Collecting toys for tots

January 24, 2016
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Comm - Toys for Tots

These toys were collected during a joint toy drive by The Raya Clinic and The Mangia Faccia Society for Toys for Tots. From left, Dr. Marcus Yancoskie, Dr Renee Brown, Dr. Stacey Raya, Mangia Faccia president Vincent Nanfito, and Donald Ostertag of the Marine Corps League.

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Letter: Reader appreciates MLK program at First Baptist Church

January 23, 2016
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To The Editor, On Sunday, Jan. 10, the First Baptist Church held its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program. The theme for the program this year was, “Justice Deferred, Is Justice Denied.” Twenty years ago, the people of the First Baptist began putting on the annual program, which celebrates and honors the life of…

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Movie night at Faith Baptist Church

January 22, 2016
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Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8147

Faith Baptist Church, at 243 Laning St. in Southington, will be showing the movie, “War Room,” on Saturday, Feb. 13. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. The 2015 movie, starring Alena Pitts, T.C. Stallings, Priscilla Shirer, and Karen Abercrombie, focuses on a family that struggles under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives…

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Mulberry Gardens welcomes volunteers to assist in activities

January 22, 2016
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington
58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 276-1020

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, a not for profit assisted living, adult day and memory care community, is welcoming volunteers to assist at bingo, during outings to restaurants and stores, and for one-to-one visits with residents. Mulberry Gardens, a member of Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, is located at 58 Mulberry St., in the Plantsville section of…

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Obituary: Shirley DiBiaso, 90

January 22, 2016
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Shirley (Johnson) DiBiaso, 90, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Shirley (Johnson) DiBiaso, 90, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of late Thomas “Tim” DiBiaso for over 64 years. She was born in Southington on October 20, 1925, the daughter of the late Ellery and Bessie (Bemis) Johnson.…

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Obituary: Russell ‘Rusty’ Fields, 54

January 22, 2016
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Russell “Rusty” Fields died on Jan. 21, 2016.

Russell “Rusty” Fields, 54, passed away on January 21, 2016 peacefully at his home in Danbury.   He was born on April 13, 1961 and was the son of Robert E. and Burlyne (McLaughlin) Strom of Southington. Russell had a passion for cooking. He was also “able to fix anything” assisting everyone who needed help. Besides…

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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for December

January 22, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, Adam Kosko, Zachary DelVecchia, Emmett Vitti, Anabel Cannatelli, Samantha Kania, and Grayson Borla. Back, Evan Kwok, Jenna Lucian, Sarah Langdeau, Harshita Rayapureddy, Olivia Lanteri, Jordan Cyr and JFK Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Grayson Borla, Anabel Cannatteli and Samantha Kania. Grayson is a hardworking and inquisitive…

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The art and times of the Tom Tom Club

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Husband and wife Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth both attended the Rhode Island School of Design in their younger days, where they were members of a band called The Artistics. From there, Chris, a drummer, and Tina, a bassist, served as the rhythm section for one of the most artful…

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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

January 22, 2016
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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

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