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Four inducted onto Wall of Honor

October 25, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Southington High School inducted four local individuals from different walks of life into its 2013 Wall of Honor Monday night. State Representatives Dave Zoni, Rob Sampson, and Al Adinolfi, presented plaques to honorees Rosemary and Jim Champagne, Karl Pytlik, and Christopher Jones—all graduates of Southington High School. The Wall of…

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Listings for Oct. 25

October 25, 2013
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Listings for Oct. 25

Kids listings SATURDAY, OCT. 26 BRISTOL FAMILY FLOAT FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE POOL. 6 to 8 p.m. Haunting music, swimming and activities. Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, 325 Mix St., Bristol. $5 per person, children under 5 years old are free but must call to register. Rent floats for $1 or bring your own. jessiepetroka@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860)…

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Local teens appear in ‘The Wedding Singer’

October 23, 2013
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Local teens appear in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Southington teens, Bridget Corcoran and Ryan Padden, take to the Newington Children’s Theatre Company stage in their upcoming all-teen fall musical, “The Wedding Singer,” Oct. 25 to 27. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $12 ($15 at the door) and $10 for…

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Plantsville set for Halloween

October 21, 2013
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Plantsville set for Halloween

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 24 (with a rain date Oct. 25) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “It’s going to be…

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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

October 20, 2013
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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Former Governor John Rowland joined local politicians, business owners, and other guests at the annual Celebrity Breakfast last week, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, shedding light on the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Curtis Robinson, the operator and president of C&R Development, a construction management company,…

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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

October 19, 2013
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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as several hand-carved tombstones for the Burke family in 2002 turned into “Spooky Kingdom,” a local Halloween event filled with 15 different animated attractions. Howard and Bonnie Burke have invited residents statewide to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville for the past nine years to experience…

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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

October 18, 2013
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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

by SARAH JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT Drive up toward Chippens Hill around Halloween and it becomes apparent that there’s something special happening on Battle Street. The Witch’s DungeonClassicMovieMuseum, run by Bristol native Cortlandt Hull, has been scaring and delighting people from all over the country since 1966. “People make this a Halloween destination,” Hull said. “I got…

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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

October 18, 2013
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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Harvest the Arts took over the last weekend of the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival, adding new features to the event, along with the traditional attractions. A 3D chalk artist brought his work to life on the grounds of Center Street Saturday, painting a shark that jumped out of the water…

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Feral cats still an issue at Spring Lake

October 18, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For local resident Pat Angle of Spring Lake Village Condominiums, close encounters with feral cats has become a recurring theme where she lives. From the time she moved into her unit in the 1980s, Angle said the felines have roamed around her condo, looking for shelter. “I have been here…

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Looking for a new home; Bread for Life looks to relocate its proposal

October 17, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After accepting an offer from Southington school officials, Bread for Life has asked the Planning and Zoning Commission for a 60-day continuance for its application to build a new facility across from Derynoski Elementary School, according to a press release. Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski announced during last week’s…

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