Turning the corner; Girls look to build on postseason success

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Annie Groom drew a line in the sand at the start of last spring. Girls track is going to be a legitimate sport, she promised, and she began to deluge the girls with challenging workouts and stretched their expectations at the start of each meet. Personal records began to fall.…

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Finish what they started; New faces, same old championship goals

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Lou Gianacopolos still flinches when he’s asked about Southington’s loss in the state semifinals last spring. They were leading late in the game. They were one point from a championship berth, but somehow managed to fall. It has plagued his every thought for the past 10 months. “If you…

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Here comes the harvest; Blue Knight tennis is ready to break out this spring

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two years ago, Tony Mauro talked about potential when his freshmen phenoms battled to a 7-9 record in the spring. Last spring, the tennis coach talked about turning the corner when the sophomores broke .500 with an 11-8 record. Now comes the harvest. “You never want to count your chickens…

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The best is yet to come; Girls Tennis hopes to build on last year’s success

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics watched with amused skepticism as the sophomore-heavy Lady Knights scored a couple of upsets last spring. They may have skoffed at the 15-3 regular season, but their doubts were quickly quieted. A resounding win over a lower seed was followed by a mild upset in the second round of…

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Chris Palmieri to receive Gold Medal award

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From serving on the Town Council to directing plays at the middle schools to planning for the annual Apple Harvest Festival, Chris Palmieri plays a number of different roles in the community. In honor of all his contributions to the community, the Southington Chapter of UNICO National will award Palmieri…

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Chamber announces awards

April 4, 2014
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Chamber announces awards

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has named Joe Calvanese the Riccio Brothers Businessperson of the Year. Calvanese is the owner and president of the Aqua Turf, which was founded by his parents Joe and Kay in 1969. Located at 556 Mulberry Street, the Aqua Turf sits atop 35 acres and has…

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Dinner and a movie; Businesses could come to Rave Cinema

April 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer New businesses could be sprouting up near Southington’s Rave Cinema. During a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Chris Gagnon, a civil engineer of BL Companies in Meriden, proposed a preliminary plan to develop two grassy areas in front of the cinema into businesses.  The proposed subdivision requests for three lots,…

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Spanish-language homebuyer website available from CHFA

April 3, 2014
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The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority announced the availability of a Spanish-language homebuyer website. Consumers can access the new website by visiting www.hogarchfa.org. CHFA launched the website to better serve the Hispanic markets and increase access to home-buying education and support. CHFA’s Spanish-language website demonstrates the housing market’s continued focus on Hispanic markets, among others. “We…

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Local artists invited to submit and show their sense of ‘wonder’

April 3, 2014
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Golden Thread Gallery at the HolyFamilyRetreatCenter, 303 Tunxis Rd., WestHartford is accepting art for its upcoming exhibit, “Wonder.” Art is being accepted through April 22. Pieces, in all mediums, should answer the question, “How do YOU interpret WONDER?” Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces at a $15 submission fee per piece. Members of…

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