New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

December 12, 2014
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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

The Plainville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night shortly after 6 p.m. at the American Eagle Federal Credit Union on New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Police said a lone male entered the bank while brandishing a firearm and demanded the the employees hand over money. Police said the male made…

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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

December 12, 2014
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Library’s Winter Storytimes program is aimed at young readers

Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m., for the Winter Storytimes program at the Southington Library. There are a host of programs aimed at children ages 10 months to 5 years. Wonderful Ones is a program designed to strengthen the development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, stories and iPad apps for children…

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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

December 12, 2014
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DeMello, Virgiio wedding

John E. De Mello, Jr and Nikki R. Virgiio announced their union as husband and wife. The marriage took place in Krabi, Thailand on Jan. 8, 2014, where they honeymooned and toured the country. John is the son of John & Chong DeMello, Sr. of Southington. He graduated Southington High School in 2002. He graduated…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

December 11, 2014
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Kennedy announces November students of the month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

December 11, 2014
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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

by LISA CAPOBIANCO Standing by the window in our TV room one Saturday morning over the summer, my father seemed as though he was waiting for something intently while looking at the driveway. After peeping out the window for a minute or two, he turned around with a sigh, mumbling under his breath, “I wonder…

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Performance listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER LISA LAMPANELLI. 9 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. DEC. 12-14 BRISTOL ‘TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tiny Tim is all grown up…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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For the latest holiday-related listings, look for our holiday gift guide inserted in this week’s Observer. You’ll find concerts, craft shows, performances, and more with a holiday them in our “Holiday Happenings.”

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Health listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. THURSDAY, DEC. 18 SOUTHINGTON LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION WITH DR.…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229. DEC. 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON LAKE COMPOUNCE HOLIDAY LIGHTS. 5 p.m., Fridays. 4 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays. Fun for all ages. Light show every half hour at the main gate.…

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