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Editorial: 2016 Candidates take note

September 24, 2016
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Every year, The Observer offers the candidates an opportunity to address the issues—based on questions we have crafted—for the benefit of the readers. Typically, we address our offer privately to the candidates, either directly or through the local party chiefs, but during state campaigns this process has proven hit or miss. This year, we are…

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Local hikers tackle the Grand Canyon to benefit cancer research

September 28, 2016
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Southington natives Jed Goski, Nichola Dutcher and nine colleagues will be volunteering and hiking across the Grand Canyon to raise money and awareness for Brain Cancer Research. They will cross alongside those affected by brain cancer with the 3,000 Miles to a Cure organization. They…

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Apple Harvest Festival kicks off with Queen’s coronation

September 28, 2016
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The 2016 Apple Harvest Festival is officially underway as Carson Steifel, above, was named as the this year’s Apple Harvest Festival Queen during the Apple Harvest Gala at the Aqua Turf Club on Thursday, Sept. 22. The annual event kicks off the fall festival. Opening…

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New Orleans Suspects have come into their own

September 28, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes a musical busman’s holiday for a group of musicians with homes in prominent bands sounds like it’s merely a diversion to fill time between projects. Other times, it feels like a record company’s marketing effort – a musical Fantasy…

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Senior listings, starting Sept. 30

September 28, 2016
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TUESDAY, OCT. 4 PLAINVILLE VETERAN’S COFFEE HOUR. 10:30 a.m. Veterans can learn about benefits, entitlements and services, aid and attendance, service connected disabilities and means testing, presumptive diseases, missing military medals, and the Connecticut medal, military burial/military honors, other services or issues. Conducted by Wayne…

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Southington meeting listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB. 9:45 a.m. to noon on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Starts with a presentation at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 11 a.m. Guest ($3) are always welcome.…

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Southington kids’ listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 SOUTHINGTON KINDERGARTEN READINESS WORKSHOP – LANGUAGE ARTS. 6:30 p.m., at Hatton Elementary School media center, 50 Spring Lake Rd. Presented by The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington and Stephanie Lawlor, SPS English/Language Arts Coordinator. No charge. Registration required. www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/events/ OCT. 15, 29,…

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Southington arts and crafts listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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OCT. 1 thru OCT. 9 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY CRAFT FAIR. During both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival at the American Legion hall, 66 Main St. Crafters will be located in the upstairs hall of the American Legion. Tables still available. Call Rachel at…

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Southington health listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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TUESDAY, OCT. 4 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. THURSDAY, OCT. 6 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Offered by…

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Southington support group listings for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON AL-ANON. Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 114 Main St., Southington. Park in left lot, go through double doors. Meeting in Room 203. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut,…

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