The Orchards to host an open house on Dec. 12

December 2, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-5656

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Retirement counselor Edesa Ciscar will lead the event. Coffee will be served, and all are welcome. The Orchards is located at 34 Hobart St. in Southington. For more information, contact…

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Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 13

December 1, 2015
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On Sunday, Dec. 13, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David Reisner in Bristol beginning at 5 p.m. The congregation’s rabbi, Shelley Kovar Becker, a…

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Social, economic trends in CT detailed in survey report

December 1, 2015
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How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Is it safe to walk in your neighborhood? Is local government responsive to your needs? Do you need more education or training to advance in your current job? These are some of the more than 100 questions that nearly 17,000 representative residents answered as part…

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Grabbing the gold

December 1, 2015
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SP Briefs - Triathlon 3

Tyler Grabowski, 10, recently completed his seventh race in the 2015 kids triathlon season. Each race typically consists of 100 yards swimming, four miles biking, and one half mile running. Grabowski placed in the top 10 in every race and won three of his seven races, including victories at the New England Kids Triathlon in…

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Babina is December artist at The Orchards

December 1, 2015
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“The Florence Griswold House,” by Jay Babina.

Jay Babina is the December artist of the month at The Orchards in Southington. Through Dec. 29, visitors are invited to view his show, “Expressions, Images and Journeys.” Babina, a practicing graphic designer and illustrator, has over 50 years of experience. He is currently involved with eight art organizations throughout Connecticut, which leads him into…

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Missionary shares inspirational message at First Baptist Church

December 1, 2015
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Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, American Baptist missionary, left, greets the congregation on Nov. 1 with the Rev. Sharon Holt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Southington.

Rev. Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, an American Baptist Churches USA missionary, made a stop on Sunday, Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Southington during her New England tour. Gonzalez-Barnes, who lives in southern California with her family and serves in Mexico, has been called to an expanded venue including Latin America and the Caribbean. Commissioned in…

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Wolves win division

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC U12 boys

The Southington Wolves U-12 boys soccer team rallied to a 7-1-1 record (5-0-1 division) to capture the division title for the Southington Soccer Club. Front, from left, L. Schroeder, J. Vuong, B Ferriera, E. Schmarr, T. Gage, T. Francis, and M. Ditota. Back, Asst. Coach Nesprido, N. Nesprido, R Matthews, E. Evjen, M. Messina, A.…

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State Police announce holiday arrests over Thanksgiving weekend

November 30, 2015
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CT State Police

MIDDLETOWN—The Connecticut State Police announced that they supplemented the normal patrol force with additional state troopers throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The operation began at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and concluded on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Troopers patrolled roads and highways across Connecticut, focusing on drunken driving violations and aggressive driving. The state…

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Woman arrested for theft of ATM card from elderly resident

November 30, 2015
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Eileen Vertucci

Eileen Vertucci, 48, of Meriden was arrested on Nov. 21 at approximately 8:15 p.m. on an active arrest warrant and charged with second degree larceny and illegal use of a credit card. The warrant stems from an investigation that began in June 2012 when a person assisting an elderly Southington resident with her finances discovered…

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