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Local salon owner branches out to BBQ sauce

March 9, 2014
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Local salon owner branches out to BBQ sauce

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For years, salon owner Todd Zurell brought homemade barbeque sauce for friends and family at pig roasts. Guests felt so amazed at Zurell’s creation that they suggested he find a way to bring his sauce from the stovetop to the shelves at the local supermarket. “I’d always bring my barbeque…

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The Battle at Bunker Hill; Lincoln College cruises to a Region XXI championship

March 8, 2014
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The Battle at Bunker Hill; Lincoln College cruises to a Region XXI championship

By John Goralski Sports Writer The first few shots clinked off the rim as Lincoln College fell behind, 4-1, on Sunday, March 2 in the Region XXI finals at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Passes tipped off fingers. Open shots were contested by Springfield Tech. Coach Preston Beverly motioned to officials for an early…

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Donated prom dresses are available

March 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With prom season just around the corner, the Southington community has stepped up to help girls in need of a dress. A Moment Away Spa Massage Therapy and Treatments is collecting dresses for Princess & The Prom, a non-profit corporation that provides free prom dresses to high school girls in…

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Sports injury seminar set for Tuesday

March 7, 2014
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In partnership with the Cheshire YMCA, the Physical Therapy Center, with locations in Southington and Bristol, is presenting a free seminar for parents on how to prevent and treat acute sports injuries in their child athletes on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30-7:30pm. As the spring season approaches with great anticipation, so do a multitude of…

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Trick shot tournament this weekend; Shooter’s Billiards will host the Masters of Trick Shot Championships

March 7, 2014
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Trick shot tournament this weekend; Shooter’s Billiards will host the Masters of Trick Shot Championships

By John Goralski Sports Writer Sal Conti has been very busy since he last hosted an international championship at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington. He was inducted into the Billiards Hall of Fame. He built a billiards league in Massachusetts that swelled to hundreds of players before he sold it two months ago. He was ranked…

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The final countdown

March 7, 2014
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The final countdown

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Feb. 28, Coach Evan Tuttle sat back contentedly as Hallie Altweis hit the water on her final diving attempt for the CCC West conference championships. Her score (143.1) still has a way to go to meet the automatic qualifying mark, but Altweis is only a freshman. Tuttle was…

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Gymnasts survive the fall; Knights are shaky, but still claim back-to-back titles

March 7, 2014
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Gymnasts survive the fall; Knights are shaky, but still claim back-to-back titles

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington scored two falls on vault and one on the bars. Lady Knight gymnasts fell twice off the beam and twice on the floor. On Saturday, March 1, Southington athletes stumbled at times in the spotlight of the Class L Championship meet, but they never gave up. It might not…

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Solving math problems to benefit St. Jude

March 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Kelley School filled the cafeteria recently as they received their workbooks for the annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 1991, students in grades one through five have participated in the Math-A-Thon to help children who suffer from diseases like cancer, AIDS and sickle cell…

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Construction project set for I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue

March 7, 2014
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Construction project set for I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has created a design plan to replace the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue in Southington. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, and the average daily traffic (ADT) was reported to be 81,800 vehicles as of 2012,…

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Southington native serves nation in the Navy

March 7, 2014
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Southington native serves nation in the Navy

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington native Courtney Maher, serving the U.S. is in his blood. His great grandfather served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His grandfather served in the Navy for one term during the Korean War. Maher’s brother also served in the Navy during the Operation Desert Storm. A…

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