Tickets on sale for Forever in Blue Jeans on Nov. 20

November 6, 2015
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Forever in Blue Jeans logo

Tickets are on sale for the 13th annual Forever in Blue Jeans dinner at the Aqua Turf  on Friday, Nov. 20. The event, sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA, draws more than 700 people annually for a gala evening where guest wear jeans. This year’s event will feature an “Americana” theme, and guests can expect…

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Festival of Trees at Hawks Landing on Nov. 12

November 6, 2015
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United Way (Web)

The United Way of Southington will host the annual Festival of Trees and Traditions on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, in Southington. The annual event features holiday trees decorated and donated by local businesses and community organizations. Last year’s festival included trees decorated…

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World Culture students create a classroom museum

November 5, 2015
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Depaolo seventh graders Alina Rivera, left, and Morgan Perschy, right, continue their research in World History in front of a wall adorned like a museum with student projects.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The walls, table tops, and shelves in Trish Kenefick’s seventh grade World History classroom at DePaolo Middle School were filled with replicas of the Mayan calendar, ancient Aztec vases, jewelry, masks, and pyramids made of sandpaper, cardboard and sugar cubes. More than 100 students attend Kenefick’s five classes, and each was asked…

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Town updates Open Space website

November 5, 2015
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For more information and maps, visit www.southington.org/content/17216/17806/17918/default.aspx

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town of Southington launched an improved and updated website branch this fall, dedicated to the town’s open space. The Open Space and Land Acquisition Committee was started in 1998, and contains more than 550 acres of land. This year, the committee began a marketing campaign to raise awareness about access to…

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Halloween in the Village

November 5, 2015
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10/29/2015  TJ Dowling | 18th Annual Halloween in the Village

Locals came out in force on Thursday, Oct. 29 for the 19th annual Halloween in the Village in downtown Plantsville. Visitors enjoyed contests, food, and trick-or-treating. The event was sponsored by volunteers from the Village Association of Plantsville. Photos by TJ DOWLING Click to Enlarge

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Hall of Fame: deFighting Irish: Nicole deFau battled from walk-on to team captain

November 5, 2015
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Nicole deFau, above, was Southington’s first Gatorade Player of the Year in softball.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It was some time during her senior year at Notre Dame when Nicole deFau found herself alone with her division one coach, and the former Southington standout could see the tears welling up in Deanna Gumpf’s eyes. DeFau was the only senior on that 2004 tournament-bound team. She had outlasted an all-American…

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Library listings for the Nov. 6 edition

November 5, 2015
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ Here are some upcoming events: Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the…

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Soccer surges toward tourney

November 4, 2015
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Joe Colaccino squares off against a defender during a 5-1 win over Hartford Public in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights soccer team concluded their successful 2015 regular season by going 1-1 on the week as they prepare to compete in the Class LL state tournament. On Thursday, Oct. 29, Southington hosted Hartford Public (2-14-0) for a 5-1 win. Erik Schneider pulled out the hat trick with back-to-back goals…

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Knights blank New Britain: Football scores first shutout of the year

November 4, 2015
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Jasen Rose holds off a sack to throw his second of three touchdown passes during a 35-0 shutout over New Britain on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER New Britain (4-3) had possession of the ball on Southington’s 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. The quarterback took the snap and handed the ball off to his running back, slashing right up the gut. Keanu Cummings stood back for a moment and waited patiently for the play to develop…

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