Meetings listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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Meetings listings for Aug. 21

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Support group listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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Support group listings for Aug. 21

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings for Aug. 21

August 21, 2015
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SATURDAY, AUG. 22 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26 BRISTOL ‘BONE HEALTH.’ 11:30 a.m. Miles Everett from Bristol Hospital Diabetes Center. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave.,…

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A walk in the park: 2,000 miles in 4 months

August 21, 2015
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SO 6 Mark Silva on the cliff

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The first thing you see when you enter the home of Steve and Nicole Silva is a floor-to-ceiling map of the Appalachian Trail. Around the corner, a sign hangs on the wall reading “adventure is out there”—an adventure that Steve Silva recently spent four months seeking. Just a few months after the…

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Superior effort for Wounded Warriors

August 21, 2015
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Employees at Superior Products on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike raised $1,550 for the Wounded Warriors Project during a recent fundraising event. The company has raised over $5,000 this year alone for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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BOE candidates named for November election: Registrar will hold public lottery on Aug. 26 to decide order of names on ballot

August 21, 2015
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Republicans and Democrats have announced their candidates for the Board of Education (BOE) for this November’s election. The BOE will see five Republicans, Brian Goralski, Colleen Clark, Patricia Queen, Terry Lombardi, and Terri Carmody run for re-election, alongside Democrat incumbents Dave J. Derynoski, Patricia P. Johnson and Zaya G. Oshana Jr.…

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Local pageant winner is headed for Hollywood: Kylie Watson will compete at NAM nationals

August 21, 2015
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Kylie Watson, a first grader at Plantsville Elementary School, is heading to Hollywood for the National American Miss pageant.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR A Southington girl is headed to Hollywood, Calif., where she dreams of winning the big crown. Kylie Watson, a first grader at Plantsville Elementary School, was crowned Miss Southern New England Miss Princess Queen at the 2015 National American Miss (NAM) state pageant in Springfield, Mass. from July 25 to 27. Kylie,…

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Enjoying summer on Southington’s rail trail

August 20, 2015
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Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer vacation is winding down, but these local boys are making the most of their final days on Southington’s rails-to-trails path. The local linear park has become a destination that spans generations as locals walk, bike, and skate their way across town.

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Down to the wire: Blues lose in the finals

August 20, 2015
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Bristol Blues’ Christian Whigham reacts to the end of the FCBL season as the locals fell to Worcester in the league championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 2 seeded Bristol Blues (36-25) capped their inaugural season with a run throughout the 2015 FCBL Playoffs that reached all the way to the final game of the championship series. The Blues took the No.6-seed Worcester Bravehearts (30-31) to a third game on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Muzzy Field…

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