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Apple Harvest Road Race registration is underway

August 4, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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  The Southington Community YMCA will be conducting its 37th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race event on Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration for the 5 Mile, 5K, 2 Mile Walk, and Little Fritter Run is now open. Cost for the 5-mile and the 5K events is still $22 for pre-registrants ($27 on race day). The…

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Foundation offers grant to help end homelessness

August 4, 2016
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Community Foundation of NB

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville and Southington non-profit organizations have a new grant opportunity to address youth and family homelessness. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is offering a $10,000 grant through its Catalyst Fund to nonprofits serving Plainville, Southington, Berlin and New Britain that offer or propose to develop innovative solutions to…

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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

August 3, 2016
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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT Center Street was bustling this past weekend as visitors poured onto the street for the 12th annual Italian-American Festival. Many vendors lined the streets offering food, beverages, jewelry and more. The Italian culture was kept alive with sausage and peppers, pasta faggioli, pizza, and sweet treats to satisfy a hungry crowd. Castello Pizza…

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Mrs. CT America, Crystal Bees host bowl-a-thon Friday, Aug. 5

August 3, 2016
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By ALEXA FARRELLCORRESPONDENT Crystal Bees and Mrs. Connecticut America are inviting people to put on their bowling shoes and have a ball at a fund raiser for Victoria’s Voice this Friday. Mrs. Connecticut America Allyson Genovese-Naughton of Southington is working with the Spring Street entertainment facility for a Bowl-A-Thon on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to…

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SoCCA ‘soft opening’ offers a peak at new arts center

August 3, 2016
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Arts Center-Ruben Marroquin teaches Rachel Dehnel to weave

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR A couple of visitors were leafing through John Atashian’s photographs of famous guitarists, and the sounds of  The Sawtelles filtered downstairs through the crowd like the perfect soundtrack. In a room at the top of the stairs, one man sat at a loom. Two others were holding a demonstration for weaving rugs in…

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Counselor helps youth through new program

August 3, 2016
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Southington native and licensed professional counselor Chris Albini is forming youth groups to help children and teens learn mindfulness and changing negative thought patterns.

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Learning mindfulness is just one of many goals that Southington native Chris Albini hopes local youth will take away from a group he is in the process of forming. A licensed professional counselor currently working under The Enlightenment Counseling Center, Albini wants to provide additional support to youth of all…

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A taste of Italy at the Italian-American Festival

August 3, 2016
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Italian Festival-Wine Tasting (9)

Now, that’s service! Jerry Triano, left, gets a taste of pasta fagioli, served up to him by Deb and Pat Baldino. Summer rains couldn’t damper the Italian-American Festival on Center Street last weekend. Locals came out in force to taste the good, Italian food and enjoy the ethnicity, music, and festivities at the annual weekend…

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Southington student earns Discovery to Cure internship

August 2, 2016
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Nickolina Doran, of Southington, a junior at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science, is participating in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure Internship Program. To be considered for the six-week program, Doran had to submit an essay for a competition with other high school students. Established in 2003 and supported by the National Institutes…

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Local attorney honored by Waterbury chamber

August 2, 2016
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Biz - Tavis Tindall

Attorney Tavis Tindall of Southington, owner of the Waterbury-based Tindall Law Firm, will receive the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s (WRC) 2016 Leadership Award during the 22nd Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards Dinner on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The evening, which will include…

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Plantsville man named area manager at Frontier

August 1, 2016
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Biz - Jim Oddo at Frontier

Frontier Communications Corporation announced the appointment of Plantsville resident Jim Oddo as area general manager for northwest Connecticut effective Aug. 1. This region includes 42 cities and towns, including Danbury, Newtown, Waterbury, Litchfield and Torrington. For more than 10 years, most recently as senior vice president of talent and human resources, Oddo has played an…

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