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Italian-American Festival starts this Friday on Center St.

July 23, 2015
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Italian Festival

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The aroma of Italian food will fill Center St. this weekend, as the 11th annual Italian-American festival returns to downtown. Sponsored by the Southington chapter of UNICO and the Sons of Italy, the event aims to promote Italian heritage in town, with a full schedule of live entertainment and a variety of…

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St. Paul Catholic HS announces open house and placement exams

July 22, 2015
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St Paul Catholic High School

St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol will host three open house dates this fall: Saturday, Sept 19 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The open house will include tours of the building and a chance to meet the faculty.…

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Carousel Museum holds Harley raffle

July 21, 2015
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It’s Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum. The Carousel Museum has kicked off its 20th annual Harley Davidson raffle to benefit the non-profit organization’s educational programming and general operations, according to a press release. The first raffle prize is a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle while the second prize is…

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HHC names new director of private pay

July 21, 2015
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Amy Mosher has been named as the new Director of Private Pay at Hartford Health Care's Southington office.

Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home recently announced that Amy Mosher has been named the new director of private pay. Mosher, a senior level health care executive, is based in the Southington office located at 300 Queen St. She began her new position in January. As director, Mosher is responsible for the development of a customer…

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‘Repentless:’ A ‘proper’ Slayer record

July 18, 2015
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‘Repentless:’ A ‘proper’ Slayer record

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Slayer went into the studio to record what would become its upcoming release “Repentless,” drummer Paul Bostaph said the band had one goal. “We wanted to make a proper Slayer record,” said Paul, calling from Milwaukee on a travel day for the band, which is headlining this year’s Rockstar…

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Samples flow for Calvanese charities

July 17, 2015
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Joe Antosca serves a sample of red wine during the annual Beer and Wine Tasting Festival sponsored by the Calvanese Foundation at the Aqua Turf on July 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Calvanese Foundation hosted their annual beer and wine tasting festival on July 9, where volunteers filled the Aqua Turf, serving hundreds of samples of beer, wine, and cider. Musical entertainment by The Happening drew crowds to the dance floor between trips to the vendors to fill their sample cups, while vendors…

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Flanders wins contest for $40,000 playground

July 17, 2015
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A scale model on the TerraCycle website shows what the new Flanders playscape will look like. Construction begins this fall.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Students at Flanders Elementary School will be welcomed back to school with a brand new playground, as the winners of a contest sponsored by Colgate and Shoprite. Due to their participation in the TerraCycle Recycling program, Flanders was eligible to compete for the $40,000 playground, and came out on top with more…

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Controversy continues around Hatton Meadow project

July 16, 2015
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Members of the Community Coalition to Save Hatton discuss plans for solar panels on Hatton Meadow during a press conference on Berlin Drive on July 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the community neighboring Hatton Meadow, the approved location for a new solar panel installation, have not given up their fight to preserve the land. Residents brought their concerns of recreation, wildlife, and property value to the town council on June 22, urging councilors to reconsider their approval of the location.…

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Tonight’s Music on the Green concert postponed to Thursday

July 15, 2015
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Music on the Green (2015)

Tonight’s “Music on the Green” concert has been POSTPONED until tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 16th (7-9 pm) due to the potential for heavy downpours in our area. “Tomorrow’s forecast looks sunny and less humid,” said a press release from the Parks and Recreation Department, “so we hope you’ll be able to join us then as…

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Goralski earns Hopko scholarship

July 15, 2015
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School - Jess Goralski earns Hopko Scholarship

Jessica Goralski, a 2015 graduate of Southington High School, was recently announced as the recipient of the Robert and Lauretta Hopko Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior that had attended William Strong Elementary School where Lauretta Hopko worked as a paraprofessional for 27 years. A recipient must demonstrate academic…

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