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Southington lights up for the holidays

By Tammi Naudus
Ashley Reed, 10, shares a laugh with Santa Claus during Hospitality Night this past Friday. The event featured the official lighting of downtown.
Christmas in Plantsville took place the day prior.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Four-year-old Jack Brinker of Southington widened his eyes and jumped for joy when he saw Santa Claus during the 25th annual Christmas in the Village in Plantsville. After whispering what he wanted this year in…

Jo-Ann Fabrics to open in Southington


By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Queen Street will soon welcome Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, making the national franchise the last business to occupy the Shop Rite Plaza. The new Jo-Anne store will serve as a one-stop creative destination for…

Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

Tyler Gillis, a junior at Southington High School, designed the cover for a book written by SHS teacher John “Brian” Durbin.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington high school teacher John “Brian” Durbin, serving in the military has become a family theme. Durbin, who goes by his middle name, “Brian,” is a retired infantryman who served in the U.S. Army…

Flu season: Tips on staying healthy

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Flu activity has started to increase in Connecticut, classified as geographically “sporadic,” according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). As more reports of influenza outbreaks take off, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District has…

Barnes decorated for the holidays

By Lisa Capobianco
Barnes Museum Curator Marie Secondo showcases one of the many Christmas trees at the Barnes Museum.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Magic lanterns, ice skates, ferris wheels and tool chests were just a few of the Barnes’ family favorite things they received as Christmas gifts. This year the Barnes Museum will feature these antique items, as…