Sliders takes home trophy at wings festival

September 16, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Sliders Grill & Bar has more than just chicken wings to share with local customers—the restaurant now has a trophy it won from the twelfth Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. Held at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, the festival invited 32 restaurants nationwide to participate in the event. The…

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Youth’s lemonade stand raises money for hospital

September 15, 2013
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Youth’s lemonade stand raises money for hospital

By Ed Harris Editor A local youth recently raised more than $600, in only two hours, to help out the NICU at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Skylar Prinzhorn, 8, recently held her second annual Skylar’s Stand to raise money for the medical center on behalf of her younger sister Madelyn, 3. Madelyn, born three months…

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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

September 14, 2013
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Connecticut Icon returns to the stage

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon start the search for its next music star. Auditions for the next Connecticut Icon will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School. All auditions will be in the form of A cappella. Formerly known as Southington Icon, the competition…

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Kid Dynamite; Luigi Camputaro will be inducted into the CT Boxing Hall of Fame

September 13, 2013
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Kid Dynamite; Luigi Camputaro will be inducted into the CT Boxing Hall of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was almost like a flashback when a figure darted from the crowd to confront Luigi Camputaro at a recent event at Mohegan Sun, and the former boxer almost broke into his stance in self-defense until he saw the smile from his old friend. A steady string of fans began…

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Protecting their turf; Field Hockey is ready for the next challenge

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Last year, the Lady Knights seemed to scowl each time the ball skipped off a tuft of grass to spark an official’s whistle. Each time an offensive rush was stalled by a string of whistles, the girls would glance longingly at the construction of Southington’s artificial turf field. It was…

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The great unknown; Girls Soccer is looking for answers

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Sal Penta pauses when a visitor asks about his expectations this fall. A puzzled expression washes across his face as he stares out at his team warming up for a preseason practice. Last year, Penta’s high expectations seemed to tumble toward the season finale when an experienced senior class…

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One common goal; Soccer expects a return to the postseason

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It didn’t take long for the last year’s Knights to question their season goals. They lost their goaltender for almost a month. The scoring didn’t come, and the losses began to pile up. The first win came in the opening week, The second came in the season finale. Fortunately, winning…

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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

September 13, 2013
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Furniture fundraiser for SCCA, Gura building

By Lisa Cappobianco Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) will hold a raffle at Pilgrim Furniture City in an effort to raise money to turn the old Gura Building into an arts center. Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA, said the winners will receive $25,000 worth of furniture. The raffle will begin September 15 and…

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High school senior urges the town to consider fuel cells

September 13, 2013
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Jack McCarthy

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the past three years of Jack McCarthy’s high school career, the senior has passed by polluted brownfield and superfund sites during his bus route. As his eyes viewed the details of the plots of land not used as residential areas, a light bulb flashed: the town can use the…

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