Julia, Hunter wedding

January 17, 2016
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Comm - Wedding - Julia-Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Julia of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Southington, announced the marriage of their son, Jeffrey R. Julia to Abigail A. Hunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Durant Hunter of Boston, MA. A small and intimate wedding ceremony took place at the Wianno Club, Osterville, Cape Cod, Mass. on Aug. 8, 2015.…

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SVMFL collects over a ton of food for SCS

January 17, 2016
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SVMFL

Southington Valley Midget Football League’s third annual food drive collected 2,669 items, weighing 2,246 pounds, which will benefit the Southington Community Services food pantry. The drive, led by Shari Kohl and her son Dillon, above, ran from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10. Teams in each division competed against each other to be the drive’s “Top…

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Lincoln students support BFL

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Lincoln College

Members of the Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) Student Government Association partnered with Bread for Life (BFL) in a community campaign aimed at raising awareness for the local food bank. On Dec. 5, the students staffed a table outside of Stop & Shop to distribute information about the BFL food bank, the soup kitchen,…

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Fourth-grader presents birthday ‘gifts’ to Bread for Life

January 16, 2016
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Comm - BFL Liam Duffy

Liam Duffy, a fourth-grader at Strong Elementary School, made a recent donations of non-perishable food items to Eldon Hafford, executive director of Southington Bread for Life (BFL). The items were collected as birthday gifts instead of more traditional presents. “Presents only last for a short time and are forgotten about,” he said in a press…

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Letter: SCS thanks ESPN volunteers

January 16, 2016
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Letter - SCS

To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank Don Brooks and his team of ESPN volunteers. For over 10 years, ESPN has helped Southington Community Services hand out turkeys and food bags to Southington residents. This year over 500 families qualified for a holiday meal. Thank you to ESPN and everyone else in…

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Letter: Reader celebrates his friend’s 90-year milestone

January 16, 2016
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To the editor: On Jan. 7, Jimmy Aldi turned 90. his party was at his Commercial Auto Body garage on Beecher Street, and a good number of good friends and family were there to celebrate Jimmy’s birthday. Jimmy was happy and surprised. He enjoyed the company, and the talk was all about the years on…

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Electrical fire reported near Thalberg, no injuries

January 15, 2016
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Southington Fire Department reported: “On January 15, 2016 at approximately 8:30 am the Southington Fire Department was dispatched for a reported problem with the Fire Alarm at Thalberg Elementary School at 145 Dunham St.  Units from Headquarters, Engine Company 1 and Company 5 were dispatched.  Upon arrival the FD found a power failure in the…

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Prom donations accepted at Youth Services

January 15, 2016
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Kristens Kloset

Kristen’s Kloset is now accepting donated, gently used and up-to-date gowns for students with limited resources. The campaign is part of a “gearing up” for the upcoming prom season. This year marks the 10th year that Kristen’s Kloset has been in operation. They have served over 1,500 girls throughout Connecticut. Since the organization has yet…

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Steeple Players to perform ‘13’ on Jan. 29

January 15, 2016
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First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 628-6958

The Steeple Players of First Congregational Church will be presenting the musical, “13,” beginning on Friday, Jan. 29 at the church on 37 Main St. in Southington. Performances will be at on Friday, Jan. 29, Saturday, Jan. 30, Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Jan. 31.…

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