Even a veteran musician can benefit from a class with a master

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Contemporary jazz sax player Dave Koz is celebrating 25 years of making music this year. And along that entertainment journey, he has established a successful recording career. His summer tours are favorites across the country. His Christmas shows have delighted scores of fans through the years. He has an annual…

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Hockey isn’t just for the boys

March 27, 2015
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With two state titles and a New England championship, Abby Lamson proves that hockey is a girls’ game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although 14-year old Abby Lamson first picked up a hockey stick when she was five, it is hard to believe that a girl could have such passion for a masculine-dominant sport, labeled as one of the toughest sports around. Lamson learned to skate and prepared to play hockey for a travel…

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Bushnell announces 2015-16 Broadway season

March 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER HARTFORD—The Bushnell announced its 2015-16 Broadway Series season at a sneak peek event at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Mortensen Hall on Monday, March 16. Radio host of “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway” on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Seth Rudetsky hosted the annual Broadway Series season announcement this year. He teased…

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Barrel horse champion: Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel holds the 2015 youth 4D state title

March 27, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER She pulled gently on his reigns and he started to trot toward the barrel from the far end of the rink. He picked up speed as his trot quickly turned into a gallop. He reached the barrel and turned the corner like a speed racer on a street bike. The dirt…

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Local woman nearly reaches Mrs. CT pinnacle

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR MASHANTUCKET— So close. Southington almost had a repeat performance at this year’s Mrs. Connecticut America pageant at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday night. The evening was the last hurrah of Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin, the 2014 Mrs. Connecticut America, who was giving up her crown after a year of service. And at…

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Water skiing at Mount Southington

March 26, 2015
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Mount Southington Ski Area held the first pool party of the year on Saturday, March 21. The pirate-themed “Skim or Swim” pond skimming contest welcomed snow boarders and skiers to this unique event as they plummeted down the snow covered mountain before testing their water skiing skills across a man-made pond. Prizes were awarded for…

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Swimmers finish in the top 20 at the Class LL finals

March 26, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke at the Class LL finals on Tuesday, March 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN—The air conditioning was turned on in the Wesleyan Natatorium in the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, forcing swimmers to cocoon themselves in towels after their time in the water, but the Southington Blue Knights boys swim team still managed to scramble for 100 points at the meet.…

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Barmore, Arduini, and Luponio sign college letters of intent

March 26, 2015
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On March 20, a trio of Lady Knights signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Alexa Luponio, left, will play lacrosse at Plymouth State University. Alex Barmore (tennis), center, and Haley Arduini (softball), right, will play at Endicott College.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three girls, three sports, and three pens. On Friday, March 20, Alex Barmore, Hayley Arduini, and Alexa Luponio sat before their families and coaches to sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Barmore has committed to play tennis at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. The…

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Have you taken the PROMise?

March 26, 2015
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Kelly Leppard, center, and Meredith Fenwich, right, try to recruit SHS students Ariel Perry and Catherine Myers during the “Prom Promise” campaign last week.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition is making an effort to encourage students to remain sober on prom night and is holding parents accountable for the after parties. The “Promise” STEPS campaign is built on trust and students who participate will be rewarded with treats and giveaways. For…

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