Fitness tips for the ‘resolution’ newbies

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So, the new year has begun. You made that resolution to get fit. But you’ve never hit the gym before. You’re a complete newbie and you don’t know where to begin. Meagan Riemer of Fitlife 24/7 fitness center at 991 South Main St., Plantsville, is a NASM and ACE weight…

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Bristol designer unveils latest designs at Hartford expo

January 20, 2015
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At the annual Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Jan. 4, Bristol fashion designer Kathy Faber unveiled some new bridal gowns, above, as well as stylish formal party dresses for younger girls. All hair and makeup by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Hole in the Wall tackles stage adaptation of heralded Bergman film

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, “Through the Glass Darkly” had an impact on audiences, as evidenced by its Golden Globe award the following year. Then in 2010, the story reappeared, this time as a Bergman-endorsed play written by Jenny Worton, which appeared on the London stage with Academy Award winner Carey…

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Health listings for Jan. 23

January 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 24 BRISTOL FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO. Held by Bristol’s West End Association and sponsored by the Bristol Boys and Girls Club. Local physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, massage therapists, nutritionists, and representatives from a wide variety of health care-related organizations. Free blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, vision and body mass index screenings as well…

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Come on in, the Water’s Fine!

January 19, 2015
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Polar Plunge (2)

  The YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge took place this past Saturday, January 17th.  Many community organizations took the plunge to raise funds for YMCA campers.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Healthy Family FunFest at the Aqua Turf on Feb. 22

January 19, 2015
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Living a healthy lifestyle is the theme of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Aqua Turf. The fun-filled day features exhibits and vendors focused on healthy living at any age with educational opportunities and green initiatives. Radio personalities Renee DiNino and Corey Meyers will be part of the entertainment,…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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SP briefs - SHS Soccer team United Way

The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Chamber hosts State-of-the-Town supper on Jan. 21

January 19, 2015
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Southington Chamber (web)

The Southington Chamber of Commerce’s legislative committee will host its annual State-of-the-Town supper on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The event is co-sponsored by Reverse Solutions of Southington. The program will allow town council members and officials to comment on the status of the local government. Officials will also…

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O’Hara earns Eagle Scout honors at Troop 67

January 18, 2015
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Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, a senior at Southington High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 67, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. O’Hara was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford. The rank of Eagle Scout…

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