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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

September 26, 2014
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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Nicole White was crowned queen at the annual gala, held this year at the Aqua Turf. The gala is the unofficial kick-off to the Apple Harvest Festival. Here are a few shots from the gala. The festival is Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-13.

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Green community; Town looks at renewable energy

September 26, 2014
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Green community; Town looks at renewable energy

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council heard from representatives from a few energy companies regarding plans to make Southington a greener environment and in the process save a few tax dollars at an energy summit led by Assistant Town Engineer Annette Turnquist Monday night. “We are the first town in the state of…

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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

September 21, 2014
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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Library is once again hosting a slate of local leaders to celebrate Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week runs from Sunday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will showcase local leaders reading from and sharing anecdotes about their favorite banned books. Those reading include Town Manager Garry…

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Resident led group meets to save Bradley

September 20, 2014
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Resident led group meets to save Bradley

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) held its first meeting, where leaders Rosemary Champagne and Bonnie Sica presented their plans for the committee to a room filled with residents. The CCSB will be made up of five sub committees: attendance, publicity, awareness, petition and legal facts. The attendance subcommittee…

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Art League holding juried show

September 19, 2014
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Art League holding juried show

The Art League of New Britain (ALNB) at 30 Cedar Street New Britain, Ct. will be holding its 24th Annual Members Carriage House Exhibition from Oct. 3 to 26, 2014. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is juried for prizes exhibition, open to ALNB members…

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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

September 19, 2014
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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke about current issues in the state and addressed what his administration is doing to solve them at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The governor also took questions from business and community leaders. State Rep. Dave Zoni gave the…

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Ideal Forging is coming down

September 19, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Meridian Development will begin demolition of the old Ideal Forging buildings after the Apple Harvest Festival next month, a representative from the company announced at last week’s Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Howard Schlesinger, a founding principal of Meridian, said that they wanted to wait until after the Apple…

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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

September 17, 2014
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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Members of the community gathered for an anniversary ceremony around the 9/11 monuments between Summer and Main Street at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the twin towers, to remember the lives lost 13 years ago. At 8:46 a.m., the bells of the Congregational Church rang 11 times…

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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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