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Band practices for Surround Sound

February 22, 2013
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Band practices for Surround Sound

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington High School Marching Band is bringing back its indoor “Surround Sound” concert for three performances beginning on March 8. “It’s the Marching Band experience, but indoors and on stage,” said Joanne Kelleher, publicity chair for the Southington Band Backers. “Depending on the song, we’ll have drums, bass and…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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Community supports the women involved in hit and run

February 20, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A hit and run accident on Queen Street has led to an outpouring of support from residents and local businesses, including fundraisers heldshortly after the incident. The Southington Police Department is currently investigating the incident, which left one victim dead and sent two more to the hospital. At about 10:30…

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Princesses to converge on Aqua Turf for local fund raiser

February 19, 2013
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Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales will be on of the local title holders dressing up like a Disney princess and meeting with area children in a fund raiser set for March 10.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Little girls in the area will have a chance to feel like royalty and meet their favorite fairy tale royalty, thanks to the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Plantsville Shannon Murphy, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison Yurgaitis, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales, and Miss Milldale’s…

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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

February 18, 2013
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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you’re looking for good, clean fun on stage for the entire family, Southington Community Theatre has just what you’re looking for, said director Heidi Bass Lamberto. On Feb. 21, the local theater group opens the 1956 musical, “L’il Abner,” which is based on the longtime cartoon strip of the…

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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

February 17, 2013
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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Third-grade students at Strong Elementary School got an extensive look at Brazilian culture from a classmate and her family. Third-grader Jasmine Ozimkoski was born and raised in America, but her mother, Alessandra Ozimkoski, was born in Brazil and works at the Brazilian consulate in Hartford. The family has visited her…

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Kristen’s Kloset returns

February 16, 2013
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Kristen’s Kloset returns

By Ed Harris Editor The town will host the Kristen’s Kloset seasonal prom shop this year for the first time. The program, run by Southington Youth Services, is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset provides Prom essentials for students with…

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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

February 16, 2013
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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

Fans at the Southington High School varsity basketball games were treated to the annual Blue-White scrimmage last week as the Blue Knight Unified Sports basketball team prepares for their upcoming winter schedule.  The team played a split-squad scrimmage at halftime of the boys varsity game on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the girls varsity game on…

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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

February 15, 2013
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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

by John Goralski Sports Writer Brian Chambers cut through the gates on Mt. Southington like a runaway train. Bobby Chambers finished his runs just a single breath behind him. On the girls course, Casey Abraham was elbowing past Erika Florian in another highly-contested battle atop the race standings. On Monday, Feb. 4, the best skiers…

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