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Apple Harvest urges visitors to visit sponsors for fun, food, and samples

September 19, 2015
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The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival will be here soon, and over the first two weekends in October festival goers will find a host of fun and surprises. While enjoying the time catching up with friends and exploring all that the festival has to offer, organizers ask that visitors visit the festival sponsors. Located on ‘Sponsor…

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Legion welcomes crafters at Apple Harvest Festival

September 19, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

Attention Crafters: The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting the annual craft fair during both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival. From Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, crafters will be located in the upstairs hall of the American Legion Home, located on…

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Apple Harvest volunteers are still needed

September 18, 2015
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Volunteers are still needed for Apple Harvest Festival volunteers. Sign up on-line at www.Southington.org. Click on the Apple Harvest icon, go to the Green Box “Click to view Volunteer Opportun-ities,” and select your day and timeslot. Volunteers are needed for beverage, finance, carnival, t-shirt booth, inflatables, information, and parade route chaperones. Volunteers are still needed…

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Aresimowicz named ‘Children’s Champion’

September 18, 2015
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz reviews his “Children’s Champions” award with Kayla Martin, a student at the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) was one of 26 legislators chosen as a recipient of the 2015 “Children’s Champions” Award. The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide outreach and advocacy organization, has recognized legislators from across the state that work with promoters of early childhood education to impact legislation involving the…

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Middle Schools celebrate grand openings

September 18, 2015
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Middle School Building Committee Chair Edward Pocock Jr. addresses the crowds at the Kennedy Middle School grand opening on Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Educators, administrators, town leaders, and state legislatures joined together this weekend to celebrate the grand openings of the newly renovated John F. Kennedy and Joseph A. DePaolo middle schools. Members of the community were welcomed to the schools for celebratory speeches and tours of the updated facilities. After years of planning and…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for years

September 18, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Miss America through Miss Connecticut’s eyes

September 18, 2015
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Author David Pietrusza will join the discussion about his book in April.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With two nights of preliminary competitions for Miss America under her belt, and one more night looming, Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward looked well-rested and perky. And that was one of the things that surprised the Watertown, Conn. resident, who received the state crown in June. (The…

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Secondo named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 17, 2015
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Art Secondo will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Apple Harvest parade.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee has announced that former long-time CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Art Secondo will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Apple Harvest Festival parade. Christopher Palmieri, Town Councilor and Co-Chairman of the festival’s Supervisory Committee, said Secondo was selected by a unanimous vote.…

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Plantsville Congregational celebrates 150 years

September 17, 2015
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Betty Bryant, a member of Plantsville Congregational Church for 20 years, reviews some historical artifacts during the 150th anniversary kick-off events on Sunday, Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last Sunday, the Plantsville Congregational Church kicked off several months of celebrations in honor of the church’s 150th anniversary. In this week’s service, pastor Paul Goodman recognized 35 members who have been attending Plantsville Congregational Church for at least 50 years. Some, including Doris Hanser, Richard Smith, and Beverly Wight, have been…

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Board rules a violation of code of ethics with solar project

September 17, 2015
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Southington Democratic Town Committee Chair Edward Rosenblatt cross examines Town Councilor Tom Lombardi during the ethics hearing on Sept. 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In a 3-1 decision, the Board of Ethics decided Tuesday that “there was a breach of the Southington Code of Ethics” involving Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R.) The majority opinion, issued by members of the board Craig Simms (D), Philip Pomposi (D), and James Sinclair (R) concluded that Lombardi presented a conflict…

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