The symphony connects into The Machine

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Machine does things differently when it partners up with an orchestra, as it will do on Friday night when it is joined by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In a phone interview, The Machine’s drummer Tahrah Cohen explained that some bands playing with an orchestra tend to use the ensemble…

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This is what happens when the circus gets XTREME

May 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you go to the circus, you expect to see clowns and trapeze artists… and a few animal tricks as well. But when “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME” comes to town this month, there will be an X-Games-type wrinkle to the proceedings. The show includes The…

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Golfers split week one

May 1, 2015
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Drew Szandrocha chips onto the seventh green during Southington’s 15-stroke victory over Farmington on April 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cold, uncomfortable golfing weather was the forecast for the Knights’ two season-opening matches. Wednesday, April 22 brought the Knights’ first match against the Hall Warriors (2-1) at Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford. The Warriors defeated the Knights, 167-175, but Southington coach Jim DiNello still thought his boys persevered through the…

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Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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Commentary: How I learned to just ‘speak up’

May 1, 2015
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One day at St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center, a 3-year-old girl was just playing around on the monkey bars when all of a sudden she got stuck. In a sudden panic, she froze, and no one could hear a peep out of the small, hazel-eyed girl. Alice, one of the early childhood teachers who…

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Christina’s Gourmet is cooking for a cure

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Four local breast cancer survivors are cooking up plans to find a cure. Christina Hart, Southington resident and owner of Christina’s Gourmet on North Main Street just finished her final round of chemotherapy last month. While she admits that owning a small business while raising a family and battling cancer has been…

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After 100 years Armenian Genocide still hits close to home

May 1, 2015
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Harry Terjdjanian, New Britain, attened the commemoration of the 100th anniversary on the Armenian Genocide at the State Capitol on April 25, 2015. Terjdjanian was born in turkish occupied Armenia.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Hundreds of Armenian Americans took to the capitol this Saturday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. As the Armenian flag flew above the golden dome in Hartford, voices rang out with the Armenian national anthem inside the Hall of the House, followed by promises of “We will remember,” and…

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Friendly’s hopes to be friendly again

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Friendly’s is planning to make a comeback in greater Hartford this year, and customers can expect as many changes inside as they are seeing outside. Restaurants in Southington, Bristol, and Plainville have all been remodeled in recent months, showing off new signs, fresh paint, and brighter exteriors. Inside their dining rooms customers…

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