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Skiers rejoice. Winter is finally here.

January 14, 2016
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Steve and Gianna Saldibar, above, took advantage of the day with Gianna’s first attempt at downhill skiing.

The wait is finally over. For local skiers, winter has finally arrived. Last Tuesday, Mount Southington Ski Area kicked off their 51st season as Southington’s winter destination.(Photos by Tammi Naudus)

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Apple Harvest Festival; Growing in Community Pride

October 7, 2015
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From rain to shine, Southington’s first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival was eventful.  The festival was held off a bit by rainy conditions on Friday and early Saturday, but was in full swing by Saturday afternoon.  Apple pie and fritter eating contests were held.  Bed races barreled down Main Street as planned.   Sunday afternoon, the…

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As Time Goes By, Wedding Fashions of Yesteryear

September 22, 2015
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Margaret Shuteran models the 1948 gown belonging to Margaret Nevelos

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial Campus Auxiliary held it’s annual fashion show on Monday at Hawk’s Landing.  The event featured wedding gowns and personal stories dating back to the 1920s.  Other fashions included bridesmaid and flower gowns, Bridal going away suits, mother of the bride attire, and clothing that could be worn to bridal…

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Locals remember lives lost in 9/11 attacks

September 14, 2015
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Last Friday, September 11th, the town of Southington held a ceremony of remembrance in honor of the victims and families of September 11th, 2001.  Town officials, members of the fire department, police department, and members of the community were among those in attendance.  The ceremony was held at the corner of Summer Street and West Main…

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Southington Youth Summer Theater performs ‘Xanadu Jr.’

July 21, 2015
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Nick Breutzmann and Eva Bilodeau play the leads, Sonny Malone and Kira.

The Southington Youth Summer Theater, middle school students, performed the musical Zanadu Jr. last weekend.  The production is set in the 80’s and includes characters from Greek mythology.  The show was performed at Southington High School.  This coming weekend, the high school students will perform the musical All Shook Up.  Performances run Friday and Saturday at 7:00.  General admission is $8.00…

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Listen to the Music!

June 11, 2015
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Wednesday nights on the Southington green are in full motion.  Another season of Music on the Green has begun.  Families are invited to bring along their lawn chairs, snacks to share, and of course their dancing shoes!  The concerts are free of charge.  Food vendors are on hand for some extra treats.  A classic car show…

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Relay for Life: Still building hope after 18 years

June 4, 2015
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Last weekend Southington hosted its 18th year Relay For Life.  Fifty Four Teams participated this year in effort to raise funds for the fight against cancer.  The relay raised a total of $100,000.  Crowns for the Cure lead the way, with their team, raising over $14,000.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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The Wanna-Bee’s Can’t “Bee” Beat!

May 5, 2015
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On April 30th Southington High School auditorium buzzed with competitive spirit.  The fifth annual Southington Education Foundation spelling bee went another round this year.  School staff, students, committee members, and area organizations willingly dressed in costumes to prove their spelling knowledge in some friendly competition.  This years winners, John Zimmerman, Joe Peccerillo, and Dave Pestillo (known as “The Wanna Bees”) went home,…

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Southington Chamber Celebrates Totally 80’s Style

April 28, 2015
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The Southington Chamber held its annual meeting last Saturday.  Many awards were given to people of the community.  Guests took part in a silent auction and raffles.  The theme of the dinner was the 80’s.  Some guest came in clothing celebrating the decade.   Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Passion Play at St. Thomas School

March 30, 2015
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The 37th Annual Passion Play is performing at St. Thomas  School auditorium. The school is located at 99 Bristol Street in Southington. The dates  are March 28th through April 1st and April 3rd. All  performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and are available while they last. A free will  donation is appreciated. For more information check web…

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