Rising to great Heitz: Lady Knight coach inducted into CT volleyball hall of fame

December 4, 2015
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Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz, left, displays his induction plaque from the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball hall of Fame, along with presenter and former SHS athletic director Dr. Robert Lehr.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Southington coach Rich Heitz was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame. Former Southington athletic director, Dr. Robert Lehr, presented Heitz’s award to him in front of his wife, daughter, family, and friends at the eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner, which was held…

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Wild Orchid celebrates a year of sushi in downtown Southington

December 4, 2015
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Visitors were greeted by a delicious assortment of foods on a sushi boat.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ceremony for Wild Orchid Thai and Sushi restaurant last week, in honor of their one-year anniversary. The business’ three partners, Sam Vannalith, Mike Silarach, and Limsakul Watchrapang, said they wanted to settle into Southington before the ceremony, but were happy to welcome…

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The Fire Place celebrates 10th anniversary

December 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER John Pucci, owner of popular downtown pizza restaurant The Fire Place, has been serving up wood fired pizza on Center Street for 10 years. With more than 20 specialty pizzas on their menu, The Fire Place has been featured in Hartford Magazine’s list of Top 50 pizzas in the state, and has…

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Crean commits to Southern N.H.: St. Paul right-hander signs National Letter of Intent for baseball

December 3, 2015
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Southington’s Connor Crean committed to baseball at Southern New Hampshire University next year during a ceremony at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER St. Paul Catholic High School pitcher Connor Crean was surrounded by his family, teammates, and coaches at the Bristol school on Tuesday, Nov. 24 when he signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a Division II school that sits right on…

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Ductworks expands their Spring Street facility

December 3, 2015
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Tom Nichols, left, and Kurt Nichols survey the expansion project at their Ductworks HVAC Services home on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Tom Nichols had to raise his voice over the loud hum of the cement mixer as he and his brother, Kurt, escorted a visitor through the construction site on Spring Street. All around them, a small army of local craftsmen were scrambling across the site. A cinder block wall rose behind them.…

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Drive-In Committee donates $28K to local organizations

December 3, 2015
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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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