Quirky musical, ‘Urinetown,’ gets the GetUp Stage Co. treatment

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Take a step away from the typical and move over to the idiosyncratic starting Aug. 13. That’s when the GetUp Stage Co. production of “Urinetown” (say, “You’re in Town”) opens at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. GUSCO is a stage company of teens from a variety of towns across the state…

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Jewish Congregation to Host Summer Picnic

August 8, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Recreation Park in Plantsville. The picnic is scheduled to begin at noon. This social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and find out…

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Southington Land Trust dedicates bog

August 8, 2015
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Bob Kuchta, left, accepts a commemorative place from Southington Land Conservation Trust President Al Fiorillo.

At the annual Southington Land Conservation Trust dinner meeting, President Al Fiorillo presented a plaque to Bob Kuchta to commemorate naming the land trust’s bog property in honor of the Kuchta family. Mr. Kuchta discovered the fen, also referred to as a bog, when he was a boy. His discovery deepened his interest in nature…

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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

To the editor: We all have memories of the areas we grew up in years ago. In my case, I grew up in the Water Street-Beecher Street-Howard Avenue area. The Casales, the Mongillos, the Meccariellos, the Deangelises, the Aldis, the Carbones, the Testas, the Andersons, and more, were all in that area. The old Little…

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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

To the editor: The Milldale School reunion last week was a delightful event for all who attended, and we want to thank those who made it possible: Marcia Phelps, an inspiring Physical Education teacher in town, who had the idea; Southington Fire Chief Buddy Clark, who made the necessary arrangements and preparations; Town Manager Gary…

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Letter: Italian Festival co-chairs thank supporters

August 7, 2015
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To the editor: On behalf of the Southington Sons of Italy and the UNICO Club of Southington, we would like to thank everyone who made our recently completed 11th annual Italian American Festival such a great success. While it is almost impossible to list everyone by name, we wish to acknowledge the help we received…

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Getting the Led (Zeppelin) out with tomorrow’s ‘classical’ sounds

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roll over, Beethoven… Led Zeppelin is taking over. Led Zeppelin’s last studio album, “In Through the Out Door” came out nearly 35 years ago. Its seminal album, “4,” with the song “Stairway to Heaven” came out 44 years ago. However, even with the passing decades, Led Zeppelin’s music is still…

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Toto continues to show the skills that pay the bills

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Toto recorded its first album in 1977. And as the band’s longtime guitarist Steve Lukather explained it, the members—who released the self-titled album in 1978— felt there was an unyielding dictum to being in a band. You had to play your instrument and you had to be a good musician.…

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Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

August 7, 2015
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After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade. Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will…

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