Apple Harvest Festival

Apple Harvest Festival is looking for hostesses

June 11, 2014
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The Apple Harvest Committee is looking for Hostesses for the upcoming 46th annual Apple Harvest Festival.  The hostess must be a Southington resident and will be a High School Senior for the upcoming ‘14-‘15 year.  A hostess should be able to interact with the community and have the time it takes to dedicate to the…

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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

March 20, 2014
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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Cyber Knights have practiced day and night for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, scheduled to kick off this weekend for the first time at Southington High School. Team members are gearing up for the upcoming competition, completing last-minute tweaks on their 120-pound…

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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

November 3, 2013
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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

By Luke Marshall Special to the Observer NAUGATUCK — This year’s Connecticut Icon hails from Naugatuck. Alexandra Hernandez, 17, won the Connecticut Icon competition during Southington’s annual Apple Harvest Festival. She won the top prize of $1,000 and the ability to record a song at a professional studio. The competition began Sept. 21 when over…

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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

October 18, 2013
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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Harvest the Arts took over the last weekend of the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival, adding new features to the event, along with the traditional attractions. A 3D chalk artist brought his work to life on the grounds of Center Street Saturday, painting a shark that jumped out of the water…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Record numbers turn out despite weather conditions

October 11, 2013
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Record numbers turn out despite weather conditions

By John Goralski Sports Writer Corinne Griffin clenched her son Collin’s hand at the front door of the YMCA and watched a crowd of wet volunteers shuffling through the entrance hall with arm loads of equipment from the Apple Harvest Road Race. Her son had pre-registered for the Little Fritter Fun Runs, but they had…

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Eating contests highlight Apple Harvest Festival

October 11, 2013
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Eating contests highlight Apple Harvest Festival

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Contestants of all ages kept their mouths wide open and their stomachs growling during the apple pie and the apple fritter eating contests at the 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival. On Saturday, registered participants competed on the main stage to claim their title, stuffing their mouths until they could no…

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Apple Harvest Road Race results

October 9, 2013
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Apple Harvest Road Race results

Apple Harvest Road Race Sunday, Oct. 6 5 miles, 359 runners At Southington Top Male Finishers—1, Chris Rosenberg, 25:26; 2, Jim Rosenberger, 26:59; 3, Alex Dunn, 27:48. Top Female Finishers—1, Kelly Browning, 35:03; 2, Ashley Bascetta, 35:16; 3, Tori Cronin, 35:25. Dave Gworek Award (top Southington finisher)—Male: Jim Rosenberger, 26:59. Female: Jennifer Manware, 36:50.  …

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It’s time to make the apple fritters

September 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer If asked what is one highlight of the Apple Harvest Festival that draws thousands of visitors to the event every year, residents and non-residents of Southington will say, “Apple fritters.” The old-fashioned desert, coated with a cinnamon topping, brings a line full of visitors too long to count, and volunteers…

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Y Cup returns to Apple road race

September 24, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival plans to continue one of its new additions to the road race for youngsters: the Y Cup. The Y Cup is a relay for fourth and fifth graders of all eight elementary schools to participate in the 5 K (3.1 miles) race on Sunday,…

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Garden club to sponsor fairy village at Apple Harvest Festival

September 22, 2013
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Garden club to sponsor fairy  village at Apple Harvest Festival

By Ed Harris Editor The Orchard Valley Garden Club will once again host a fairy village on the ground of the Barnes Museum during the Apple Harvest Festival. This is the second year the garden club has sponsored the village and visitors will be given fairy bracelets to warn the fairies of their entrance and…

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