Southington playoff football game postponed due to weather

November 27, 2012
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The football Class LL playoff  football game between the second seeded Southington High School Blue Knights and the seventh seated Glastonbury High School Tomahawks was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.

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Area establishments back Small Business Saturday

November 23, 2012
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area businesses are hoping that Small Business Saturday, a concept designed as a counterweight to the more famous Black Friday, will continue to catch on and bring in customers during Thanksgiving weekend. The idea was devised by American Express in 2010 and the company has gone to great lengths to…

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Good Intentions; Knights commit to college athletics

November 23, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Four baseball players sat at a table in the high school and shifted in their seats as they studied the contracts before them. A small collection of hats was scattered in front of them. Each one was a different color, and each one marked a different destination. With a collective…

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Officials look at all-day kindergarten; Parents, school board weigh in on topic

November 23, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer School administrators have made a detailed proposal for all-day kindergarten in Southington, and now the Board of Education will ponder the issue in the months leading up to its budget season. Before the board’s meeting, parents were invited to another forum to hear a summary of the proposal. The district…

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Knights end season undefeated, snap Apple Valley Classic losing streak

November 22, 2012
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By John Goralski Southington High School snapped their five-game losing streak in the Apple Valley Classic with a 38-13 victory over Cheshire. Quarterback Stephen Barmore capped the opening drive with a 10 yard touchdown run as Southington took an early lead for the first time in five contests. Kyle Smick kicked a 37-yard field goal…

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ESPN helps with Thanksgiving event

November 22, 2012
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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…

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Groggy Frogg takes home title of best wings at fest

November 21, 2012
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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…

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Be the bone marrow match Nov. 25

November 19, 2012
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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…

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New slate of queens crowned for Southington

November 16, 2012
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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.…

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