HOCC releases two Bradley TV commercials

January 18, 2015
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Football players on the field for filming of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s latest commercial.

NEW BRITAIN—From the football field to the stands, Southington football players and family members teamed up with The Hospital of Central Connecticut for a commercial showcasing its Emergency Department services—including treatment for sports-related injuries—at its Bradley Memorial campus. Both Southington Valley Midget Football and Southington High School Blue Knights football players are featured in HOCC’s…

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The Music Shop trades lessons for donations

January 18, 2015
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Will McDougall, grandson of Bread for Life chairman Bill McDougall plays guitar next to the donations at The Music Shop on Queen St.

The Music Shop on Queen Street held its 2nd annual Bread for Life food drive. The drive allows students to donate at least $20 of non-perishable groceries, and they would receive a free 30 minute lesson. A dozen local families jumped at the chance. “I was hoping we’d get more,” The Music Shop owner Scott…

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Stop and Shop donates to Southington Community Services

January 17, 2015
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Southington Stop and Shop donated over 300 food boxes to the Southington Community Services food pantry as part of their Food for Friends program. From left, Chris Salvatore, Tony Mendes, and John Tuttle.

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‘No smoking’ policy in parks aired before Council

January 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Michael Fasulo was invited by Town Attorney Mark Sciota to present a new smoking policy the Parks Board has made for Southington town parks at the Town Council meeting on Jan. 12. “We started discussing this with creating a healthier environment for everybody that uses…

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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

January 17, 2015
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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Farmington’s first timeout came in the first minute of the second quarter, when a Southington layup gave the Lady Knights a 13-12 lead. On Friday, Jan. 9, four television cameras were whirring along the walls of the Southington High School gym. Fans were packed into the stands to watch the display. Few…

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Baked goods at the holidays

January 17, 2015
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Southington High School junior Ani DeCroce helped manage a baking goods drive for Bread for Life.

Southington teenager Ani DeCroce assembled a cooking staff of family and friends to bake 40 loaves of pumpkin bread over the course of several days. Each loaf was made from scratch, and the food went to needy homes at Thanksgiving. A few weeks later, DeCroce and her friends baked 40 batches of cinnamon rolls to…

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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

January 17, 2015
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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Erin Angelillo took off like a soccer defender pouncing on a loose ball. Faith Ritchie, Jami Pliego, and Raquel Romano looked more like sprinters than former cross country runners as they surged across the Middletown track. The baton bounced between them like a game of hot potato as the four of…

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Youth Lacrosse announces registration at DePaolo

January 16, 2015
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The Southington Lacrosse Association (SLA) will hold their annual registration on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten to grade 8. Registration is also available on-line at: http://southingtonlacrosse.org Registration fees and divisions are as follows: Rising Stars (Formerly known as In-Town):…

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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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