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Boukus heads Secret Santa Collection for veterans

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State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, representing Plainville, New Britain and Bristol, hosted a press conference in the Legislative Office Building capping off the collection for the Ninth annual Secret Santa Collection for the State of Connecticut Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill. Gov. Dannel P.

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From left, State Rep. Jack Hennessy, state Rep. Claire Janowski, Donte and Domenic Chambrello, Veterans Commissioner Linda Schwartz, state Sen. Paul Doyle, Alex Santini and state Rep. Betty Boukus load a van to deliver gifts to the State of Connecticut Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill.

Backpack collection set for Tuesday

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A backpack and school supplies collection is being held Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starbucks, 275 New Britain Ave., in Plainville.

In addition there will also be wellness activities for children.

Stuff the Bus will benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry and Friendship Center in New Britain. The bus is being donated by Town & Country.

Curiosities collection

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Plainville Public Library
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Fatima Kassim has lived in Plainville for 13 years and has been collecting things "since I was old enough to know what the word meant.” She started with various stones and then minerals and then moved on to items brought back by her mother, Lyda Cruz, who was a merchant seaman and traveled all over the world. Her collection, on display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., through February, includes amethysts, geodes, quartz, smoked quartz and jade. The geodes were in the bed of a truck bound for the dump when Kassim rescued them. The display also has items from around the world: a model of a sarcophagus from Egypt, a religious figure from Japan, and tiger statues from Africa. Kassim enjoys the collection because it is so soothing and feels like, "you are visiting different parts of the world," she said.

The Citizen newspapers collecting for military

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The Plainville/Southington Citizen newspapers will be participating in the second annual Military Overseas Care Packages Drive coordinated by Southington Fire Co. 1. The office will have a drop box so items can be collected at 40 N. Main St., Southington, during regular weekday business hours.

Electronics collection

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Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel
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Workers unload electronics from vehicles in the parking lot of General Electric on Woodford Avenue on Saturday, June 5. The discarded items were then sorted, packaged and loaded into tractor trailer trucks. The electronics collection is an annual event which is open to residents of area towns.

Pet Pals towel drive

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Photo courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 66544
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The Junior Girl Scouts Troop 66544 is collecting towels for a local animal shelter. Towels should be gently used and clean. The towel drive will continue until Friday, Oct. 30. Towels can be dropped off in the towel drive box at the Plainville Public Library lobby entrance, 56 E. Main St. From left to right are, Brigett Giantonio, Hannah Charest, Kellie Sileo, Caroline Sechrist, Isabel Lozefski, Samantha Lozefski, Caitlin Bradley, Kayla DiTolla, Giavanna Brunelle, Sarah Tomczyk, Isabella Niziolek and Isabella Bantz. Not pictured is Malena Van Beveren and troop leaders Karen Tomczyk, Laurie Niziolek, Marisol Lozefski and Vicki DiTolla.

Household hazardous waste collection May 2

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On Saturday, May 2, residents of Plainville, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott can bring household hazardous waste to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Household hazardous waste collection on April 18

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On Saturday, April 18, residents of Plainville, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott can bring household hazardous waste to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

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