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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Slip Sliding Away!

Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

February 27, 2013
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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nate Solomon’s right eye was already swollen shut when he stepped onto the championship mat. By the end of his final bout, Solomon’s nose was packed with gauze to hold off the bleeding. In the toughest division of the Class LL championships, Solomon grappled with almost every top seed. When…

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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

January 20, 2013
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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

     Camp Sloper hosted their 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 19th.  A sizable crowd came out for the event to watch participants jump into the icy waters of Camp Sloper.  This years' teams included Lake Compounce, Southington politicians, The Aqua Turf, Board of Eduction, The Fire Department, and the YMCA.  Photos by: …

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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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