BlumShapiro Announces New Partner

February 8, 2015
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Thomas Blumetti has been named partner at BlumShapiro.

WEST HARTFORD—BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, Thomas M. Blumetti, CPA. Blumetti is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a resident of Southington.…

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Letter: Band Backer president welcomes the community

February 7, 2015
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To the editor: As president of the Southington Band Backers I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Southington community for its support of the Southington High School marching band and music education. I am thankful my children are lucky enough to be able to reap the tremendous educational benefits a quality music program…

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Financial volunteers support Bread for Life

February 7, 2015
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Chris Fry, left, and Rick D’Amato, of Watermark Wealth Advisors, stand outside Stop & Shop to collect food for Bread for Life.

Ameriprise Financial Advisors and employees from Six Point Wealth Advisors in Milldale and Watermark Wealth Advisors in Southington recently joined forces to help ensure local families have nutritious meals. Nine volunteers staffed positions at Tops Market and Stop & Shop to collect food items for Southington Bread for Life. The end result was approximately 3,000…

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Snowman submissions from our readers

February 7, 2015
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Sophie and Diane Wojcicki added a splash of color to all the white. Sophie is pictured with their snowman.

The rush of winter storms forced road closings, school closings, and municipal delays, but it wasn’t all bad. Some of our readers were out enjoying the snow, building snowmen to withstand the winter. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 7

February 7, 2015
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The Southington Lions Club will conduct its 24th Annual “Everything Goes” Charity Auction on Saturday, March 7, and the event is open to everyone. It will take place at Mary Our Queen Church hall at 248 Savage Street in Plantsville. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for registration, wine tasting, and auction item preview. The auction…

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Elks Club celebrates veterans

February 7, 2015
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Peggy LaLonde, a leader of Girl Scout Troop 64099, pins a flower on Vietnam veteran David Togninalli.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, local veterans were invited to the Elks Lodge for a Military Appreciation Dinner. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Girls Basketball matches last season’s win total

February 6, 2015
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Austin Abacherli (120) manhandles his opponent in the consolation semifinals. Abacherli rallied to a third place finish at the Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 31.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Pink filled the atmosphere in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School on Friday night. Pink balloons and streamers hung high from the walls and railings of the bleachers while pink ribbons and flowers complemented gift baskets. Coaches, players, and fans were dressed in pink to honor the former North…

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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Valvoline joins the chamber

February 6, 2015
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador & Welcoming committee recently greeted Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 86 Queen Street. Paul Armor prepares to award a “Thank You” certificate  to owner Michael Ferri. Also pictured are Manager Matt Farino, Asst. Manager Brian Buszka, Service  Technician Steve Schilling, Certified Tec Kyle Moore, Techncian Will Windecker, and…

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