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Southington brothers launch ticket website

May 9, 2014
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Southington brothers launch ticket website

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington brothers Evan and Steven Honeyman, launching their own ticket-selling website happened just by taking a trip to Australia. In March, Evan decided to visit his younger brother Steven, who was studying abroad in the “land down under.” After the two brothers went cage diving with great white sharks,…

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Small business owners learn new marketing tools

May 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For business owners Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer, the recent Small Business Marketing Summit, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Bank, served as an opportunity to expose their new business, Posh Pear, which recently opened in downtown Plantsville. Although they have been using a variety of social…

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Local boy has his wish granted

May 9, 2014
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Local boy has his wish granted

Nine-year-old Andrew Hedberg of Southington, walked downstairs with his eyes closed in anticipation of seeing his newly renovated room. With friends and family by his side, Andrew opened his eyes in excitement during the unveiling of a nautical themed room, equipped with a foosball table, a flat screen TV, a popcorn machine and a pool…

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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

May 9, 2014
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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously in approval of a contract for the sale of 49 Beecher Street. During a recent meeting, council members voted 8 to 0 to sell 49 Beecher Street to Mat Florian of Florian Properties, who will submit the property to be listed with the Connecticut…

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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

May 9, 2014
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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

When Nick Oropallo walks the hallways of Southington High School, he greets every student and faculty member he knows with a smile. When Nick is playing basketball on the court or on the field kicking a soccer ball in the Unified Sports program, he treats his teammates the same way, cheering them on during tournaments.…

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Kennedy Middle School announces third period honor roll

May 8, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Lexi Almeida, Katherine Barner, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Lauren Boucher, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, William Carr, Aaron Case, Max Casella, Ryan Catlin,…

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Lake Compounce opens for season this weekend; ticket promo offered

May 8, 2014
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This Saturday, May 10, LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free” tickets for all guests on May 10, 11, 17 and 18 when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com. LakeCompounce also has expanded their season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season…

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Southington Drive-in set to open next month

May 8, 2014
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Southington Drive-in set to open next month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Movie lovers can expect to see more Disney movies and an expanded Neighbor Night for the fifth season of the Southington Drive-In, which is scheduled to kick off next month. “It’s going to be another great season,” said Council Chairman and Drive-in Committee head Mike Riccio, during a recent Town…

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Summer pool schedule in Bristol

May 7, 2014
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The BristolParks and Recreation Department has two outdoor swimming areas during the summer, Rockwell Park Pool and Page Park Pool. Both facilities will be open to the public June 28 to Aug. 24 with open swim hours daily from 1 to 7 pm. The indoor facility, the DennisMaloneAquaticCenter located at 325 Mix St.Bristol, CT is…

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Register now for Parks and Rec. summer programs

May 7, 2014
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Bristol Parks and Recreation Summer Registration will open on Tuesday May 27 online at www.bristolrec.com , over the phone at (860) 584-6160, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office and the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center. Note: For select programs, non-residents may not be permitted to register on May 27. Summer Programs Include Summer…

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