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It’s time to make the apple fritters

September 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer If asked what is one highlight of the Apple Harvest Festival that draws thousands of visitors to the event every year, residents and non-residents of Southington will say, “Apple fritters.” The old-fashioned desert, coated with a cinnamon topping, brings a line full of visitors too long to count, and volunteers…

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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

September 27, 2013
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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The local community gathered with state officials last week to commemorate and honor an auxiliary trooper who sacrificed his life while in the line of duty. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, along with State Representative Al Adinolfi and at least 40 law enforcement officers, unveiled a ceremonial sign in the rest…

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CCRPA receives federal funding

September 26, 2013
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U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) announced in a press release $44,758 in federal funding for the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA). The grant, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, aims to strengthen investment and job creation in Central Connecticut by supporting an update to the CCRPA’s comprehensive economic development strategy, said the news…

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Southington school receives state grant money

September 26, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi is appreciative of a recently announced state grant that will allow for better security at ALTA, but he was hoping to receive enough grant money to increase security measures at all of the schools in the district. He is hoping further funding comes from a…

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Soldier returns home, surprises children

September 26, 2013
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Soldier returns home, surprises children

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Madison Howes, a third grade student at Flanders Elementary School, took part in a reading celebration with her classmates and teachers on Monday. This was one of many reading celebrations in which students share their favorite books with a reading buddy. When one of the reading teachers chose Madison to…

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Southington’s Miceli appointed to state board

September 25, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Face of Connecticut Steering Committee has appointed a new member familiar to Southington: Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. The Face of Connecticut Steering Committee has 12 members statewide who review and allocate funds to preserve farmland, historic preservation, open space and affordable housing. House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, who represents…

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Y Cup returns to Apple road race

September 24, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 45th annual Apple Harvest Festival plans to continue one of its new additions to the road race for youngsters: the Y Cup. The Y Cup is a relay for fourth and fifth graders of all eight elementary schools to participate in the 5 K (3.1 miles) race on Sunday,…

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Hospital hosts fashion gala for cancer center

September 23, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus plans to kick off its annual Fashion Gala later this month to raise money for new medical equipment and the new cancer center currently under construction. The event will take place on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Festivities…

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Garden club to sponsor fairy village at Apple Harvest Festival

September 22, 2013
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Garden club to sponsor fairy  village at Apple Harvest Festival

By Ed Harris Editor The Orchard Valley Garden Club will once again host a fairy village on the ground of the Barnes Museum during the Apple Harvest Festival. This is the second year the garden club has sponsored the village and visitors will be given fairy bracelets to warn the fairies of their entrance and…

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Zoning tables Bread for Life decision; Parents upset with proposed location

September 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over a dozen parents flocked to a Planning and Zoning meeting last week to voice their concerns over Bread for Life’s potential new home across from Derynoski Elementary School. Bread for Life, a non profit organization that provides hot meals to people in need five days a week, has proposed…

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