Even When Things Are Bad - They're Good

Home Stager

Even when things are bad, they're good.  That's why I love it here in Southington Connecticut. It's a wonderful community with great people and there are lots and lots of things to do. But what I appreciate most are the schools.  I have 3 kids in the Southington Public School System and I have to say that most days, I am quite impressed with how they're run. 

Today a few parts of town were experiencing flooding issues due to yesterday's rain and all the rapidly melting snow.  Dr. Joseph Erardi, the Superintendent of Southington Schools, was kind enough to notifiy all the parents of the potential for delays the school buses might experience due to a few roads being closed.  It was comforting to be assured that our children would be delivered home safely.   

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Southington has over 45,000 residents and approximately 7,500 children in public school system.  Keeping all those parents informed is no easy task!  But they do it and they do it OFTEN and they do it WELL.   

I'd like to say THANK YOU to the dedicated faculty, staff, administrators and volunteers who are committed to our children's quality education! 



Flooding like this is quite rare! It is only occurs during the most severe weather conditions.  Many other parts of town were not affected at all. 

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Most of the affected areas are close to the Quinnipiac River 

This post brought to you by Karen Bernetti, on behalf of North Star Real Estate in Southington Connecticut.  North Star is a full service Real Estate Brokerage specializing in making your home sale or purchase as seamless as possible. Please contact us for all of your Real Estate needs 860-302-0333.


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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (10)

Jennifer Prestwich
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster - Henderson, CO
Madison & Co Properties

Great localism, Karen!  Looks like maybe the kids should have gone to school by boat... ;)

Mar 07, 2011 10:35 AM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Karen a good notification system is essential these days (not an option).  You should be tremendously comforted.

Mar 07, 2011 12:02 PM
Melissa McKinney
Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

Karen~ Great information for parents thinking of moving to that area!

Mar 07, 2011 01:21 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sounds like they handled things well.  Driving around here was slow & difficult w/ so many highways closed including the Hutch, Saw Mill, Bronx River and 9A.  took many people 2 hrs to get to work than than 15-20 mins.

Mar 07, 2011 01:49 PM
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

This is inspiring of how a community reacts to adversity.  Great post, Karen. :) Gail

Mar 07, 2011 10:14 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Karen:  Sounds like Southington, CT residents stick together, which is so nice in today's busy world!

Mar 08, 2011 12:48 PM
Jon Sigler
Coldwell Banker Realty - South Windsor, CT
South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029

Days like yesterday make us thankful for the robo-calls!

Mar 08, 2011 01:20 PM
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters

Oh boy,  I sure hope the flooding eases for you!

Checking out my blog, I am starting a new challenge and hope you can join it.


Mar 09, 2011 02:44 PM
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate


I've often said the school superintendent has more impact on our lives than a president or senator could ever have. It's great that you guys have a good one.

Mar 12, 2011 02:10 AM
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Great post introducing us to the area in which you serve, Karen.  Hope all returns to normal soon and that the damage is minimal

Mar 12, 2011 02:53 AM