Martinson named as program director at Bradley

October 13, 2015
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Comm - Wendy Martinson director of CT Center for Health Aging

Wendy Martinson, program director of the Connecticut Center for Health Aging, recently announced the hiring of Michelle L. Lavoie as the newest resource coordinator to assist seniors, families, and caregivers in accessing the essential services to successfully age in place. Lavoie is based at the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging office at The Hospital of…

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Southington Resident honored during National Customer Service Week

October 12, 2015
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Doug Haas is being recognized by Eversource during National Customer Service Week.

Doug Haas of Southington is being honored as part of Eversource’s celebration of National Customer Service Week. A company employee for six years, Haas is currently a supervisor in workforce planning, and his primary responsibilities are predicting customer call volumes based on any weather that may impact the electric system and making sure the customer…

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Volunteer opportunities available at HOCC

October 12, 2015
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Hospital of Central CT

The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus has several openings for hospital volunteers. Volunteers provide invaluable assistance and support to all areas of the hospital. There is opportunity for volunteers to provide assistance at many newly renovated reception areas including the operating room waiting area, ambulatory services, Family BirthPlace, cardiology, and Delphi Orthopedic…

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The Orchards seeks bingo volunteers

October 11, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-5656

Bingo volunteers are needed at The Orchards at Southington for 1 to 1.5 hour sessions during the day and/or evening. Individuals do not need to commit to all sessions. The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, is located at 34 Hobart St. For more information, contact Michele Korby-Gale, activity director, at (860)…

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Martin, Riordan wedding

October 11, 2015
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Brianna L. Martin and Kevin H. Riordan were married on Saturday, July 11.

Brianna L. Martin and Kevin H. Riordan were married on Saturday, July 11 at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, N.Y. The wedding was officiated by Brianna’s godfather, Dr. Patrick A. Burkhart. Brianna is the daughter of John and Kim Martin of Plantsville. She graduated from Southington High School in 2009 and from Eastern…

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Fill that fire truck

October 11, 2015
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Comm - Giving Back Girls

The Giving Back Girls partnered with the Southington Fire Department, Co. 1, for a ‘Fill that Fire Truck’ event at Walmart on Queen Street on Aug. 22. Southington firemen Andrew Chamberland, Danny Eshoo, Connor Wardwell, Matthew Currao, Carl Ericsson, August Riedinger, and Andrew Gesrard helped the girls raise 1,312 pounds of food and $406.27 in…

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Millerick aces 2nd Hole at Hawks Landing

October 10, 2015
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SP Brief - Hole in One - Chris Millerick

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12-year-old Chris Millerick, center, aced the second hole at Hawks Landing Country Club. Chris is playing in “CT PGA Teacher of the Year” John Vitale’s advanced junior program. He was playing from the red tees which play 125 yards. He used a 3-wood, and his playing partners were, Alyssa Polverari and…

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KofC presents iPods to Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville

October 10, 2015
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Comm - Alzheimer's Resource Center

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Knights of Columbus presented a gift of 30 iPods to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut in Plantsville for the veterans who are in the “Music & Memory” music therapy program.

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Editorial: Always read between the lines

October 10, 2015
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Southington Observer

We love getting letters to the editor. Sometimes it can be exhausting and tedious to fit them in the confines of a page. It can be frustrating to get those phone calls asking, “Where is my letter?” But we love getting letters that add to the dialogue. With the local elections looming, we’ve been getting…

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