Baked goods at the holidays

January 17, 2015
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Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to…

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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

January 17, 2015
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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Erin Angelillo took off like a soccer defender pouncing on a loose ball. Faith Ritchie, Jami Pliego, and Raquel Romano looked more like sprinters than former cross country runners as they surged across the Middletown track. The baton bounced between them like a game of hot potato as the four of…

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Youth Lacrosse announces registration at DePaolo

January 16, 2015
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The Southington Lacrosse Association (SLA) will hold their annual registration on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten to grade 8. Registration is also available on-line at: http://southingtonlacrosse.org Registration fees and divisions are as follows: Rising Stars (Formerly known as In-Town):…

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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

January 16, 2015
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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR One after another, the Lady Knight gymnasts slipped off the beam in competition. It only takes a tiny mistake, a shift in body position, or a misplaced hand or foot across the four-inch surface. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Lady Knights opened their season in their home gym, and nobody walked away…

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Pasta dinner for inspiring lymphoma survivor

January 16, 2015
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Brittany Montague

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER One business is going out of its way to support an employee and lifelong Southington resident and her battle with stage 3B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. REACT Physical Therapy is holding a Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Waterbury ELKS Lodge from 12 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Brittany…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

January 16, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of the November students of the month. Front, from left, Dante D’Amore, Maxwell Chubet, Madeleine Silano, and Trevor Francis. Middle, Kelsey Henderson, Samuel Terry, Natalie Diaz, and Maliah Ryan. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson, Marissa Robarge, Troy Kieras, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo is Olivia Calandra.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

January 16, 2015
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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I was trying to decide between a small and extra small collar. “It’s not like he’s fresh out of the womb. Now, should I go with blue or red?” I wondered in the aisle of PetSmart. “I feel like I have a newborn,” cried a hysterical woman with a tiny…

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Central CT Senior Health Services offers free blood pressure screenings

January 16, 2015
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Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations in February (Two new times were added for Feb. 24): Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Tuesday,…

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