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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

August 23, 2013
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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The pitcher and the defense gave up just one earned run in 1983 to set a national record for ERA (0.04) that would stand for more than two decades. Their all-state pitcher was almost unhittable as Southington roared through the postseason. The offense was just as deadly with a .336…

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Art provides local teen with his own voice

August 23, 2013
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Art provides local teen with his own voice

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From the time Southington resident Daniel Gagnier was 12 years old, accomplishing tasks that involve the use of his fine motor skills and speech became difficult. At the age of eight, doctors diagnosed the teen with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, a rare disease that involves constant seizures, loss of motor skills, and…

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Make it or break it for SCT

August 23, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When local residents Amanda Savio and Heidi Bass-Lamberto are not taking care of their children at home or at work, they act, direct, or produce shows at Southington Community Theater. Heidi also serves as president for the non-profit organization while Amanda serves as the publicity chair for the group. Although…

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The Lady Knight volleyball team earns academic honors for 11th straight year

August 22, 2013
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The Lady Knight volleyball team earns academic honors for 11th straight year

LEXINGTON, KY—It might be the longest sports dynasty in the long history of Southington High School. It has spanned more than a decade. It has almost crossed generations. Girls basketball won four state titles in a row in the late 1980s, and the team rallied for six titles in eight years. Lady Knight gymnasts claimed…

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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

August 22, 2013
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Fashion stylist maintains breakneck pace

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR No one could accuse fashion stylist Brad Goreski of being an idle sort. “I just had an Emmy sitting (with a client),” said Brad, calling from Los Angeles on Aug. 20 as he recounted his current agenda. But, don’t ask him who he is working with for the television awards…

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Back to school and back to wellness at Westfarms

August 21, 2013
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FARMINGTON, Conn. – Ready. Set. School! As summer winds down, and the kids head back to school, you can make back-to-school shopping an adventure for your kids. This year, take part in the “Ready. Set. School! Scavenger Hunt,” enjoying Wellness at Westfarms while having some fun. Parents and students, grades K-5, will have the chance…

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Just in time for Back to School shopping, sales tax free week

August 18, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy last week, according to a press release from his office, reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s upcoming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.  This year’s tax-free week…

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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

August 17, 2013
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Find your global style at Forever 21 for Back to School

by MIKE CHAIKEN Editions Editor Ready to “Declare Your Style?” Through this Wednesday, Aug. 21, Forever 21 has been offering, “Threebies: 3 Weeks, 3 Deals, 3 Outfits.” The retailer has been stoking your Back to School fashion sense with the help of six “Global Influencers.” As the Influencers post their stylized looks on their own…

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National gymnastics competition coming to Hartford

July 31, 2013
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2012 Olympic team gold-medalists Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym Max, who just won the all-around at the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, and McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia Gymnastics, headline the women’s field for the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 18 at the XL Center in Hartford.…

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Jr. Grange reaching out to youth

July 31, 2013
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On Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Wolcott Junior Grange chairperson Alyscia Talbot of Bristol has invited children ages 5 to 14 to join her for a free ice cream social to be held at the Grange, 313 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott. “We want to introduce our amazing Junior Grange program to…

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