DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its 13th year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. “People have considered this another annual event…

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Apogee Dance Academy opens on Spring Street

August 1, 2014
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Apogee Dance Academy opens on Spring Street

By Mike Chaiken, Editions Editor There aren’t many dance studios that can say they are owned by a recent first runner-up for Miss Connecticut. And the field narrows down a little further when the studio can also claim an instructor who also was a first runner-up at Miss Connecticut and another instructor can lay claim…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its thirteenth year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. “People have considered this another annual event that they attend,” Barnes…

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Cha Cha Slide at Camp Sloper

August 1, 2014
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Cha Cha Slide at Camp Sloper

By Ed Harris, Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently Cha Cha slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper, birth name Willie Perry, the creator of the Cha Cha Slide, visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and reducing childhood obesity. Casper had made a…

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Italian-American Festival attracts a crowd

July 31, 2014
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Italian-American Festival attracts a crowd

By Margaret Waage, Correspondent The tenth annual Italian-American Festival drew crowds last weekend, despite a heavy downpour Sunday afternoon. Luckily the heaviest rain occurred after the traditional procession, which successfully made its way along stretches of Eden Avenue and Liberty Street and winding its way back to the main staging area off Center Street, adjacent…

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Singing competition moves to Lake Compounce

July 30, 2014
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Singing competition moves to Lake Compounce

Singing competition CT Icon, typically held during the Apple Harvest Festival, has found a new home. After numerous successful years at the festival, the competition is moving to Lake Compounce. Normally rounding up at least 100 singers for the auditions, CT Icon is hoping to attract even more people at the theme park. “Lake Compounce…

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Garden club announces fairy house competition

July 27, 2014
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Garden club announces fairy house competition

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the third year, the fairy godmothers of the Orchard Valley Garden Club in Southington will host the fairy festival at the Apple Harvest Festival. However, this year, the club is hosting a competition for the public. The public will receive ballets to vote on the best houses and there…

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Don’t give up…Don’t ever give up; John Salerno was cut from his SHS team, but that was just the beginning

July 26, 2014
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Don’t give up…Don’t ever give up; John Salerno was cut from his SHS team, but that was just the beginning

By John Goralski Sports Writer John Salerno greeted opponents at Mattatuck Community College with a devilish grin and the charm of a back-alley magician. Opponents would swarm into their gym sporting brand new Nike shoes and crisp, colorful uniforms, while Salerno’s squad practiced in the same shoes they wore to class. Teams must have laughed…

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