United Way kicks off 2016 annual campaign

September 21, 2016
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Jack Eisenmann addressed the gathering at the 2016 annual campaign kick-off breakfast.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Sept. 14, members of the community gathered to kick off the United Way of Southington annual campaign. The kick-off breakfast at Manor Inn in Plantsville, was designed to encourage organizations and individuals to get involved with the local United Way. United Way of Southington executive director Jack Eisenmann…

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Scoreboard for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 18. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Football Southington 56, Simsbury 7 Friday, Sept. 16 At Simsbury Southington                  42 07 00 07 — 56 Simsbury                       07 00 00 00 — 07 First Quarter SoHS—Will Barmore 1…

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Council votes on tax relief, driveways, and farm expansion

September 21, 2016
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It was a full house at the Town Council meeting Sept. 12, with all nine councilors and a sizable crowd present. Councilors voted on committee appointments and passed motions for a tax abatement for volunteer firemen, changes in the streets and sidewalk ordinance, and an expansion of the Farm Heritage Committee (FHC). Appointments Paul Shupenko…

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Swimmers qualify for postseason at opener

September 21, 2016
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Jessica Piotrowski swims the butterfly during Southington’s win over EO Smith.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was pretty clear that the Lady Knight swimming and diving team was coming into the 2016 campaign with a strong combination of experienced swimmers and depth up and down the lineup, but qualifying more than one swimmer in multiple events for the Class LL meet was something Southington coach…

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Spikers are still finding their way

September 21, 2016
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Hannah Zelina goes for a kill during a victory over Conard last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight volleyball team bounced back from a loss in the opener with wins in two of their three matches last week. Southington coach Rich Heitz said that size has been a challenge for the Knights at times, especially in the two losses they’ve sustained. That was noticeable during…

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Rededicating a Holocaust-rescued Torah

September 21, 2016
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On Sunday, Sept. 18, members of Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation unveiled a restored Torah that was rescued during the holocaust. The Torah was presented during a rededication ceremony at the First Congregational Church on Main Street where proclamations from the Town Council, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and President Barack Obama were read. The local congregants are…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Library listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: September Vanda Koceva, artist of the month. Koceva, a Bristol resident and native of Poland,…

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Recreation Department listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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Southington Recreation Department
Town Hall, 75 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-6219
Fax: (860) 276-6204

Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. ADULT FITNESS CLASSES—Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 22,…

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