Family leads children down The Sunshine Road

May 15, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Torrington may be miles away from the shoreline. But there’s going to be a beach party this Sunday, with a whole lot of Sunshine. The Sunshine Road that is. The Sunshine Road will be presenting a “Rockin’ Beach Party” Sunday at the Warner Theater’s Nancy Marine Studio Theater in Torrington.…

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Dean’s Stove and Spa named Retailer of the Year

May 15, 2015
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Dean's Stove and Spa in Plantsville, owned by Dean Michanczyk, has been named Retailer of the Year in Hearth and Home magazine's 2015 Vesta Awards.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It took the staff at Dean’s Stove and Spa nearly 20 minutes to convince owner Dean Michanczyk to leave the showroom floor for a short interview. First, Michanczyk needed to make sure that his fireplace customer, a Southington resident, understood all the details of her home heating options. This hands-on style of…

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Girls tennis suffers first loss

May 15, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (10-1) put together a run of nine wins in a row, but that run came to an end on Monday, May 4 and the Knights were dealt their first loss of the season when they fell to NW Catholic Indians (8-2), 4-3. “I think some…

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Golfers shoot a season low

May 15, 2015
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Andrew Rogalski drives off the first tee during a won over St. Paul at Hawks Landing on May 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three solid wins and some benchmarks set this week put the Blue Knights golf team (5-2) in a good position as the season reaches the mid-way point. Southington scored lopsided wins over three opponents, but a 150 against St. Paul on Friday was the team’s lowest so far. Southington began the…

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Volleyball clinches postseason

May 15, 2015
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Adam Viviano sets up the offense during a recent Blue Knight game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sandwiched a loss to Glastonbury with wins against Bulkeley and South Windsor. With two wins and a loss, the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (9-3) qualified for the Class L tournament. Win over Bulkeley The Knights swept the Bulkeley-HMTCA co-op team (3-8) in their only home match of the week…

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PN Auto Body named ‘Best in Town’

May 15, 2015
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PN Auto Body and Repair on Queen St. has been honored as the Best of Southington 2015 in the Auto Body Shop category.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When the owners of PN Auto Body and Repair decided to relocate their business after ten years in Cheshire, there was no question of where to go. “We love every single thing about Southington,” said Kasia Kruszewski, who co-owns the shop with her husband Zybbi, “we love the location, the people, everything.”…

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Touch-A-Truck brings out the kid in you

May 15, 2015
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Four-year-old Noah Olson practices atop a tractor.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Children of all ages flocked into the Southington Drive-In on Saturday, May 9 for the annual Touch-A-Truck event held by American Legion Kiltonic Post 72.      

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Lake Compounce is open for business

May 14, 2015
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Lake Compounce opening-Jennica MArtinez (18 months) with her mom Christina of Waterbury

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Lake Compounce Amusement Park opened for the season on Saturday, May 9.

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UNICO Gold Medal of Honor: Mike Fasulo will be honored at May 20 UNICO dinner

May 14, 2015
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Mike Fasulo, life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasula and Alibini CPAs is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor .

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Mike Fasulo, a life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasulo and Alibini CPAs, is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor. Fasulo has been a member of UNICO, the largest Italian-American organization in the country, since 1991 and served as the organization’s president in 2005. “I cannot think of anything…

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