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Southington Observer Local News Section

Teachers prep for the new school year

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Faculty and staff members of the Southington school district kicked off the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year with a theme of “many firsts” and “change” on Monday. Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith, along with board…

Festival seeks bed race contestants

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…

Apple Harvest photo contest is back

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…

Classrooms burst with life with new themes

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As the new school year approaches, teachers of all eight elementary schools have brought their classrooms to life with distinct themes and decorations. Third grade teacher Sarah Turci from South End Elementary School knew without…

Make it or break it for SCT

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When local residents Amanda Savio and Heidi Bass-Lamberto are not taking care of their children at home or at work, they act, direct, or produce shows at Southington Community Theater. Heidi also serves as president…