Have you got stuff worthy of ‘American Pickers?’ Show comes to CT

May 17, 2016
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to Connecticut. They plan to film episodes of the series “American Pickers” throughout Connecticut with filming scheduled for this summer. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they…

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Obituary: George K. Farley, 84

May 16, 2016
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George K. Farley, 84, of Southington, passed away on May 13, 2016 at HOCC, New Britain Campus. He was born in Stafford on November 9, 1931, son of the late George and Elise (Deski) Farley. George served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for Southington Tool and retired from Textron with…

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Obituary: Elizabeth C. Hennessey, 59

May 16, 2016
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Elizabeth (Chubet) Hennessey, 59, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at HCC at New Britain General. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born October 24, 1956 in Southington to the late Edward and Florence (Billingham) Chubet, she had been a lifelong Southington resident.…

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Reading with feeling

May 16, 2016
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Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April

May 16, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April. Front, from left, Dylan Sandow, Justin McMeans, Avery Cowen, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs and Fanola Dede. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Hannah Sousa, Justin Lockhart, Aidan Reilly, Emma Plourde, Kiley Cristman, Madeline Fisher, Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Justin McMeans, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs. Justin, an honor roll student, takes great pride in his…

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Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

May 16, 2016
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

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Rotary Club wins SEF spelling bee

May 15, 2016
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SEF Executive Board member Michelle LeBrun-Griffin with the 2016 community spelling bee champions, the Rotary Club of Southington.

  Nearly 20 teams competed at the Southington Education Foundation’s community spelling bee in late April. The event was dedicated to the late Southington educator Joseph Cipollini and featured a performance by the CyberKnights robotics team. Teams representing a variety of community and high school groups, and the event raised $5,00 for the Southington Education…

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Southington Drive-In announces 2016 schedule

May 14, 2016
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Southington Drive-In Theatre
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone:(860) 276-6219
www.SouthingtonDrive-In.org

Officials at the Southington Drive-In have announced the 2016 movie schedule for the seventh community-owned, volunteer-operated season. The schedule begins on Saturday, June 4 with a screening of “Grease” and culminates with the Halloween Festival (TBA). On Saturday, June 11, the Southington Drive-In will be taking part in the CT Open House Day with a…

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The fastest 2 minutes in sports

May 14, 2016
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Locals broke out their wide-brimmed hats, pastels, and pleated pants on Saturday, May 7 for a Kentucky Derby party at the Southington Country Club pavilion. Cheers broke out as Nyquist out-distance the field to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The event was a fundraiser for the Southington Republican Town Committee.

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