A tasty scoop for Relay for Life

April 24, 2015
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Ice Cream Fund Raiser-Ms Sgnt. Amy Wernicki and Konner Boudoin

On Thursday, April 16, Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream welcomed the arrival of spring with a celebrity fundraiser. Owner Pat D’Agostino welcomed a small army of celebrity scoopers, including Ms. Southington Amy Wernicki, Little Mr. Southington Konner Boudoin, Miss Southington Valerie Voccio, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen  Christina Judd, and Southington Observer editor John Goralski. Proceeds…

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Blood drive to benefit local 3-year-old

April 24, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a Southington 3-year-old with a chronic blood disorder.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A Red Cross blood drive will be held on April 25 in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a three-year-old Southington resident who requires blood transfusions every three weeks. Daniela was diagnosed at the age of fourteen months with Beta Thalassemia, a chronic and often fatal genetic blood disorder. According to Daniela’s mother, Nicole…

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Fire Reports for April 24

April 24, 2015
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Fire Reports for April 24

The Southington Fire Department has reported the following 34 incidents from Monday, April 6 to Monday, April 13: Monday, April 6 57 Erica Ct., Public Service Tuesday, April 7 Silo Dr., Smoke Detector Activation 6 Kane St. /B, Smoke Detector Activation 655 Mulberry St., Public Service 43 Academy St. /Lincoln Lewis, Lock-Out Building 250 Summer…

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Police Blotter for April 24

April 24, 2015
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Police Blotter for April 24

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Wednesday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 15. Laura E. Perry, 27, of 6 Skyline Dr., Danbury, was arrested on April 8 for conspiracy to commit sixth degree larceny and interfering with a police officer. Melissa Harris, 41, of 138 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, was arrested on…

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Starting the discussion about substance abuse

April 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Hartford HealthCare (HHC,) Behavioral Health Network hosted a community dialogue in Southington this week, focused on addressing “substance abuse across the lifespan.” The discussion was part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, and is the latest in a series of open-dialogue forums sponsored by the HHC and its affiliates. The…

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Softball’s off and running

April 23, 2015
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Softball’s off and running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Without their starting pitcher and starting center fielder, the Lady Knights (3-0) softball team did what they are used to doing in their first three games. Win. Losing key players, especially a nationally-ranked pitcher, is huge, but that just goes to show you just how deep and good these girls really…

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Alzheimers Association sets up office on Executive Boulevard

April 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s main office has moved to Southington. The office, located at 200 Executive Blvd., will become the new hub of Alzheimer’s research, support, and services in the state. The branch will serve all of Connecticut, including the organization’s offices in Hamden, Norwalk, Norwich, and New Milford. At their…

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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

April 23, 2015
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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Being without key starters for their first two matches of the season didn’t stop the Lady Knights (2-0) tennis team from winning, especially without their leading singles player. Everyone shifted up in the lineup. Players were forced into uncomfortable roles, but the Southington squad took it in stride. The Knights started…

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SPDI donates to the Wounded Warrior Project

April 23, 2015
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Superior Products Distributors, Inc. (SPDI) presented a $3,000 check to the Wounded Warrior Project. The funds were raised through sales of embroidered knit caps customized with the Superior Warrior logo. These caps were sold in each of Superior’s retail showrooms beginning in December, and the efforts continued through March. One hundred percent of the sales…

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