SHS Jazz Ensemble hits the right notes

March 30, 2013
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SHS Jazz Ensemble hits the right notes

By Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent A group of Southington High School musicians recently landed on the winner’s podium at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston, Mass. The Southington High Jazz Ensemble placed third in the large ensemble category for the second year in a row at the competition earlier this month. “We’ve been…

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Sen. Murphy to hold roundtable discussion on issues facing veterans

March 29, 2013
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following press release. WATERBURY—On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a roundtable discussion at Post University with student veterans, active duty soldiers, Army National Guard recruiters and university administrators to discuss issues faced by Connecticut veterans, and the recently restored military tuition assistance benefits that had been…

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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

March 29, 2013
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Enjoying the spring weather? Accuweather says not so fast

Accuweather says the cold weather is not quite over yet. State College, Pa. — 29 March 2013 — AccuWeather reports the mild temperatures awaiting the I-95 corridor this April Fool’s Day will only be a tease due to a significant cold shot on the horizon. Spring is making a comeback across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic…

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‘Cool Cat’ Conti; Local pool hall owner and former world champ inducted into the NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame

March 29, 2013
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‘Cool Cat’ Conti; Local pool hall owner and former world champ inducted into the NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer Sal Conti stood up to address the crowd that was packed into the pool hall annex in Providence, RI, as he stared across the room at a framed photo of him and his father. A handful of others had already spoken about their long careers in pool halls and competition,…

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Southington woman sews Wonder Woman capes

March 29, 2013
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Southington woman sews Wonder Woman capes

By Vanessa Stevens Southington resident Gerry Terninko has been working hard the last two months sewing capes for Team Wonder Women, a running team formed  in honor of Rachel Marie D’Avino, who was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy last December. The capes were first used this Saturday during the…

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Read author speaks to residents

March 29, 2013
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Read author speaks to residents

by Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent Charlotte Rogan may have late blooming success for a writer, but her popularity was worth the wait. More than 350 people came out March 20 to hear the writer talk about her debut novel, “The Lifeboat,” during the 2013 Southington Reads event at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Rogan said…

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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

March 28, 2013
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Burlesque performers find a home among female artists

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Each year, you will find painters, artists, photographers, and musicians at SWAN Day CT, which will be held March 30 this year. But, each year, you will also find a bevy of burlesque performers. A burlesque performer, with performances that flash a little skin and offer a bit of a…

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Charitable pop-up store gets its own ‘Prom Extravaganza’

March 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Edition’s Editor Bristol’s Alyscia Talbot is a convert to the joys of Kristen’s Kloset. And on March 30, with the help of the Wolcott Grange, the Bristol Central High School junior will be giving Kristen’s Kloset a financial boost with a fund raising “Prom Extravaganza.” Kristen’s Kloset is a pop-up store organized…

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Walk showcases downtown issues

March 28, 2013
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Walk showcases downtown issues

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s a lot more problems than you realize,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and…

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