Carousel Museum participating in open house day, June 13

June 10, 2015
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Connecticut residents are invited to discover – and rediscover – the state’s arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities during the 11th Annual Open House Day on Saturday, June 13. The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol will…

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Pelligrinelli leads Southern Maine to Little East semifinals

June 9, 2015
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Courtesy of the University of Southern Maine

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Former Lady Knight scorer Sarah Pelligrinelli helped lead the charge as Southern Maine rallied into the women’s lacrosse semifinals in the Little East conference tournament. The Huskies outlasted Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in the first round before hitting the top seeded Plymouth State women in the semifinals. Pelligrinelli scored nine times…

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Local meteorology student helps launch ‘Wicked Cyclone’ at Six Flags

June 9, 2015
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Jessica Stanley of Southington, center with hands raised, was among a number of meteorology students from Western Connecticut State University invited to take the inaugural ride on “Wicked Cyclone” at Six Flags New England.

Despite a loud, late thunderstorm the night before, Western Connecticut State University junior meteorology student Jessica Stanley woke up unbelievably early on May 20 to check out a cyclone. Not the weather condition that involves a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms — this cyclone was the first hybrid roller coaster on the East…

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Southington Care nurses help edit palliative care nursing guide

June 9, 2015
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Ann Minor, left, and Esther Rankine display the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” for CNAs. The two women served on the editorial board for the third edition.

Two Southington Care Center employees recently served on the editorial board for the third edition of the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” guide published by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Ann Minor, RN-BC, HN-BC, CHPN®, board-certified hospice nurse and holistic care coordinator at the care center and Jerome…

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Program aimed at navigating middle school at DePaolo on June 11

June 8, 2015
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Middle School student - girl

The Southington Drug Task Force is presenting a program to help guide students and parents through the challenging middle school years. The program is aimed at students in grades 4 to 7, along with parents and family members. The discussion will be held at DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, June 11. Activities will start at…

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Red Men honor Perlot, elect chiefs

June 8, 2015
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Red Men

At the 130th Great Council Session of the Improved Order of Red Men held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury, Great Chief of Records P.G.S. David A. Perlot received the Redman of the Year Award from the convention committee. Perlot has logged countless hours and many changes of position from the national office. He is…

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It’s music to our ears

June 8, 2015
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Comm - Plantsville siblings perform in New Jersey

Plantsville Residents, Asami and Pio Castellano participated in the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers’ Guild Music Festival in northern New Jersey. The siblings, students of the Bob Siarkowski Music Center in Plantsville, were among more than 1,400 vocalists, instrumentalists, and groups from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that performed during the three-day…

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‘Tea’totalers raise money for SCS

June 7, 2015
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Comm - Downton Abbey

A Downton Abbey-style tea party was held recently to raise money for Southington Community Services. The event, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington, attracted over 150 women and raised $1,200 for SCS. Victorian Lady Kandie Carle gave an entertaining demonstration of Edwardian fashion. Pictured is a group of tea partiers from SCS.

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Don’t drink in drive in this neighborhood

June 7, 2015
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Comm - DUI notice

Don Mitchell recently hung this sign on Sunnyridge Drive in Plantsville to warn motorists to avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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