Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

November 5, 2014
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Plantsville school halloween reading

For Halloween at The Summit At Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the fifth grade classes at Plantsville Elementary School visited. The students delighted over 50 residents on Oct. 28 by dressing in costumes that matched the stories that they read. The children read to the residents. The students and the residents will meet…

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Health services honors employees

November 5, 2014
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Recipients of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services’ 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards include, from left, Nancy Albino, Debra Labbe, Jeanne Junget, Anne Marie Massey, Jeff Pocock, Steve McCarty and Robin Cattanio.

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years. Longevity award recipients…

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Care Center taking orders for Thanksgiving pies

November 5, 2014
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A Thanksgiving Pie Sale is being held at Southington Care Center to support its Sunshine Club. The 10-inch pies, which include apple, apple caramel walnut, blueberry, fruit of the forest, pecan and pumpkin, are $9 each. All orders are due by Tuesday, Nov. 18 and payment must be made at time of order. Cash and…

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I Spy Contest at library through Nov. 20

November 5, 2014
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The Southington Library is presenting, “Make Your Own I Spy Game” and an I Spy Contest. The Make Your Own I Spy Game will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly and few other silly things. The library will provide the Old Lady and the found objects and…

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Obituaries for Nov. 7

November 5, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For further details look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Nicholas J. DeLuco, 82, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, surrounded by his family at home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Gionfriddo) DeLuco. Gabrielle “Gaby” Marie (Prefontaine) Deshaies, 87, of…

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Cyber Knights win post-season competition

November 4, 2014
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The Southington High School Cyber Knights robotics team recently won a post-season competition in Old Lyme. The team is awaiting the FIRST kickoff broadcast on January 3.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School Robotics Team, Team 195, or more commonly known as the Cyber Knights, recently competed in and won at the 16th annual Bash at the Beach post-season competition in Old Lyme. The Cyber Knights competed for one last time with the F-195 Knighthawk, which was named in…

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Q&A with state senate district 16 incumbent Joe Markley

November 3, 2014
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Joe Markley

Joe Markley was educated in local schools and graduated from Southington High School in 1974. He earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Amherst College, and a master’s degree from Columbia University. Joe was elected to the State Senate in 1984. As a freshman, he chaired the Human Services committee, crafting and sponsoring the…

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Navy jazz band set to perform at SHS

November 3, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The United States Navy Band’s jazz ensemble, the “Commodores,” is making a stop in Southington for a performance on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., as a part of their 2014 National Tour. The Commodores are a group of 19 jazz and big band musicians, and is just…

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Q&A with House District 81 incumbent Dave Zoni

November 2, 2014
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Dave Zoni

David Zoni is a small business owner and the incumbent state representative. Dave is a life-long resident and local businessman. In the General Assembly he serves as a member of the Public Health, Aging and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees. Serving two terms on the Southington Town Council, Dave created Southington’s first Fiscal Policy and…

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