Apple Harvest Festival

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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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

September 14, 2013
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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon start the search for its next music star. Auditions for the next Connecticut Icon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School. All auditions will be in the form of A cappella. Formerly known as Southington Icon, the competition…

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Team Lauryn to return to Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Team Lauryn will return to the Apple Harvest Road Race this year in memory of Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA Stingray and Lady Knight’s swimmer at Southington High School who died tragically in car accident two years ago. Team Lauryn will participate in the 5K/5 mile Road Race at the…

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AHF officials: Do you have the best granny in town?

September 12, 2013
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Apple Harvest Festival officials want to know: Do you have the best granny in town? The annual Granny Apple contest returns and officials are looking for children’s submissions. In their own words and handwriting, children must describe why their grandmother is so special to them and explain why she should be the Granny Apple of…

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Festival seeks bed race contestants

August 28, 2013
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The annual Apple Harvest Festival Bed Race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2p.m.  The Kiwanis Club of Southington is once again chairing and organizing the “racing of the beds.” If you belong to a civic group, or a church group officials ask you to get your volunteers together and enter the bed…

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Apple Harvest photo contest is back

August 28, 2013
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The Apple Harvest Festival is once again hosting a photo contest. All winning and submitted photos will be displayed during the festival. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. There are no age categories or entry fees. The theme of the photos should have something to do with apples or the harvesting of apples.…

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Connecticut Icon competition to hold auditions on Sept. 21

August 4, 2013
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The search has begun for the next Connecticut Icon. Auditions begin on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Derynoski School, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twelve finalists will be selected. All auditions will be in A cappella. This is the fifth year of the singing competition, which is open to state residents ages 9 and up.…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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Festival planning is year round effort

July 8, 2013
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By Vannessa Stevens Contributor Planning is underway for Southington’s 45th Apple Harvest Festival. The annual event will take place Oct. 4 to 6 and Oct. 11 to 13. The downtown Southington festival attracts anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 people every year. It offers food, fun, and live entertainment. It also provides a showcase for local…

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