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Elisabeth von Trapp to sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

November 21, 2015
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Elisabeth von Trap to sing at St. Paul Episcopal Church.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host “The Sounds of Christmas,” a holiday concert featuring Elisabeth von Trapp. The concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 145 Main St. in Southington. Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired…

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Holiday drivers needed for seniors

November 21, 2015
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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? Then, Senior Transportation Servics, Inc. has the perfect gift idea. Offer a ride to a senior in need. Hundreds of local seniors are without transportation. Help a loved one, neighbor or friend by purchasing a membership or gift certificate so they can have essential transportation services to…

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Tree harvesting to begin at Crescent Lake

November 7, 2015
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The Town of Southington has announced that the harvesting of trees at Crescent Lake will begin the week of Nov. 9. A portion of the forest south of the parking lot is marked to delineate a harvest area. Trees that have distinctive blue paint markings on them outside of blazed trail areas are intended to…

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Democrats swept across the board

November 4, 2015
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Democratic party leader Ed Rosenblatt counts the early results at the Mason Hall in the center of town.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Preliminary numbers have been counted, and the Democrats will continue to serve as the minority party on every town board for the next two years. The Democrats were quietly watching the numbers being logged onto the spreadsheet at their Election Day gathering at the Mason Hall downtown when someone rushed in with the…

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Lombardi wins Board of Ethics appeal

October 29, 2015
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Tom Lombardi waits silently for his fate during an appeal of a September Board of Ethics decision. The Republican council voted to vacate the earlier decision.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Town Councilor Tom Lombardi successfully appealed a Board of Ethics decision this week that had found him in violation of the town’s ethical code. The Board of Ethics (BOE) decision came in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 with the majority, delivered by then-Chairmain of the BOE Craig Simms, declaring a breach…

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Girls soccer is on the brink of clinching the postseason

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team remained out on the road over the week, finishing two contests with a tie, bringing their record to 4-7-2 on the season. Southington traveled to West Hartford on Friday, Oct. 16 where they settled with a 1-1 draw against Hall (5-4-3). Hall scored the first goal…

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Apple Harvest Festival; Growing in Community Pride

October 7, 2015
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From rain to shine, Southington’s first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival was eventful.  The festival was held off a bit by rainy conditions on Friday and early Saturday, but was in full swing by Saturday afternoon.  Apple pie and fritter eating contests were held.  Bed races barreled down Main Street as planned.   Sunday afternoon, the…

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As Time Goes By, Wedding Fashions of Yesteryear

September 22, 2015
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Margaret Shuteran models the 1948 gown belonging to Margaret Nevelos

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial Campus Auxiliary held it’s annual fashion show on Monday at Hawk’s Landing.  The event featured wedding gowns and personal stories dating back to the 1920s.  Other fashions included bridesmaid and flower gowns, Bridal going away suits, mother of the bride attire, and clothing that could be worn to bridal…

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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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