Snowman submissions from our readers

February 7, 2015
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Sophie and Diane Wojcicki added a splash of color to all the white. Sophie is pictured with their snowman.

The rush of winter storms forced road closings, school closings, and municipal delays, but it wasn’t all bad. Some of our readers were out enjoying the snow, building snowmen to withstand the winter. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

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Lions Club announces ‘Everything Goes’ charity auction on March 7

February 7, 2015
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The Southington Lions Club will conduct its 24th Annual “Everything Goes” Charity Auction on Saturday, March 7, and the event is open to everyone. It will take place at Mary Our Queen Church hall at 248 Savage Street in Plantsville. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for registration, wine tasting, and auction item preview. The auction…

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Elks Club celebrates veterans

February 7, 2015
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Peggy LaLonde, a leader of Girl Scout Troop 64099, pins a flower on Vietnam veteran David Togninalli.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, local veterans were invited to the Elks Lodge for a Military Appreciation Dinner. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Girls Basketball matches last season’s win total

February 6, 2015
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Austin Abacherli (120) manhandles his opponent in the consolation semifinals. Abacherli rallied to a third place finish at the Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 31.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Pink filled the atmosphere in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School on Friday night. Pink balloons and streamers hung high from the walls and railings of the bleachers while pink ribbons and flowers complemented gift baskets. Coaches, players, and fans were dressed in pink to honor the former North…

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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Valvoline joins the chamber

February 6, 2015
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador & Welcoming committee recently greeted Valvoline Instant Oil Change at 86 Queen Street. Paul Armor prepares to award a “Thank You” certificate  to owner Michael Ferri. Also pictured are Manager Matt Farino, Asst. Manager Brian Buszka, Service  Technician Steve Schilling, Certified Tec Kyle Moore, Techncian Will Windecker, and…

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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

February 6, 2015
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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The bleachers were filled in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The lights turned off. The microphone turned on. The spotlight lowered to the center of the mat. The spectators and wrestlers cheered. And the stage was set. “This is the start of the medal round.” The Southington Blue Knights wrestling team competed…

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Teen Dating Violence program at Plantsville Congregational Church

February 6, 2015
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On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ at 109 Church St. in Plantsville will host a Tuesday faith conversation centered on teen dating violence and touching on other kinds of domestic abuse. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and reports indicate that one in three teens is affected by dating abuse.…

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Eat ice cream and help Drew Fowler

February 6, 2015
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On Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunphy’s Ice Cream Parlor in Bristol will celebrate “Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day” in honor of Drew Fowler, a 6-year-old Terryville resident diagnosed with an optic nerve glioma brain tumor. The event is open to the public, and will serve as a fundraiser. The…

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