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Town thanks its local veterans

November 14, 2013
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Town thanks its local veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For veteran Edison Occhi, the Korean War continues to serve as a vivid memory full of heartache and pain. He served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and enlisted at the age of 17-and-half after attending trade school. From September 1950 to January 1952, he fought during the Korean…

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The SEF tailgates at a fundraiser

November 10, 2013
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The SEF tailgates at a fundraiser

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town residents sported their favorite athletic gear at the Southington Education Foundation’s fifth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala last month. With a theme of “Tailgate at the Turf,” attendees wore their favorite sports jerseys and t-shirts while eating tailgate-style appetizers and entrees at the Aquaturf. The gala will also…

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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

November 7, 2013
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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

By John Goralski Sports Writer For much of the first quarter, it looked like a shootout. The Blue Knight football team took less than two minutes to scramble 63 yards for their first score. Newington countered with a 75-yard drive that took just seven plays. Three plays later, the Knights were scoring again. On Friday,…

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Officials: Full-day kindergarten kicks off to success

November 2, 2013
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Officials: Full-day kindergarten kicks off to success

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Kindergarten teacher Franca Imme of Plantsville Elementary School recently counted down from ten as her students lined up one by one to make their way to the all-purpose room where they participated in Apple Day, an event full of fun and educational activities. All 15 students gathered their backpacks together…

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Back to the tournament; Girls clinch the postseason on their last attempt

November 1, 2013
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Back to the tournament; Girls clinch the postseason on their last attempt

By John Goralski Sports Writer Officials signaled the end of the contest, and the Southington girls soccer team scrambled onto the field in celebration. Sal Penta let out a sigh of relief, shook his head, and smiled. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t his team’s best game of the season, but the 3-0 win over New…

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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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