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Obituary: Elizabeth Mary Uchalik-Gimma, 66

Elizabeth Mary Uchalik-Gimma, 66, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Bristol Hospital after an illness, with her son and granddaughter by her side. She was born in New Britain, to the late Michael and Mary (Koval) Gimma. Elizabeth…

Dementia and caregiving series at Calendar House

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is not an easy task. A free five-week series provides strategies and effective communication tips to better understand and relate to the individual with memory loss. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging…

Board of physicians hearing today to discuss medical marijuana

The state board of physicians will hold a public hearing today to discuss petitions it has received to add seven conditions to Connecticut’s medical marijuana program. The public hearing will be held at the Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) offices…

Registration begins for Miss Southington and Miss Plantsville pageants

Who will be the next Miss Southington, Miss Plantsville, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen 2017? Would you like to earn Scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others?…

Chanukah celebrated by Gishrei Shalom with gathering Dec. 26

On Monday, Dec. 26, the local Jewish community is invited to celebrate the festival of Chanukah with music, food and candle lighting. Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host the event at the home of Dr. Amy Breakstone and Dr. David…

Obituary: John Allen Lofquist, 59

John Allen Lofquist, 59, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2016 at the VA Hospital in West Haven. John was born in New Britain on August 15, 1957, son of the late Hewitt and Doris (Greenier) Lofquist.  John spent years…

Local singer gets opportunity and runs with it

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One door closed for Southington singer Erin Gibney. But another one opened, and the 17-year-old Southington High School senior is walking straight through it in the hopes of finding country music fame. The singer just…

St. Paul Catholic to kick off 50th anniversary celebration on Sept. 17

It’s been almost one half century since the St. Paul Catholic High School yearbook championed their first graduating class.  “They conceived a school… in a breakthrough of thought…,” reads the 1970 Kaleidoscope, “minds opened as the ground broke… and spirit grew.”…

Bees punctuate Barnstormer sweep with 14-3 victory

BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees set a new franchise high for runs in a game as they completed the sweep of the series vs. the Barnstormers with a 14-3 victory. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees pulled…