Posts Tagged ‘ YMCA ’

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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Activate Southington receives continuation grant

October 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Activate Southington has received a $10,000 continuation grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue to pioneer an active lifestyle in town. “It was pretty competitive,” John Myers, a founder of Activate Southington and the executive director of the Southington YMCA said about the grant process. “It’s a great validation.”…

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Schools offer new enrichment program; Like Learners to offer new opportunities

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the lost of the SOAR program last May due to budget cuts, the Southington School District decided to devote its time over the summer to creating a new enrichment opportunity for gifted and talented students in all eight elementary schools and the two middle schools. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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Team Lauryn to return to Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Team Lauryn will return to the Apple Harvest Road Race this year in memory of Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA Stingray and Lady Knight’s swimmer at Southington High School who died tragically in car accident two years ago. Team Lauryn will participate in the 5K/5 mile Road Race at the…

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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

September 5, 2013
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YMCA expansion includes parking lot and other buildings

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington YMCA may have more parking spots to choose from by the end of September, as construction of the lots is near completion. Director of Operations Tony Palmieri said there will be 99 additional parking spaces in front of the building alone, bringing the total number of…

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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

May 9, 2013
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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

By Ed Harris Editor The YMCA Skate Park is open for the summer and there is the opportunity for free skateboarding lessons. The skate park has been in existence since 1998 and has grown in popularity through the years. “There is no other place in town to skate legally,” said Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler.…

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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

March 9, 2013
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YMCA holds annual campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its annual Community Support Campaign Kick-off Breakfast last week, complete with stories of how the YMCA, its staff and programs, have helped numerous people within the community. Last year the campaign was able to raise $280,000, all of which was used to help those that could not…

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Family funfest brings out a crowd

February 28, 2013
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Family funfest brings out a crowd

By Margaret Waage Correspondent The Healthy Family FunFest, held February 24 at the Aqua Turf, had such a big turnout that many cars arriving at noon were being directed to park in the perimeter parking lots because those closest to the entrance were filled. Coordinated by three organizations including the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the…

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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