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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

October 4, 2012
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

By John Goralski Sports Writer Elementary school runners gathered in groups of three at the mobile band stage at the town green as winners were announced for the 2012 Apple Harvest Road Race. The crowd of onlookers stretched past the gazebo and across the town green. On Sunday, Apple Harvest Road Race Director John Myers…

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Police hold awards ceremony

October 4, 2012
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Police hold awards ceremony

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. This is the fourth year of the ceremony, which recognizes Southington Police Officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such…

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Rain causes festival delay

September 28, 2012
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Rain causes festival delay

The Apple Harvest Festival opening will take place tomorrow due to the weather. The festival is open 9-9. However, the fritter booth will open tonight at 5 p.m. for those brave enough to stand out in the rain.

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Soccer to raise money for veterans

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A small group of Southington athletes will use an upcoming soccer game as a chance to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. When the boys soccer team plays at home on Friday, Oct. 5, guests will be asked to donate $5 or more to “Headers for Heroes.” The donation…

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Library to a host special event for Banned Book week

September 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southing Library will celebrate Banned Book Week with a public reading of passages from several books that have been banned or challenged during a special program next week. “We’re bringing attention to the fact that everyone’s favorite book has likely been banned somewhere,” said Library Director Sue Smayda. Every year…

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Successful drive-in season; Civic groups recieve $14,300

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Members of the Southington Drive-In committee took pride in a successful season and handed out checks to 13 civic groups and organizations during Monday’s Town Council meeting. With one screening left to go (a Halloween-themed double feature on October 27), the drive-in made a total of $44,417 during the 2012…

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Map to the Apple Harvest Festival

September 27, 2012
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Map to the Apple Harvest Festival

The Apple Harvest Festival insert in this week’s Observer inadvertently included last year’s map instead of the 2012 map. We apologize for the error and the correct map is listed below.  

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September 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   An early morning fire has displaced three businesses along the Southington/Plainville line. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a fire broke out in the back area of Jitter’s Café, causing extensive fire and smoke damage. “The kitchen was fully involved,” said Southington Fire Chief Harold Clark. Clark said the kitchen had jutted…

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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

September 21, 2012
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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

By ED HARRIS Editor Saint Dominic School has received a National Blue Ribbon School Award from the United States Department of Education. The Catholic school was recognized for being an “exemplary high performing” school. This performance category recognizes schools that are among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.…

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Turf is ahead of schedule; Officials believe field ready for late October

September 21, 2012
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By ROB GLIDDEN Staff Writer Construction of the new artificial turf field at Southington High School is moving swiftly, as officials hope to have it done in enough time to accommodate events in late October. Since late August, the construction crew has been clearing away the old field to make room for the new, hoping…

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