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Back in the Day

November 26, 2013
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First Congregational Church held an old fashion Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning.  Leaders of the church, as well as some congregation members, dressed in period costumes from the days of our early settlers.  The service was conducted in the tradition of their early ancestors. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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The Best Wings in Town

November 25, 2013
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      The Groggy Frog takes first place for best overall and hottest wings  in this year’s annual Southington Wing Fest, hosted my the Chamber of Commerce.  Area restaurants gathered at the Cadillac Ranch to serve up their best wing recipes.  Catagories included, most original, hottest, and best overall.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus      

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The Big Apple

October 7, 2013
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Southington kicked off their 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Friday, October 4th.   The town was filled with vendors selling their merchandise as well as a variety of foods.  Families and friends enjoyed rides and games at  the carnival.  Contests were also held for apple pie and fritter eating.  The festival also heard from our Connecticut ICON contestants.  On Sunday, a parade was held.    The festival…

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That’s Italian!

July 29, 2013
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Southington celebrated it’s annual Italian American Festival this past weekend.  The festival welcomed performers, a wine tasting, vendors, and food celebrating the Italian heritage.  People flocked Center Street to enjoy time with family, friends, and the community.  Photos by: Tammi Naudus    

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Hats off the Southington class of 2013

June 22, 2013
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Southington welcomed in the class of 2013 at the Southington High School graduation on Friday night.  The class filled the football field of the school to celebrate all of their accomplishments.  Stands filled with friends and family cheered on the students  in support.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Southington Walks for a Cause

June 5, 2013
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Relay for Life-Taylor and Garyson Borla show the braceltts they made for Team Believe

   Southington hosted another successful Relay for Life on May 31st and June 1st at Southington High School.  This yearly event draws in many people who are in support of finding a cure for cancer, as well as raising funds for continued treatments for patients.  Many team members came together to walk for this cause. …

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Celebrating the Arts

April 17, 2013
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        The Southington Community Cultural Arts Organization held an event Tuesday evening to present their plans for a future art center for the town of Southington.   The event was held at the governor’s mansion in West Hartford.  Local artists were celebrated through art gallery exhibits throughout the mansion as well as musical entertainment.   Event…

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Annie is the key….yes siree!

April 8, 2013
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Kennedy and DePaolo Middle School Drama Club take the stage in their most recent production of Annie.  The show will run this weekend, April 10th and 12th as well.   Performances will be held at Kennedy Middle School at 7:00 PM.   Production photos by:  Tammi Naudus          

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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

January 20, 2013
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     Camp Sloper hosted their 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 19th.  A sizable crowd came out for the event to watch participants jump into the icy waters of Camp Sloper.  This years' teams included Lake Compounce, Southington politicians, The Aqua Turf, Board of Eduction, The Fire Department, and the YMCA.  Photos by: …

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