Obituary: Ethel M. Spinello, 92

April 22, 2016
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Obit - Ethel M Spinello

Ethel M. Spinello, 92, of Southington, affectionately known as “Effie” died April 20, 2016 at the Summit of Plantsville. She was the widow of Anthony J. Spinello. She was born April 18, 1924 in Easton, ME the daughter of the late Elman and Emma (Johnson) Johnston. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She…

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Turning trash into fashion as art

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The annual event where fashion meets art meets the joys of being kind to the environment returns this Saturday at Hartford City Hall. Trashion Fashion is about demonstrating creative use of trash to keep it out of the landfills. Using clean trash, designers and artists create garments that they then…

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Musical ‘Matilda’ powers into Hartford

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The title character of the stage musical, “Matilda,” based on the Roald Dahl novel, discovers she has a super power. The young child has the gift of telekinesis. “That’s a lot of responsibility,” said Danny Tieger, one of the actors on the national tour coming to The Bushnell starting next…

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Obituary: Marta Jolan Fekete, 68

April 21, 2016
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Obit - Marta Jolan Fekete

Marta Jolan Fekete of Southington, CT, age 68, passed away from natural causes at home on Wednesday April 6, 2016. Born in Debrecen, Hungary, on November 25, 1947, Marta and her family made the daring escape to the United States during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. They made Los Angeles, California, their home for the…

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Kennedy cancels Friday classes to mourn teacher

April 21, 2016
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Joseph George Cipollini

Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan announced that Friday classes have been suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can attend and participate in funeral services for Joseph George Cipollini. The Kennedy teacher died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cipollini spent his entire career in Southington Public Schools as a teacher of sciences…

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Registration is underway for Ben’s Fun Run

April 21, 2016
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Running (young kids)

Registration is underway for a Ben’s Run Run, a unique one-mile cross country race for boys and girls in grade 4 and 5 to be held on Saturday, May 28 at YMCA Camp Sloper. The race is sponsored by YMCA Camp Sloper and Ben Was Here, Inc, will host Ben’s Fun Run, and offers young…

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1 author, 6 presidents, and 60 readers

April 21, 2016
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Daivd Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" hosts a book discussion at the Southington Public Library on April 11.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A room full of readers and history buffs were able to pick the brain of author and historian David Pietrusza last week, during a book discussion at the Southington Public Library. Pietrusza added a unique wrinkle during the second discussion of a four-part “Path to the Presidency Series” that began in March.…

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Obituary: Larry Bertola, 71

April 21, 2016
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Obit - Larry Bertola

Larry Bertola, 71, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General. He was the husband of the late Pamela (Mack) Bertola. Born September 29, 1944 in New Britain he was the son of the late Lorenzo Bertola and Angelina (Vernale) Crane. Larry retired from Local Union 40…

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Girls tennis is on a roll

April 21, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez tracks down a shot during a win over Mercy.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER While the Lady Knights escaped South Windsor (1-1) with a 4-3 victory off of strong doubles play last week, it was the singles players that experienced a much tougher time. The Knights fine-tuned their game, made some adjustments, and got back on track by dropping just one match in two victories…

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