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Southington Magazine
Hello Southington! Summer has arrived and I hope everyone is enjoying this season. I know there are many folks who don’t like the heat, but I am not one of those folks. Bring it on!
We have put together a terrific summer edition and I hope you enjoy it. I was approached by Plainville, our neigh- bor to the north, about their 150 year anniversary. They think the Southington Magazine is outstanding and hoped we could mention their anniversary. You’ll find a spread inside with information about their events on July 20 and 21. We also featured a few Plainville advertisers who wanted to support this publication. To them I say, thank you!
When people from other towns ask if I can do a magazine for them, it makes me appreciate what we have here in Southington. RDS Media has ventured into a few other towns; some successfully, and some, not so much. It really takes a combination of demographics, local business, history, and town vibrancy to pull this off, year after year; and Southington has it all! It’s really a great place to live, work, and play.
As you peruse our summer edition, take some time to see who’s advertising their business on our pages. These local businesses are your neighbors. Their children attend school with your children. They worship at your churches and you may even see them around town at local restaurants or shopping venues. By shopping locally, we all support our community. It might be a little cheaper to buy online, but that money leaves town as soon as you click the pay button. By contrast, any purchases you make here in Southington, keeps the money turning over in town. This local commerce is the fabric of a successful community and I ask you to take it seriously. See who is advertising their business in our publication and please make it a point to do business with them. And to all of you who do, I say thank you very much!
It’s drive-in night at the Southington Drive-in! Drone photo by DJ Pestillo.
FEATURES:
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    It’s All About the Kids
BACA Motorcycle Club brings a safe environment for abused kids
Perfectly Seasoned
A humorous look at the town dump, errr... Transfer Station
Plainville’s
150 Year
Anniversary
Our neighbor to the North celebrates!
Southington’s Hottest Attraction
Experience the excitement of an Escape Room
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 A Vital Voice in Southington .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .10 Fabulous Recipes! .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .
Southington Drive-In Celebrates 10 Years!  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .16 Honey Bees Pollinating L.E.A.F. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .27 Fradulent Cosmetics & Anti-Aging Products .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 34 Dinner Under the Stars .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .35 Bad News for Windows 7 Users .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 36
Legal Spotlight  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Business Highlight: Goosehead Insurance .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .48 Where is it? Contest .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Olympic Hopeful .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  . 51 Where Is It? Winners .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Southington Magazine — Summer 2019
PUBLISHER
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Roger Dietz, RDS MEDIA, LLC EDITOR – Roger Dietz
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Susan Urillo Larson, PERFECT TYPE, LLC
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Ellie Dietz
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