Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2014
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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond during Southington YMCA’s ninth annual Polar Plunge—all for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event featured nine different teams made up of local politicians, school staff and officials, YMCA employees,…

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Barnes Trust awards $635,000 for three capital projects

January 24, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust has embarked on a new direction for Southington, as the Main Street Community Foundation announced the awarding of $635,000 in grants to three local non-profits. The change moves the trust away from a focus solely on what was once Southington’s…

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State making more money available for school safety

January 23, 2014
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Joined by legislators, agency commissioners and school officials at WilburCrossHigh School in New Haven, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a plan to expand the School Security Grant Program as part of his legislative agenda for 2014, reported a press release from the governor’s office.  “Providing safe learning environments for our students and educators is…

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Monday snow growing more likely, says AccuWeather

January 23, 2014
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Monday snow growing more likely, says AccuWeather

As the weekend approaches, AccuWeather is saying it is more and more likely that the northeast will be hit by snow for the return to work on Monday. AccuWeather.com reports -Astorm that has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to a large part of the Northeast will occur on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The train of…

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Meet princesses at fund raising party this March

January 23, 2014
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The second annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held Sunday, March 23 at the Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Southington. There will be free face painting, balloon sculptures, nail polishing, hair creations, glitter tattoos, DJ, photos with princesses, refreshments, and a raffle. Admission will be $15 per person. For more information, contact JoAnne Salerno at…

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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra announces new season; opens with concert in Bristol

January 23, 2014
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Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2013-2014 Concert Series this weekend. “Classical Journeys” is the title of the concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. The concert, which will feature Carolyn Engle on cello, will include: Anton Rosler (Antonio Rosetti), Symphony in C; Luigi Boccherini, Cello…

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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

January 23, 2014
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CT hopeful is one step closer to being an ‘Idol’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Amaryllis Rodriguez of Connecticut wants it really bad. And she’s closer now then she’s ever been. Rodriguez was one of 25 hopefuls given the vaunted “Golden Ticket” at the Boston auditions for the 13th season of “American Idol.” Rodriguez joined hundreds upon hundreds of future Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods…

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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

January 22, 2014
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Possibility exists for more snow Monday

AccuWeather says brace yourself for more snow next Monday. AccuWeather.com reports the next storm that has a chance of bringing accumulating snow to a large part of the Northeast will arrive on Monday, Jan. 27. The train of Alberta Clipper storms that began a couple of weeks ago will continue into next week. The storms originate…

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New Britain foundation makes its largest community investment ever in 2013

January 22, 2014
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For more than 70 years, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has played an integral role in shaping the communities of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, sustaining critical programming, inspiring new community-based initiatives and investing in the future. And in 2013, press materials from the foundation explained, it made the largest community investment…

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