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Town seeks AHF hostesses

May 20, 2016
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The Apple Harvest Committee is accepting applications for this fall’s Apple Harvest Hostesses for the 48th annual festival. Hostesses must be Southington residents entering their junior or senior year next fall. A hostess should be able to interact with the community and have the time it takes to dedicate to the festival. “Volunteering with the…

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Carousel museum raffling off Harley

May 19, 2016
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It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum. This will be the 21st year for the Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle that benefit the museum. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a nonprofit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the…

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Getting a kick out of taekwondo

May 19, 2016
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Master Oh puts on a demonstration at the Olympic Taekwondo Academy at 166 Queen Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR While waiting for students to arrive at his new facility on Queen Street, Master Oh recently put on a little display for an early visitor. The martial arts master dropped into a split, bounced up with a flurry of punches, and spun like a top with kicks whizzing through the air…

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Local roofer supports ‘No Roof Left Behind’

May 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local roofing company is looking to help families in Hartford and New Haven counties keep a roof over their head for the coming year. V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, LLC., Meriden, will be taking part in the nationwide “No Roof Left Behind” program. Homeowners in need of a new roof or…

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Immaculate Conception Church rallies around 4-year-old

May 18, 2016
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A pasta dinner fundraiser for Nicholas Kelly will be held on June 12 at Immaculate Conception Church.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nicholas Kelly is a four-year-old Southington resident who suffers from Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neurological genetic disorder that affects only 1 in 15,000. Nicholas’ condition causes him frequent seizures, and prevents him from speaking or walking independently. The four-year-old has a packed schedule of back-to-back therapies to aid his physical and…

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Southington benefits from CCM budget conference

May 18, 2016
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40 Hungerford Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 525-8182
Email: CCM@ccm-ct.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington officials joined 70 members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) at a conference on May 10 to discuss the state budget. The conference preceded a May 12 special session of the Connecticut General Assembly and focused on helping municipalities across the state navigate budget cuts. Town Manager Garry Brumback and…

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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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Music listings, starting May 20

May 18, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 20 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Ave., Simsbury. SUNDAY, MAY 22 OTHER THE ROSENTHALS. 3 p.m. Father and son duo blending bluegrass, jazz, more. The Congregational Church of Burlington, Route 4, Burlington. Free concert but offering will be accepted. Made possible by the Main Street Community Foundation, the James R.…

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Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

May 18, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners are: Teen Miss Southington: Katerina Belales. Teen Miss Plantsville: Kaylee Brennan. Junior Teen Miss Southington:…

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Reading with feeling

May 16, 2016
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School - Holly Lombardi speaks at KO

Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

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