Welch leads the Knights at the Lancer Invite

December 24, 2015
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Tagan Welch, above, secured the victory in the 113 pound bracket of the 2015 Lancer Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team grappled with some of the best competition around the state and a couple teams from Rhode Island when they competed at the Lancer Invitation in Waterford on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Knights scored eight medals, including one division title. Southington finished fourth (142.5) out of 12…

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Hall-Southington ice hockey opens with a win on the road

December 24, 2015
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Warrior Knights

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Caelan Booth may have just missed the hat trick, but his two goals helped secure a 2-1 win over Woodstock Academy (0-2) at Jahn Hockey Rink at Pomfret School on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights opened the 2016-15 season with a win. The Centaurs hit the back of the net…

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Women and Girls’ Fund celebrating 15; looking to honor 1,000 women who made difference

December 23, 2015
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In just a couple of weeks, the Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation will be entering its 15th year and commemorating its successful investment in programs that improve the lives of local women and girls. To begin the celebration, the fund is initiating “A Toast to Women,” a pay it forward campaign…

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Southington’s first town historian dies at 59 year old

December 23, 2015
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Ken DiMauro

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Former Town Historian Ken DiMauro passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 16. He was 59. Southington’s first official Town Historian, DiMauro was active in the town and worked as a journalist for several local publications, including the Southington Observer. “Ken was a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of…

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Holiday shopping at the Apple Town Villa

December 23, 2015
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SO The Summit- Hope Coletta and Allison Parks (works there)

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Summit employee Allison Parks, right, assists Hope Coletta with finding the perfect gift at The Shops at Apple Town Villa. Each year, the main dining room at The Summit at Plantsville is transformed into a Christmas shop and residents are provided an opportunity to shop for their families and friends. Summit employees assist…

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Music to our ears; Derynoski donates to vets

December 23, 2015
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Derynosky- Hailey Zaczynski and Aiden Rand with the 20  ipods

Derynosky students raised $300 through a collection of spare change spearheaded by Aiden Rand and Hailey Zaczynski, above, during a recent school fundraiser, and American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 matched those funds. Together, they were able to purchase 20 iPod shuffles to be used in the music and memory program at the Rocky Hill veterans…

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Sports listings for the Dec. 25 edition

December 23, 2015
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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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Southington support group listings for the Dec. 25 edition

December 23, 2015
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DEC. 24-25 CHESHIRE CHRISTMAS ALKATHON. Noon on Thrsday to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Cheshire Grange, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire (Off Route 10, behind Cheshire Town Hall). Open meetings on even hours. Refreshment, fun, and fellowship. DEC. 31-JAN. 1 CHESHIRE CHRISTMAS ALKATHON. Noon on Thrsday to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Cheshire Grange, Wallingford…

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Southington Miscellaneous Listings for the Dec. 25 edition

December 23, 2015
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SUNDAY, JAN. 10 PLANTSVILLE PLANTSVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Plantsville Community Nursery School is celebrating 61 years of service, with an open house. Parents and children are invited to visit the school and staff.  3 and 4 year old classes are available as well as a fourth day in…

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