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Princesses to converge on Aqua Turf for local fund raiser

February 19, 2013
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Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales will be on of the local title holders dressing up like a Disney princess and meeting with area children in a fund raiser set for March 10.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Little girls in the area will have a chance to feel like royalty and meet their favorite fairy tale royalty, thanks to the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Plantsville Shannon Murphy, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison Yurgaitis, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales, and Miss Milldale’s…

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Snow continues to haunt forecast, says Accuweather

February 18, 2013
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Snow continues to haunt forecast, says Accuweather

New England just can’t dog the snow, according to the latest forecast from Accuweather.com State College, Pa. — 18 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a storm quickly following on the heels of the weekend’s New England snowstorm is set to return snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast Monday through Tuesday. The upcoming storm for…

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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

February 18, 2013
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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you’re looking for good, clean fun on stage for the entire family, Southington Community Theatre has just what you’re looking for, said director Heidi Bass Lamberto. On Feb. 21, the local theater group opens the 1956 musical, “L’il Abner,” which is based on the longtime cartoon strip of the…

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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

February 17, 2013
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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Third-grade students at Strong Elementary School got an extensive look at Brazilian culture from a classmate and her family. Third-grader Jasmine Ozimkoski was born and raised in America, but her mother, Alessandra Ozimkoski, was born in Brazil and works at the Brazilian consulate in Hartford. The family has visited her…

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Kristen’s Kloset returns

February 16, 2013
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Kristen’s Kloset returns

By Ed Harris Editor The town will host the Kristen’s Kloset seasonal prom shop this year for the first time. The program, run by Southington Youth Services, is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset provides Prom essentials for students with…

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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

February 16, 2013
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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

Fans at the Southington High School varsity basketball games were treated to the annual Blue-White scrimmage last week as the Blue Knight Unified Sports basketball team prepares for their upcoming winter schedule.  The team played a split-squad scrimmage at halftime of the boys varsity game on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the girls varsity game on…

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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

February 15, 2013
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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

This is the latest on the snow that has been threatening to hit over the weekend. Round One Snow: Philly to NYC Friday Night, Saturday       State College, Pa. — 15 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a swath of snow will streak northeastward across the coastal mid-Atlantic to southern New England spanning late Friday…

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Tell us who your favorite pizza place is with Pick-A-Pizza

February 15, 2013
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The Step Saver Observer publications are sponsoring a Pick-A-Pizza in conjunction with the Republican-American and the Citizens News. This bracket-style contest (think March Madness) will pit local pizza places against each other during a five week span. The contest is a single elimination, winner-move-on tournament, ending in the crowning of a Pizza Champion. Weekly winners…

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Town’s ECS funds go up; Coming budget still difficult

February 15, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer As part of his budget proposal announcement last week, Governor Dannel Malloy announced additional Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds for districts in the state. The news came as a relief to many school administrators, although the coming budget year is still expected to be difficult. In the midst of another…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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