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Students denounce drugs at Red Ribbon Rally

October 25, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The 23rd annual “Red Ribbon Rally” took over the town green last Tuesday, as Southington students were encouraged to speak out against drug use. The Southington Drug Task Force hosted the annual event, which ties into the national Red Ribbon program. Dating back to 1988, the program honors the memory…

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SHS Class of 2003 to reunite Nov. 30; tix available now

October 22, 2013
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The Southington High School Class of 2003 will be holding its 10-Year Reunion on Nov. 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 15 at www.ezevent.com/shs10year. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Ticket price is $62 and includes buffet dinner, DJ, and open bar. For…

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Winner within; Lady Knights are hitting the books

October 11, 2013
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Winner within; Lady Knights are hitting the books

By John Goralski Sports Writer This fall, the Lady Knights have been attacking the net and hitting the books as Coach Rich Heitz tries to focus on the ‘student’ part of student-athlete. Pat Riley’s book, The Winner Within, has served as assigned reading. Practices have become study halls and games are tests leading up to…

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The Big Apple

October 7, 2013
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The Big Apple

Southington kicked off their 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Friday, October 4th.   The town was filled with vendors selling their merchandise as well as a variety of foods.  Families and friends enjoyed rides and games at  the carnival.  Contests were also held for apple pie and fritter eating.  The festival also heard from our Connecticut ICON contestants.  On Sunday, a parade was held.    The festival…

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Turning the page; Knights are ahead of the curve in 2013

September 27, 2013
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Turning the page; Knights are ahead of the curve in 2013

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Dave Yanosy approached the team huddle with a wide grin. With two second half goals, they scored their first victory over Hall in years. With two wins last week, they’ve already broken last year’s totals for wins and goals. Yanosy drank in his team’s excitement for a few seconds…

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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

August 23, 2013
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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The pitcher and the defense gave up just one earned run in 1983 to set a national record for ERA (0.04) that would stand for more than two decades. Their all-state pitcher was almost unhittable as Southington roared through the postseason. The offense was just as deadly with a .336…

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Chamber to host annual Pizza Fest later this month

August 12, 2013
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its fourth annual Pizza Fest on Thursday, August 22 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features ten area restaurants serving sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the best in town.  The Chamber Women are coordinating the festival. Admission price…

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New bakery opens on Queen Street

August 7, 2013
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New bakery opens on Queen Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Simply Sweet has given Queen Street another place to eat on top of its already existing restaurants and bakeries. Located in the T.J. Maxx Plaza, Simply Sweet is a bakeshop and café filled with 10 to 15 different kinds of cupcakes, brownies with a chocolate-ganache topping and an assortment of…

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Making a run; Southington South all-stars are looking for their 3rd title

August 2, 2013
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Making a run; Southington South all-stars are looking for their 3rd title

On Sunday, July 28, the Southington South All-Stars had a chance to make history, but officials waved off play when the locals fell behind by 10 runs. Newington had rallied to an 11-1 lead before play was called in the fourth inning. There were no Southington players running onto the field with fists pumping wildly.…

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That’s Italian!

July 29, 2013
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That’s Italian!

Southington celebrated it’s annual Italian American Festival this past weekend.  The festival welcomed performers, a wine tasting, vendors, and food celebrating the Italian heritage.  People flocked Center Street to enjoy time with family, friends, and the community.  Photos by: Tammi Naudus    

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