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Connecticut Icon competition to hold auditions on Sept. 21

August 4, 2013
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The search has begun for the next Connecticut Icon. Auditions begin on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Derynoski School, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twelve finalists will be selected. All auditions will be in A cappella. This is the fifth year of the singing competition, which is open to state residents ages 9 and up.…

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Making a run; Southington South all-stars are looking for their 3rd title

August 2, 2013
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The Southington South Little League All-Stars have already rallied to a District 5 championship and a Section 1 title, and the boys are trying to complete the rally at the state championship series against Newington. Front, from left, Jackson Cardozo, Shane LaPorte, Colby Powell, Cole Matusik, and Coach Chris Matusik. Middle, Daniel DiCorpo, Dylan Olson, Nicholas Buonanni, Jake Napoli, Drew Belcourt, Michael Gurzenda, Jake Neuman, Vincent Spizzoucco, and Sean Olson. Back, Coach Erik Olson, District 5 President Maryellen Holden, and Manager Chris LaPorte.

On Sunday, July 28, the Southington South All-Stars had a chance to make history, but officials waved off play when the locals fell behind by 10 runs. Newington had rallied to an 11-1 lead before play was called in the fourth inning. There were no Southington players running onto the field with fists pumping wildly.…

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Festival brings food and memories

August 2, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Ann Crowell and Don Papesh enjoy some of the food that was available at last week’s Italian-American Festival.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Broccoli rabe, gelato, a tribute to Elvis Presley and a saint procession brought a crowd to Southington’s ninth annual Italian American Festival last weekend. But the festival also brought a crowd to relive the memories of Italian heritage and traditions. Eating a bowl of sufrite under the UNICO tent, Bill…

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Library looks to expand; Hopes to pursue a grant next year

August 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the launch of its new 3-D printer earlier this year, the Southington Library has been expanding its technological services. But now there is a growing demand to expand the library itself in an effort to create more space for residents and educational programs. Built in 1974, the library is…

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Event to offer a Taste of Southington

August 1, 2013
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More than a dozen restaurants are ready for the Taste of Southington next week.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Barnes Museum has been gearing up for its 12th annual Taste of Southington, an event full of food, live music and a tour of the historical homestead which dates back to 1836. More than a dozen restaurants in Southington including Smokin’ With Chris, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Machiavelli’s will…

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Zoning allows A-frame sign program to elapse

August 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Planning & Zoning Commission has recently decided to let a six-month pilot program on A-frame signs elapse. Business owners are no longer allowed to use the signs along the roadway, though it is still legal to use them in places away from the road, like internal sidewalks. “We felt that…

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A season on the brink; Legion is one win away from the state finals

July 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Ted Shaw makes the play at shortstop to hold off RCP in the sectional finals. With a 7-6 win over RCP, Southington reached the state tournament for the third straight season.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marc Verderame didn’t try to conceal his grin as reporters swarmed around his players at Fuessenich Field in Torrington. He laughed as one player tried to interrupt his teammate’s post game interview with a good natured joke. He nodded his head with satisfaction as he listened to the interview unfold…

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Local woman looks to collect back to school items

July 31, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman has set an ambitious goal: Stuff 30 new backpacks with various back to school items. For the last few years, WBFF Pro Allyson Genovese has partnered with the local community to sponsor the Backpack Challenge for Underprivileged Children. Two years ago, she was able to collect two backpacks…

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Southington’s all-American boy; Zac Murillo places 2nd at national wrestling meet in Fargo, ND

July 28, 2013
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Zac Murillo, right, stands alongside his father, Luis Murillo, with his second place trophy from the 88-pound freestyle division of the ASICS Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zac Murillo grabbed hold of his first opponent, drove him into the mat, and rolled him over and over like an alligator in a death spiral. In each of his first four bouts in the national spotlight the Southington wrestler rolled, flipped, and turned his opponent as officials tried to…

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Another walk down memory lane; The Southington Sports Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2013

July 27, 2013
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SOUTHINGTON—The wait is over. The list is out, and the Southington Sports Hall of Fame selection committee is already championing the Class of 2013. Once again, it features professional players, college all-Americans, and Southington High School record holders. Once again, it reads like a Who’s Who of Southington sports. They represent 10 different sports and…

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