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Apple Harvest volunteers are still needed

Apple Harvest logo

Volunteers are still needed for Apple Harvest Festival volunteers. Sign up on-line at 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…

Aresimowicz named ‘Children’s Champion’

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…

Middle Schools celebrate grand openings

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…

Plantsville Congregational celebrates 150 years

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…

Hockey edged by Windsor

Kelsey Snodgrass drives the ball past a Windsor defender during a 2-1 loss on opening day.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington (1-0) hung around with Windsor for most of the game on Friday afternoon, September 11, but just came up short in the end, as the Lady Knights lost their season opener at home to Windsor…

Chamber welcomes new director


On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Southington Chamber of Commerce introduced their new Executive Director Liz Francis at a “meet and greet” breakfast at the Manor Inn in Milldale. “I am beyond excited and truly grateful for this opportunity to work…