Music listings for June 12

June 12, 2015
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FRIDAY, JUNE 12 BRISTOL MARTY Q. 6 to 9 p.m. Pop, jazz singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist. The Oaks Patio, DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. OTHER THIRD EYE BLIND AND DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $45-$65. Foxwoods.com JUICY J. The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford. NEW KIDS ON THE…

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SHS top 3 students define ‘friendly competition’ with academic success

June 12, 2015
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Southington High School's top three graduating seniors, salutatorian Erik Bergland, left, valedictorian James Hoder, center, and essayist Caitlin Young, right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A thick stack of resumes sat in front of Southington High School’s top three students on Tuesday afternoon, noting the many academic achievements that earned them a spot at the top. The three friends—valedictorian James Hoder, salutatorian Erik Bergland and essayist Caitlin Young, gathered to speak about their accomplishments, goals, and plans…

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Surviving the Holocaust: Kennedy students hear a first-hand account

June 12, 2015
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JFK Middle School principal Steven Madancy speaks with Janina Nawarskas, a Holocaust survivor, after she hosted an assembly for the seventh grade class.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When the topic of social issues in World War II was brought up in Sue DeSimone’s language arts class at John F. Kennedy Middle School, seventh grade student Megan Fortier was reminded of the story of her great aunt, Janina Nawarskas—a story Nawarskas had just begun sharing herself. Having rarely spoken of…

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Tourney loss can’t damper Knight success: Girls Tennis sends 6 players to the state open

June 12, 2015
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Angela Baloing returns a volley during her postseason win. Balaoing was the only Knight to win during the 6-1 loss to New Canaan.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team’s (17-1) spring season came to a close on Wednesday, June 3 with a 6-1 loss at home to No.14-seed New Canaan (11-5) in the first round of the Class L Tournament. New Canaan defeated No.19-seed North Haven, 7-0, in the qualifying round. The Knights received…

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Volleyball upsets Staples, falls to Darien

June 12, 2015
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Jack Dietz goes up for a block during a 3-1 upset of Staples in the opening round of the Class L tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (12-7) didn’t just lose to Darien (18-2) in the quarterfinal of the Class L Tournament, they barely lost, by two points in the fifth set. The No.10-seed Knights took the No.2-seed to five sets on Thursday night, June 4 at their place after winning the…

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Sports Listings for the June 12 edition

June 12, 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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Making music to make a ‘Wish’ come true

June 12, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On Sunday, entertainment will prove to be the ticket to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And the reigning Miss Forestville, Jillian Duffy, will be among the performers that night. The role on stage is an appropriate one for Duffy, who herself, was once helped by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She will be…

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Golfers place in the top 10: Southington was still in the hunt at the final green

June 11, 2015
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Jake D’Alessandro chips onto the 18th green at the Connecticut Division I championships at Timberlin Golf Club in Kensington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys in gray, blue, and white battled and stayed in contention on the links all the way to the 18th hole at the Division I Boys’ Golf State Championship on Monday, June 8 at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin. Southington (320) came into the clubhouse ranked eighth out of 20…

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The Knights Cup: Local athletes turn out to compete at youth track event

June 11, 2015
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A group of Southington runners race across the Southington High School track during a 100m race at the Knights Cup Track Summer Series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first ever Knights Cup was held at Southington High School’s track and field facilities this past week. The event is a community-wide track and field series for only elementary and middle school athletes that was hosted by the YMCA and Southington High School track and field teams. To ensure a…

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