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Education foundation to hold annual gala

October 6, 2014
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Education foundation to hold annual gala

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) will host its sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf. Foundation Chairman Jan Galati said this is the SEF’s largest fundraiser of the year. “It’s an event for supporters of the foundation and when…

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Annual donation drive has begun

October 5, 2014
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Annual donation drive has begun

By Ed Harris Editor The fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive for the town starts this week and runs through the end of the month. The drive, originally started in 1999 by Nicole Roy of Hot Tans Salon, has grown every year. “The first two years was just us,” Roy said. Now, 23…

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Serial Koeller; Jim Koeller was deadly on the Southington mound

October 4, 2014
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Serial Koeller; Jim Koeller was deadly  on the Southington mound

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim Koeller’s shadow seemed to strike fear in the hearts of batters when the hard-throwing big man took the mound in 1976. Just to foul off a fastball was reason to celebrate. Koeller was as good as anybody that’s ever set foot on a Southington mound, and every credible short…

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Apple Harvest Festival shut down due to weather

October 4, 2014
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  Officials have decided to close the Apple Harvest Festival today, due to inclement weather. The officials will decide by 2 p.m. if the festival is too open this evening, at 5 p.m. Tonight’s scheduled fireworks are rescheduled for next Saturday. Today’s bed races, set to make their return following a hiatus, will be rescheduled…

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Wolves are returning to Southington

October 4, 2014
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Wolves are returning to Southington

By Ed Harris Editor The wolves are returning to Southington later this month and it could be one of the final times they visit the area. The wolves are part of the Ambassador Wolf Program. “This is their retirement tour,” said Ruth Stanley, a local volunteer with the group. Stanley said that Mission: Wolf, the…

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Hockey wins 2 of 3; Lady Knights continue their torrid pace

October 3, 2014
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Hockey wins 2 of 3; Lady Knights continue their torrid pace

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nestled between a pair of lopsided victories, the Lady Knight field hockey team battled to a one goal loss to Nonnewaug. Southington opened the scoring. The teams were deadlocked through much of the second half. The Lady Knights owned the time of possession, but Nonnewaug managed to steal two opportunistic…

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Swimmers win twice

October 3, 2014
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Swimmers win twice

By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle gathered his team at the edge of the YMCA pool and smiled. Southington had just dispatched Manchester, an historical rival, by a wide margin, but it wasn’t the victory that Tuttle was most pleased about. The new lights at the YMCA pool were like a spotlight on his…

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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

October 3, 2014
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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Janet Mellon, the director of Community Services for the town, hopes others will follow in the footsteps of Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin. Haley, 11, a sixth grader at Kennedy Middle School, recently donated a bundle of children’s toys to community services for distribution during the upcoming holidays. The money…

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Thunder & Lightning; Rookie running backs are holding their own

October 3, 2014
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Thunder & Lightning; Rookie running backs are holding their own

By John Goralski Sports Writer Vance Upham bounced off two defenders on Southington’s first drive and pushed his way toward the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown run. In the waning minutes of the quarter, Upham’s six-yard plunge gave the Knights a 20-0 lead. Alessio Diana broke into the backfield at the end of the…

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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

October 3, 2014
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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the season, two weeks were circled on the schedule. Coach Rich Heitz made no bones about it. If the Knights were going to improve on last year’s season, they would have to survive this torrid stretch. A loss to Farmington began it. A five-point fall at…

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