The Big Apple

October 7, 2013
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The Big Apple

Southington kicked off their 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Friday, October 4th.   The town was filled with vendors selling their merchandise as well as a variety of foods.  Families and friends enjoyed rides and games at  the carnival.  Contests were also held for apple pie and fritter eating.  The festival also heard from our Connecticut ICON contestants.  On Sunday, a parade was held.    The festival…

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Tailgate and fundraise at the SEF gala

October 7, 2013
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Tailgate and fundraise at the SEF gala

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation welcomes the public to its fifth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 25. With a theme of “Tailgate at the Turf,” the event gives attendees an opportunity to dress in their favorite sports gear and apparel while eating tailgate-style appetizers and entrees. The…

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New names set for Wall of Honor

October 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School will soon induct four local individuals from different walks of life into its Wall of Honor. Two of the honorees are Rosemary and James Champagne, who remain active in local community service projects including Relay for Life. When the Champagnes found out that the Wall of Honor…

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Just give me the ball, coach; Lenny Clements raised the bar for scoring in the early 1960s

October 5, 2013
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Just give me the ball, coach; Lenny Clements raised the bar for scoring in the early 1960s

By John Goralski Sports Writer The year was 1962. The Southington High School football team was riding an 18-game winning streak, and Lenny Clements made a rare defensive mistake that allowed the Croft quarterback to complete a pass for a large gain. No matter how tough they might have been, the Croft linemen must have…

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School board against BFL proposal

October 5, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Citing safety concerns, the Board of Education has gone on record against the Bread for Life proposal to establish a new home next to Derynoski Elementary School. “We do not support the proposal,” Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski said at last week’s school board meeting. “Our priority will always be…

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Blue Knights mix it up; Cross Country shines at co-ed Sloper Relays

October 4, 2013
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Blue Knights mix it up; Cross Country shines at co-ed Sloper Relays

By John Goralski Sports Writer Parents and boosters huddle around gas grills at the edge of the pavilion, while groups of athletes stroll around the field in a wash of fall colors. On Friday, Sept. 27, YMCA Camp Sloper looked more like a fall festival than a competitive racing meet, and that’s just what officials…

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Apple Valley AARP named 2013 Chapter of the Year

October 4, 2013
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Apple Valley AARP named 2013 Chapter of the Year

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From collecting donations for the Rocky Hill Veterans Home and troops overseas to donating used books to the American Legion Auxiliary to funding two annual $500 scholarships for local graduating seniors, the Apple Valley Southington Chapter of AARP Connecticut has served all members of the community, young and old. The…

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Bobcats sighted around Southington

October 4, 2013
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Bobcats sighted around Southington

By Ed Harris Editor Several residents have reported seeing a bobcat prowling around town the last few weeks. Michelle Allaire was on the phone with her sister when she noticed the animal sitting in the garden at her Lazy Lane home. “The bobcat was just sitting there, blending right in as if it belonged there,”…

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Working on the phosphorus issue; Brumback chairs coordinating committee

October 4, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) met with Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback and other municipal water pollution control authorities of surrounding communities on Monday to take the next step in reducing phosphorus levels of non-tidal surface waters from municipal wastewater treatment plant discharges. This collaborative approach stems…

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