Conference champions: Girls capture first CCC banner since 1997

February 17, 2016
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Senior forward Kayla Kavanagh attacks the rim during a win over Suffield. The girls wrapped up the regular season atop the CCC Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (17-3) put the final touches on their regular season on Monday, Feb. 15 with a comfortable 54-39 victory at home over Suffield (10-8). With the victory, the Knights tied Conard (17-3) for a share of the conference title. For Southington, it’s the first regular season title since 1997.…

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Lombardi volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

February 17, 2016
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Tom Lombardi celebrates the completion of a house during his last trip to Nicaragua with the home’s future owner, Douglas.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Next month, Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will board a plane bound for Nicaragua. Working with a team from Habitat for Humanity, Lombardi and two other 2004 graduates of Southington High School, Matt Lopes and Bill Ryan, will be traveling to the town of Masachapa. When they arrive, they will spend seven days…

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Knights edged in race for a conference title

February 17, 2016
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Steve Sokolowski battles for position during the 400 freestyle relay against Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-4) had an opportunity to add a conference championship to their trophy case over the past week, but just came up short when they split the week with a road win to Simsbury and home loss to Farmington. Coach Evan Tuttle said that it was bittersweet, but credited…

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Local ballerinas are poised to take dance exam in NYC

February 17, 2016
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Dancers at Dance Incorporated practice for their upcoming exam in New York City.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER At Dance Incorporated in Plainville, 13 young ballerinas stand at the barre pointing their toes in perfect unison. They introduce themselves with a graceful curtsey, confidently answer questions on ballet theory, and stand impressively straight as instructor Dorothy Zerio adjusts their posture and positions. On Feb. 15, the eight dancers from Southington,…

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Gymnasts soar after slow start; Knights win Valentine Invitational

February 17, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps between the bars at the Valentine Invitational on Feb. 13. Williams scored 34.1 out of 40 points to pace the Lady Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-0) brought home the gold on Saturday, Feb. 13 when they placed first out of six teams at the Valentine Invitational at Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville. Southington posted a score of 135.4 and finished the meet with the best scores on vault, beam, and floor. The Knights’…

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Music listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FRIDAY, FEB. 19 SOUTHINGTON POPA CHUBBY. Tipping Chair Tavern, Milldale. SATURDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. Snacks and set-ups available. BYOB. Singles welcome. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411. OTHER HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND GOODSPEED CELEBRATE THE BEST OF BROADWAY. 7:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave.,…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FRIDAY, FEB. 19 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, AND ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ, buffet, door prizes. Dress casual. Nuchie’s 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. FOURTH ADULT COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese event and is open only…

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Health listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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SATURDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL FIRST AID FOR DAYCARE PROVIDERS. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, Bristol. (860) 314-0632. SUNDAY, FEB. 21 BRISTOL FAMILIES ARE FIRST MATERNITY UNIT TOUR. 7 p.m. Bristol Hospital, Level D Waiting Room, Brewster Road, Bristol. Register. BristolHospital.org/events FEB. 22-29 BRISTOL THE EXPLOSIVE CHILD. 6 to 8 p.m. Parent…

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Performance listings, starting Feb. 19

February 17, 2016
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FEB. 19-20 OTHER ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.’ Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. SATURDAY, FEB. 20 OTHER ‘REMEMBER YESTER-YEAR: MUSIC THROUGH THE ‘50S AND ‘60S.’ Dinner at 6 p.m. featuring roast beef and vegetables with side dishes and dessert. Entertainment will begin after dinner, about 7:15…

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