Kayla Sica receives highest honor from Girl Scouts

June 14, 2015
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Kayla Sica received her Gold Medal from the Girl Scouts for her community work with the Southington Dog Pound.

On Sunday, June 7, Southington’s Kayla Sica was among 55 Connecticut Girl Scouts honored with the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9 to 12 must spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building…

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Lightning strikes out cancer

June 13, 2015
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SP Brief - Southington Lightning 12Us win Pony Qualifier

The 12u Southington Lightning 02s won the 6th Annual Strike Out Cancer 12u Pony Qualifier softball tournament on May 24 at Panthorn Park. The girls went 6-0 for the weekend and out-scored opponents, 66-6. Front, from left, Kelsey Fernandez, Lizzy Diorio, and Nicole Greco. Middle, Kristen Rose, Brianna Pearson, Alex Rogers, and Callie Gendron. Top,…

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Parks & Rec announces public pool opening on June 20

June 13, 2015
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Swimming Kid by arztsamui

The Southington town pools at Memorial Park and Recreation Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. Pools hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Hours are subject to change based on weather conditions.  Town Pools are open…

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Letter: Reader talks about our impact on the Quinnipiac

June 13, 2015
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To the editor: That was a fine article (Observer, May 29, 2015) concerning the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association. Not mentioned, and perhaps many people are unaware of, is that the surface drainage from the area bordered by Aircraft Road, Queen Street, and Spring Street runs openly and steadily into the Quinnipiac beside the bridge at…

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Bear Creek Campground is open for business

June 13, 2015
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Biz - ASAP - Lake compounce Bear Creek

Lake Compounce has expanded its amenities with a spacious ‘Bear Creek’ campground that features state-of-the-art cabins, tee pee tents, huge RV lot, playground and a general store.  The Chamber helped to celebrate the grand opening that included ribbon cutting by Jerry Brick, general manager and local resident. Guests received tours and a complimentary buffet. Brick,…

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Kataria brothers advance into the third round

June 12, 2015
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Kunal Kataria

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN – Kunal Kataria and his brother, Rohan Kataria made it as far as the third round of the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament in doubles, making it the farthest that any Southington boys’ tennis player(s) have advanced in the tournament under Southington coach Tony Mauro. The second round of…

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Pedaling for St. Jude research hospital

June 12, 2015
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Schools - St Thomas Trike-A-Thon (3 of 3)

Pre-schoolers and kindergarteners at St Thomas school pedaled their hearts out during a Bike-a-Thon to raise money for St Jude research hospital. The children biked, triked, and scootered to raise $1030 for St. Jude Hospital.  

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Track sets personal bests at Class LL Meet: Garrison and girls 4x800m advance to open

June 12, 2015
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Gabi Napoli battles for position at the Class LL championship during the 1600m race. Napoli won her heat and medaled at the meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW BRITAIN—The Knights qualified a relay team and an individual athlete for the Open Championship meet when they competed in the Class LL State Meet on Tuesday, June 2 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Willow Brook Park in New Britain. The girls (9) finished 19th out of 22 schools and the…

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Senior listings for June 12

June 12, 2015
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TUESDAY, JUNE 16 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, an insurance…

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