Hospital opens Women’s Heart Wellness Center in Southington

November 2, 2015
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The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-5000

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) now also offers its Women’s Heart Wellness Center at the Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The center, part of the Department of Cardiology, is open 8 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the campus, 81 Meriden Ave. HOCC launched its Women Heart…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ adds new dimension to ABBA’s hits

November 1, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s Shakespeare on the written page. And there’s Shakespeare in performance. Although Shakespeare’s work is great in text, you can get a grasp of its poetry and the plot, it doesn’t truly come alive until it’s on stage. A great director blessed with great actors can help the audience understand…

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Letter: Officer’s family thanks readers for their support

October 31, 2015
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To the editor: The family of Michael Shanley would like to thank those that attended the celebration of the naming of the I-84 Westbound bridge at Exit 32 in Mike’s honor.   Special gratitude to John DeMello for initiating the idea and State Rep. Dave Zoni for submitting it through legislation. We are humbled by this…

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Letter: Team Lauryn thanks the community

October 31, 2015
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To the editor: This year’s Lauryn E. Ossola SHS Swim and Dive Team Scholarship 5K/5-mile Walk/Run fundraiser during the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races was another huge success. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the runners and walkers who made Team Lauryn a noticeable presence throughout the course (thanks to Doug Spain of…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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Plantsville School pageant winner collects toys for children’s hospital

October 30, 2015
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Kylie Watson displays the gifts collected during a recent toy drive  to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR The shoppers at Stop and Shop in Southington and Walmart in Bristol surprised—in a good way—Kylie Watson. Kylie, 6, is the reigning 2015 National American Miss Southern New England Princess. And the first grader at Plantsville Elementary School recently held a toy drive to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kylie stood…

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A big ‘Deal’ for a big game show fan

October 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Mark L. Walberg was a fan of game shows as a kid. Walberg, calling from his home in Los Angeles, said as he was growing up he loved to watch shows like “The Price is Right,” “$10,000 Pyramid”… and “Let’s Make A Deal.” Now Walberg not only can claim to…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Fans won’t let the songs of ABBA go

October 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Even though it has been many years since ABBA has released new music—or even performed together—their infectious hits still perk up ears when they come on the radio. “It’s classic music,” said Andrew Tebo of the songs from…

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