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Celebrating 40 years of Southington news coverage

December 31, 2015
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Southington Observer

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR “Southington will not become a big city, nor to we want to become one,” former town planner Lawrence T. Albert said in the second edition of The Observer. “Through proper planning we can expect to attain an ultimate population of 78,000 by the turn of the century.” Southington was in the midst of…

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Fred and Joan Gagliardi celebrated 65 years of marriage

September 12, 2015
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Fred and Joan Gagliardi, of Southington and Florida, celebrated 65 years of marriage by renewing their marriage vows at St. Thomas Church in Southington. The couple was married on Sept. 2, 1950 at St. Joseph Church in New Britain. They were joined in celebration by their children, John and Pam Gagliardi of Seymour, Mary Ann…

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Secondos celebrate 50 years

July 16, 2015
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Arthur and Marie Secondo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 10. The couple were married at St. Thomas Church by the late Dawson Trenchard. The Secondos have three grown children, Sean, Doreen, and Stacy and five grandchildren.  Mr. Secondo is president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Marie is curator of the…

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Ouellettes celebrate 60 years of marriage

February 1, 2015
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Ruth Ouellette and Anthony "Andy" Ouellette.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Anthony “Andy” Ouellette and Ruth Ouellette of Southington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church. Mary Our Queen Pastor Father Kargul officiated the mass. The couple was married on Jan. 15, 1955 at St. Stanislaus Church in Meriden. The Ouellettes have three children, Linda Brostowicz and her husband…

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Plantsville Nursery School celebrates 60 years

October 11, 2014
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Students play outside at Planstville Nursery School. The school, which opened in 1955, will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In 1955, the Mother’s Club of Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ saw a need for a nursery school and successfully opened it during a time when most mothers stayed home with their children. Now, Plantsville Community Nursery School is going on 60 years of teaching three and four year…

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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

September 17, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Members of the Southington Fire Department stand at attention in front of the 9/11 monuments during a ceremony last week.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Members of the community gathered for an anniversary ceremony around the 9/11 monuments between Summer and Main Street at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the twin towers, to remember the lives lost 13 years ago. At 8:46 a.m., the bells of the Congregational Church rang 11 times…

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Polish church to celebrate 100 year anniversary

August 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church on Summer Street in Plantsville will have their 100 year anniversary celebration in October. The anniversary is a special opportunity to celebrate the families who have had five generations grow up within the church. “We’re a family,” said Rev. Joseph Krusienki, who has…

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Renaldo’s celebrates 35 years in the pizza business

April 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco
Renaldo’s Apizza & Pasta Restaurant is celebrating 35 years. Pictured, above, is original owner Renaldo Riccitelli, left, and current owner Chris Quiroga.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Renaldo’s Apizza & Pasta Restaurant, it has been a long journey of 35 years. Once comprising a small part of the property when it first opened, the Italian restaurant, located at 378 North Main Street, has undergone expansions, as the business grew from take-out only to take-out, sit-down and…

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10 years of ‘Imagine Nation’ and enhancing creativity

April 11, 2014
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By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Although 10 years ago, there were only a few educational programs available at the Imagine Nation Museum, the programs always have been created with the idea in mind that they would provide a vehicle that would enhance children’s imagination and creativity as they learn at the same time. Now those…

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Arc of Southington celebrates 60 years of service

April 5, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Arc of Southington began its journey 60 years ago when a local mother named Irene Desmaris submitted a newspaper article in “The News,” searching for other families with children who also had developmental disabilities like her. After three families with common experiences responded, regular meetings took place at St.…

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