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HHC offers free blood pressure screenings to seniors

October 16, 2015
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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, a not for profit organization, announced free blood pressure screenings in October at the following locations in Southington: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.…

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Halloween is ready to come a-haunting

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Halloween is creeping up quickly. And children, teens, and adults looking to celebrate the spooky holiday probably are planning the perfect costume for trick or treating or going to a party. But what are the hot trends for costumes this year? Spirit Halloween, which has pop-up stores throughout the state…

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Meet the Southington Town Council candidates

October 15, 2015
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Southington Politics

We asked Southington Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What was the most important challenge or issue faced by the Town Council over the last term? How did you handle it or how would you have handled it? 2) What is the most important issue ahead of us, and how will you handle it…

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Apple Harvest continues to draw crowds for week 2

October 15, 2015
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Michael Kryanski celebrates his victory in one of the Apple Harvest Festival pie eating contests. The Apple Harvest festival came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 11 after an action-packed second week with fireworks, Harvest the Arts, a second week of contests, and the annual arts and crafts festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest finished its 2015 run with a successful and crowded final weekend. Thousands filled the downtown area Friday through Sunday for an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, fireworks, and even more contests. Though the final results are still filing in, the festival’s first weekend featured nine apple fritter eating…

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Lombardi files appeal of Ethics Board ruling

October 14, 2015
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Tom Lombardi

Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will be appealing the Southington Board of Ethics’ decision declaring a breach in the town’s ethical code. The board ruled in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 that there had been a violation of the Code of Ethics involving Lombardi. The issue was brought before the board on Sept. 9, regarding…

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Music listings for Oct. 16

October 14, 2015
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Mildred Piper Donovan, 94, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

FRIDAY, OCT. 16 BRISTOL AL FENTON BIG BAND. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15. BYOB. SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol. OTHER THE FRONT BOTTOMS. 300 York St., New Haven. JOE WALSH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $39.50. SATURDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL THE CHAPPARALS. 7 to 11…

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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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