‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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Sandcastle Girls

The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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Registration is open for Southington’s Community Garden

March 4, 2015
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The Southington Community Garden Association will hold a drawing for garden bed allocations for the East Street garden and the Academy Street garden on Friday, April 3. Applications for the drawing can be obtained from the Planning Department, 196 No. Main St., Southington, or on the town website at www.Southington.org. Applications are due in the…

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Obituaries for March 6

March 4, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Richard J. Capristo ,70, of Southington died on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was a Southington resident since 1986. Megan E. Carlson, 20, of Southington, died…

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Carousel Museum open for season

March 3, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum is now open for the season. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 14, $2 for…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the…

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Healthy fun for all ages

March 3, 2015
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Family Fun Fest-Rich Rizzo, Renee Dinino, and Diana Chin from I heart Radio The River-Country 92.5

The Healthy Family Fun Fest was Sunday February 22nd.  Health Organizations, hospitals, vendors, and guest speakers converged on the Aqua Turf in Plantsville for a full-day of interactive activities, entertainment, demonstrations, and tips for healthy living, education, and green intitiatives.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking scholarship applicants

March 3, 2015
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The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is seeking applicants for the organization’s annual scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors residing in Southington who will be pursuing a degree program in a visual art and/or craft related field. Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Southington High School guidance office…

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DePaolo Middle School announces February Students of the Month

March 2, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo Feb Students of the Month

DePaolo Middle School recently announced their February Students of the Month. In sixth grade, Abby Sowa, Kevin Le, and Mason Krupinski were selected by their teams. Abby is the daughter of Kathleen and Paul Sowa and received the Presidential Award for academic excellence in fifth grade. She is in the school band and played on…

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