The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

August 3, 2016
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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT Center Street was bustling this past weekend as visitors poured onto the street for the 12th annual Italian-American Festival. Many vendors lined the streets offering food, beverages, jewelry and more. The Italian culture was kept alive with sausage and peppers, pasta faggioli, pizza, and sweet treats to satisfy a hungry crowd. Castello Pizza…

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Mrs. CT America, Crystal Bees host bowl-a-thon Friday, Aug. 5

August 3, 2016
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By ALEXA FARRELLCORRESPONDENT Crystal Bees and Mrs. Connecticut America are inviting people to put on their bowling shoes and have a ball at a fund raiser for Victoria’s Voice this Friday. Mrs. Connecticut America Allyson Genovese-Naughton of Southington is working with the Spring Street entertainment facility for a Bowl-A-Thon on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to…

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Suspect in ATM card theft arrested at Torrington traffic stop

August 3, 2016
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Robert Street

A New Britain man was taken into custody by Torrington police after a traffic stop revealed an open arrest warrant in Southington. Robert J. Street, 36, was taken into custody by Torrington police at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 and transported to the Southington Police Headquarters, booked, and processed. The warrant alleges that Street used…

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SoCCA ‘soft opening’ offers a peak at new arts center

August 3, 2016
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Arts Center-Ruben Marroquin teaches Rachel Dehnel to weave

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR A couple of visitors were leafing through John Atashian’s photographs of famous guitarists, and the sounds of  The Sawtelles filtered downstairs through the crowd like the perfect soundtrack. In a room at the top of the stairs, one man sat at a loom. Two others were holding a demonstration for weaving rugs in…

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Letter: Reader warns about hidden college fees

August 3, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: Parents and students who pay college tuition beginning this week should take a close look at ALL of the fees listed on the bursar’s statement. In addition to costs for tuition, housing and the meal plan, you will likely see charges that may include “technology” fees, “student activity” fees and several fees…

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Blues keeping playoff hopes alive

August 3, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Bristol Blues manager, Pat Riley stretched his arms back and reclined in his chair in the locker room. The expression on his face displayed a calm demeanor. “We have a good team here,” the manager said. “We just have to figure out ways to win and hit our stride at the…

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Scorebook for the Aug. 5 edition

August 3, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, July 25 and Sunday, July 31. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Bristol Blues North Shore Navigators 7, Bristol Blues 4 Tuesday, July 26 At Muzzy Field, Bristol NAVIGATORS Player ab r h bi Peña, ss 5 2 2 1 Singleton,…

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Counselor helps youth through new program

August 3, 2016
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Southington native and licensed professional counselor Chris Albini is forming youth groups to help children and teens learn mindfulness and changing negative thought patterns.

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Learning mindfulness is just one of many goals that Southington native Chris Albini hopes local youth will take away from a group he is in the process of forming. A licensed professional counselor currently working under The Enlightenment Counseling Center, Albini wants to provide additional support to youth of all…

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A taste of Italy at the Italian-American Festival

August 3, 2016
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Italian Festival-Wine Tasting (9)

Now, that’s service! Jerry Triano, left, gets a taste of pasta fagioli, served up to him by Deb and Pat Baldino. Summer rains couldn’t damper the Italian-American Festival on Center Street last weekend. Locals came out in force to taste the good, Italian food and enjoy the ethnicity, music, and festivities at the annual weekend…

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