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First of firsts

September 4, 2015
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Southington Catholic-Margaret Markowski and her  Kindergarten class

Southington Catholic School held its first ever first day of school last Thursday. PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Apple Harvest coming up quickly

September 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The 47th annual Apple Harvest Festival is just around the corner, and festival committee members have swung into full gear finalizing details, vendors and events. This year’s theme encourages residents to promote “Growing Community Pride” – and of course enjoying all things apple. The two-weekend event will run Oct. 2…

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Surprise! 4 groups receive grants

September 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER For 20 days last month, the Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., surprised 20 local nonprofits with $20,000 in grants. Among the 20 chosen were four Southington based organizations – The Arc of Southington, Inc., Bread for Life, Inc., the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and United Way…

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The Orchards open house events in September

August 31, 2015
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The Orchards at Southington
34 Hobart St., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-5656

The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, will host open houses on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Orchards at Southington is located at 34 Hobart St. The Orchards at Southington, which offers independent and assisted living, is a not for profit member of…

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Southington loss sparks Big League controversy: Locals protest elimination from Little League competition

July 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER What started out as a best-of-three series and the chance to go to Dover, Del. to represent Connecticut in the regional tournament ended in controversy. Southington was defeated, 2-1, in the District 5 state championship series by Bristol’s Edgewood team, but more came out of the results of the series than…

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Southington Youth Summer Theater performs ‘Xanadu Jr.’

July 21, 2015
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Nick Breutzmann and Eva Bilodeau play the leads, Sonny Malone and Kira.

The Southington Youth Summer Theater, middle school students, performed the musical Zanadu Jr. last weekend.  The production is set in the 80’s and includes characters from Greek mythology.  The show was performed at Southington High School.  This coming weekend, the high school students will perform the musical All Shook Up.  Performances run Friday and Saturday at 7:00.  General admission is $8.00…

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Southington children’s librarians honored

June 29, 2015
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Southington librarians Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski are this year's recipients of the Faith Hektoen Award.

Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski, Children’s Librarians at Southington Library and Museum, were recently named as the recipients of the 2015 Faith Hektoen Award for outstanding children’s library programs. The Faith Hektoen Award is presented annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that…

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Police blotter for June 26 edition

June 23, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Wednesday June 10 through Monday June 22. Andrew J. Fiondella, 29, 24 Fairway Rd. Southington, was arrested on June 10 and charged with two counts of sixth degree larceny. Nicholas Lohman, 27, 32 Lincoln Terr., Meriden, was arrested on June 12 and charged with fourth degree…

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SHS Class of 2015

June 22, 2015
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A Southington High School graduate waves to family and friends in the stands just before receiving her diploma during the graduation ceremony on June 18, 2015.

Scenes from the Southington High School graduation ceremony on June 18, 2015.  

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Listen to the Music!

June 11, 2015
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Wednesday nights on the Southington green are in full motion.  Another season of Music on the Green has begun.  Families are invited to bring along their lawn chairs, snacks to share, and of course their dancing shoes!  The concerts are free of charge.  Food vendors are on hand for some extra treats.  A classic car show…

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