Newest Fire fighter begins his career in Southington

February 25, 2015
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Jasen Zarcone is Southington's newest full-time fire fighter.

The Southington Fire Department (SFD) announced their newest full-time fire fighter. On Monday, Feb. 23, Jasen Zarcone, 29, was  sworn in at the Town Clerk’s office. Before arriving at Southington, Zarcone was a member of the Brookfield Fire Department, Candlewood Company and served there since 2009. In the spring of 2013, Zarcone graduated from the…

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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

February 25, 2015
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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

The Unico Club of Southington will hold an Italian dinner on Monday, March 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. in Southington at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, macaroni and meatballs, suffrite, chicken Parmagiano, and roasted potatoes.  Wine will be served with the meal. For reservations, call Mike…

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SFD announces retirement celebration for Captain William Higgins

February 25, 2015
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Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2033 from Southington Fire Department announced the retirement celebration for Captain William Higgins on March 5 at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Southington. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a family style dinner and a celebration of Higgins’ career.  Higgins has served the town for…

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Obituaries for Feb. 27

February 25, 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: Steven M. Earley, 48, of Southington, died at home on Saturday, Feb. 14. Carol (Kane) Banaszek, 82, of Southington, died at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 17. She had been the wife of the late…

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Dentist visits Plantsville nursery school

February 24, 2015
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Local pediatric dentist, Griselda Khoe, visited Plantsville Community Nursery School recently to demonstrate proper brushing technique to the children. Khoe’s helpers are Jenna T., Abigail F., and Max M.

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Strong In Talent

February 24, 2015
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Last Friday Strong School Students displayed their talents and put on a talents show. Students sang, played instruments, danced, and some even performed their synchronized swimming skills. The teachers flash mobbed the stage with a retro 80’s number. There were day and evening performances. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Surround Sound 7 tickets are on sale now

February 24, 2015
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The Southington High School music department will present “Surround Sound 7” on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. with a third performance on Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Southington High School auditorium. Surround Sound is a unique musical theater production of choreographed percussion, brass, colorguard, movement and marching…

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Flanders School wins the SOUPER Bowl

February 23, 2015
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Students at Flanders Elementary had their annual SOUPER Bowl Competition in late January. Volunteers collected over 400 cans of soup for Southington Community Services food pantry. From left, Flanders Principal Patricia Mazzarella, Emily Taylor, Ryan Whitehead, and third grade teacher Kimberly Padroff.

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American Legion announces annual meeting on March 10

February 23, 2015
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The Legion Realty Corporation annual shareholders meeting will be held on March 10 at the American Legion Post 72 hall, 64 Main St. Southington. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Members will discuss a proposal to modify and update The Legion Realty Corporation constitution and by-laws. Changes will be presented and voted…

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