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Locals remember lives lost in 9/11 attacks

September 14, 2015
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Last Friday, September 11th, the town of Southington held a ceremony of remembrance in honor of the victims and families of September 11th, 2001.  Town officials, members of the fire department, police department, and members of the community were among those in attendance.  The ceremony was held at the corner of Summer Street and West Main…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Tracey Bentz brings arts, crafts, and fun to the festival

September 11, 2015
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Tracey Bentz is in charge of the carnival for both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival and coordinates the arts & crafts festival in the second week.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Three in a row?: Football looks to defend the championship crown…again

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The Southington Blue Knights football team is entering the 2015 season as kings of the throne for a second straight year after shutting out NFA, 49-0, in the 2014 Class LL Large state championship game, giving the program its third win in a championship game and their 10th undefeated season…

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First of firsts

September 4, 2015
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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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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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