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Create the Apple Harvest Festival poster or be a hostess

May 15, 2013
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How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 45th Anniversary Poster? Each participant must design a Poster reflecting the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “A Harvest of Memories.” Posters must include the following information, Southington Apple Harvest Festival heading, the theme “A Harvest of Memories,” utilize four…

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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

May 15, 2013
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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Library will join over 4,000 over libraries in the first ever Big Library Read. The Big Library Read begins today and runs through June 1. This event entails the participating libraries reading “Four Corners of the Sky,” by Michael Malone simultaneously via e-readers. “We choose to join with…

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Legislators explain their roles at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

May 13, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s legislative delegation flushed out their roles in Hartford during a recent legislative breakfast event, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Only Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi, who oversees a sliver of Southington ever since the redistricting in December 2011, was not in attendance. Republican Rob Sampson, now…

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Kennedy Elementary School honor roll for the third quarter

May 11, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first  honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Elijah Buck, Danielle Cammuso, Jacob Cardozo,…

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Foundation awards grants for the arts; Southington Library to purchase 3D printer

May 10, 2013
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The Southington library has received a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain to fund two upcoming arts programs – a canvas mural and a three-dimensional printer. As part of its most recent round of grants, the foundation has awarded funding to libraries in each of the four towns they represent – Southington, Plainville,…

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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

May 10, 2013
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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s elementary schools collaborated with the Activate Southington group for the town’s first participation in a worldwide exercise program, including about 700 students at Derynoski Elementary School. Activate Southington, the community initiative pushing for healthier lifestyles in town, facilitated the involvement of the school district in Project ACES (All Children…

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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

May 9, 2013
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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

By Ed Harris Editor The YMCA Skate Park is open for the summer and there is the opportunity for free skateboarding lessons. The skate park has been in existence since 1998 and has grown in popularity through the years. “There is no other place in town to skate legally,” said Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler.…

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Police fish for leads to track down missing lobster

May 8, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is fishing for leads in the disappearance of a decorative lobster statue from the front parking area of the Gulf Shrimp Company on Atwater Street. The five and a half foot fiberglass lobster, which weighs about 200 pounds, was reported missing on Tuesday, May 7. Police said the statue was likely…

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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

May 8, 2013
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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

By Ed Harris Editor A visit to Camp Sloper helped inspire Derynoski second-grader Hope Scalise to create a doodle for Google that could earn her a scholarship and a technology grant for her school. After a little urging from her mother, Hope created a doodle for Google’s “Doodle for Google” contest. Her doodle won for…

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Southington’s littlest queens

May 6, 2013
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Southington’s littlest queens

The Elks Club on Main Street was the site where Southington’s littlest queens in the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization were crowned April 28.

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