Commentary: On the road: The Pizza & Politics Tour

September 26, 2015
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State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

Recently, my good friend Senator Joe Markley and I held the first of a series of events we are calling our “Pizza & Politics Tour”. We will be visiting a number of local small businesses in an effort to engage with our constituents and also help promote businesses in our community, something needed in these…

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Letter: Reader cautions us to slow down a little in life

September 26, 2015
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To the editor: Hey, Southington residents, slow down a little. Enjoy each day of your life because it goes by fast. Look at what happened to the people in California. Over 500 homes burned to the ground. Nothing remains. In Japan, a few weeks ago, there were floods and hundreds of homes completely washed away.…

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Letter: Southington cheerleaders “Cheer for Dana-Farber”

September 26, 2015
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The Southington High School cheerleaders expressed their gratitude to the community for their support. The squad is fundraising for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this fall.

  To the editor: The Southington High School Blue Knights cheerleaders are participating in the “Cheer for Dana-Farber” event this fall. Cheer for Dana-Farber is a program dedicated to raising money to support cancer research and treatment. For the next two months, the SHS cheerleaders, as well as other cheerleading teams across New England, will…

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Southington woman is a finalist in MSNBC Contest

September 25, 2015
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Know Your Value

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Diana Evjen, owner of Evjen Academy of Performing Arts dance studio in Farmington is one of three finalists in MSNBC’s nation-wide “Know Your Value” contest. The contest, sponsored by NBCUniversal News Group, is part of a partnership with Brzezinski, stemmed from her New York Times bestselling book “Know Your Value.”…

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‘The Illusionists:’ Magic for those skeptical about magic

September 25, 2015
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In the year 2015, it’s safe to say, the entertainment art form known as “magic” suffers from a less than glamorous and cool image. Aside from Criss Angel, when I think of magicians I think sleaze and cheese. I think of the opening sequence to the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons, where the moose would…

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Ribbon-cutting for the SHS Turf Field walkway

September 25, 2015
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The walkway into the SHS sports complex will be renamed in honor of the late Dom D'Angelo, a former Southington athletic director and football coach.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., at the entrance to the Joseph Fontana sports complex at Southington High School. The ceremony will commemorate the renaming of the walkway to the Community Turf Field in honor of the late Dom D’Angelo. D’Angelo, a member of the 2010 inaugural class…

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Italian Fest committee donates to non-profits

September 25, 2015
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Italian Festival (2015) - Web

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee honored two local non-profit organizations this week, presenting them each with $1,500 donations. The two organizations, Southington Community Services (SCS), and Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), both participated in the Italian-American Festival this year and were chosen to receive proceeds from the event. “We’re proud to promote…

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Follow the yellow shoe prints

September 25, 2015
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Southington Community and Cultural Arts (SoCCA) will host a shoe parade with creatively designed sneakers will be on display in 20 local businesses during the Apple Harvest festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Residents can follow yellow shoe prints in and out of local businesses during this year’s Apple Harvest Festical, thanks to the Shoe Parade, a new project by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA.) In an attempt to bring “foot traffic”—quite literally—to shops in downtown Southington and Plantsville, SoCCA has provided a way…

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Hall of Fame: A-‘Mazz’-ing: Gerry Massarelli helped build a field and a sport

September 24, 2015
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Gerry Massarelli signals a player during his reign atop the Northern Little League’s senior division, but Massarelli was just as dominant off the field, leading a project to build a baseball field that carries his name.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The children’s voices carried up the hill to Gerry Massarelli’s first home on Hill Street, and the siren song began to tug at the former bat boy. He could make out every little laugh, every hint of an argument, and every cheer as a player circled third base on the old Pexto…

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