Ford receives Thomson scholarship

August 23, 2015
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Comm - Jacqueline Ford wins the Thomson Continuing Education  Memorial Scholarship

Jacqueline Ford, center, accepts a check for $3,500 from the Rotary Club of Southington as the 2015 Thomson Continuing Education Memorial Scholarship Award winner.

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Raising the stars and stripes at Calendar House

August 23, 2015
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Comm - Calendar House flag (photo)

Calendar House raised its new flag on Tuesday, July 21. Accepting the colors was Calendar House Executive Director Robert Verderame and presenting was Southington American Legion Commander Steve McCarty.

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Plantsville Congregational announces revised service schedule and Rally Day

August 23, 2015
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Plantsville Congregational Church
109 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-5595

Plantsville Congregational Church at 109 Church St. in Plantsville will resume the normal Sunday service schedule at 10 a.m., beginning Sunday, Sept. 6th. The church office will be open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, Plantsville Congregational Church will hold its annual Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10…

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Pal’s Power Washing wins the title

August 22, 2015
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SP Briefs - Women's Softball Champs

Pal’s Power Washing women’s softball season rallied to a perfect, 18-0, record to capture the women’s softball title this summer. Front, from left, Kim Swarts, Steph Kowalec, Michele Lucas, and Brandy Celella. Back, Maggie Moniz, Philein Griffin, Deb Schwarz, Liz Collins, Julie Sopchak, Liz Piper, Denise Henninger, Shawna Baron, Danielle Cranin, Chris Robarge, Laura Barnard,…

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For those about to rock

August 22, 2015
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BIZ - ASAP - Music Shop rock band camp

Six neighborhood kids converged upon The Music Shop on Queen Street to take part in the fifth annual Summer Rock Band Camp. During the month of July, the six musicians gathered to perform classic and current rock favorites in the store culminating in a concert for family and friends. This year’s rockers were Matt Luponio…

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Letter: Resident supports town’s handling of the Hatton Meadows project

August 22, 2015
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Letter: Resident supports town’s handling of the Hatton Meadows project

To the editor: Residents continue to hear and/or read inaccurate and misleading information from opponents regarding the proposed solar array behind Hatton School between Berlin Street and Spring Lake Road. There hasn’t been a “rush to push this through” without proper zoning or regulatory approvals. The Town is not “destroying the land.” The town is…

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Letter: Reader wants government transparency for Hatton Meadows

August 22, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: I read a letter to the editor in another newspaper entitled “Pursuing an Energy Strategy.” It was written by Michael Riccio, Chairman of the Southington Town Council, and it seemed to be a call for all citizens to come together, a call for us to teach our children what true compromise is.…

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Locals storm the courts for the Kataria Classic

August 21, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Kataria Classic wrapped up its second year of tournament play with the final championship match on Monday, Aug. 17 at the high school’s tennis courts. The tournament started on Friday and continued throughout the weekend, ending with Matt Wayton defeating Eric Piuriski, 6-2, 6-4, in the Men’s B Singles Division.…

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Bea Miller wants to be the girl who tells you the truth

August 21, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bea Miller’s music offers up more emotional heft than you would expect from a 16-year-old singer. On her hit single, “Young Blood,” Bea—who first came to national attention on “The X-Factor”—sings, “But in dark times when we close our eyes/ It’s a nightmare, it’s a nightmare/ When the sun don’t…

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