Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

September 30, 2016
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Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

BlumShapiro Consulting will introduce a new feature to this year’s Southington Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) with the new “Get Fest” application. Get Fest is a web-based app that allows the parade committee, volunteers and participants to view the float drop off locations, road closure points and other critical event details. “As we approach our 50th…

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Meghan Trainor has talent to be more than just a top 40 hit

September 30, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The temptation is there to just categorize Meghan Trainor as a simple pop singer with a resume of clever songs. After all, tracks like “Me Too,” “All About That Bass,” “Lips Are Moving,” “Dear Future Husband,” and “No,” are clever, sugary pop confections. They don’t pretend to be anything more…

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Grandpaville, and ‘Brooke and Carly’ visit the drive-in

September 30, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Homegrown family entertainment will take over the big screen in Southington on Saturday as the world of Grandpaville is projected on the Southington Drive-In Screen. Michael T. Lombardi, the creator of the children’s web series “Welcome to Grandpaville” is bringing the show’s latest episode (and season finale) as well as…

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Hitting the books at YMCA Camp Sloper

September 30, 2016
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Southington Education Foundation treasurer George Fournier, left, and SEF co-chair Gail Duffy, right, read selections from the SEF Bookcase at the new Meade Family Library at YMCA Camp Sloper. ON Thursday, Sept. 22, YMCA staff gave members of the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) a tour of the library that they helped fund. The all-ages library…

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Veterans selected for makeovers

September 30, 2016
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Elnora Cochran, left, Mary Clark, and Krystal Rayner pose after their free makeovers at Studio 466 Salon and Spa, courtesy of Save-A-Suit and the salon.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Save-A-Suit, partnered with Studio 466 Salon & Spa to award three female veterans with a complete make-over. Located at 466 East St. in Plainville, the salon is usually closed on Sundays and Mondays, but owner Donna Theriault opened the doors on Sept. 19 for this special occasion organized by Save-A-Suit,…

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Leading Ladies to honor Town Councilor at Oct. 14 luncheon

September 29, 2016
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SoCCA director Mary DeCroce, left, will be the keynote speaker as the Leading Ladies honor Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, right, on Oct. 7.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Leading Ladies organization will honor Town Councilor Dawn Miceli at their annual event at the Aqua Turf on Friday, Oct. 14. The award will highlight their fundraising event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. The annual luncheon is held each year to raise money for the Leading Ladies…

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Vigil to remember victims of domestic violence Oct. 5

September 29, 2016
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Prudence Crandall Center will be holding its annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. to remember those who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence in Connecticut, and to raise awareness about this widespread issue. The vigil will be held rain or shine at…

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Obituary: Marion Emily (Williams) Klein, 100

September 29, 2016
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Marion Emily (Williams) Klein, 100, formerly of Bristol, passed away at Masonicare in Wallingford on August 31, 2016. She is now reunited with her loving husband, Raymond Klein. Marion was born on August 27, 1916 in Dormansville, New York daughter to the late Alfred and Pauline (Bradner) Williams. She grew up in New York and…

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Obituary: Robert H. Lenois Sr., 85

September 29, 2016
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Robert H. Lenois Sr., 85, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie Bagdis Lenois. Robert was born in Springfield, MA on November 28, 1930 son of the late Harold and Olive (Peeler) Lenois. He served in the US…

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