Posts Tagged ‘ STEPS ’

Wheeler Clinic helps to take STEPS against underage drinking

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over the past four years, a group of Southington parents have volunteered their time to help promote a safe and drug-free community for all children and families. Last week, the STEPS coalition celebrated the work of these volunteers, who form The Southington Parents Raising Healthy Teens Committee, also known as…

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STEPS talks survey results; Some risky behaviors are down

March 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success) recently unveiled the results of its biennial Attitudes and Behavior Survey from the Search Institute that local seventh, ninth and eleventh graders took last fall. The survey, consisting of 160 questions, helps measure social and emotional help of young individuals to show…

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Town Council approves proposed STEPS ordinances

February 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday for two proposed ordinances on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products—one ordinance will prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage customers can view them. The other ordinance calls for tighter restrictions on signs that advertise alcohol specials. Over…

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State launches new tobacco training program

February 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 2012, the rate at which retailers sold tobacco to youth under age 18 was 12.1 percent, according to the CT Annual Synar Report (2014). By 2013, the report stated that this rate increased to 14.8 percent. “I think we just hit a plateau,” said Carol Meredith, the Director of…

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Ben’s Bells at Hatton; School starts new year with kindness

February 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Hatton Elementary school kicked off their own town meeting with a promise to make the new year all about acts of kindness. Fifth graders serving on the STEPS ABC Committee hosted the event, leading other students and faculty members in the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.…

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Ordinance taking STEPS; Youth Council brings proposals to Town Council

January 31, 2014
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Matt Garry of DePaolo Middle School was just one of over a dozen students from the  STEPS Youth Council who stepped up to the podium Monday night before the Southington Town Council, proposing an ordinance that would prevent convenience stores from displaying tobacco or nicotine products in areas where underage…

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Survey questions concern parents

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington parents expressed their concern to the Board of Education last week about a survey administered by the Southington Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) to middle school and high school students. Three parents confronted the board about the content of the survey, disappointed that they did not have the…

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Southington YMCA announces 2014 award recipients

November 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier Southington resident Lisa Carroll has spent the past 25 years instilling her love of theater into local youth. Between serving as the director of Southington Community Youth Theater program and serving as a musical theater teacher at Dance City and the Arts, Carroll’s passion for the arts has shined through…

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Drive-in wraps up its summer season

September 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall nearly in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in has started to wrap-up its fourth season. Dawn Miceli, a member of the Drive-in Committee, reported that during the summer, the committee raised $1,250 for each civic group that hosted a movie night. She said a total of 13 different civic…

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STEPS planning events for Halloween drive-in event

September 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group is currently planning a hauntingly good time for the upcoming Halloween double bill at the Southington Drive-in. This is the third year that the Drive-in Committee has held a special Halloween screening, showcasing two horror movies. Two years ago, the year…

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