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SEF Gala at the Turf

October 1, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Locals packed into the Aqua Turf on Friday, Sept. 25 for the 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala. The event featured a live auction and a silent auction to raise funds for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF). All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support SEF’s commitment to…

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Apple Harvest Gala marks the start of the festival season

October 1, 2015
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Apple Harvest Festival Coordinator Jim Champagne and Apple Harvest Hostess Chair Alyssa Anne Pappas, left, shower the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival Queen Rebecca Caisse, center, with her crown, flowers, and sash during the annual Apple Harvest Gala on Thursday, Sept. 24. The annual gala kicks off the local festival.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The changes of the fall season are upon us, but one thing remains constant in the town of Southington. The tradition of the Apple Harvest Festival will be in full swing beginning this weekend. The unofficial start came on Thursday, Oct. 24 with the annual Apple Harvest Gala at the Aqua Turf.…

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Lions Club celebrates 50 years of pancakes

September 30, 2015
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The Lions Club of Southington is celebrating its 50th annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. in Southington. The annual event is run in conjunction with the club’s advertising campaign, fundraising for the many community donations they make each year. Offering a full pancake breakfast for six-dollars person,…

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Malloy announces state keeping eye on Joaquin

September 30, 2015
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Malloy announces state keeping eye on Joaquin

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that his office and state emergency management officials are closely monitoring the activity of Hurricane Joaquin, which is currently in the Atlantic Ocean, and is advising Connecticut residents to closely follow weather reports and prepare for the possibility of its arrival in the region over the next five days.…

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Financial Aid Night at Southington High School

September 30, 2015
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Southington High School will be hosting their annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the high school auditorium. The event is scheduled to being at 7 p.m. First Aid Night is targeted to high school seniors and their parents. However, all parents and students of Southington High School are welcome to attend. Carolyn…

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Apple Harvest parking available on High Street

September 30, 2015
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If you are interested in the closest parking to the Apple Fritter booth at the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival, visit the Southington Land Trust in the High Street parking lot across from the YMCA. Parking will be available for a $5 donation to the Southington Land Trust. Here are the hours: Friday, Oct. 2, from…

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PCS Players ask the question, ‘Whodunnit?’

September 30, 2015
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PCS Players is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its production of “Three Murders and It’s Only Monday.” This comedy/murder spoof of old style private-eye movies, written by Pat Cook, features a plot that follows Detective Harry Monday as he investigates three murders at the Peaceful Pines Sanitarium. The twist on the classic “Whodunnit?” will keep…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

FRIDAY, OCT. 2 BRISTOL JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL CELEBRATION. 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit local organizations and scholarships. Tavera was a lifelong Bristol resident who passed away suddenly on April 28, 2010. This Oct. 8, John Tavera would have celebrated his 54th birthday. Picnic buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Bittersweet Harmony. St.…

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Violent crimes drop nearly 10 percent in Connecticut in 2014

September 29, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Violent crime in Connecticut dropped nearly 10 percent in 2014 over the previous year, among the largest decreases in the country and one that followed a 10 percent decline in the state in 2013, according to new data on reported crime released Monday by the FBI.…

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Bushnell Carousel reopens

September 29, 2015
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The Bushnell Park Carousel, located in downtown Hartford, is now open after a year long-closure to build the new wing of the carousel pavilion. The carousel itself will be open now and the new addition is expected to open to the public within the next few weeks. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and come…

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