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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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Connecticut Psychiatric Society issues tips in wake of Newtown

December 19, 2012
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The Observer received this email from the Connecticut Psychiatric Society: Connecticut Psychiatric Society Provides Mental Health Resources for Those Impacted by the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School [Bloomfield, CT] – The Connecticut Psychiatric Society (CPS) expresses its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut…

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Violinists to hold food fundraiser for Bread for Life

December 12, 2012
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Local violinists will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the First Congregational Church. Violinists from the Stranznicky Violin Studio will host a concert, the studio’s annual winter recital, where all of the proceeds will go to Bread for Life.

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Christmas time at the Barnes Museum

December 9, 2012
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Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night this past Friday. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s photo collection exceeded 10,000…

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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

December 9, 2012
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Paris in Plantsville presents Munny Madness II

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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

December 8, 2012
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Southington Welcomes in the Holiday Season.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Downtown Merchants Association held its annual Christmas celebration, Hospitality Night.  Townspeople gathered for the lighting of the green, a choral sing, horse and carriage rides, and to visit with Santa.  For photos of this event, click the  tab to see our gallery.

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Youths organize toy drive

December 6, 2012
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Shawn McKnerney and Matthew and Dylan Olson of Southington are organizing a toy drive today, Thursday, Dec. 13, between 6 to 8 p.m. at Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, to help children who are spending the holidays in Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford. The boys know what it is like to be hospitalized…

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Southington playoff football game postponed due to weather

November 27, 2012
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The football Class LL playoff  football game between the second seeded Southington High School Blue Knights and the seventh seated Glastonbury High School Tomahawks was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.

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Knights end season undefeated, snap Apple Valley Classic losing streak

November 22, 2012
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By John Goralski Southington High School snapped their five-game losing streak in the Apple Valley Classic with a 38-13 victory over Cheshire. Quarterback Stephen Barmore capped the opening drive with a 10 yard touchdown run as Southington took an early lead for the first time in five contests. Kyle Smick kicked a 37-yard field goal…

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Be the bone marrow match Nov. 25

November 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A registration drive for bone marrow transplants will be held on Sunday, November 25 at the Southington YMCA. The “Be The Match” event was organized by Tiffany Bannon, a former resident who owes her life to a bone marrow donation. Bannon was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and in addition…

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