The Grounds Guys start grass roots movement

January 10, 2015
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A local The Grounds Guys franchisee and his team in central Connecticut recently gave back to the community in a big way. They helped put together more than 25 complete Thanksgiving meals, or 625 pounds of food, to help a local food bank feed families during the holiday season. In addition, the entire national workforce…

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Southington choir is singing for the spring

January 10, 2015
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Photos by Tammi Naudus Rehearsals are underway for the Southington Festival Chorale Spring Concert. The local volunteer choir will perform on Sunday, May 3 at the Plantsville Congregational Church.

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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Red Dogs claim fall ball title

January 10, 2015
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The Southington Red Dogs baseball team rallied to a 12-0 win over a Hartford team to claim their third Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League 15u Blue Division Championship. To reach the championship game, the Red Dogs dispatched Cheshire, 18-7, in the semifinals to reach the title game for the fifth time in six years. Members…

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one Plainville business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After…

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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

January 9, 2015
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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Borawski stroked a perfect three pointer in the first quarter. Mike Pagano scrambled for 15 points in the second quarter. Five times, a Southington player drew a foul to step to the line for a free throw opportunity. On Friday, Jan. 2, the Blue Knight basketball team was throwing everything they…

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Wrestling wake up: Knights bounce back at SHS Duals

January 9, 2015
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Zack Murillo ties up an opponent at the SHS Duals on Jan. 3.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Derek Dion had already done the calculations long before the final bout on Saturday, Jan. 3. The coach had already predicted Zack Murillo’s technical fall in the second to the last match, and the decision by Shawn Wagner in the final match was a good finish, but the three-point loss to Branford…

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10 years of ‘highlights’ for local salon

January 9, 2015
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Donna Theriault is the owner of Studio 466 Salon and Spa, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A 10th anniversary is causing one business owner to think back on all of the highlights of her career. Studio 466 Salon and Spa owner Donna Theriault started doing hair professionally in 1988. Although she enjoyed her work and her clients, Theriault always had dreams of going further. After doing…

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Zoni named as Vice Chair for insurance and real estate committee

January 9, 2015
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David Zoni (D-Southington) was named as Vice Chairman of the General Assembly's Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

HARTFORD—State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) has been promoted to serve as Vice Chairman of the General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden). The Insurance and Real Estate Committee is focused on all matters relating to insurance law and real estate law. “I want to thank Speaker Sharkey…

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