Hockey heats up

January 6, 2016
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Jared Florian leads a fast break during a 2-0 win over the Fermi-Enfield co-op on Saturday, Jan. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER An overtime win on the road and a shutout at home over the week catapulted the Hall-Southington hockey team into second place in the Division III CIAC rankings, behind Westhill-Stamford (4-0-1). The Warrior-Knights started their week on Wednesday, Dec. 30 with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over Wethersfield-Rocky Hill-Middletown (1-4-0) at…

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40 years of Southington news coverage (Part Two): 2000 to the present

January 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR At the turn of the 20th century, Southington residents numbered just 5,890. But the town swelled into a bustling town during the 1900s as the population exploded to almost 40,000 for Y2K. Last week, we took a look at the early days of the Observer, from 1975 to 2000. Now, let’s look…

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Mount Southington opens for the season

January 6, 2016
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Mount Southington Ski Area
396 Mt Vernon Rd, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-0954

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Mount Southington opened its ski area to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3pm to 10pm. Just three trails (Northstar, Boomerang, and Avalanche) and two lifts were opened, but Dom’s Way is scheduled to open, along with other trails and lifts on Wednesday, as long as the weather stays cold…

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Wrestlers survive marathon week

January 6, 2016
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Jason Calvi-Rogers (160) scores a 45-second pin during Southington’s victory over Ridgefield at the annual Blue Knight Duals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team (4-2) kept busy over the week, wrestling in two tournaments, while gaining exposure and experience for the state meet…as well as a few bumps and bruises along the way. Southington wrestled some of the best talent in New England when they competed in the 49th annual…

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Southington Senior listings for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

SATURDAY, JAN. 9 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. (860) 276-1020. TUESDAY, JAN 12 SOUTHINGTON SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION/ ADVISORY BOARD. 4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Calendar House members and the public are encouraged…

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Southington support groups listings for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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Support Group 1

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 miscellaneous listings for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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SUNDAY, JAN. 10 PLANTSVILLE PLANTSVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Plantsville Community Nursery School is celebrating 61 years of service, with an open house. Parents and children are invited to visit the school and staff.  3 and 4 year old classes are available as well as a fourth day in…

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 8

January 6, 2016
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FRIDAY, JAN. 8 BRISTOL BRISTOL LEGISLATORS HOLD COFFEE HOUR. 8 to 9 a.m. Hosted by state Sen. Henri Martin, and state Reps. Whit Betts and Cara Pavalock. Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave., Bristol. Coffee will be provided. PLAINVILLE SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub at the Marriott/ Fairfield Inn, 400…

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Health listings for Jan. 8

January 6, 2016
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TUESDAY, JAN. 12 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org JAN. 12-FEB. 9 BRISTOL THE TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND DISCIPLINE SERIES. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Class 1, “Communicating with Toddlers.” Class 2, “Disciplining Your Toddler.” Class 3, “Potty Training Boot Camp.” Class 4,…

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