Planting Pencils fundraiser on May 22

May 14, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

On Sunday, May 22, Planting Pencils is hosting a Family Fun-draiser in Plantsville to raise awareness and collect school supplies for underserved students in Connecticut and beyond. Ishaan Patel, the 13 year-old founder of Planting Pencils, was inspired to create the charity when his aunt visited underserved schools in developing countries. Event highlights include music…

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CERT training at Mt. Southington on May 14

May 14, 2016
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Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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On Saturday May 14, the Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), along with members of the Bristol CERT, will be conducting search and rescue drills at Mount Southington. The drills will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Members will be searching for a simulated ‘missing victim’ on Mount Southington’s property. They will access the…

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Letter: Italian Festival Committee applauds downtown waiver

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: The article in last week’s Observer did a great job of detailing the waiver against the state building codes for on-the-street fairs. This waiver made possible through the efforts of our representatives Dave Zoni and Joe Aresimowicz as well as our own council people Victoria Triano and Tom Lombardi and Town Attorney…

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Letter: Reader loves programming at YMCA Camp Sloper

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: Every year in February, there is a conversation among the parents in my office (45 minutes from Southington) that begins something like this, “I can’t believe it’s time to start registering for summer camps already. What are your kids going to do for the summer?” Inevitably, there is complaining about the limited…

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Meet the princesses

May 13, 2016
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The fairy tale princesses wait for their young guests Saturday at the annual Princess Meet and Greet held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant. The fund raiser, held at the Aqua Turf, benefitted the oncology department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Southington Social Services. For more photos, visit www.CTFashionMag.com.

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St. Paul Catholic High School sets graduation date

May 13, 2016
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St Paul Catholic High School

Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Scholarship gala

May 13, 2016
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Miss Plantsville Alyssa Anderson, left, hugs her ‘Princess’ Nayoung Kwon at Saturday’s Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant annual gala at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For more photos, visit www.ctfashionmag.com.

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Digging up the archaeology of White Zombie

May 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a band hits it big after building up its audience from the ground up, it may find its sound shifting 180 degrees as it works its way to fortune and fame. If all you know of metal, industrial band White Zombie are their songs, “More Human than Human” or…

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Fish for free in CT Saturday

May 13, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state of Connecticut is opening up its lakes, rivers and other bodies of water for fishing at no charge. The annual “Free Fishing Day” on Saturday is designed to encourage residents to try the sport. No fishing license will be required for either state residents or nonresidents. The state Department…

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