Foundation awards grants for the arts; Southington Library to purchase 3D printer

May 10, 2013
By

The Southington library has received a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain to fund two upcoming arts programs – a canvas mural and a three-dimensional printer. As part of its most recent round of grants, the foundation has awarded funding to libraries in each of the four towns they represent – Southington, Plainville,…

Read more »

Elementary schools join in Project ACES

May 10, 2013
By
Elementary schools join in Project ACES

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s elementary schools collaborated with the Activate Southington group for the town’s first participation in a worldwide exercise program, including about 700 students at Derynoski Elementary School. Activate Southington, the community initiative pushing for healthier lifestyles in town, facilitated the involvement of the school district in Project ACES (All Children…

Read more »

Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

May 10, 2013
By
Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Coach Charlie Lembo slumped against the wall in the dugout as if his team had lost, while his players celebrated the 6-4 victory over New Britain. He shook his head when reporters asked him about his team’s five-game winning streak. This isn’t the sort of reaction one would…

Read more »

Don’t call it a comeback

May 9, 2013
By
Don’t call it a comeback

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had enough. The Blue Knight volleyball team was on the brink of scoring their second straight loss. Down 2-0 and trailing, 11-1, in the the third game, Gianacopolos called timeout. He barked out strategy and went silent. For the remainder of the game, he didn’t say a word.…

Read more »

Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

May 9, 2013
By
Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

By Ed Harris Editor The YMCA Skate Park is open for the summer and there is the opportunity for free skateboarding lessons. The skate park has been in existence since 1998 and has grown in popularity through the years. “There is no other place in town to skate legally,” said Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler.…

Read more »

Police fish for leads to track down missing lobster

May 8, 2013
By

The Southington Police Department is fishing for leads in the disappearance of a decorative lobster statue from the front parking area of the Gulf Shrimp Company on Atwater Street. The five and a half foot fiberglass lobster, which weighs about 200 pounds, was reported missing on Tuesday, May 7. Police said the statue was likely…

Read more »

Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

May 8, 2013
By
Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

By Ed Harris Editor A visit to Camp Sloper helped inspire Derynoski second-grader Hope Scalise to create a doodle for Google that could earn her a scholarship and a technology grant for her school. After a little urging from her mother, Hope created a doodle for Google’s “Doodle for Google” contest. Her doodle won for…

Read more »

Southington’s littlest queens

May 6, 2013
By
Southington’s littlest queens

The Elks Club on Main Street was the site where Southington’s littlest queens in the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization were crowned April 28.

Read more »

Lake Compounce to open for another season

May 5, 2013
By

Opening day for Lake Compounce Theme Park is Saturday, May 11 and guests are invited to take advantage of ‘buy one, get one free’ Regular Admission tickets for May 11, 12, 18 or 19, when purchased online at www.Lake-Compounce.com. Proud to be the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce is celebrating…

Read more »