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‘Macbeth’ is the theme at Music of the Knight

October 28, 2015
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Music of the Knight- SHS Band performs McBeth as their theme (4)

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Prince of Denmark made his appearance on the Southington High School turf when the Blue Knight marching band performed a Shakespeare-themed montage at this year’s Music of the Knight competition. Shakespearean actors danced between the band’s musicians during the host performance. The theme of the Southington show was “The Coven” based on…

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Voter registration deadline looms in Connecticut

October 27, 2015
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Voter registration deadline looms in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Eligible voters are running out of time to register to cast ballots in Connecticut’s upcoming municipal elections. While the deadline to register online has already passed, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said people can still sign up by mail or by visiting their local registrar of voters office by Tuesday…

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Committee set for Lewis High 70th reunion

October 26, 2015
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Comm - Lewis HS 70th reunion May 20 2016

Lewis High School graduates from the Class of 1946 will be holding their 70th class reunion on May 20, 2016 at the Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club. For more information, contact the reunion committee, above, or call Norma Zygmunt at (860) 628-9246. Front, from left, Robert Leach and Edward Kordys. Back, Zygmunt, Betty…

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Those pesky paparazzis of autumn

October 24, 2015
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For celebrities out on the street, paparazzi are everywhere. Inspired by photographs snapped by papazzi of stylish celebs, Brianna Beyers of Bristol wears the newest fashions for autumn. All items are available at Kohl’s on New Britain Avenue in Plainville or at kohls.com. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Symphony brings out the spies and private eyes

October 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the hit singles from James Bond movies often get the attention, singer Sheena Easton—who had one of those singles—said there is much more in the world of “espionage” music than just Agent 007. And Sheena will share the breadth of that universe when she teams up with the Hartford…

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Halloween at the Drive-In

October 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Drive-In will welcome costumes, candy, and two spooky films on their big screen this weekend for the fourth annual Halloween Festival. With festivities beginning at 2 p.m., families can participate in a variety of fun fall activities, including pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and hayrides, all while showing off…

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YMCA unveils their new Fryer Family Natatorium

October 22, 2015
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The YMCA opened their new pool on Oct. 14, renaming it to the Fryer Family Natatorium.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Seven members of the YMCA took a plunge into the newly renovated pool on Wednesday morning, cutting the ribbon on the updated facility. The lengthy construction project included improvements to the pool, deck and shower areas, new lighting and roof installations, more storage space, and an office for the aquatics director, among…

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Red Ribbon Rally pledges a drug free community

October 22, 2015
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Students gather at the town green to sign the red ribbon during the annual Red Ribbon Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The 25th Annual Red Ribbon Rally was held on the town green last week, giving dozens of Southington students an opportunity to pledge their commitment to clean and sober living. More than 300 residents crowded downtown to show their support for the pledge, which was made by 19 student groups on Wednesday…

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Saucier honored with Laura T. Brown Achievement Award

October 22, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Susan Saucier celebrated her 35th anniversary with Southington Youth Services (SYS) in September, she had no idea that she would be celebrating another major milestone before the end of the year. But just this month, Saucier was awarded the Laura T. Brown Career Achievement award at the Connecticut Youth Services Association…

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‘Crazy Brew Bash’ REACHes Mt. Southington

October 21, 2015
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Brew Fest- Jessica Rubin (of Bristols Firefly Hollow) serves Jim Ferro and Mike Smith (of Bristol)

Jessica Rubin of Firefly Hollow in Bristol serves Jim Ferro and Mike Smith at the Crazy Brew Bash at Mount Southington on Saturday, Oct. 17. Visitors were able to enjoy an open beer tasting, accompanied by live music, lawn game tournaments, and a variety of food truck vendors. Proceeds for the event will benefit the…

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