Posts Tagged ‘ Mary DeCroce ’

Chamber names community awards recipients for April 25 dinner

April 2, 2015
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Southington Chamber (web)

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its community awards to be presented at the organization’s 77th annual dinner/meeting on Saturday, April 25 at the Aqua Turf. Ron Serafino, Dan Prus, Mary DeCroce, Mike Drury, and Karen Bobik will be honored, along with chamber awards for corporate…

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Arts dominate festival’s second weekend

October 15, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Apple themed eating contests are a big part of the Apple Harvest Festival. Above, Nick Rappi tears into an apple pie during a contest.
For more festival photos, see page 19.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Harvest the Arts, which encompasses the second weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival, featured a wide range of art including pottery, paintings, photographs, poetry and much more. There was also an interactive light arts show called Light Artists Making Places. Southington Community Cultural Arts President Mary DeCroce, who is in…

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DeCroce to be honored at Leading Ladies lunch

October 10, 2014
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Mary DeCroce

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Mary DeCroce will be honored as the 2014 Leading Ladies Award Receipt at their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club. Donna Ayer, from the Leading Ladies, said that DeCroce’s success as president of the Southington Community Cultural Arts in securing the Gura Building for a…

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Winter wonderland takes shape

December 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Local artist Mary DeCroce puts the finishing touches on a window display at a Center Street business.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local artist Mary DeCroce walked down Center Street recently with a sigh of relief and a sense of pride as she glanced at the ten windows of vacant buildings decorated with winter art, including the building that once housed Mainely Seafood. DeCroce started the winter art project several weeks ago…

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Center Street to have Winter Wonderland theme

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season approaching, the windows of vacant buildings on Center Street will soon show off their festive side with art work created by local artist Mary DeCroce and other artists. The idea originated from Economic Development Coordinator Lou Perillo, who wanted to showcase the vacant buildings to prospective…

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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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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

November 9, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
A koi fish mural decorates the side outer wall of Vanity Rites Tattoo & Body Art Studio on Center Street. Several artists, led my Mary DeCroce, painted the mural over the summer.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Jo Rapisarda, the owner of , wanted to incorporate the arts into the side of her business wall outdoors on Center Street, she did not know how she would approach the project at first. “The wall was vacant, and I wanted to incorporate the arts into the community,” said…

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Local teens bring books to life

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A group of local tweens and teens, under the instruction of Mary DeCroce, a local artist, created a mural that brings children’s books to life. Six middle school and high school girls created the multimedia collage using painted faux finishes, paper and art objects on a pressed board during a…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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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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