Open house for Bristol TEC on Oct. 28

October 20, 2015
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An open house will be held at Bristol Technical Education Center on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. All high school and post graduate students are invited to tour the school and see technology demonstrations. Trade areas include automotive technology, culinary arts, electronics, precision machining, heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration, and welding and metal fabrication. …

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Southington Schools placed on secure school status

October 20, 2015
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

Four Southington schools in the Pleasant Street region have been placed on secure school status until further notice as a precaution. Southington High School, DePaolo Middle School, Hatton Elementary School, and Flanders Elementary School have temporarily suspended outside activities after someone threatened a staff member. An alert was sent to parents from Southington’s Superintendant of…

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Lincoln College partners with funeral directors

October 18, 2015
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The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA), in partnership with Lincoln College of New England’s (LCNE) Mortuary Science program, presented two educational seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 7. LCNE students were offered an opportunity to take the seminar classes and meet future potential Funeral Directors. Seminar topics included “Distracted Driving; It happens in the blink of an…

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Southington Community Theatre to hold Nov. 1 auditions for holiday show

October 18, 2015
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Auditions will take place on Sunday, Nov. 1 for Southington Community Theatre’s winters show, “Home for the Holidays.” Auditions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Southington Community Theatre Hall at 1237 Marion Ave. in Marion (the former Marion Firehouse). The holiday-themed variety show is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. No…

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Bob Noreika art demonstration on Oct. 28

October 17, 2015
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Bob Noreika will be holding a free demonstration for local artists on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St. in Southington. The event is sponsored by the Southington Arts & Crafts Association (SACA). The demonstration will follow a 6:30 p.m. members’ meeting. Demonstrations are open to the public and free of…

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Center for Healthy Aging releases the Dementia Caregiver Resource Guide

October 17, 2015
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To assist individuals and families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging (CCHA) has published the free Dementia Caregiver Resource Guide. “This is a great resource for caregivers, created by experts in the field with years of experience of helping families and caregivers manage the dementia…

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Letter: Apple Harvest co-chair thanks the community

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: On behalf of the entire Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee, I would like to thank everyone that contributed to another successful Apple Harvest Festival.  We are very proud to continue such a fine Southington tradition. We really do grow community pride. Despite some rain on both weekends, we made up for it…

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Letter: Reader endorses Dawn Miceli

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: Dawn Miceli is running for her third term on the Southington Town Council. She is clearly visible at many town functions, working for the betterment of the Southington Community.  She works tirelessly and listens to residents’ concerns, researches both sides, and helps to resolve the issues. I endorse and highly recommend that…

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Letter: Finance Board candidate requests readers’ votes

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: I am a candidate for the Southington Board of Finance. I previously served six years on this board. I have decided to seek this position again to bring experience and have more oversight on how the taxpayer’s money is being spent. The members of the Board of Finance are very nice, however…

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