Obituaries for March 20

March 18, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Bristol Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Roger D. Barrett, 83, of Bristol, husband of Joyce (Cook) Barrett, died on Saturday, March 7 at Bristol Hospital. David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital. Verla Ahl (Stephenson)…

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Police catch 3 stores selling alcohol to minors

March 17, 2015
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On March 14, the Southington Police Department conducted an investigation of local stores to determine if alcoholic beverages were being sold to area youth. Officers, in conjunction with the State of CT Liquor Commission Agents and the STEPS Coalition, conducted “off” premises compliance checks on alcohol sales in the Town of Southington. According to a…

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Southington Democrats looking for candidates

March 17, 2015
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The Southington Democratic Town Committee is seeking democrats interested in running for public office in the November 2015 municipal election. Be a part of out town by actively participating in its government. Please email your information to SouthingtonDems@aol.com or Call Bob Berkmoes at 860 621 3847.

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Middle schools perform ‘Mary Poppins’

March 17, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Critics must have thought them crazy when school officials settled on “Mary Poppins” for this year’s middle school play. It’s a performance that would challenge even the most veteran American actors with its need for accents and singing. It’s a production that requires spectacular settings and lighting challenges to accommodate the magic and…

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DePaolo Middle School announces March Students of the Month

March 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for March. Front, from left, Bobby Lasbury, Jon Breski, Natalia Adamczyk, Faith Kosior, and Sandra Robel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Scott Putnam, Cole Lespier, Jacob DelMonte, Betul Agirman, Alessia Ricigliano. Missing from the photo are Sam Miranda and Michayla Turner.

DePaolo Middle School has announced their Students of the Month for March. In sixth grade Bobby Lasbury, Faith Kosior, and Cole Lespier were selected by their teams. Bobby is the son of Robert and Amy Lasbury and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence last year. He is a community service volunteer, ran on the…

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Register on-line for Parks and Recreation playground program

March 16, 2015
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Registration for the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program is only available on-line. Registration begins on Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. After completion of the online process, required registration forms and payments will be due in the Parks and Recreation office by Friday,…

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Arc of Southington dinner dance tickets are on sale

March 15, 2015
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The Arc of Southington will be holding an Evening of Inspiration on Saturday, March 28, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The annual dinner dance fundraiser consists of hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, open bar, deejay, dancing, raffles, and silent auction items. Cost is $75 per person. For more information, contact the…

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Genealogical Society discusses research obstacles at March meeting

March 15, 2015
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Are you stuck with your family tree? Have you run into stumbling blocks? Have you hit a brick wall? This month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society (SGS) is a “Brick Wall Workshop” by Richard Eppler Ph. D. Advice and assistance will be offered to attendees who have encountered a seemingly insurmountable obstacle in their…

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Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

March 14, 2015
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Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER It’s prom dress shopping season, and a Southington resident opened her new local business just in time. Bangle is a new dress boutique located at 48 North Main Street on Route 10 just recently opened last month, just in time for the prom rush. “I was eager to open for the…

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