauty

  By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A former Miss Connecticut is finding a way to bring out the beauty in other women through her new makeup business. Sharalynn Kuziak Donlin, who was crowned Miss Connecticut in 2009, has now opened her own business called “Makeup Majesty”. “I’ve been interested in the beauty world since I…

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Purveyors of Steampunk crowd in among the carousel horses

January 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Steampunk universe landed among the antique carousel horses in Bristol on a recent weekend when the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret arrived for an afternoon and evening of Victorian-styled science fiction activities. And the gathering of this pop subculture offered an opportunity for its aficionados to strut about in…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 23 BRISTOL ‘THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.’ Part of the Hollywood At The Bijou series. 1951 science fiction film with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlow, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, and Lock Martin. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation. Refreshments and popcorn available. Proceeds benefit The Witch’s Dungeon and…

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Senior listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656. MONDAY, JAN. 26 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy will be available to answer questions on a walk-in basis about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part…

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Support listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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TUESDAY, JAN. 27 PLAINVILLE THE GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING GRANDCHILDREN INFORMATIONAL AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. 10:30 a.m. Co-hosted by the Plainville Senior Center and Plainville Youth Services. Intended for individuals raising their grandchildren, nieces or nephews. New members welcome. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Childcare may be available. Call ahead. Free. (860) 747-5728, (860)…

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Meetings listings for Jan. 23

January 23, 2015
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TUESDAY, JAN. 27 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. 10 a.m. Gregory Bugbee of the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station will speak on “Container Gardening.” A business meeting will follow. Guests welcome. American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-6975. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the…

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