Jr. Miss Southington pageant plans meeting on March 16

March 4, 2016
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Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is hosting its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. An informal meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at the Southington YMCA. Areas of competition include interview skills, talent, and evening wear/ onstage questions. Ages are 5 to 18. A $500 scholarship is…

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Talking about women, men… and art

March 4, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The event is called Support Women Artists Now Day or SWAN Day. According to the website of the national organization WomenArts.org, the event – which will be held locally on March 5—“is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.” The event begs the question,…

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Carousel in Hartford to close for week starting March 27

March 3, 2016
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The carousel at Bushnell Park will be closed for maintenance for one week, starting on Sunday, March 27. The carousel, which is managed by the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, will resume operations on Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m., and will be open for normal business hours throughout the year. Hours of operation…

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Entries sought for Amateur Art Exhibit

March 3, 2016
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The third annual Amateur Art Exhibit will again be held at the Plainville Library during the month of April. All area artists are welcome to participate and share their art with the community. The show will start April 1 and run until April 28. A reception is also planned. There is a one-time $5 fee…

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Princess Meet and Greet on May 7, tickets available now

March 3, 2016
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A Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be face painting, nail and hair stations, glitter tattoos, balloonists, feather hair extensions, DJ services, photos with all the princesses (photographer on premises), light refreshments, many costumed characters, raffle gifts, reasonably priced items for sale.…

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SHS students ‘Train for Tomorrow’ with local health care professionals

March 3, 2016
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Jasdeep Khalsa, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, addresses a group of SHS students at a chamber event.

By TAYLOR HARTZ and TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF WRITER More than 100 Southington High School students took the opportunity to learn more about careers in medicine last week, through the Chamber of Commerce’s Training for Tomorrow program. The program, which has partnered with SHS for years to help secure local internships for students, took a different approach this…

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Obituary: Newton J. Stevens, 84

March 3, 2016
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Newton J. Stevens, 84, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

Newton J. Stevens, 84, of Southington passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at HOCC at New Britain General.  He was the husband of Mary Stevens for 57 years. He was born on July 4, 1931 in Richford, VT, the son of the late John Stevens and Hazel Stevens Lumbra. He was a US Army…

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Gymnasts fall short of 4th straight title

March 2, 2016
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Taryn Meenan finishes with a flourish at the Class L Championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights’ (134.45) three year state title streak came to an end when they finished as runner-ups to Greenwich (140.425) at the Class L state meet at Pomperaug High School on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Knights, ranked fourth in the state with a 135.85 scoring average, came into the state…

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SAT is now free and part of the state curriculum

March 2, 2016
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Testing

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On March 2, Southington High School (SHS) juniors completed the first mandatory SAT examination. The SAT has replaced the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) as the annual examination for students across the state. The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver request in Aug. 2015, allowing the SAT, a common requirement for college…

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