AARP meeting at Mary Our Queen on Nov. 24

November 20, 2015
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AARP

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP #4943 will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Mary Our Queen church hall on 218 Savage Street. The meeting begins at 1 p.m., and it is open to all national AARP members and guests who might be interested in joining this chapter. Members are reminded to…

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Town seeks ‘Official Switch Flipper’ for holiday lights

November 19, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s Town Green will light up for the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4, and one lucky child from Southington will flip the switch for this year’s holiday light display. The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its third annual “Official Switch Flipper” contest to select a local child to…

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Community Thanksgiving dinner at Grace Methodist

November 19, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church
121 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-6996

Grace United Methodist Church will once again host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings at no cost. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26  at the church. All are welcome. To reserve your seat, contact the church office at (860) 628-6996.  Seating is limited to the first 100 people.

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Homewood Suites reads to Kelley kindergarteners

November 19, 2015
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Amanda Roberts, the director of sales for Homewood Suites, reads to a group of Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three representatives from Homewood Suites, located on West Street, spent an afternoon with Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners last week. Amanda Roberts, Lily Lacknicki, and Jessica Sample read to two kindergarten classes, taught by Rosemary Risser and Amy Lasbury, sharing the story of “Lewis the Duck.” Lewis is the mascot of Homewood Suites…

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Knights blank Hartford: Thanksgiving and Powder Puff previews

November 19, 2015
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Jasen Rose looks for an open receiver during a 48-0 win over the Bulkeley Co-op on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hartford players were backed up to their 20-year line when the Blue Knight defense poured into the backfield. The Bulkeley co-op quarterback looked downfield, but nothing was open. He looked to his left and saw his running back parallel to him as an outlet. The football caught a sudden gust of…

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Hatton salutes our veterans

November 19, 2015
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Hatton School Veterans -National Anthem-Ann Marie Pulvermacher (music teacher) LT. Col. Walter

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Wednesday, Nov. 11, students at Hatton Elementary School took time from their studies to celebrate Veteran’s Day with some hands-on history. CLICK TO ENLARGE

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‘Ye Olde Country Fair’ in Plantsville

November 19, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Visitors enjoy the gingerbread village at “Ye Olde Country Fair” at Plantsville Congregational Church. The 25th annual event kicks off the holiday season in town with a variety of crafts made by church members, gift baskets, a cookie walk, homemade canned and baked goods, gingerbread houses, Christmas decorations, and a silent auction.…

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On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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