Swimmers win twice

October 3, 2014
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Swimmers win twice

By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle gathered his team at the edge of the YMCA pool and smiled. Southington had just dispatched Manchester, an historical rival, by a wide margin, but it wasn’t the victory that Tuttle was most pleased about. The new lights at the YMCA pool were like a spotlight on his…

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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

October 3, 2014
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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

UPDATE: Due to the rain, the church has postponed the screening of ‘Frozen’ until Oct. 18. by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday, unless Mother Nature comes calling and wants to spoil the show, the First Congregational Church was slated to continue its October tradition of screening family-friendly movies on an outdoor screen in their…

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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

October 3, 2014
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Youth makes a toy donation to Community Services

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor Janet Mellon, the director of Community Services for the town, hopes others will follow in the footsteps of Miss Southington Pre-Teen Haley Derwin. Haley, 11, a sixth grader at Kennedy Middle School, recently donated a bundle of children’s toys to community services for distribution during the upcoming holidays. The money…

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Thunder & Lightning; Rookie running backs are holding their own

October 3, 2014
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Thunder & Lightning; Rookie running backs are holding their own

By John Goralski Sports Writer Vance Upham bounced off two defenders on Southington’s first drive and pushed his way toward the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown run. In the waning minutes of the quarter, Upham’s six-yard plunge gave the Knights a 20-0 lead. Alessio Diana broke into the backfield at the end of the…

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Senior listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 BRISTOL CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET. 1:30 p.m. All candidates running in November who are Bristol residents can vote for are invited to participate. Meet and greet is designed to be a casual gathering with each candidate allotted three minutes to introduce themselves to those in attendance. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave.,…

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Meeting listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 10075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org TUESDAY, OCT. 7 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Bristol Public Library,…

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Kids listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Kids listings for Oct. 3

OCT. 6-DEC. 12 BRISTOL STORY TIME AND READING CLUBS. Various times. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required for some. For details, go to BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787, or (860) 584-7790. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL ‘DISNEY’S FROZEN.’ 7 p.m. Fifth Annual Free Outdoor Movie Night. Hosted by…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

FRIDAY, OCT. 3 BRISTOL JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL FUND FIFTH ANNUAL FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Picnic buffet, free draft beer, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Flyin’ Blind. Proceeds benefit local organizations and provide scholarships to area high school, grammar school students. St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. $25 per person…

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Dining listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Dining listings for Oct. 3

SATURDAY, OCT. 4 PLAINVILLE ANNUAL ROAST PORK DINNER. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Glazed roast pork with fresh potatoes and vegetables, assorted breads and apple crisp for dessert. Silent gift basket auction. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. $12 for adults, $6 for children, 4 and under free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328. SUNDAY,…

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