Showcasing eternal quality of the music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd

August 17, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In an interview with the Observer, singer Bruce Lamont said the music of Led Zeppelin is the classical music of the future. And given the performance last Friday at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin 2 is right. Led Zeppelin 2 and headliners, the Australian Pink…

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Blue Knight family passes and gold cards available for 2015-16

August 17, 2015
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Southington High School family passes and senior gold cards will be available for the 2015-16 school year beginning on Monday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Athletic Director’s office at Southington High School. Family passes cost $110 and covers admission for immediate family members to volleyball (boys and girls), football, basketball…

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Ameriprise continues efforts to combat hunger with Bread for Life

August 17, 2015
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Ray LaPalme, left, and James D. Garstang of Ameriprise Financial collect food at Top’s Market for Southington Bread for Life. (Photo courtesy of Ameriprise Financial Services)

Employees from two local offices of Ameriprise Financial Services participated in a town-wide collection effort at Stop & Shop and Top’s Market on June 19 to collect food for Bread for Life. “We were part of a nationwide team of 4,000 volunteers,” said Andrew J. Garstang, financial planner. Ameriprise is committed to eliminating domestic hunger,…

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Cirque Eloize flashes their ‘iD’ and enchants

August 16, 2015
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  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I am not a connoisseur of circus entertainment. I’ve interviewed lots of circus performers. But, I can count the number of circus type performances I’ve seen on one hand. I’m not adverse to the world of circus. I just had few opportunities to indulge into that artform. So when…

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Lightning wins 6th tourney title

August 16, 2015
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The Southington Lightning 02s 12U softball team captured their 6th tournament title at the Lightning Flash 12U Pony National Qualifier at Panthorn Park. The girls went undefeated over the weekend, outscoring opponents, 64-3. Front, from left, Callie Gendron, Kelsey Fernandez, Katie Gundersen, and Alex Rogers. Middle, Nicole Greco, Brianna Pearson, and Kristen Rose. Back, Kailyn…

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Dogs need help, too

August 16, 2015
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Assistant store manager Tommy Valentin stands beside 750 pounds of pet food that was donated to the Southington Community Services food pantry in Plantsville by All Pets Club on Queen Street.

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Clifred and Doris Walker celebrate 50 years

August 16, 2015
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Clifred and Doris Walker, of Plantsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda on July 31. The couple was married on July 31, 1965 in Somerville, Tenn. The couple are both graduates of The couple are both retired. Doris retired from Southington Care Center. They have four children, Mary McGhee of Southington,…

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Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrate 60 years

August 16, 2015
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Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrated their 60th anniversary in the same church (St. Thomas) and same reception hall (Manor Inn).

Gennaro and Katherine Meccariello celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2015. Their day began with a blessing of their 60 years of marriage at St Thomas Church in Southington, and then the couple celebrated at the Manor Inn in Milldale. The Meccariellos were married 60 years ago at St. Thomas Church and had…

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Gene and Marion Manware celebrate 50 years

August 16, 2015
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Gene and Marion Manware recently celebrated 50 years of marriage by renewing their vows at St. Thomas Church.

Gene and Marion (Mirisola) Manware recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows at St. Thomas Church in Southington, where they were first married on July 17, 1965 by the late Rev. Dawson Trenchard. The couple then celebrated with family and friends at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Gene retired as…

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