No-kill animal shelter seeking donations

July 1, 2015
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Almost Home, a no-kill animal rescue and shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, located at 311D East St.,  Plainville– (860)519-8592– is in need of the following items: PP pads, dry dog food (Purina one- chicken and rice and canned food), cat food– both dry and canned, treats, toys (large and small) beds, heating pads,…

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Free admission for military families at Carousel Museum for July 4

July 1, 2015
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Over the 4th of July weekend, the New England Carousel Museum, a Blue Star Museum, is providing free admission to military service professionals and their families. Each free admission includes one free ride on the indoor carousel and additional rides are only $1! The museum is closed on July 4. For more information, contact the…

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Candlelight vigil on Friday for victims of South Carolina shooting

July 1, 2015
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A candlelight vigil will be held on Friday, July 3 to honor the nine victims of the Charleston, S.C. shooting. The event, sponsored by the Connecticut Sikh Association at Guru Nanak Darbar, is being held on their grounds at 1610 West St. in Southington. The vigil is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. The shooting occurred on…

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Luke Florian joins Acts 4 Ministry board

June 30, 2015
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Luke Florian of Southington, an entrepreneur, author and real estate investor in the Connecticut tri-state area and Florida, has been named to the board of directors of the non-denominational, non-profit Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. in Waterbury.

WATERBURY—The board of directors of Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational, non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Waterbury region, has welcomed a new member, Luke Florian of Southington, an entrepreneur, author and real estate investor in the Connecticut tri-state area and Florida. “As the owner of Freedom Enterprise Holdings LLC, which purchases apartment buildings and…

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Knight trio named all-conference in the CCC

June 30, 2015
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A trio of Blue Knight players made the cut when the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) named the 2015 all-conference boys volleyball team. From left, Adam Brush, Mark Horanzy, and Tom DelBuono were recognized for their efforts in 2015.

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Italian Fest announces homemade wine contest registration

June 30, 2015
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Registration is underway for the eight annual Homemade Wine Contest. The annual contest his held as part of the Southington Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO. The festival will take place July 24 to July 26 on the lower portion of Center Street, and the wine contest will take place…

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Netting funds for SCS food pantry

June 30, 2015
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The Southington High School student council raised over $409 during a nine-team, student vs. staff volleyball tournament at the local high school. Proceeds were donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry which feeds over 70 local families each day. From left, SCS Assistant Director Mark Fazzolari, SHS students Ally Schroeder and Emily Mankus, and…

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Montana is the July artist at The Orchards

June 30, 2015
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"Railroad Station in Milldale" by Maria Montana

Maria Montana, of Milldale, will be exhibiting paintings from July 1 to July 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington. The title of her show is “Pot Pourri.” She was born in Pontelandolfo, Italy and came to America, when she was 12 years old, to join her father who was in the U.S.…

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Southington children’s librarians honored

June 29, 2015
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Southington librarians Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski are this year's recipients of the Faith Hektoen Award.

Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski, Children’s Librarians at Southington Library and Museum, were recently named as the recipients of the 2015 Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding children’s library programs. The Faith Hektoen Award is presented annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that…

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