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REACH holds “Crazy Brew Bash” at Mount Southington on Oct. 17

October 14, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The first annual “Crazy Brew Bash” will be held at Mount Southington on Saturday, Oct. 17. The event will be sponsored by the REACH Foundation. Established in 2000, the non-profit’s motto is, “If in only one life, make a difference.” The foundation aims to “reach out” to children with physical, social, and…

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Voter registration open through Tuesday, Oct. 27

October 14, 2015
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Southington Politics

In order to vote in the State Election on Nov. 3, you must complete your voter registration by Oct. 27. Registration can be completed in person, by mail or online. Special in-person voter registration sessions will be held at the Registrar of Voters Office Election Department, located in Town Hall at 75 Main St., from…

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Apple Harvest Festival recognizes poster winners

October 9, 2015
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The Southington Apple Harvest Festival announce the winners from this year’s poster contest. This year the committee selected a middle school student and two high school students as our winners. From left, high school winner Giavonna Paulus, AHF poster committee co-chair Chris Palmieri, overall winner Mia Langston, AHF poster committee co-chair Tom Lombardi, and high…

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“Music of the Knight” competition to be held Oct. 24

October 9, 2015
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The annual "Music of the Knight" band competition is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18. Blue Knight band members, above, gather at last year's celebration.

On Saturday, Oct.24, the Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band will present the 23rd annual “Music of the Knight” marching band competition at Fontana Field at Southington High School. This event is a US Bands sanctioned marching competition. Twenty-two high school bands from across Connecticut and Massachusetts will be competing for the title. The…

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Community Foundation offering nonprofit financial assistance

October 9, 2015
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The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is again making available financial assistance to non-profit groups and organizations planning community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, this time for events taking place between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016 – but the application deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to apply for the…

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West Queen Street closure for bridge repair

October 9, 2015
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Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, a portion of West Queen Street will be closed for bridge repair. Vehicular traffic will be detoured around the bridge, and the area will be marked with detour signs. Westbound traffic on West Queen Street will be diverted as follows: Right turn onto Newell Street Left turn onto Redstone Street…

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‘42nd Street’ actress living the musical theater dream

October 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the musical, “42nd Street,” the central character Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from a small town in Pennsylvania. Once in the city, Penny lands a bit part as a chorus girl in a new Broadway musical. When the lead actress breaks her ankle, Peggy gets her big…

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Some ghouls and coffee

October 9, 2015
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The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is open for its 25th season and is celebrating this momentous year in a fun way by partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Connecticut. Each Friday in October, the ghouls of The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce will surprise guests at a different Dunkin’ Donuts location with Halloween cheer…

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Time to put on the ritz and laugh with ‘Young Frankenstein’

October 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Tighten up your neckbolts, grab your top hat and cane, and get ready to put on the ritz… Connecticut Theatre Company is staging “Young Frankenstein” the musical this month. The stage show was created by Mel Brooks and is based on the 1974 movie, which starred Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman,…

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Cork ‘n Cap teams up with local businesses

October 9, 2015
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Southington Cork 'n Cap
685 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 426-1788

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A new business owner in town is pairing up with two other businesses this month to offer wine and beer tastings at the Cork n’ Cap, Southington’s newest spirit shop. Douglas Galullo, who opened his Queen Street store just two months ago, will host two events—a tasting with wine label “90+” on…

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