Obituary: Helen E. (Schrump) Farr, 94

July 20, 2016
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Obit - Helen Farr

Helen E. (Schrump) Farr, 94, widow of Wesley Farr, passed on July 18, 2016.  Helen and her husband were longtime residents of Southington and Ocala, FL. Her husband predeceased her in 1987. Helen, born in New Britain, CT, was the oldest child of Minnie (Thompson) Schrump and Francis Schrump. Her beloved brother Frank was lost…

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ESPN announces Little League coverage

July 20, 2016
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ESPN to Showcase 137 Little League Baseball and Softball World Series Games, the Most Games ESPN Has Ever Covered for the Tournament The 137 LLWS games includes 91 U.S. Regional Games, 14 Ancillary Games and 32 Williamsport Games ESPN MLB Analyst Jessica Mendoza Makes Her Little League World Series Debut in the TV Booth Karl…

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Foodology offers cookies, classes, and community

July 20, 2016
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Since 2011, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies has been treating customers to delicious treats in downtown Southington, but the store has also served as a place where children and adults can learn to bake and expand their culinary skills. Now, owner Christina Hart is expanding her business to incorporate more lessons, more baking, and more culinary lessons.…

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Southington students ‘R.I.S.E.’ and shine

July 20, 2016
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Camp Rise-Instructor Donna Bullard helps Alex Belanger with Musical instrument and song class

Donna Bullard assists Alex Belanger during a song class at Camp R.I.S.E. (Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences). The Recreation Department launched the inaugural camp last week, which offers Southington high school and middle school students with special needs an opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and…

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Bees take to the field at 12:05

July 20, 2016
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Bees take to the field at 12:05

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to end losing streak as they take on Barnstormers in doubleheader today! First game starts at 12:05PM! Series: Lancaster took the opener game of the four-game series last night 12-2. After today’s doubleheader (with game one starting at 12:05 and the second game beginning at 6:35), the…

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‘Pokémon Go’ draws visitors to the rail trail

July 20, 2016
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Molly Virello of the library gives pointers to Sophie Shugru (9) and her Mom Jean

“Pokémon Go” is generating a lot of discussion. People seem to be polarized on the issue, but it’s hard to deny that it’s drawing locals outdoors this summer. Earlier this week, we spotted a number of kids and parents exploring the Southington rail trail and the virtual world in search of wild Pokémon, PokéStops and…

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Southington meeting listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB. 9:45 a.m. to noon on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Starts with a presentation at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 11 a.m. Guest ($3) are always welcome. RSVP: zickfield63@cox.net. SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 7:30 p.m. on the 4th…

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Southington kids’ listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 2016
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THURSDAY, JULY 28 SOUTHINGTON BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to noon, at the Southington Youth Services Dept., 196 North Main St. (Municipal Center). Open to Southington residents 12 and over. Limited space. Cost is $45. (860) 276-6281. MONDAY, AUG. 15 SOUTHINGTON BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to noon, at the Southington Youth Services Dept., 196…

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Southington Music listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 2016
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THURSDAY, JULY 28 SOUTHINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Bring a lawn chair. The second concert in the Southington Care Center Summer Concert Series will feature Paul Milliard. THURSDAY, AUG. 25 SOUTHINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southington Care…

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