Hall of Fame: Tiger Lady: Kathy Conway launched the Lady Knights

August 20, 2015
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Hall of Fame

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR She was just a teenager at the time, but Val DePaolo can still remember that break from practice in the early 1970s. She was lapping at the water fountain outside the gym at St. Thomas Junior High School when she felt a shadow fall across her back. The future state basketball hall…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Former Queen Alyssa Pappas organizes the hostesses

August 20, 2015
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Former Apple Harvest Queen Alyssa Pappas mentors another crop of hostesses as the Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. This year’s festival (Oct. 2 to Oct 4 and Oct. 9 to Oct. 11) will include everything that visitors have come to expect, from a parade and road race on the first weekend to the…

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Judge denies motion to dismiss Hatton Meadows injunction

August 20, 2015
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Solar Panels

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The case set to determine the fate of a solar panel installation on Hatton Meadow will continue. Judge Abrams of the New Britain Superior Court issued a decision on August 11, rejecting a motion to dismiss that was filed by Southington Town Attorney Mark Sciota and Diane Whitney of Pullman and Comley,…

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Parks & Rec announces revised schedule for ‘Music on the Green’

August 20, 2015
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Music on the Green (2015)

The Music on the Green concert series takes place on Wednesdays through Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the Southington Town Green. Visitors enjoy free live music and weekly car shows. Here is the revised schedule: Aug. 26, “Darik and the Funbags,” sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Southington and Supreme Forest…

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Douglas Mearkle named Senior VP at TD Bank

August 20, 2015
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Plantsville's Douglas Mearkle was named as a Senior Vice President at TD Bank.

TD Bank recently named Douglas G. Mearkle as Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of U.S. Sales in TD Merchant Services. Based in Southington, Mearkle is responsible for the leadership and direction of TD’s U.S. Merchant Services sales organization and for overall sales force management to complement the bank’s small business and commercial suite of products.…

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TV personality Tabatha Coffey to speak at cosmetology school’s commencement

August 20, 2015
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On Oct. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, the International Institute of Cosmetology will be hosting its 12th graduation c eremony for the 117 graduates for cosmetology, aesthetics and makeup. Television personality, stylist, entrepreneur and author, Tabatha Coffey will be delivering the commencement speech for graduates and guests. Best known for Bravo’s hit…

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Storm knocks out Cox cable, internet

August 19, 2015
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Cox

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Many Southington residents found themselves spending a day without access to their phone, internet, and cable services on Tuesday, Aug. 11, when Cox Communications experienced an outage for more than five hours. Dana Nolfe, Director of Communications for Cox, said the outage was caused by a storm that brought down two trees,…

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Southington support groups for the Aug. 21 edition

August 19, 2015
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Advice

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 senior listings for the Aug. 21 edition

August 19, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

FRIDAY, AUG 21 SOUTHINGTON ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BINGO. 1 p.m. at Calendar House. Presented by the Summit at Plantsville. Make your own sunday with plenty of gooey, fruity, sweet toppings and get ready to enjoy BINGO with prizes to make you smile. Tickets cost $1 and are avalable at the office. TUESDAY, AUG 25…

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