Review: ‘Once’ enchants and surprises

May 27, 2015
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Lovely, simply lovely. And I mean that in a “wow” kind of way. I really didn’t know what to expect from “Once.” I knew it won awards. I knew it was based on a movie. But I went into the May 26 performance at The Bushnell in Hartford willfully (and maybe, woefully) uninformed. I figured…

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Pink’s Hot Dog fashion show

May 27, 2015
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Vinnie Quast of Manchester with his dog, Charlie, all dressed up.

Photos by Tammi Naudus Pink’s Hot Dogs rang in their first Connecticut store with an over-the-top dog fashion show at Lake Compounce on Saturday, May 23. The Hollywood landmark opened up a stand across from the Lake Compounce carousel.

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Murphy visits Karabin Farms

May 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) visited Southington’s Karabin Farms to talk about the challenges the farm faced as a result of the winter’s inclement weather. Above, he discusses federal investments for Connecticut’s small farmers and nursery owners with Karabin Farms owner Mike Karabin. Murphy was visiting to highlight opportunities for local farms and nurseries, like…

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Fire Report for May 29

May 27, 2015
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Fire Report for May 29

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 45 incidents between Monday, May 18 and Monday, May 25: Monday, May 18 34 Hobart St. /Orchards, EMS Call, Excluding Vehicle 461 Queen St. /TD Homers, Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mix 9 Hidden Hills Dr., Public Service 408 Queen St. /Friendlys Restaurant, Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke 63 Ruggles…

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Police Blotter for May 29

May 27, 2015
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Police Blotter for May 29

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from May 14 through May 20: Matthew Dufresne, 36, of 220 Bayberry Dr., Bristol, was arrested on May 14 for cultivation of over 1 kilogram of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell over 1 kilogram, possession of marijuana over 4 ounces, and possession of drug…

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Obituaries for May 29

May 27, 2015
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Obituaries for May 29

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Rodney W. Chepul, 74, of Southington, died on Monday, May 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury with his family by his side. He had been the loving husband of Judith (Frink) Chepul for 48…

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DePaolo Middle School announced May students of the month

May 27, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May. Front, from left, Justin Ierardi, Amal Al-Hidami, Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, Sydney Trask, and Max Peruta. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Erik Olson, Sera Altomari, Kelley Marshall, Morgan Duling, Derek Guida, Evan Johanns, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, and Sera Altomari were selected by their teams. Kathryn is the daughter of Frank and Patrice Clynes and has consistently earned high honors. She assisted at DePaolo’s Taste of Culture and Light…

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SGSL announces 2015 scholarships

May 27, 2015
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The Southington Girls Softball League announced their 2015 scholarship recipients. From left, Gwen Gorman, Kayla Beaupre, and Emily Pestillo.

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Moquin earns Academic Achievement Award

May 27, 2015
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At a recent awards luncheon, hosted by the Springfield College Business Management Department, former Southington High School graduate Jordyn Moquin, now in her second year at Springfield College, was honored with an Academic Achievement Award for her continued academic success within the Business Management Department. From left, Springfield College Business Management Department Co-Chair Brenda Canning,…

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