PSHD offers tips for handling head lice

August 18, 2015
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As the first day of school draws near, the Plainville Southington Health District (PSHD) strongly encourages parents to conduct frequent hair checks on their children, in an effort to prevent head lice. The beginning of the school year is peak season for head lice.  Head lice are not something that you should be ashamed of. …

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Old Mountain Road closed for bridge work

August 17, 2015
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Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Old Mountain Road, between Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and School Street, will be closed to through traffic due to a bridge replacement project. The Southington Police Department has requested that commuters use alternate routes to avoid this area if possible, but local traffic will be permitted in this area. Detours will be…

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Showcasing eternal quality of the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd

August 17, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In an interview with the Observer, singer Bruce Lamont said the music of Led Zeppelin is the classical music of the future. And given the performance last Friday at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin 2 is right. Led Zeppelin 2 and headliners, the Australian Pink…

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Blue Knight family passes and gold cards available for 2015-16

August 17, 2015
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Southington High School family passes and senior gold cards will be available for the 2015-16 school year beginning on Monday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Athletic Director’s office at Southington High School. Family passes cost $110 and covers admission for immediate family members to volleyball (boys and girls), football, basketball…

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Ameriprise continues efforts to combat hunger with Bread for Life

August 17, 2015
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Ray LaPalme, left, and James D. Garstang of Ameriprise Financial collect food at Top’s Market for Southington Bread for Life. (Photo courtesy of Ameriprise Financial Services)

Employees from two local offices of Ameriprise Financial Services participated in a town-wide collection effort at Stop & Shop and Top’s Market on June 19 to collect food for Bread for Life. “We were part of a nationwide team of 4,000 volunteers,” said Andrew J. Garstang, financial planner. Ameriprise is committed to eliminating domestic hunger,…

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Cirque Eloize flashes their ‘iD’ and enchants

August 16, 2015
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  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I am not a connoisseur of circus entertainment. I’ve interviewed lots of circus performers. But, I can count the number of circus type performances I’ve seen on one hand. I’m not adverse to the world of circus. I just had few opportunities to indulge into that artform. So when…

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Lightning wins 6th tourney title

August 16, 2015
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The Southington Lightning 02s 12U softball team captured their 6th tournament title at the Lightning Flash 12U Pony National Qualifier at Panthorn Park. The girls went undefeated over the weekend, outscoring opponents, 64-3. Front, from left, Callie Gendron, Kelsey Fernandez, Katie Gundersen, and Alex Rogers. Middle, Nicole Greco, Brianna Pearson, and Kristen Rose. Back, Kailyn…

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Dogs need help, too

August 16, 2015
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Assistant store manager Tommy Valentin stands beside 750 pounds of pet food that was donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry in Plantsville by All Pets Club on Queen Street.

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Clifred and Doris Walker celebrate 50 years

August 16, 2015
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Clifred and Doris Walker, of Plantsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda on July 31. The couple was married on July 31, 1965 in Somerville, Tenn. The couple are both graduates of The couple are both retired. Doris retired from Southington Care Center. They have four children, Mary McGhee of Southington,…

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