Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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Accuweather says possibility exists for snow this weekend

February 20, 2013
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Accuweather says possibility exists for snow this weekend

It might be snow, it might be rain, but Accuweather says something’s on the way.   State College, Pa. — 20 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports another weekend is approaching and it appears another snowstorm may be in the works for part of weather-weary New England with a close call for part of the mid-Atlantic.…

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Community supports the women involved in hit and run

February 20, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A hit and run accident on Queen Street has led to an outpouring of support from residents and local businesses, including fundraisers heldshortly after the incident. The Southington Police Department is currently investigating the incident, which left one victim dead and sent two more to the hospital. At about 10:30…

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Princesses to converge on Aqua Turf for local fund raiser

February 19, 2013
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Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales will be on of the local title holders dressing up like a Disney princess and meeting with area children in a fund raiser set for March 10.

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Little girls in the area will have a chance to feel like royalty and meet their favorite fairy tale royalty, thanks to the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Plantsville Shannon Murphy, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison Yurgaitis, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen Katerina Belales, and Miss Milldale’s…

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Snow continues to haunt forecast, says Accuweather

February 18, 2013
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Snow continues to haunt forecast, says Accuweather

New England just can’t dog the snow, according to the latest forecast from Accuweather.com State College, Pa. — 18 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a storm quickly following on the heels of the weekend’s New England snowstorm is set to return snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast Monday through Tuesday. The upcoming storm for…

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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

February 18, 2013
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Going back to Dogpatch with SCT’s ‘L’il Abner’

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you’re looking for good, clean fun on stage for the entire family, Southington Community Theatre has just what you’re looking for, said director Heidi Bass Lamberto. On Feb. 21, the local theater group opens the 1956 musical, “L’il Abner,” which is based on the longtime cartoon strip of the…

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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

February 17, 2013
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Family helps bring a slice of Brazil to Strong School

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Third-grade students at Strong Elementary School got an extensive look at Brazilian culture from a classmate and her family. Third-grader Jasmine Ozimkoski was born and raised in America, but her mother, Alessandra Ozimkoski, was born in Brazil and works at the Brazilian consulate in Hartford. The family has visited her…

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Kristen’s Kloset returns

February 16, 2013
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Kristen’s Kloset returns

By Ed Harris Editor The town will host the Kristen’s Kloset seasonal prom shop this year for the first time. The program, run by Southington Youth Services, is named after 13-year-old Kristen Warner, an honor roll student and gymnast, who died in an automobile accident in 2004. Kristen’s Kloset provides Prom essentials for students with…

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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

February 16, 2013
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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

Fans at the Southington High School varsity basketball games were treated to the annual Blue-White scrimmage last week as the Blue Knight Unified Sports basketball team prepares for their upcoming winter schedule.  The team played a split-squad scrimmage at halftime of the boys varsity game on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the girls varsity game on…

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