Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

February 5, 2015
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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you walk by the entrance to the community turf field at Southington High School, you won’t see any signs, plaques, monuments, or names. You won’t see anything above the walkway, but that’s all changing. The Southington Board of Education passed a motion to rename the walkway that leads to the…

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Postseason begins: Track charges into the CCC Championships

February 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The runners hear the gun and sprint to their best times. The pole vaulters extend high off of the ground in hope of reaching heights they haven’t reached before. The jumpers jump for new records. And the throwers throw for long distances. It’s time for the CCC Championships. The boys and…

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Three arrests made for Target burglary

February 5, 2015
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The Southington Police Department (SPD) arrested three men in relation to an armed burglary at Target in Southington on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Akbar Aiken, Denzel Holmes, and Elijah Aiken were each arrested for third degree burglary, third degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and second degree larceny. According to an SPD press release, local police…

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Chamber seeks annual award nominees

February 5, 2015
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Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, One Factory Square

The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the public for its annual citizen awards presented at the organization’s 77th annual dinner meeting on Saturday, April 25 at the Aqua Turf. Each year the chamber of commerce recognizes outstanding businesses and volunteers who have enhanced the quality of life in the Southington community.…

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Tickets still available for Celebrity Roast of Art Secondo on Feb. 20

February 4, 2015
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Tickets are still available for the Celebrity Roast to honor Southington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Arthur Secondo at Testa’s Banquet Facility on Friday, Feb. 20. The event, sponsored by the chamber, is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 per person and includes 12 guest speakers who will each verbally roast Secondo, who…

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Obituaries for Feb. 6

February 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: Nelson “Chad” “Neil” Chadbourne, 75, of Southington, died at home on Friday, Jan. 16. Linda J. (DeAngelo) Barbera, 67, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28. She was the wife of the late Frank J.…

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Pop diva Debbie Gibson’s fans are loyal through the decades

February 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as readers of The Observer heard via Facebook that an interview with 1980s pop star Debbie Gibson was imminent, the “likes” and comments began to rain down. It was clear from the tone of the comments and the volume of “likes,” that Debbie Gibson—who gave the world songs…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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Meeting for Jr. Miss Southington pageant set for Feb. 17

February 3, 2015
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will host its annual fund raiser/ community service pageant on Sunday, May 3 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Contestants are needed between the ages of 5 to high school senior, who are residing in Connecticut. This is an open pageant. Areas of competition are interview skills, talent, and…

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