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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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Relay for Life: Still building hope after 18 years

June 4, 2015
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Last weekend Southington hosted its 18th year Relay For Life.  Fifty Four Teams participated this year in effort to raise funds for the fight against cancer.  The relay raised a total of $100,000.  Crowns for the Cure lead the way, with their team, raising over $14,000.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Southington competes at Irv Black Invitational

May 15, 2015
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The Southington track teams competed against a strong field at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Sean Garrison battles for position in the 3200m.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights outdoor track and field team competed in the 10th annual Irv Black Invitational on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Veterans’ Stadium inside Willowbrook Park in New Britain. The Knights qualified two male athletes for the Class LL State Meet. Vincent Zhang (2:03.94) qualified for the…

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Jr. queens crowned Sunday

May 5, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new crew of representatives for the Junior Miss Southington pageant were crowned on Sunday afternoon at the Aqua Turf. The top royalty for this year’s fund raiser for Southington Community Services and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center were Melissa Michaud, who received a $500 scholarship as Southington’s Outstanding Miss,…

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The Wanna-Bee’s Can’t “Bee” Beat!

May 5, 2015
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On April 30th Southington High School auditorium buzzed with competitive spirit.  The fifth annual Southington Education Foundation spelling bee went another round this year.  School staff, students, committee members, and area organizations willingly dressed in costumes to prove their spelling knowledge in some friendly competition.  This years winners, John Zimmerman, Joe Peccerillo, and Dave Pestillo (known as “The Wanna Bees”) went home,…

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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Southington Chamber Celebrates Totally 80’s Style

April 28, 2015
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The Southington Chamber held its annual meeting last Saturday.  Many awards were given to people of the community.  Guests took part in a silent auction and raffles.  The theme of the dinner was the 80’s.  Some guest came in clothing celebrating the decade.   Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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