Healthy fun for all ages

March 3, 2015
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Family Fun Fest-Rich Rizzo, Renee Dinino, and Diana Chin from I heart Radio The River-Country 92.5

The Healthy Family Fun Fest was Sunday February 22nd.  Health Organizations, hospitals, vendors, and guest speakers converged on the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a full-day of interactive activities, entertainment, demonstrations, and tips for healthy living, education, and green intitiatives.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking scholarship applicants

March 3, 2015
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The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance office…

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DePaolo Middle School announces February Students of the Month

March 2, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo Feb Students of the Month

DePaolo Middle School recently announced their February Students of the Month. In sixth grade, Abby Sowa, Kevin Le, and Mason Krupinski were selected by their teams. Abby is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Sowa and received the Presidential Award for academic excellence in fifth grade. She is in the school band and played on…

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Quick reaction from neighbor saves a local woman

March 2, 2015
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When Alessandro Rodegher pulled into his driveway, he saw smoke coming from his neighbor’s home. The Southington resident jumped into action. He rushed next door, and pulled his neighbor to safety. The Southington Fire Department reported that a phone call was received at 11:11 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 which reported a fire at 10…

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Easter basket program registration at Southington Community Services

March 2, 2015
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Southington Community Services is accepting sign-ups for the annual Easter basket program. The program is open to children from birth through high school. Southington residents can sign up to receive an Easter basket for each child in the household. Proof of residency and income verification is required. No appointment is necessary. Interested parties can visit…

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Irish Step Dance at the Library

March 1, 2015
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Adults and children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Irish step dancing with the Shamrock School of Dance at the Southington Library on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. In person registration is required. To register, please inquire at the Children’s Services Desk or call (860) 628-0947, Ext. 3 for more…

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Summit needs new and used iPods for new music and memory program

February 28, 2015
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The Summit at Plantsville is seeking new and used iPods and headsets to be used for an upcoming music and memory program. The Summit, a Health Care and Rehabilitation Center managed by Athena Health Care Systems, is in the process of developing a Music and Memory program, and will use the donated iPods to develop…

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Letter: Finance Vice Chair urges public to get involved with the budget

February 28, 2015
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To the editor: If you have an interest in national politics as I do, this is an exciting time. With no incumbent heading into the 2016 presidential election, candidates from both sides of the aisle will soon begin crowding the field, and the debates, primaries and endless media coverage will give every Southington voter much…

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Proposal to name I-84 bridge in memory of a Southington officer

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER State Rep. David Zoni is hoping to honor Lieutenant Michael Shanley, a Southington police officer who passed away last fall, by naming a local bridge in memory of Shanley. Zoni proposed renaming the westbound bridge at exit 32 on I-84 at Queen St. name after the former detective. According to a…

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