Tickets still available for Celebrity Roast of Art Secondo on Feb. 20

February 4, 2015
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Tickets are still available for the Celebrity Roast to honor Southington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Arthur Secondo at Testa’s Banquet Facility on Friday, Feb. 20. The event, sponsored by the chamber, is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 per person and includes 12 guest speakers who will each verbally roast Secondo, who…

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Obituaries for Feb. 6

February 4, 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: Nelson “Chad” “Neil” Chadbourne, 75, of Southington, died at home on Friday, Jan. 16. Linda J. (DeAngelo) Barbera, 67, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28. She was the wife of the late Frank J.…

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Pop diva Debbie Gibson’s fans are loyal through the decades

February 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as readers of The Observer heard via Facebook that an interview with 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson was imminent, the “likes” and comments began to rain down. It was clear from the tone of the comments and the volume of “likes,” that Debbie Gibson—who gave the world songs…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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Meeting for Jr. Miss Southington pageant set for Feb. 17

February 3, 2015
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will host its annual fund raiser/ community service pageant on Sunday, May 3 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Contestants are needed between the ages of 5 to high school senior, who are residing in Connecticut. This is an open pageant. Areas of competition are interview skills, talent, and…

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SHS offers seminar for navigating the college admission process

February 2, 2015
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The Southington High School counseling department is offering a seminar aimed at high school juniors and their families. The informational session “Navigating the College Process” is designed to help families form a plan for future college students. A power point presentation about college admission requirements and admission processes will be the main focus of the program.…

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With impending storm, governor urges caution Monday

February 1, 2015
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With a winter storm bearing down on the state, a press release from the governor’s office said, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging residents to take it slow and, if possible, avoid travel during the height of the storm on Monday morning. The release also said Malloy has also directed the activation of the state’s Emergency…

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Ouellettes celebrate 60 years of marriage

February 1, 2015
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Ruth Ouellette and Anthony "Andy" Ouellette.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Anthony “Andy” Ouellette and Ruth Ouellette of Southington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church. Mary Our Queen Pastor Father Kargul officiated the mass. The couple was married on Jan. 15, 1955 at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. The Ouellettes have three children, Linda Brostowicz and her husband…

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Calendar House announces February events

February 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant Street, Southington. Phone:(860) 621-3014

Calendar House has announced a schedule of events for February, and seats may still be available for the 2015 spring computer session. Here are the upcoming events: Spring Computer Session: Registration for any remaining seats have been extended because of recent weather issues.  Register in the computer lab on Mondays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or Wednesdays,…

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