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Olympic great visits local gymnastics facility for meet and greet

February 25, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor In August, all eyes of the international gymnastics community will be focused on Hartford, Conn. as the XL Center hosts the U.S. Gymnastics Champion ships. The event is for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and will feature all-around and individual event competition. The winners will be the national champions. To…

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Ski down Mount Southington

February 23, 2013
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Ski down Mount Southington

With the Blizzard of 2013 dropping over two feet of snow on the town, we figured now would be a good time to visit Mount Southington. Here are some of the shots from that visit.   All photos by Tammi Naudus

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Fairfield invests in St. Paul’s Dube

February 23, 2013
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By Michael Letendre Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfield University baseball made a very wise local investment in its future, and that future will include St. Paul’s Kyle Dube as the young man signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Stags for its 2014 baseball campaign. “I’m so excited,” said Dube.…

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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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