Council selects a Commodity manager to fight energy costs

February 19, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council has approved to hire Titan Energy as a commodity manager to evaluate the town’s energy expenses, and this position will be equally funded by the Board of Education (BOE) and Board of Finance (BOF). As the commodity manager, Town Manager Garry Brumback said that the company will…

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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

February 18, 2015
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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

Mark Meade, left, and Samantha Martins, right, hand out Valentine’s Day gifts on Friday, Feb. 13 as part of a STEPS initiative. A number of STEPS members distributed lollipops with a mix of anti-drug slogans and other positive messages to SHS freshman during lunch periods at the high school. Photo by JOHN GORALSKI

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Obituaries for Jan. 20

February 18, 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: Esther Rustico, 96, of New Britain, widow of Joseph “Putts” Rustico, died on Friday, Feb. 13, one day before her 97th birthday, at Apple Rehab in Plainville. Julia Caroline Sharp, 81, of Southington, died on…

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Sunday

February 18, 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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United Way will recognize stars at March 19 dinner

February 16, 2015
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The United Way of Southington will hold its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19 at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The 2015 event will feature a dinner, live auction, and presentation of the “Southington Stars” community service awards. The fun-filled evening, themed An Evening in the Stars, will include characters and…

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Local youth take action to support Bread for Life

February 15, 2015
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Lauren Marziarz, left, and her daughter, Lindsay, deliver chocolate covered pretzels to the Bread for Life kitchen.

  Southington youth continue to be active in showing their support for Bread for Life and the people it serves. Initiatives during the recent holiday season included food collections and baking special treats. According to a press release from Bread for Life, there were at least three holiday projects supported by local youth. Flanders Elementary…

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Nicole Baker returns from research project in South Africa

February 15, 2015
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WORCESTER, Mass.—Nicole Baker of Southington, a junior majoring in biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in South Africa. The project was titled WaSH-UP Sustainable Livelihoods and Business Operations. At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to…

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Housman, Stolfi wedding

February 15, 2015
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Daria Housman married Andrew Stolfi on Sept. 6, 2014 at the Guilford Yacht Club.

Daria Housman, of Norwalk, and Andrew Stolfi, of Norwalk, were married on Sept. 6, 2014 at the Guilford Yacht Club. J. Paul Vance Jr. officiated. The reception was also held at the Guilford Yacht Club. The bride is the daughter of John and Judi Housman of Southington, and the groom is the son of Andrew…

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Jane White is the February artist at Paul Gregory’s Bistro

February 15, 2015
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The Green Boat (1)

Jane M. White, of Southington is the February featured artist at Paul Gregory’s Bistro Restaurant, which is located at 148 Center Street in Southington. White will be exhibiting watercolors and pastel landscapes, including “The Green Boat,” above, which depict places she has traveled to. White is also the Manager of The Gallery at The Orchards.…

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