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2014 Apple Harvest Festival generated $5,000 for SCS

February 25, 2015
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News - Apple Harvest

After another successful Apple Harvest Festival, members of the Festival Supervisory Committee voted unanimously to donate $5,000 to Southington Community Services. Front, from left, Melissa Ericksen, Victoria Triano, and Denise Lewicki. Back, Dave Lapreay, Tom Lombardi, SCS Director Janet Mellon, Chris Palmieri, Mark Sciota, Judy Miceli.

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

October 3, 2014
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By Mike Chaiken
Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin recently made a toy donation to Southington Community Services. Haley, center, is pictured above with Mark Fazzolari and Janet Mellon, from Community Services.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Janet Mellon, the director of Community Services for the town, hopes others will follow in the footsteps of Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin. Haley, 11, a sixth grader at Kennedy Middle School, recently donated a bundle of children’s toys to community services for distribution during the upcoming holidays. The money…

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Woman donates $5,000 to YMCA Camp Sloper

August 14, 2014
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Carmel Avitabile recently donated $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. Forty-two years ago a YMCA staffer helped Avitabile during a time of need and now she is looking to do the same for others.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A YMCA worker made a huge difference in the life of a struggling Southington woman 42 years ago and now she is paying it back by donating $5,000 to the Southington YMCA’s Camp Sloper. After suddenly losing her brother to cancer in 1972, Carmel Avitabile and her elderly mother were…

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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

May 12, 2014
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The Southington Lions Club recently adopted a shelf in the food pantry, which serves 70 families a day. Pictured, from left, John Ausanka, John Adams and Bruce Vagts.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry. “The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.” The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches…

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Bookstore helps Southington Library

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Twin brothers, Vinny, left, and Joey Petrossi recently visited the Friends of Southington Library for the first time, purchasing one of their favorite books, “Thomas the Tank Engine.”

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From teen drama to biographies to children’s series, the Friends of Southington Library Book Store sells a variety of used books to local residents and non-residents of the town. Located in the basement of Southington Public Library, the bookstore offers high-quality used books, all organized by author and genre. Doris…

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Train depot to have new life as museum

May 24, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff  Writer The railroad line that once guided trains through Southington is now the popular Rails to Trails corridor, but the Milldale train depot is a reminder of the area’s past. Officials and volunteers hope to refurbish it and create an attraction for the many walkers who now use the trail. The…

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