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Business owner organizes fund raiser to help ailing youth

May 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Amy Stedman of Southington has known her friend Carrie Cameron of Bristol for at least 30 years. Both attended junior high school together in Southington and Stedman said she knew that Cameron would always show her support. However, she never imagined how her long-time friend would give back to her…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Knights of Columbus to honor four residents for outstanding service

May 12, 2014
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The Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 will join the K of C Fourth Degree Assembly 122 in honoring four Catholic citizens who have generously given years of outstanding service to the community of Southington. The awards dinner will be held at the Back Nine Restaurant on Savage Street, Plantsville, on Saturday, May 17, immediately following…

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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

May 12, 2014
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Lions Club latest to adopt food pantry shelf

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry. “The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.” The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches…

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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

May 11, 2014
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Center Street gets a little Chic with the opening of a new store

by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From bracelets and necklaces to handbags and scarves to clothing, Chic Boutique in Southington offers a variety of items for customers looking to be their “kind of beautiful.” Dottie Perry, the owner of Chic Boutique LLC, opened her store at 35 Center Street in February. Located across from The Fire…

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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

May 10, 2014
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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

By Ed Harris Editor A few local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently gathered together to make Southington a little bit cleaner. Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 72 and Boy Scout Troops 45 and 17 recently worked together to clean up Crescent Lake. The scouts cleaned up trash from along the lake perimeter, on the…

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Public hearing set for horse farm purchase

May 10, 2014
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by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A public hearing is underway for a bond ordinance appropriating $935,000 to buy 427 Pleasant Street—the horse farm property next door to DePaolo Middle School. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a public hearing on the bond ordinance, which will take place later this month.…

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Southington brothers launch ticket website

May 9, 2014
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Southington brothers launch ticket website

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington brothers Evan and Steven Honeyman, launching their own ticket-selling website happened just by taking a trip to Australia. In March, Evan decided to visit his younger brother Steven, who was studying abroad in the “land down under.” After the two brothers went cage diving with great white sharks,…

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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

May 9, 2014
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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jill Pomposi had enough and signaled to the officials for a timeout. Fewer than 8 minutes had elapsed, but the Southington lacrosse team was already trailing Farmington, 6-1. “I told them to just forget about the first eight minutes, and let’s just play together,” said the coach. “We’re a…

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Tennis stays perfect; Knights survive the conference opener

May 9, 2014
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Tennis stays perfect; Knights survive the conference opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t easy, but it still counts as a win. On Friday, May 2, the Blue Knight tennis team opened the conference schedule in West Hartford and escaped with a 4-3 victory. For Coach Tony Mauro, it was a good measure for his young team. “It was a tough match,…

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