Eighth grader donates birthday money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand

November 22, 2015
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Anthony Donato raised over $400 for Alex's Lemonade Stand.

DePaolo Middle School eighth grade student Anthony Donato decided that just giving his time to help raise money at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest wasn’t enough. Instead, Donato asked family, friends, and neighbors to donate to an important cause. He raised $200, but still wasn’t satisfied. When his birthday came up, Donato asked…

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Elisabeth von Trapp to sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

November 21, 2015
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Elisabeth von Trap to sing at St. Paul Episcopal Church.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host “The Sounds of Christmas,” a holiday concert featuring Elisabeth von Trapp. The concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 145 Main St. in Southington. Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired…

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Holiday drivers needed for seniors

November 21, 2015
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seniors

Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? Then, Senior Transportation Servics, Inc. has the perfect gift idea. Offer a ride to a senior in need. Hundreds of local seniors are without transportation. Help a loved one, neighbor or friend by purchasing a membership or gift certificate so they can have essential transportation services to…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for November

November 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for November. Front, from left, Sophie Wojcicki, Glen Somers, Daniel Semmel, Giovanni Donato, Abby Darling, Ami Kaur, and Kaitlin Siedel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Rachel Martins, Adam Goralski, Jacob Gius, Natalie Millerick, Chase Swain, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its November students of the month. In sixth grade Daniel Semmel, Kaitlin Siedel, and Abby Darling were selected by their teams. Daniel is the son of Martin and Jennifer Semmel and received an arts and music award in elementary school. He is part of the…

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Letter: Two Decades of Local Giving: Community Foundations Impact Local Citizens

November 21, 2015
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To the editor: This year is Main Street Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary. In September at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Main Street Community Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary at The Main Event – Celebrating Our Community Roots. The farm-to-table gathering reflected on the foundation’s 20 years as a funder, community leader, convener and advocate for…

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Town Council member thanks voters

November 21, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supported me in my campaign to be re-elected to our Town Council. I am honored to have been elected to the Council in the past and am equally honored now. I am excited about working with this Council and am committed…

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Marion Avenue remains closed after tractor trailer accident

November 20, 2015
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Detour

At approximately 10:03 a.m. this morning, the Southington Police and the Southington Fire Departments responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the area of Marion Avenue and Burritt Street, which has resulted in a road closure. Upon arrival, police found that a tractor trailer had struck a utility pole, and the pole…

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The Tenors takes Bushnell crowd on a journey

November 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Victor Micallef of The Tenors spoke to The Observer to promote the group’s upcoming Connecticut show, he explained the four man ensemble tries to take its audience on a musical journey via their performances. The purpose of the journey is to ease the stress of our every day lives.…

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Commentary: Showing solidarity is a good start

November 20, 2015
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Taylor Hartz is a staff writer at The Southington Observer.

Over the weekend our Facebook feeds were flooded with iconic photos tinted blue, white, and red. Paragraphs detailing honeymoons and semesters abroad in Paris, and photos in front of the Eiffel Tower bombarded every thread of social media. Millennials, especially, seemed to begin all of their condolences with a story of their time spent in…

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