Drive-In Committee donates $28K to local organizations

December 3, 2015
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Drive In

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s Drive-In Committee completed its sixth successful season this year, screening more than a dozen movies and giving $28,000 back to the community. The committee will be distributing $2,000 donations to each of the 14 organizations that helped support the Drive-In throughout the year. Committee member Mike Fasulo spoke at the Town…

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Council appoints committees, boards, and subcommittees

December 3, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 100 appointments were made at the Town Council meeting on Nov. 23, as the newly-elected council named town officials and residents to serve on several boards, committees, and subcommittees. The Assistant Town Attorney was appointed in a unanimous vote at the meeting, after being nominated by Councilor Ed Pocock III.…

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Palmieri replaced as Apple Harvest co-chair

December 2, 2015
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Christopher J. Palmieri (D)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Town Chairman Mike Riccio appointed Councilors Cheryl Lounsbury and Tom Lombardi to Chair the Apple Harvest Festival Committee, replacing Councilor Chris Palmieri, who has chaired the committee for several years. The committee was co-chaired for two years by Palmieri and Lombardi, following Palmieri’s eight-year chairmanship. Palmieri, a Democrat, said that the committee…

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Library listings for the Dec. 4 edition

December 2, 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.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m.…

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Season kicks off with Santa at South End

December 2, 2015
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Santa-South Ends School- Lilianna Blum (2 months)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Have you been naughty or nice? From left, Southington residents Aiden Halpin, 9, along with 2-month old Lilianna Blum and Aaron Mysatyukow state their cases to Santa Claus during the annual “Santa in the Park” event hosted by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Local boys and girls, 10 and under, were able…

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The great escape: Knights survive Rams on Thanksgiving, improve to 10-0

December 2, 2015
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Jasen Rose leapfrogs a defender during a first half touchdown drive. The Knights trailed late in the game but capped a 10-0 regular season with a 36-29 win over Cheshire in the annual Apple Valley Classic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just under two minutes left in the game, the two-time state champion Knights were trailing a sub-.500 team. Southington was mired in penalties throughout much of the first half. The top-ranked Knights coughed up the ball an unprecedented five times, but Southington still managed to dominate the first three quarters…

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Knights split the annual powder puff series: Girls rebound from New Britain loss with a win over Cheshire

December 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen plunges into the Cheshire secondary during the second game in the annual powder puff football series. Southington was shut out by New Britain in the first game but bounced back with a 10-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was still a scoreless game in the beginning of the second half and the stadium was getting restless. Southington received a Cheshire punt on their own 38-yard line with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a loss of one yard on first down, Allen decided to…

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Music listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 OTHER STRAIGHT NO CHASER. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $30. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. HOT TUNA. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield. SATURDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS. The Kate, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. $29. (877)503-1286. KatherineHepburnTheater.org SUNDAY, DEC. 6 OTHER CELTIC WOMAN’S CHRISTMAS THEMED CONCERT. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Health listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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SUNDAY, DEC. 6 BRISTOL ZUMBA. Fund raiser for Project Graduation. Noon to 3 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $15 for adults, $10 for students in advance, and $20/ $15 at the door. Babysitting provided by the YMCA staff. (860) 463-3600. THURSDAY, DEC. 10 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior…

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