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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

July 18, 2014
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SCCA raises enough funds to lease the Gura Building

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) reached its fundraising goal and secured a lease for the old Gura Building, which it will renovate and turn into a community arts center. In 18 months, the arts group was able to raise $1,113,000 and will now lease the Gura Building for a…

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Arts campaign at halfway mark; Council approves grant for Gura Building

November 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) halfway into its 18-month capital campaign to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center, the Town Council voted in approval of a DECD Grant worth $500,000 Monday night. During its meeting, the Southington Town Council voted 8 to 1 to accept…

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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

September 13, 2013
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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

By Lisa Cappobianco Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) will hold a raffle at Pilgrim Furniture City in an effort to raise money to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center. Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA, said the winners will receive $25,000 worth of furniture. The raffle will begin September 15 and…

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SCCA receives state bond;$500,000 to help with Gura Building

July 5, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) is well into its fundraising efforts to turn the old Gura Building into an arts hub, thanks to $500,000 from the State Bond Commission. “I want to thank former State Representative Zeke Zalaski and current State Representative Dave Zoni for their passionate advocacy in support of…

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Group uses bike art to raise funds

June 1, 2013
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Group uses bike art to raise funds

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) is matching up artists with local businesses to decorate bikes that will eventually be on display in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The organization is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise enough funds to convert the vacant Gura Building into a new…

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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

April 26, 2013
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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) made the case for the planned arts center at the Gura Building at the Governor’s Mansion, during a reception that updated guests about the project and showed off local talent. Mary DeCroce, the chairperson of SCCA, recalled a meeting with Cathy Malloy, head of the…

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Gura estimates are in; SCCA is ready to begin fundraising efforts

December 21, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has completed their feasibility study on the arts center plan for the Gura Building. When the Town Council gives its approval, the group will begin its fundraising efforts. “I feel good about how it’s going,” said Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA. “People are always coming…

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Council backs arts building; SCCA has 18 months to raise money

September 14, 2012
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By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has been given approval by the Town Council to begin the early stages of their plans for an arts center at the Gura Building. After months of deliberation at the Council level that was often heated, a small committee of councilors and SCCA members was…

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Negotiations proceed over arts building; Town Council and SCCA to meet over proposal

August 29, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council plans to begin negotiations with Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) about the arts center proposal for the Gura Building, with the intent of finding a compromise amenable to both sides. The most recent proposal from the council’s Republican majority to resolve the issue led to heated arguments…

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Controversial Gura plan; Democrats, SCCA upset with Republican proposal

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council once again tabled their decision on the proposal by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) group to turn the Gura Building into an arts center, after a plan presented by the Republicans led to a heated argument. For several months, the SCCA has been seeking approval from…

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