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Hometown racing: Hearthstone Pub & Grill announces a partnership with Tony Membrino

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Tony Membrino and Dean Michanczyk banter across the table at Hearthstone Pub like a couple of old friends. Michanczyk’s eyes widen as Membrino talks about an upcoming race at Stafford Motor Speedway which will test his limits and push his endurance on the short track. Membrino smiles in appreciation as…

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Just a taste of things to come

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER After seven innings Marc Verderame trudged to the mound to take the baseball out of Kyle Cole’s hands. How much more could he expect from his starting pitcher? At the start of the week Cole battled through eight innings to help the local Legionnaires advance to the finals of the…

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its 13th year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. “People have considered this another annual event…

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Summer energy assistance available from Operation Fuel

July 22, 2014
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Operation Fuel has begun its summer energy assistance program for households that are struggling to pay their energy bills and are in danger of having their utilities shut off. As a result of trying to keep their homes warm this past winter, many Connecticut families and individuals currently have high balances on their electric and…

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Gov. issues warning about tonight’s severe weather

July 15, 2014
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today, in a news release, cautioned residents about possible severe weather through this evening and potential flooding through tomorrow morning.  “We continue to be in a very active, severe weather pattern,” said Malloy in his press release. “I am asking all residents, especially those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas, to stay alert…

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Bristol’s West End to host festival again in August

July 9, 2014
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Bristol’s West End Association, a non-profit neighborhood group of merchants and residents committed to the preservation, safety and overall quality of living in the City’s West End, is hosting its third-annual summer festival at RockwellPark on Saturday, Aug. 16. The festival – which attracted more than 10,000 visitors last year –showcases and celebrates Bristol’s West…

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Farmers Market open for season; closed, however, for July 4

July 1, 2014
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The Farmers Market at Plainville High School opened on June 27. On Friday, July 4, the market will be closed due to the beginning of the holiday weekend. On July 11, the market will feature the Jay Johnson Trio band that plays contemporary jazz. Confetti’s Red Truck will be on site making honey fritters and…

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GE 5K race to benefit Petit foundation July 13

July 1, 2014
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PLAINVILLE, Conn. – The seventh annual GE 5k Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 9 a.m.at the GE facility (41 Woodford Ave.) in Plainville, with registration from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The race starting line is located at the Route 10/East…

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I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

June 29, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours ahead of schedule.  Interstate 84 Westbound, also well ahead of schedule, is tentatively set to…

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