ESPN helps with Thanksgiving event

November 22, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from ESPN returned to Camp Sloper to assist with the Community Services Department’s Thanksgiving event, a collaboration which is an annual tradition. Under the pavilion at Sloper, the workers spent Monday morning sorting out the truckloads of food donated by numerous Southington businesses and civic groups. Later in the…

Read more »

Groggy Frogg takes home title of best wings at fest

November 21, 2012
By

By Ed Harris Editor Groggy Frogg won the title of best wings for the second straight year during the annual Southington Chamber of Commerce Wingfest last week. Hawk’s Landing and Wicked Stick Tavern took second and third place respectively. The annual Wing Fest competition was held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cadillac Ranch. The…

Read more »

Be the bone marrow match Nov. 25

November 19, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A registration drive for bone marrow transplants will be held on Sunday, November 25 at the Southington YMCA. The “Be The Match” event was organized by Tiffany Bannon, a former resident who owes her life to a bone marrow donation. Bannon was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 and in addition…

Read more »

New slate of queens crowned for Southington

November 16, 2012
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There are five new members of the Southington royal family. On Sunday at Derynoski Elementary School, the Miss Southington Scholarship Pageant crowned two new representatives to compete in Miss Connecticut this coming June. The pageant also crowned three Outstanding Teens who will vie for Miss Connectiut’s Outstanding Teen next summer.…

Read more »

YMCA honors locals for contributions; Denorfia, Mendelsohn, Mill Foundation recognized

November 16, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington YMCA selected local developer and volunteer Tony Denorfia as Person of the Year, during a press conference that also recognized The Mill Foundation For Kids and volunteer Linda Mendelsohn. Denorfia has been a successful developer and attorney in Southington, but YMCA Executive Director John Myers emphasized his community…

Read more »

Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

November 15, 2012
By
Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody’s going to remember Southington’s trio of interceptions in the first half or the 12-0 deficit. No one’s going to remember the four Southington drives in the second half that were pushed back or stalled by Manchester defenders. Fans won’t remember the final two-minute drill plagued by incomplete passes, a…

Read more »

Wall of Heroes is unveiled at school

November 15, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer During its annual Veterans Day celebration, Derynoski Elementary School unveiled a new tile mural in the building’s lobby which pays tribute to the armed forces. Named “The Wall of Heroes,” the mosaic honors each branch of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Marines – and…

Read more »

Chamber Wing Fest Nov. 14

November 12, 2012
By

The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cadillace Ranch on Jude Lane from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event features ten local restaurants serving their best chicken wings to patrons who are being asked to donate unwrapped toys to benefit local…

Read more »

School board returns Beecher Street building to town

November 11, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education formally returned their former headquarters at 49 Beecher Street to the town after a unanimous vote during its last meeting. The century-old building has been home base for school administrators for many years, but is now vacant as the district’s management has moved into the new…

Read more »