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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

September 28, 2012
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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Rich Heitz had circled this two week blitz when this year’s schedule was first released. With two state powerhouses sprinkled into a conference schedule that’s already littered with top talent, Heitz knew this would be the ultimate measure. Would his girls be up for a challenge against a team…

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Soccer to raise money for veterans

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A small group of Southington athletes will use an upcoming soccer game as a chance to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. When the boys soccer team plays at home on Friday, Oct. 5, guests will be asked to donate $5 or more to “Headers for Heroes.” The donation…

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Library to a host special event for Banned Book week

September 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southing Library will celebrate Banned Book Week with a public reading of passages from several books that have been banned or challenged during a special program next week. “We’re bringing attention to the fact that everyone’s favorite book has likely been banned somewhere,” said Library Director Sue Smayda. Every year…

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Successful drive-in season; Civic groups recieve $14,300

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Members of the Southington Drive-In committee took pride in a successful season and handed out checks to 13 civic groups and organizations during Monday’s Town Council meeting. With one screening left to go (a Halloween-themed double feature on October 27), the drive-in made a total of $44,417 during the 2012…

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Map to the Apple Harvest Festival

September 27, 2012
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Map to the Apple Harvest Festival

The Apple Harvest Festival insert in this week’s Observer inadvertently included last year’s map instead of the 2012 map. We apologize for the error and the correct map is listed below.  

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September 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   An early morning fire has displaced three businesses along the Southington/Plainville line. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a fire broke out in the back area of Jitter’s Café, causing extensive fire and smoke damage. “The kitchen was fully involved,” said Southington Fire Chief Harold Clark. Clark said the kitchen had jutted…

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The Leader of the Pack; Rick Black set the pace for a cross country title

September 21, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The Greek god Hermes was said to streak across the heavens in a barely visible blur. The Romans called him Mercury and lent his name to our fastest planet. In paintings and sculptures, he’s shown with wings upon his feet. In myths and poems, he’s described as having the wind…

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Knights dedicate the season to a fan; The Lady Knights show their support for their coach’s family

September 21, 2012
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Knights dedicate the season to a fan; The Lady Knights show their support for their coach’s family

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rich Heitz heard little bits of conversation during the junior varsity volleyball match on Friday, Sept. 14, but it didn’t sink in because he was preparing for Southington’s home opener. The coach said that he had a vague feeling that something important was happening, but he was too focused on…

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Knights sting Hornets; Defense delivers a deadly blow in opener

September 21, 2012
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Knights sting Hornets; Defense delivers a deadly blow in opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer East Hartford gained one yard on their first possession and threw away the football three plays into their second. On Friday, Sept. 14, Southington’s offense scrambled to a 37-0 lead at the end of the first half, but it was the Blue Knight defense and special teams that dictated the…

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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

September 21, 2012
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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

By ED HARRIS Editor Saint Dominic School has received a National Blue Ribbon School Award from the United States Department of Education. The Catholic school was recognized for being an “exemplary high performing” school. This performance category recognizes schools that are among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.…

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