The Rocket Summer lets the muse take its time

March 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Three-and-a-half years have passed since The Rocket Summer released its last album. But as Bryce Avary, who in the studio is The Rocket Summer but gathers musicians for his live act, explained in a phone interview, he didn’t spend all of that time idle before releasing the new album, dubbed…

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Creativity that you can wear

March 25, 2016
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Fashion, like ceramics, lays somewhere between the realms of utility and art. Fashion is something we wear to fulfill a function, whether it’s modesty or to protect us from the elements. It can be pretty or cool, but the bottom line, this kind of fashion has function. But fashion can fulfill its author’s sense of…

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Race 4 Chase program seeks young triathletes

March 25, 2016
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A triathlete transitions to the bike portion of the course during last year’s Race 4 Chase triathlon at Camp Sloper.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington kids will have an opportunity to compete in a triathlon again this summer, while honoring the memory of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. The “Race 4 Chase” was established in 2013 in memory of Kowalski, who loved to run, swim, and bike. His parents, Rebecca and…

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Hawks Landing adds U-18 summer golf program

March 25, 2016
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Asst. golf pro James Giampaolo, left, and Dan LaPorte, right, are ready to add a new wrinkle to the Hawks Landing little league golf program with a new U-18 summer program.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Five years ago, Dan LaPorte had the idea of starting a little league for golf at Hawks Landing Country Club, and a kindergarten through sixth grade program was born. The youth program has since drawn many youngsters from across the state to take up a game that wasn’t always as popular.…

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Southington churches schedule services for Easter weekend

March 25, 2016
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The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Holy Week, which includes Good Friday (March 25), Holy Saturday (March 26), and Easter (March 27): Baptist First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave, Southington. March 25: 12 p.m. Good Friday service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St, Southington. March 27: 6:45 a.m.…

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Aresimowicz honored by AARP

March 25, 2016
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Rep. Joe Aresimowicz was presented with the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award. From left, AARPCT Advocacy Director John Erlingheuser, AARP advocacy specialist Janet Ferracci-Carter, Aresimowicz, AARP advocacy specialist Laura Schiavone, and advocacy volunteer Jim O’Brien.

Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) has been awarded the 2015 AARP Legislative Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership on retirement savings in Connecticut. “I’m truly honored to receive this award from AARP,” Aresimowicz said in a House Democrats press release. “I am proud and grateful to work with organizations like AARP to pass…

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Program on sleep problems presented Monday

March 24, 2016
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Grace Lutheran Church of Plainville will hold its Health Ministry program on Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “Sleep-Just for the Health Of It,” presented by Nancy Cosgrove BS, RGSPT, RRT. She will describe normal sleep and abnormal sleep problems as well as the treatment of common sleep disorders. Cosgrove has lectured…

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Rotary donates to SCS

March 24, 2016
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On March 3, Southington Rotary Club president Steve Giudice presented a $3,000 grant to Janet Mellon and John Fazzolari of Southington Commuinity Services. From left, Fazzolari, Victoria Triano, Joanne Alfieri, Mellon, and Giudice.

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Talent at Hatton

March 24, 2016
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Etta Rocco strums the guitar on March 18 during the Hatton Elementary School student talent show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS   Click to enlarge

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