Obituaries for the Dec. 4 edition

December 2, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: F. Jay Martin Jr., 76, of Southington and Naples, Fla., died on Wednesday, Nov. 25. He was married to Barbara (Mulligan) Martin for 56 years. Julie Ann Schneider, 40, of Southington, died on Nov. 26…

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Fire Report for the Dec. 4 edition

December 2, 2015
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 37 incidents from Monday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Nov. 30: Monday, Nov. 23 10:01:30 a.m., 68 Village Rd., Public service 3:48:03 p.m., 29 DePaolo Dr./ Economy Spring, Smoke detector activation 4:23:08 p.m., 29 DePaolo Dr./ Economy Spring, Smoke detector activation 8:15:16 p.m., Hamlin Brook Pass and Winding Ridge,…

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Police Blotter for the Dec. 4 edition

December 2, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Tuesday, Nov. 24: James Allen, 27, of 104 Russ St., Hartford, was arrested on Nov. 18 for simple trespassing, disorderly conduct, and sixth degree larceny. Kurt H. Kilbourn, 42, of 43 Robindale Dr., Southington, was arrested on Nov. 18 for three counts…

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The Orchards to host an open house on Dec. 12

December 2, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-5656

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Retirement counselor Edesa Ciscar will lead the event. Coffee will be served, and all are welcome. The Orchards is located at 34 Hobart St. in Southington. For more information, contact…

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Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 13

December 1, 2015
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On Sunday, Dec. 13, the greater Bristol Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David Reisner in Bristol beginning at 5 p.m. The congregation’s rabbi, Shelley Kovar Becker, a…

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Social, economic trends in CT detailed in survey report

December 1, 2015
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How happy are you? Have you seen a dentist lately? Is it safe to walk in your neighborhood? Is local government responsive to your needs? Do you need more education or training to advance in your current job? These are some of the more than 100 questions that nearly 17,000 representative residents answered as part…

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Grabbing the gold

December 1, 2015
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SP Briefs - Triathlon 3

Tyler Grabowski, 10, recently completed his seventh race in the 2015 kids triathlon season. Each race typically consists of 100 yards swimming, four miles biking, and one half mile running. Grabowski placed in the top 10 in every race and won three of his seven races, including victories at the New England Kids Triathlon in…

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Babina is December artist at The Orchards

December 1, 2015
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“The Florence Griswold House,” by Jay Babina.

Jay Babina is the December artist of the month at The Orchards in Southington. Through Dec. 29, visitors are invited to view his show, “Expressions, Images and Journeys.” Babina, a practicing graphic designer and illustrator, has over 50 years of experience. He is currently involved with eight art organizations throughout Connecticut, which leads him into…

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Missionary shares inspirational message at First Baptist Church

December 1, 2015
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Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, American Baptist missionary, left, greets the congregation on Nov. 1 with the Rev. Sharon Holt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Southington.

Rev. Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, an American Baptist Churches USA missionary, made a stop on Sunday, Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Southington during her New England tour. Gonzalez-Barnes, who lives in southern California with her family and serves in Mexico, has been called to an expanded venue including Latin America and the Caribbean. Commissioned in…

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