Southington Care Center hosting Thanksgiving pie sale

November 6, 2015
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Apple pie

A Thanksgiving pie sale is being held at Southington Care Center to support its Sunshine Club. The 10-inch pies, which include apple, apple caramel walnut, blueberry, fruits of the forest, pecan and pumpkin, are $10 each. Pies are frozen and ready to bake. Instructions will be included. Pies will be available for pick-up on Monday,…

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Jethro Tull: The band, the man… and the rock opera

November 6, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Jethro Tull’s website (JethroTull.com), there is message directed toward reporters interested in interviewing the band. The web page is labeled “All Too Frequently Asked Questions.” And leading that list is: “How did you get the name Jethro Tull?” For fans of the band, it’s a poorly kept secret that…

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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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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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