Letter: Zion Lutheran thanks readers for fritter success

October 24, 2015
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To the editor: We at, Zion Lutheran Church would like to thank everyone who helped make our booth at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival such a success. Our sincerest thanks to all you faithful fritter lovers who waited in record breaking lines this year, your support and patience is greatly appreciated. We are looking forward…

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Local cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

October 23, 2015
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Cheer for Dana-Farber

  Southington cheerleaders are participating in the third annual Cheer for Dana-Farber presented by Walmart, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Southington Valley Midget Football League cheerleaders and Southington High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 26. To participate in Cheer for…

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Symphony brings out the spies and private eyes

October 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the hit singles from James Bond movies often get the attention, singer Sheena Easton—who had one of those singles—said there is much more in the world of “espionage” music than just Agent 007. And Sheena will share the breadth of that universe when she teams up with the Hartford…

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SYBA looks to grow basketball at the youth level

October 23, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There is a new face in the world of Southington youth basketball, and his name is Mike DeFeo. DeFeo stepped in as the new president of the Southington Youth Basketball Association (SYBA) last April after 25 years of service from Bill Cekovsky. “I’m very passionate about the game of basketball,” said…

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Halloween at the Drive-In

October 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Drive-In will welcome costumes, candy, and two spooky films on their big screen this weekend for the fourth annual Halloween Festival. With festivities beginning at 2 p.m., families can participate in a variety of fun fall activities, including pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and hayrides, all while showing off…

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YMCA unveils their new Fryer Family Natatorium

October 22, 2015
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The YMCA opened their new pool on Oct. 14, renaming it to the Fryer Family Natatorium.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Seven members of the YMCA took a plunge into the newly renovated pool on Wednesday morning, cutting the ribbon on the updated facility. The lengthy construction project included improvements to the pool, deck and shower areas, new lighting and roof installations, more storage space, and an office for the aquatics director, among…

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Arrest made for July burglaries

October 22, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced an arrest on Oct. 20 which stems from three burglary investigations on Oak Street and Berlin Avenue in Southington on July 10, 2015. William Chambers, 18, last known to live in Waterbury, was presented three warrants in the Bristol Court. Chambers is currently incarcerated with the Connecticut Department of of…

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Red Ribbon Rally pledges a drug free community

October 22, 2015
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Students gather at the town green to sign the red ribbon during the annual Red Ribbon Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The 25th Annual Red Ribbon Rally was held on the town green last week, giving dozens of Southington students an opportunity to pledge their commitment to clean and sober living. More than 300 residents crowded downtown to show their support for the pledge, which was made by 19 student groups on Wednesday…

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Saucier honored with Laura T. Brown Achievement Award

October 22, 2015
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Sue Saucier (2015)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Susan Saucier celebrated her 35th anniversary with Southington Youth Services (SYS) in September, she had no idea that she would be celebrating another major milestone before the end of the year. But just this month, Saucier was awarded the Laura T. Brown Career Achievement award at the Connecticut Youth Services Association…

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