‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

January 2, 2015
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‘Disney on Ice’ skater has best of both worlds

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To borrow a phrase from the theme song of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” Kaitlyn DeRoy has the best of both worlds. An experienced ice skater, she gets to do what she loves by performing in “Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove.” And, more importantly, she gets to be on the…

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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

January 1, 2015
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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

Miss Conneticut’s Outstanding Teen program held its fund raising Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball at the Aqua Turf last Saturday. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN  

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Zygmunt is January’s featured artist at The Orchards

January 1, 2015
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Andrew Zymunt’s painting, “Ryoan-ji, A Monk's Mind Wanders” will be part of a January exhibit at The Gallery at The Orchards.

Andrew Zygmunt, of Marion, will be exhibiting his paintings throughout the month of January at The Gallery at The Orchards. The title of his show is “Art in All Directions.” Zygmunt specializes in portraits and illustration, but has a wide variety of interests using many mediums. Since the age of five, he has been making…

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Minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s

December 31, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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Jalowiec sworn in for a second term as probate judge

December 31, 2014
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Judge Matt Jalowiec, right, was sworn in for his second term as Southington’s probate judge. Presiding over his oath of office was Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A Robinson, left.

CHESHIRE—On Monday, the Cheshire-Southington Probate Court announced that Judge Matt Jalowiec has been sworn in for the upcoming term beginning in 2015. Presiding over the administration of the oath of office was Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Robinson.  The ceremony was held at the Supreme Court building in Hartford on Dec. 29 attended by…

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Obituaries for Jan. 2

December 31, 2014
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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. Steven J. Hillgrove, 56, of Plainville died Dec. 11. Ernestine (Levesque) Violette, 93, of Southington died on Monday, Dec. 22 at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Aurel Violette. Ghislaine…

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St. Paul HS schedules open house, entrance exam

December 30, 2014
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. to welcome prospective students and their parents. A Placement Examination for prospective grade 9 and grade 10 students will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration for these events is suggested, but not required.…

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Senior class registration begins next Wednesday

December 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., the Bristol Senior Center will begin its class registration for classes that will be held at the Senior Center. The following classes will be held: Tai Chi (Beginners and Experienced); One Stroke Painting; Strength and Tone Exercise; Tap dance for seniors; Ladies Exercise; Advanced Quilting; Beginners Quilting; Chair…

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Minimum wage goes up Jan. 1

December 30, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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