SHS Alumni Track Meet; Registration is underway for summer series

April 30, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Former teammates competed on the track. Others were throwing the shot put for the first time since high school graduation. Last year, Blue Knight track coach Matt Shea decided to gather some of his old teammates to compete on the high school track as a sort of make-shift alumni track…

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Jitters goes mobile, to start out with holistic fair

April 29, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer A little over six months ago, Shirley Bloethe was hit with yet another devastating incident in her life. She had already lost a nephew and her father, and then on Sept. 26 she discovered the café, Pass-It-On, and book store building she had owned for 22 years was destroyed from…

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SCT is set for screwy comedy

April 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Southington Community Theatre director Amanda Savio Guay knew the name but that was about it. Guay said she wanted to direct something for SCT, but unsure what. “Someone suggested this show,” said Guay. “This show” was “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which…

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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

April 27, 2013
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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington police recently arrested a student for possession of steroids at Southington High School and, in the age of technology and tweets, it didn’t take long for the news to spread. Almost immediately questions, rumors, and fears began to surface. Are our kids safe? How big is the problem? How…

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Furry co-star commuted for role

April 27, 2013
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Furry co-star commuted for role

A Torrington pooch named Teddy for weeks now has made daily trips to Southington to practice for the play “Annie.” The 3-year-old mini golden doodle, owned by Patricia Zimmerman, took stage at John F. Kennedy Middle School as Sandy, Annie’s dog. Zimmerman said Teddy was trained at Canine Academy in Winsted and at home. “He…

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Putnam celebrates 50 years serving Southington

April 27, 2013
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By Margaret Waage Correspondent Spring is a welcome season for New Englanders, but it’s also a favorite for realtors. Southington’s Putnam Agency Real Estate office, is not only anticipating the spring market, but they are celebrating 50 years of serving the real estate needs of Connecticut. Owner and Broker Sherry Davenport spoke about how the…

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Brass Blast event this Saturday

April 26, 2013
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All trumpeters, even those who haven’t played for a while, are invited to participate on April 27 in the Southington Brass Blast, a Guinness World Record attempt at Southington High School. Registration and vendor fair begins at 10 am, the UConn Funky Dawgz Band will entertain from 11:00-12:00, sectional rehearsal begins at 12:00 pm,  the…

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Residents offer opinions on charter changes

April 26, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A public hearing on the current charter revision drew about a dozen speakers, most of them focusing on the proposed changes to the Police and Fire Commissions. The five-member commission was formed last month after a party line vote on the Town Council. Chairman John Dobbins has directed the group…

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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

April 26, 2013
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Arts kick-off at the Governor’s house

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) made the case for the planned arts center at the Gura Building at the Governor’s Mansion, during a reception that updated guests about the project and showed off local talent. Mary DeCroce, the chairperson of SCCA, recalled a meeting with Cathy Malloy, head of the…

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