Plainville studies development plan for closing rail-trail gap

August 17, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The first informational meeting for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Gap Closure Study recently kicked off with a good turnout of people from Plainville and surrounding communities. Conducted by the Capital Region Council of Governments, the study aims to close the gap in the trail through Southington and Plainville while…

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Kataria Classic crowns champions

August 17, 2016
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Alejandra Gimenez returns a volley during the women's singles final of the Kataria Classic. More at www.SouthingtonObserver.com.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One of the big surprises about this year’s tournament was the ample number of close matches across every division. The Kataria Classic strives to offer a family-oriented experience rather than a more competitive atmosphere, like the Wayton Open Tennis Tournament. The Kataria Classic managed to attract better competition than in…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 17, 2016
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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Southington’s ‘super’ summer celebration

August 17, 2016
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Summer Reading finale-Norrie Zingaro (age 2) meets Mulan and Supergirl

Local princesses and superheroes descended upon the Southington’s library on Thursday, Aug. 11 for the grand finale of the annual summer reading series. Above, 2-year-old Norrie Zingaro meets Mulan and Supergirl at the event, which featured Cinderella, Spiderman, Thor, Harley Quinn, and more. Participants at the costumed event enjoyed dancing, singing, and eating Rita’s water…

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Performance listings, starting Aug. 19

August 17, 2016
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NOW thru AUG. 21 OTHER ‘BOEING, BOEING.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St., New Britain. $18 for adults, and $16 for students and seniors. www.ConnecticutTheatreCompany.org.

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Eversource issues warning about latest scams

August 17, 2016
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Eversource business and residential customers across Connecticut continue to report receiving unsolicited phone calls and home visits from individuals selling “discounted power” and claiming to be “representatives” or “partners” of Eversource. In light of this, the company is warning customers that these individuals are not affiliated with Eversource and are most likely either scammers or…

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Bees go for number 3 vs. Ducks

August 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for their third consecutive win over the Ducks tonight! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: The Bees have taken the first two games of the four-game series to close the Ducks’ season series lead to 8-7. After tonight, the series wraps up tomorrow night with another 6:35PM start time.…

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Southington support group listings for the Aug. 19 edition

August 17, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON AL-ANON. Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 114 Main St., Southington. Park in left lot, go through double doors. Meeting in Room 203. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. First floor conference room A. Newcomers meeting at…

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Southington meeting listings for the Aug. 19 edition

August 17, 2016
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON ORCHARD VALLEY GARDEN CLUB. 9:45 a.m. to noon on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Starts with a presentation at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 11 a.m. Guest ($3) are always welcome. RSVP: zickfield63@cox.net. SOUTHINGTON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 7:30 p.m. on the 4th…

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