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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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50 years with Zenobia and the Witch’s Dungeon

September 13, 2016
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By TOM DICKAU BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Fifty years ago in 1966, a sickly 13 year old youngster began an adventure that this year culminates in its 50th anniversary. Cortlandt Hull could, at that time, be accurately described as the “boy in the plastic bubble.” Health issues separated him from his peers on a daily basis…

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Orchard Valley Garden Club spruces up the rail-trail

September 12, 2016
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Members of the Orchard Valley Garden Club spent some time helping to beautify Southington’s rails to trails.  Members involved were Katy Hanlon, Lita Nyren and Marge Muzyczka. The club will continue through the season to keep the trail beautiful.

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AARP names officers

September 9, 2016
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The Southington Chapter #4943 of AARP installed new officers at its June 24 meeting. From left, Shirley Mason (treasurer), Rachel Wache (assistant treasurer), Donna Wolicki (secretary), Marie Sepiol (vice president), and Aline Dynder (president). The next chapter meeting will be on Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., at Mary Our Queen hall, 218 Savage St.

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McDougall Agency honored by Farmers

September 9, 2016
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The McDougall Agency, Farmers Insurance, located at 100 Queen St. in Southington, was recently awarded with the Farmers National Blue Vase Award. The honor is bestowed on new agents that exemplify best practices for growth within multiple lines of business. In February 2015, the agency was the first Farmers Insurance office in the state, offering…

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Locals rock at Music Shop summer camp

September 8, 2016
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Up-and-coming musicians packed into the Music Shop on Queen Street for jam sessions in July and August. The guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers rocked the house during the store’s sixth annual Summer Rock Band camp. The camp students formed a band, chose songs to perform, worked out arrangements of the songs, and then performed for friends and family…

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Price Chopper partners with Red Cross to ‘Give what fire takes’

September 8, 2016
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This September, Price Chopper is once again joining forces with the American Red Cross to “Give What Fire Takes.” From Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, Price Chopper shoppers can join the effort to support families affected by home fires, and enable communities to prepare for these tragic events, by making donations to Red Cross Home Fire…

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Library listings for the Sept. 9 edition

September 8, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Lake Compounce opened this weekend for locals

September 7, 2016
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If you are a Bristol or Southington resident, you have one more chance to visit Lake Compounce Family Theme Park before they close for the season. On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, the park will be extending its summer season to locals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a Bristol and Southington Appreciation…

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Vanda Koceva is library’s September artist

September 4, 2016
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The Southington Public Library Gallery presents paintings by Vanda Koceva, the September artist of the month.  Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland, studied art as a teenager in Warsaw. While a member of the Bristol Art League, she exhibited regularly in their gallery. To share her paintings with more of the public, she…

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