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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YMCA honors locals for contributions; Denorfia, Mendelsohn, Mill Foundation recognized

November 16, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington YMCA selected local developer and volunteer Tony Denorfia as Person of the Year, during a press conference that also recognized The Mill Foundation For Kids and volunteer Linda Mendelsohn. Denorfia has been a successful developer and attorney in Southington, but YMCA Executive Director John Myers emphasized his community…

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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

November 15, 2012
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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody’s going to remember Southington’s trio of interceptions in the first half or the 12-0 deficit. No one’s going to remember the four Southington drives in the second half that were pushed back or stalled by Manchester defenders. Fans won’t remember the final two-minute drill plagued by incomplete passes, a…

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Wall of Heroes is unveiled at school

November 15, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer During its annual Veterans Day celebration, Derynoski Elementary School unveiled a new tile mural in the building’s lobby which pays tribute to the armed forces. Named “The Wall of Heroes,” the mosaic honors each branch of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Marines – and…

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Chamber Wing Fest Nov. 14

November 12, 2012
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cadillace Ranch on Jude Lane from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event features ten local restaurants serving their best chicken wings to patrons who are being asked to donate unwrapped toys to benefit local…

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School board returns Beecher Street building to town

November 11, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education formally returned their former headquarters at 49 Beecher Street to the town after a unanimous vote during its last meeting. The century-old building has been home base for school administrators for many years, but is now vacant as the district’s management has moved into the new…

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Fill That Military Truck for soldiers

November 10, 2012
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by Ed Harris Editor The Giving Back Girls is working with the Connecticut Army National Guard and the state American Legion Auxiliary to hose Help a Soldier and Fill That Military Truck later this month. The Giving Back Girls was formed in October 2010 by Erin Gibney. The group currently has 14 members. The group…

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Playmaker; Pete Gulli could score, but winning was the true goal

November 9, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The shadows had already stretched across the high school field as Pete Gulli set the soccer ball down on the ground. Southington fans mingled with Simsbury fans on the hill behind the goal. Gulli had already forced overtime with his score during regulation, but there was no room for error…

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